Doing Little Things that Make Your Day a Happy Day

People walking

People walking

Do you sometimes wonder how you can make your day a happier day?

Is there something you would like to do, but never seem to have time for it?

Is your day too boring, and you would like to add some excitement and expectation into it?

Are you so much immersed in work that you forget the small things that could add some happiness into your day?

No matter how busy you might be, you can always find the time to get out of the daily rush and tasks, and do things you enjoy doing. I am not talking about something big, like having a vacation, going abroad, or planning a part at your house.

I am talking about things that are always within your reach, costing little money or none at all.

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How Much Self-Discipline Do You Have on a Scale of 1 to 10?

Self Discipline

Self Discipline

If you were to measure your self-discipline, where would you place yourself on a scale of 1 to 10? Think about it, and be honest with yourself.

How can you measure it honestly? Ask yourself the following questions:

  • When you make a promise, trivial or important, do you keep it?
  • How often do you change your mind when you decide about something?
  • Do you get up in the morning intending to do something, only to postpone it for later, and when the day is over, it is still not done?
  • When a certain action, task or chore is difficult and takes time to accomplish, do you go through with it, or quit after a while?

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What You Can Do Today, Do Yesterday

Now - Later

Now - LaterWell, actually, you cannot do yesterday what you need to do today. What I really mean is that never postpone anything for another day. Often, what you don’t do right now you will never do, the momentum passes and the opportunity fades away.

Let me give you a few examples:

You promise your child a certain amount of pocket money, but you don’t give him the money right away, because you don’t have this amount in your purse.

Now, suppose you do not have the time to go to your bank or to an ATM or for several days, or you forget about your promise. After a few days, your child does something naughty, and you want to punish him. You tell him that you won’t give him the money you promised, but only after he is punished.

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Worries Are Like Clouds that Pass Through the Sky

Clouds

Do you worry sometimes? Well, this is a silly question, since everybody worries sometimes, some more, some less.

What are worries? They are just thoughts that pass through the mind. They are not facts. They are not the truth. They have no reality. They are like a mental game of asking, “What if…”, and nothing more.

Look at the clouds that pass through the sky. They are made of vapor, and they change form as they move through the sky. They hide part of the sky or all the sky, and sometimes they hide the sun. However, this is only temporary. Sooner or later they move on, allowing the sun to send its rays down again.

Worries, which are actually thoughts, are like the clouds. They pass through the mind, hide reason, common sense and our aims and goals, and if you don’t hold to them, they go away, making place for other worries.

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Top Seven Self Improvement Myths

Self Improvement MythsOne of the many wonders of the digital age is that it’s never been easier to locate advice on how to live a happier, more productive life. A seemingly never ending library of self-help literature is now just a Google search away.

The only problem with the wealth of information available online is that not all of it is true. Just about anyone can call themselves a life coach. And literally anyone can call themselves a self-help blogger.
The result is a lot of self-help advice that isn’t necessarily all that helpful.

Should you find yourself embarking upon a self-improvement journey, an excellent place to start is therefore learning just whose advice you shouldn’t be listening to. Here are seven of the most popular self-help myths currently circulating online.

Needless to say, they should all be ignored.

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What Are You Waiting For? Change Your Life Now!

What are you waiting for? Do you want to make changes in your life? Do you constantly tell yourself that if things were different, you could do this and that? Nothing is going change, unless you initiate the change. Blaming others and blaming circumstances would not make your situation better. Daydreaming about a different life … Continue Reading…

Do You Use Your Imagination Constructively in Your Everyday Life?

 Using Imagination Constructively

Did you know that you can use your imagination constructively in your day-to-day-life? Actually, you are already using it.

When you plan your day, you are actually using your imagination, visualizing yourself how you are going to do each task.

When you point the way to someone, you see the route in your imagination.

When you prepare a meal, you plan it first in your imagination.

It is quite possible that you are not aware that you are using your imagination in this way, but it is something you do every day, many times a day.

Imagination is usually associated with daydreaming, and with being impractical. However, this is completely wrong. The truth is that it is a most useful tool in all walks of life. It is useful not just for artistic pursuits, but also for the achievement of every goal. It is an essential skill for achieving any kind of success.

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Smart Goal Setting

Setting goalsThere are many writers, who write about the importance of setting goals. This raises the question, what if you don’t want anything in particular, and you are fully satisfied with your life as it is?

Most people don’t have big goals. They want to have enough money for their basic needs and a little more. That’s okay.

Some people want to accomplish big things, and others don’t, and that’s ok.

The truth is that our life is always goal oriented, even if we think that we have no goals.

Even if there is nothing you want, and you are satisfied with your life as it is, unconsciously, or unconsciously you are pursuing goals. Planning to go and see a see a movie, planning a birthday party, improving your grades at school, or baking a cake are all goals. You plan these goals and make the effort to accomplish them.

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