Creating Automatic Emotions

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Every day we get opportunities to practice various emotions. The ones we rely on the most are the ones that become automatic. But you can create new and more positive automatic emotions. First, let's look at a couple of examples: If every time you get cut off in traffic, your first emotional reaction is anger, it's only because that's the emotion you have practiced so much that it has become your go-to emotional response. And by going with your first reaction, you're also reinforcing … [Read more...]

Brain Dump: Happiness At Work

Brain Dump: Happiness At Work

Just an update to share something that's taking up brain cells lately. I'm pretty excited about this and since I've been thinking about it a lot lately, I'm guessing that you might like it too. Whether you're mildly displeased or completely despise your job, I'm pretty sure that this book will help. But even if you love your job, you really should check this out... Happiness At Work Recently, I heard an interview with Dr. Srikumar Rao. He was talking about his book, . I ended up listening to … [Read more...]

Why Setting Goals The S.M.A.R.T. Way Doesn’t Always Work

Why Setting Goals The S.M.A.R.T. Way Doesn't Always Work

I was listening to an audio book recently and the author was talking about setting goals and how important it is to set a date for accomplishing your goal. He said that setting a date will keep you motivated by knowing the deadline is coming up. I have to disagree. I've set deadlines for many goals, only to watch the dates come and go. Also, I've known many people who have done the same. There isn't any magic in setting a date for a goal. Motivating yourself to accomplish any goal means … [Read more...]

6 Reasons Why You’re Not Happy – And How To Fix Them

6 Reasons Why You're Not Happy And How To Fix Them

1. Stress - This is obvious. When you're feeling stressed, your body is in the fight-or-flight mode. This causes an increase in heart rate, adrenaline and sends more blood to your muscles to allow you to quickly fight or run away from danger. However, you might be feeling stress at work, for example, where you're not going to fight, nor will you walk out. When stress chemicals are frequently saturating your body, they need to be used up or they will begin to damage your body and weaken your … [Read more...]

30-Day Challenge: Get Healthy

30-Day Challenge: Get Healthy

Have you ever said, "This year, I'm going to get more exercise"? How about, "My resolution for this year is to eat more vegetables"? Maybe you've said, "This year, I swear I'm quitting sugar!" Every year, we start out with such good intentions but it's so hard to deliver on the promises we make to ourselves, especially related to diet and exercise. And even if we slip back into our bad diet and exercise habits, it doesn't change the fact that we want to better ourselves by getting more exercise … [Read more...]

A Little Mindfulness Goes A Long Way For Creating Special Moments

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Did you know that, with a little awareness, you can make ordinary moments very special by being mindful and recognizing how priceless every moment is? It's true. By being fully present in any given moment, you can become fully immersed in events when they are important to you and this will help you appreciate them while you're experiencing them rather than waiting until they are memories to look back on. … [Read more...]

A Simple Way To Transform Your Life

A Simple Way To Transform Your Life

There are some themes that I write about again and again because I know the power behind them. Whether you're just starting a journey of self-improvement or you've been fine-tuning your life for years, transformation isn't random, it's definite. I know that how good or how bad you feel about your life comes down to a couple of key concepts which influence every aspect of who you are, the choices you make, and how you live. When you are trying to make changes in your life, there are two core … [Read more...]

One Simple Habit To Help You Beat Procrastination

One Simple Habit To Help You Beat Procrastination

If you were like an octopus and you had eight hands, could you be more productive? Sure, it sounds like a great idea, but having more hands isn't going to mean you'll know what to do with the extra ones. How about if you could somehow squeeze 30 hours into a 24-hour day, would that make you more productive? Again, just having more time but not having productive habits isn't going to magically help you to get things done. Bad habits lead to poor results. If you struggle to use your time more … [Read more...]