This Year… Make Your Life Better… Every Day!

Better Life

Most people are disappointed for what they have achieved in life within a year. Actually, you can start changing your life for the better this year! It is not really difficult to make and begin the changing. What you just need is to have a plan, execute it, and keep reviewing it to ensure you are on track to achieve your goals.

Here are 7 tips that should help to improve your life:

1. Start at home by sorting out what you want, and don’t want, in your closet, kitchen, refrigerator, garage and garden

Tidy your home! Go to your closet. Take out the old clothes that you never wear in years. Keep what you really want and need to wear in this year or so, and give the rest to charity.

Then go to your living room, windows and kitchen. Start cleaning the floor, vacuum the carpet, clean the window glass or mirror with using glass cleaner. Wash the dishes, mugs and clean your stove, oven and microwave.

Finally, take out all the garbage in the trash can. Do all these a little every day, rather than once a month. Afterward, you will have a much nicer home with clean and much more space every day. Plus you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping the needy.

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How To Free Your Mind of Worry

Learning how to free your mind from worry, and reduce the overall amount of stress in your life is the key to having a happier and more fulfilling life. There is nothing more agonising, when you have problems from work, your relationship or health affecting your mind. However there are several simple techniques that can learn which can be used to free yourself from the burden of worry and help you to feel relaxed, even when something is bothering you.

1. Avoid Anticipating Negative Outcomes
Worry is created by the feeling that you have no control of a situation which you believed will lead to a negative consequence. If you pay close attention to your thoughts, you’ll discover that most of your worry comes from anticipated negative outcomes about the future or the past. You are spending your time imagining a perceived reality about past events that may or may not come true which only leads to anxiety.
The answer to this is to learn how to live in the present whereby you learn to keep your mind focused in the moment, rather than the past or future. This will greatly free up your mental resources and allow you to feel a deeper peace in your life.

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Underachiever

In 1999, my five-year-old nephew sat in the bleachers with my family members and attended my high-school graduation at a local college stadium. Last night, I attended my now 17-year-old nephew’s graduation at the same location.

I’m 31 now, and watching his graduation experience thirteen years later was surreal. As I’m sitting in the bleachers, I couldn’t help but think back to thirteen years ago when it was me walking the stage to receive my diploma.

I was excited for my nephew, but at the same time I was disappointed. I was disappointed in myself and my lack of success, both professionally and personally. I never knew exactly what I wanted to do when I graduated high school, but I knew I’d eventually figure it out and become successful in whatever it was that I chose to do. I figured I’d have a great job making lots of money, a big house, a nice car, a wife and one or two kids.

The only thing that came to fruition was me owning a car. I have friends whom I grew up with that are in great careers, married with kids, and are also proud homeowners. All of these thoughts of disappointment are going through my head as the PA announcer is saying each kids name.

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Are You an Optimist or Pessimist?

Optimist or Pessimist

Are you an optimist or pessimist?

Do you know what is the difference between an optimistic person and one that is pessimistic?

I have recently heard someone saying that he is a pessimistic person, and therefore, has no expectations, and so, he never gets disappointed. Do you also think so?

I would like to clarify an important point about optimism. It is not an attitude of just believing everything would be all right, and doing nothing about. It is not just a state of belief.

Optimism means expecting success, a favorable outcome, and that things would turn well, but real and useful optimism should work together with being practical, and looking actively solutions, instead of waiting passively for things to happen.

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10 Tips for Starting Your Day

Tips to Start Your Day

How do you begin your day? Do you feel happy or depressed, energetic or washed out? Do you expect a good day, or do you think about your problems?

The way you start your day, affects your moods and behavior, and therefore, how people relate to you. How you begin your day can make your day, or break your day.

There are some things you can do to start a good day and keep it so. Your thoughts, your attitude, and your actions immediately after waking and getting up in the morning have a strong effect on your whole day.

Here are 10 things to do to have a good day. You don’t have to follow all the 10 tips at once. If it is easier for you, choose only one or two, and gradually add more. Trying to implement all the 10 right away, might lead to inner resistance, which is not helpful.

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Positive Attitude

Positive Attitude

A positive mind anticipates happiness, joy, health and a successful outcome of every situation and action. It is very difficult to have a positive attitude in today’s time where a person’s life is full of tensions and worries. And often the more you try to be positive, the more you see the negative energy around yourself. But you shall keep trying as it is utmost important for personality development to have a positive attitude and faith in yourself. So here are some ways to be positive and work towards a healthier lifestyle.

Do Not Wait for Happiness
Try to find happiness in everything that is happening around you rather than waiting for good things to happen. You need to work towards happiness. You need to create a happy environment around you today to remain happy tomorrow.

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Your Dominant Thoughts – How to Take Advantage of Them

Not only do we become what we think about, we do what we think about. Whether your thoughts are positive or negative your mind will act on them. If we are directed by our dominating thoughts, why not implant our minds with things that will benefit us?
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Self belief is a wonderful thing.

I know from my own life experiences that whenever I have been filled with dread or doubt I am unable to perform at a satisfactory level. Just the other day I was using a claw hammer and a lever to dismantle a packing crate. At the time I was making quite a noise hammering away when my wife came down to the workshop to see what I was doing.

Jokingly, I quipped: “I haven’t hit my fingers with the hammer yet!” Guess what I did within minutes of uttering those words? Yep. Bang. Yeeowch! Actually, I didn’t say that. It was something more colorful.

You see, in retrospect, what I did was plant the seed in my mind that I was going to hit my fingers with the hammer. My mind set about fulfilling the thought.

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How to Avoid Negative Thinking

Smiling width=It is no secret that negative thinking is part of almost everyone’s life. For some reason, it seems it is easier to think negative thoughts, than to think positive thoughts. Sometimes, there are more negative thoughts, and sometimes fewer, depending upon the mood, situation, and circumstances.

Unpleasant situations, problems and difficulties arise in everyone’s lives, and these events cause negative thinking. Quite often, you might not be aware of the thoughts you are thinking, and therefore, get easily immersed with negative thoughts and negative moods.

It would be a good strategy to avoid negative thinking, though, in many cases, it is easier said than done.

Here are a few techniques for avoiding negative thinking:

1. Try to be aware of your thoughts. Most often, one thinks in an automatic way, hardly aware of what he or she are thinking. If you strive to become aware of your thoughts, you will know when you are thinking negatively, and therefore, would be in a better position to avoid them.

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Is It Difficult to Think Positively?

Do you think it is difficult to think positively?

When you try to think positively, do all kinds of negative thoughts fill your mind?

Do you find it difficult to wish yourself good things?

Do you find it difficult to wish yourself success and happiness?

Does your mind refuse to think positively?

Do you feel and believe that success belongs only to other people?

Do you possess such a low self-esteem that you think and believe that you cannot achieve anything in your life?

Do you think positive thinking is useless, unpractical and leads nowhere?

You can change the way you think, but this requires some effort on your part.

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How to Get Your Head Above Water and Keep It There

You must have asked yourself many times, how to survive when there are financial problems, and how to get your head above water, and keep it there.

Positive thinking and visualization are a good solution, but the problem is that when you are in financial problems, and when there is a shortage of money, it is not so easy to think positively. Worries keep popping up, especially when you see the bills in front of you.

The solution is of course to be alert, and constantly, day after day, replace your worries and negative thinking with positive thinking.

Better still, to teach yourself positive thinking during the goods times, when it is easier to think positively, and much better it is, to learn and train yourself from an early age, but this is not always practical or possible.

How to get your head above water and keep it there?

A visitor to the website asked:

“It feels like my life has been on a downward spiral. I struggle to keep my head above water financially, and just as things seem to get back in line something else happens.

I realize that the most obvious answer is to stop worrying… but it’s not that easy when you see the bills in front of you, and you have no idea how to cover them.”

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