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105 Writing Tips from Professional Writers. 12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free. 50 Life Secrets and Tips. Matthieu Ricard on the habits of happiness. How to Make Small Talk" Lifes Instructions - StumbleUpon. The art of self-forgiveness. Everyone messes up. Me, you, the neighbors, Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, King David, the Buddha, everybody. It’s important to acknowledge mistakes, feel appropriate remorse, and learn from them so they don’t happen again. But most people keep beating themselves up way past the point of usefulness: they’re unfairly self-critical. Inside the mind are many sub-personalities. For example, one part of me might set the alarm clock for 6 am to get up and exercise . . . and then when it goes off, another part of me could grumble: “Who set the darn clock?”

Therefore, you really need your inner protector to stick up for you: to put your weaknesses and misdeeds in perspective, to highlight your many good qualities surrounding your lapses, to encourage you to keep getting back on the high road even if you’ve gone down the low one, and – frankly – to tell that inner critic to Shut Up. How? Then if you like, work up to more significant issues. Here we go: May you be at peace. 8 Simple Affirmations You Should Whisper to Yourself Daily. | Sex, Love & Liberation - StumbleUpon. 1.) “I am worthy.” Worthy of love. Worthy of peace. Worthy of praise. Worthy of happiness. 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) Write down these eight affirmations (& a few of your own) & tape them to your bathroom mirror.

- StumbleUpon. Developing good habits is the basic of personal development and growth. Everything we do is the result of a habit that was previously taught to us. Unfortunately, not all the habits that we have are good, that’s why we are constantly trying to improve. The following is a list of 30 practical habits that can make a huge difference in your life. You should treat this list as a reference, and implement just one habit per month. Health habits Exercise 30 minutes every day. Productivity habits Use an inbox system. Personal Development habits Read 1 book per week. Career habits Start a blog. What do you think? Update: A reader put together a downloadable copy of all these habits. “10 Ways to Build Resilience” from &The Road to Resilience& - American Psychological Association - StumbleUpon. - StumbleUpon.

Book - 9 insights on&life. Spirituality Quotes Soul. The Thirst for Spirituality. {*style:<i><b> </b></i>*}Sunset Trees Mandala {*style:<i> </i>*} There is something spiritual and magic about old book stores and libraries. Maybe it is just the smell of old books bringing back forgotten childhood memories, or maybe there is a deeper spiritual connection I can’t explain, but every time I am in a library I feel connected to a higher wisdom and my creativity and inspiration take flight. There was a public library by my apartment building where I would spend hours every day. In that park, for many days I would see this little old man meditating under a tree. He was an intriguing little man with a strange smile on his face, like the cat that had swallowed a canary. . - Hi! - Yes. - What kind of Buddhist are you, what do you believe in? - God. - Which God? He stopped for a moment and pierced me with his little biddy eyes. - I don’t know… how many Gods are there?

- Well, uh, there is only one God. - So, isn’t that a silly question to ask? - No, not at all. . - Do you have a mother? - Hi God! Take Care Of All Your Memories | Dear Crissy. - StumbleUpon. A quote by Fred Savage. Someone asked the Dalai Lama what surprises him most. This was his response. | elephant journal - StumbleUpon. Erica Diamond: 21 Ways to Stress-Free Living and De-Cluttering Your Mind. I woke up at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, stomach in knots, and pretty anxiety-ridden. This upcoming week is a big one. Perhaps you can relate to a frenetic pace as work deadlines creep up, bills have to get paid, food has to make its way into your fridge, and laundry has to somehow magically get done.

Perhaps you have a supportive partner who helps out. I actually tweeted about my anxious state yesterday morning, and someone told me to try taking pills. When you think about it, there are really four areas in our lives that get cluttered... our minds, our bodies, our homes, and our relationships. At the end, I'd love to hear what keeps your mind uncluttered and stress-free. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. I would love to hear how you have decluttered your mind, body, spirit, relationships and home. Share your tips right here. For more by Erica Diamond, click here. For more on stress, click here. 10 Tips on How to Become a Spirit Junkie. 20 Quotes For Getting Through Tough Times : All SWAGGA.com - StumbleUpon. - StumbleUpon.

90% of All Self Help Books. How do you craft an exceptional life? - Positive Thoughts. How do you craft an exceptional life? Ultimately, life goes by in a blink. And too many people live the same year 80 times.

To avoid getting to the end and feeling flooded with regret over a live half-lived, read (and then apply) these tips: How many will you try today? Exercise daily. Get serious about gratitude. 10 Ways To Be Happy, On Purpose | PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - StumbleUpon. “He who depends on himself will attain the greatest happiness” ~Chinese Proverb I was at a Women’s Leadership Conference about a year ago and had an “ah-ha moment”.

We were all introducing ourselves and asked to share a few things to help with the process. One question left me baffled and ultimately changed my life; “What do you do to make yourself happy?”. At the time I honestly didn’t know. I had a great job, friends, and family. I was independent, young, healthy, and yet I couldn’t figure out what made me happy. I vowed that day that I would be happy on purpose because I was tired of waiting for happiness to happen. It’s not been an easy road, but it’s been the most fulfilling adventure I’ve ever been on and I feel that I should now share what I’ve learned with others. 1.

“Today you are you, that is truer than true. How many times have we heard “no one will love you until you learn to love yourself” or “nobody knows you the way you do”? 2. “Open your eyes and look within. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Quote Pictures & I choose to live by choice, not by chance - StumbleUpon. Handbook for Life: 52 Tips for Happiness and Productivity | zen habits - StumbleUpon. By Leo Babauta This is something I’ve been wanting to write for some time — a Handbook for Life. Now, is there any handbook that can be a guide to every single person? Of course not. This is just a list of tips that I think will help many people in life — some of them common-sense tips that we often forget about. It’ll also become apparent from the links in this handbook that I’ve written about this stuff before.

How to use this handbook This handbook is not meant to be a step-by-step guide, nor should you adopt all the tips below. Pick and choose the tips that will be most useful to you. 52 Tips for Happiness and Productivity Try rising early. 29 ways to stay creative | creativebits™ - StumbleUpon.