How To Be Happy Back to home page click here First of all, be realistic. Nobody is happy all of the time and it is perfectly normal to have variations in moods and feelings from day to day, month to month, and even year to year. Link: 50 ways to relieve stress click here Last modified on 4 April 2014 Footnotes: (1) These are suggestions for you to pick and choose if you want to be happier than perhaps you have been. (2) It is probably little consolation to those in their 20s and 30s - the majority of those who e-mail me (a guy in his 60s) about this advice - but there is a substantial body of evidence to show that overall people become happier as they grow older [for further information on the U-bend click here]. (3) Many people e-mail me to thank me for this advice. (4) These suggestions are for people who might be feeling a bit low or who are feeling fine but could be happier. If you have some ideas of your own e-mail me
10 Secrets to Success What is it that makes people successful and I mean really successful compared to you or me? Are they smarter or do they work harder? Are they risk takers or have powerful and influential friends? The financial newspaper Investors Business Daily (IBD) asked these same questions a few years ago and started a multi-year search for the answer. They studied industry leaders, investors and entrepreneurs to understand the traits they all had in common that contributed to their success. Reproduced here is their list of 10 Secrets to Success along with my commentary on each no-so-secret, ‘secret’. I decided to reproduce the list here and comment on each of the traits in hopes of motivating you and myself in the process. I originally came across this list when I was staring at some papers on a refrigerator owned by someone who was very successful – both personally and financially. The problem was, after a couple of months I forgot about the secrets and they fell by the wayside. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
10 Things I Wish Someone Told Me 10 Years Ago At the start of every year, I like to review my goals. I pull out the list of goals I set for myself last January, and then grade myself on how well I did. This year is quite different than past years. It’s been tough. Although I didn’t do any of the fighting — you have Cassie and her doctors to praise for that — I did get caught up in the ride. Here I am now, happy that 2010 is upon us, wondering what else to write about. I’m glad for how things turned out. I suppose that I’m afraid if I don’t talk about it, the only other thing I can say about 2009 is that life was on pause for a while, so nothing else was accomplished. The other thing about 2009 is that I feel so detached from everything I experienced throughout it. I started imagining what types of things I wish I could have told myself earlier this year: “Everything’s going to be alright.” — “One year from now, this will all be behind you.” — “Trust me, she’ll be okay.” #10 – For the most part, what others think doesn’t matter. Why?
60 TIPS FOR A STUNNINGLY GREAT LIFE I want to shift gears from leadership to a pure focus on crafting an exceptional life for this blog post. Ultimately, life goes by in a blink. And too many people live the same year 80 times. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. Robin Sharma is the author of the #1 international bestseller “The Leader Who Had No Title” (Simon & Schuster). Dr Weil's Anti-Inflammatory Diet Food Pyramid HEALTHY SWEETS How much: Sparingly Healthy choices: Unsweetened dried fruit, dark chocolate, fruit sorbet Why: Dark chocolate provides polyphenols with antioxidant activity. Choose dark chocolate with at least 70 percent pure cocoa and have an ounce a few times a week. Fruit sorbet is a better option than other frozen desserts. RED WINE How much: Optional, no more than 1-2 glasses per day Healthy choices: Organic red wine Why: Red wine has beneficial antioxidant activity. Limit intake to no more than 1-2 servings per day. If you do not drink alcohol, do not start. SUPPLEMENTS How much: Daily Healthy choices: High quality multivitamin/multimineral that includes key antioxidants (vitamin C, vitamin E, mixed carotenoids, and selenium); co-enzyme Q10; 2-3 grams of a molecularly distilled fish oil; 2,000 IU of vitamin D3 Why: Supplements help fill any gaps in your diet when you are unable to get your daily requirement of micronutrients. Additional Item:
10 Foods You Probably Think Are Healthy, But Aren't Cereals aren’t as healthy as you think. Image credit: hello sunrise To build muscle & lose fat, 90% of your diet must consist of whole unprocessed foods. That’s anything that doesn’t come out of a box like meats, veggies, eggs, fruits, etc. You’re already doing that but not getting results? 1. Healthy alternative: one of these breakfast recipes. 2. Healthy alternative: homemade protein bars. 3. Healthy alternative: plain unflavored yogurt mixed with fruit cut into pieces. 4. Healthy alternative: Ezekiel Bread, but lower your bread intake. Bread is also not as healthy as you think. Healthy alternative: make your own sandwiches. 6. Healthy alternative: home-made fruit juice or eat fruit. 7. Healthy alternative: water during workout, protein + carbs post workout. 8. Healthy alternative: make your own salads. 9. Healthy alternative: cook all your meals for the day in the morning or evening. 10. Healthy alternative: water, water with squeezed lemon, green tea.
How to Sustain Happiness “If you let go a little, you will have a little happiness. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of happiness. And if you let go completely, you will be completely happy.” ~Ajahn Chah After accomplishing three lists of tasks from three different buckets—professional, personal, and entrepreneurial—I felt accomplished and content. And then I felt bored. I practice gratitude throughout my day. I have every reason to not wander away from happiness so easily, but I do. Perhaps you have experienced something similar: a moment of complete happiness, bliss, peace, and then it dissipates without notice. I began by writing a series of questions in my journal to explore what was going on inside: Is it because I can’t focus that I experience a deflation in my mood? Several pages later, I arrived at: I can focus; but I am impatient, so I involve myself in multiple projects and events to even out the pace. Further, I found comfort in moving around, connecting, accomplishing, engaging, clinging. 1. 2.
42 Ways to Make Life Simpler Image by notsogoodphotography (license). “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”Confucius “The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity.”Ludwig Wittgenstein I love simplifying my life. It makes me more effective and life less stressful. So today I’d like to share 42 ways to make your life simpler. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. If you found this article helpful, then please share it with someone else by using the buttons below.
How to Build Unstoppable Confidence - Kinowear stumbleupon Article by Jae with contribution by guest contributor Tina Su If you had MASSIVE amounts of confidence in yourself, how would your life be different right now? What would be different in your career? How would your relationships change? No matter who you are, you can build unstoppable confidence. Building self-confidence is something that most people leave to chance. But waiting for external factors to give you confidence is like building your house on sandy ground. The majority of men who are active in the dating scene are a good example of this common approach. This approach may work, but this type of confidence reveals itself to be weak further down the road. For example, one day a woman might shatter their ego by leaving them for another man, or worse, telling them they are not satisfying any of their needs. At this point most men will start to doubt their worth and their confidence level will drop tremendously, and it’ll affect the way they approach future relationships. 1.
Just For Today! 1. Just for today I will be happy. This assumes that what Abraham Lincoln said is true, that "most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." Happiness is from within; it is not a matter of externals. 2. Just for today I will try to adjust myself to what is, and not try to adjust everything to my own desires. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. If we want to develop a mental attitude that will bring us peace and happiness, here is Rule #1: Think and act cheerfully, and you will feel cheerful.
The Top 10 Psychology Studies of 2010 The end of 2010 fast approaches, and I'm thrilled to have been asked by the editors of Psychology Today to write about the Top 10 psychology studies of the year. I've focused on studies that I personally feel stand out, not only as examples of great science, but even more importantly, as examples of how the science of psychology can improve our lives. Each study has a clear "take home" message, offering the reader an insight or a simple strategy they can use to reach their goals , strengthen their relationships, make better decisions, or become happier. 1) How to Break Bad Habits If you are trying to stop smoking , swearing, or chewing your nails, you have probably tried the strategy of distracting yourself - taking your mind off whatever it is you are trying not to do - to break the habit. That's because habit-behaviors happen automatically - often, without our awareness. J. 2) How to Make Everything Seem Easier J. 3) How To Manage Your Time Better M. 4) How to Be Happier J.