Learning Happiness: Everyday Activities to Increase Your Happiness

Happy CloudWhile cleaning my bookshelf the other day, I found a book, 14,000 things to be happy about. It looked brand new, but the date inside was from years ago. This book sat beside my collection of self-help books, which in contrast were dog-eared, highlighted and clearly used. Holding the happiness book, I wondered why I hadn’t used it. Then I realized I always thought happiness was something fleeting and incapable of improving my life.

Recently, my beliefs have changed as a result of what I’ve learned. I’ve discovered that being happy, contented, and positive are skills, which can be learned with practice and determination. Therefore, I made the decision to start my own journey to learn happiness and have been happily rewarded. Here are a couple of things that I’ve learned on my journey as well activities that have helped teach me more about happiness:

Recognize the hidden happy moments in a day.

When something wonderful happens to us, we usually know we’re happy. It’s the common, everyday moments of happiness that often elude us. One way to change this is by becoming deliberately aware of when we’re feeling happy during the day. I found an activity that helped me, and it might also help you. It’s very simple: Get a notebook or a tape recorder and keep track of any happy moments you notice during your day. By writing them down or recording them, you become aware of these moments that might otherwise have passed by unnoticed.

One such moment occurred for me when I was very late for an appointment and frustrated at getting every red light. As I sat fuming at the latest stop, I noticed a little boy in the school bus next me making silly faces at people. Watching him made me feel happy. I wrote this moment down in my notebook. It became one of many. Now, I look forward to finding happy moments in my day. I even challenge myself to see how many I can find. How many happy moments are you missing in your day? Try noticing them and see if you find your day is better for it.

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TOP 7 Secrets to Time Management Success

Is your schedule jam-packed? Is your day overloaded with meetings, managing your business, planning for the future and day-to-day work? Do you get to the end of the day and wonder what you really accomplished?  Is your work day overflowing into your home life?
Do you wish you could get a handle on time management once and for all, so you could run your life rather than your life running you?

You’re not alone. Don’t let the march of time spin you into a tizzy of stress and desperation. Apply these top 7 secrets and watch your time expand to include what’s most important to you.

Secret 1: Prioritize—Put your “rocks” in first.
What’s most important to you? Building your business? Getting a promotion? Leaving work at 5 p.m.? You need to focus on your priorities—the things that matter the most to you. Identify your top priorities right now. These are the “rocks” that you put in your schedule before adding lower-priority items.

Secret 2: Target your action.
Do your action items line up with your priorities—the rocks—that you just defined? If they don’t, you’re spending your time on non-priorities. Once you determine what the rocks are, scan your vast to-do list. Hone in on 3 rocks that you will accomplish today. For example: (1) Work on new project, (2) Contact 10 past clients, (3) Have meeting with boss about promotion.

Go to work on these priority tasks. When you complete them address other to-dos. Don’t get side-tracked by unimportant things. Learn to prioritize and stick to your list. Be honest and productive about what you really need to get done now.

Secret 3: Focus your mind first.
Consider focusing your mind as a warm-up before stepping onto the field. When you wake up, do you hit the snooze bar 7 times? When you do finally get up, do you jump out of bed, gulp a cup of coffee and run out the door? How you start the morning is a reflection of how you live your life. Instead, start your day with 15 minutes in which you focus your mind in solitude. Your brain will sharpen and your productivity will increase just from this one step.

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Tips To Fall Asleep Fast

Do you have sleeping problems? Then these tips to fall asleep may help you. When you were young, falling asleep may not be a problem, but as you grow older this becomes a serious one. Not being able to get enough sleep often can be alarming because it could lead to a more serious one like insomnia.

People who suffer from insomnia have a hard time overcoming it. Taking sleeping pills are indeed effective but the effect is only temporary and do not solve the root cause of the problem. In fact, it’s not advisable to take sleeping pills every time you can’t fall asleep because it will make you dependent on this kind of drug.

There are many causes of sleeping problems. Some of these are stress, anxiety, poor sleeping habit and a lot more. If you are having sleeping difficulty, you must pay attention to it. It must be treated as early as possible. If it’s not yet as chronic as insomnia, try these tips to fall asleep before you resort to sleeping pills and other drugs.

First of all, you have to examine the cause why you have difficulty in falling asleep. Are you worried of something? What foods did you eat? What were your activities on that day? If the cause is anxiety, then free your mind and relax yourself. Just lie down on your bed and close your eyes.

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Lack of Concentration and Focus

People often ask me, what to do to improve their concentration. It seems that lack of concentration is a widespread problem, irrespective of age, gender or country. What people say about lack of concentration: “I try to concentrate, but I soon find myself thinking about something else.” “It is difficult for me to focus my … Continue Reading…

Is the Law Of Attraction Working For You?

Are you attracting what you want in your life now?

With the things that are happening around the world do you feel that you are getting what you want with the law of attracting or are you left out?

Are you attracting the right things?

Do you feel that you are attracting the right things in your life now or things are happening by accident and you do not have any control with what is entering into your life?

What do you want?

Putting the time into the things that you want to attract in your life can save you time and money.

Knowing what you want and for what use can help to attract it.

This type of thinking is like eating, you are creating a want and you are taking the steps to fulfill that need.

Attracting what?

You have attracted many things into your life, so far were they by accident or did you consciously choose to attract them.

Looking at what you have attracted in your life can show you signs of your ability to manifest your reality.

Are you always changing your mind?

Do you find yourself changing your mind often with your projects or other things important in your life because you are afraid of making the wrong choice?

Are you afraid of being judged?

If you did attract what you want in life would others judge you and you are afraid of this?

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How to Keep Your Mind From Wandering

Keep Your Mind From WanderingIt is a habit of the mind to wander. What happens when you sit quietly for a few minutes trying to think about something, or just sit down to relax? Next time you do this, try to watch your mind, and you will discover that it flits around like a butterfly, going from one thought to another.

The mind keeps thinking, worrying, asking questions, answering, giving excuses, telling stories, imagining, creating problems and solving them.

This happens not only while you sit down to relax, but also while working, driving, cooking, eating or doing anything else. This non-stop activity weakens your ability to focus your mind, and as well as interferes with your ability to deal effectively with what you are doing at each moment of the day.

A wandering mind can prevent you from falling asleep, finishing your tasks and work, and completing what you are doing. It also wastes your time and energy, and can be tiring sometimes.

Some people would tell you that if you perform more than one task at a time, you will save time and get more done. This might be true at times, when carrying out automatic tasks that do not require your or attention, but you will get done, and more accurately and efficiently, if you focus on just one thing at a time.

How many times have you tried to do several things at the same time, but ended doing mistakes and then having to correct them? When you focus on one task at a time, you do it more efficiently, easily and quickly. Paying your undivided attention to one subject is a sort of meditation, and this action teaches your mind obedience and discipline. When your mind is obedient and disciplined, it stops wandering, and you are more at peace.

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Do You Finish What You Start? Get Discipline and Perseverance

Do you finish what you start? Do you possess enough inner strength to go through with what you start doing? How many times have you started to do something with enthusiasm and energy, and then lost your enthusiasm and energy after a while? How many times have you made promises to yourselves and to others, … Continue Reading…

Problems with Sending and Receiving Email Messages

Email Messages

Do you have problems with sending and receiving your email messages?

Every now and then, important email messages don’t arrive to their destination, or they go to the email junk folder of the addressee.

This problem is even worse for a business that uses email. What do you think, as a buyer, if you don’t receive an answer to a question, or worst, if you do not receive a download link for a book or software you ordered, or assistance with the download?

There is another problem, and this is when people make a typo error in their email address, use an email address that has been closed, or an email account that its email inbox folder on the server is completely full.

If it is a business having email problems, the visitor or buyer might get angry or be unhappy, and could request a refund. He or she might also complain. The business or company wants to give a good service, but they have a problem they need to solve.

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