7 Simple Ways To Be Happier In Life
NOVEMBER 29, 2010
Seth Simonds of Lifehack.org writes some incredible Posts on life changing. I share them here with you mixed with some of my own advice.
1. Listen to your inner child
I wonder sometimes what would happen if we all pursued the art of being a goofball. If both sides of a debate dropped their pickets and traded knock-knock jokes instead, what would change? Would we see each other differently? As opportunities, rather than problems? Chris Voss Advice: Learn to laugh at human nature and life. Enjoy life like you did when you where a child. See the wonderment again. If you cant laugh at life your arteries are hardening for cancer. Laughter frees the soul and has been shown to improve your health. Hard times in life usually end up as something you can look back and smile upon as they made you grow.
2. Be grateful for something every day
One benefit of being grateful and expressing your appreciation to others is the reciprocal nature of Read more
7 Ways to Get What You Want From Life
Posted by Steve as Success http://steve-olson.com
1. Set Goals – This is fundamental. But you know what? Huge numbers of people fail to do it and they wonder why their lives have no direction. You need to give yourself direction by pointing the ship of life toward your new world. You are never going to get anywhere unless you decide where you want to go. Put your goals in writing, post them in plain view, and read them frequently.
2. Visualize – Use your creative imagination. Imagine what life would look like if you had already reached your goals. Imagine in detail. I’m not talking about living in fantasyland where your dead mother comes back to life or you have magical powers which turn lead into gold. Imagine what is possible for you. No one can say what is possible for you, except you. Maybe you’ll own a graphic design company or build a successful relationship. Maybe you’ll build a dragster or ride a motorcycle across Russia. Maybe you’ll Read more
SOME TIPS TO BE MORE HUMBLE
Use the response “It’s My Pleasure” when someone
thanks you for doing something.
Use the response “I’d be honored” when someone asks you to help them or do something with them.
Listen more than you talk
Count to 3 before adding to a conversation to ensure the other person is done
Be willing to follow another person in conversation even if you don’t get to talk about your idea
Always offer to improve someone else’s idea and give them credit
Give credit for other’s ideas that you are carrying through on
Ask others for the opinion of others
Ask others to join conversations and contribute
It’s OK to be wrong and
so admit it
Admit when you don’t understand or know something
Appreciate others who learn something quickly and say so
Be quick to apologize when you do something wrong
Study moral principles
Use moral principles to guide you
You are God’s creation, not your own
Recognize your talents as Read more
Building up Self-EsteemBy Bonny Albo, About.com guide
How do you stay cool, composed, and sustain your self esteem in a tough environment? Here are some tips you may to consider as a starter guide to self improvement.
Imagine yourself as a dart board. Everything and everyone else around you may become dart pins at one point or another. These dart pins will tear down your self esteem and pull you down in ways you won’t even remember. Don’t let them destroy you or get the best of you. So which dart pins should you dodge?
Dart Pin #1: Negative Work Environment
Beware of “dog eat dog” environments where everyone else is fighting just to get ahead. This is where non-appreciative people usually thrive. No one will be grateful for your contributions even if you miss lunch and dinner, and stay up late. Most of the time you work too much without getting help from people concerned. Stay out of this; it will ruin your self esteem.
Dart Pin #2: Other People’s Behavior
Bulldozers, brown Read more
The Disappearing Woman
Published: Sun, 2011-01-16 17:13
Imagine finding a gorgeous statue at an antique store; a woman, carved in soft sandstone, so beautiful you bust your budget, take it home, and set it in the garden. The rain falls, the wind blows, the sun shines and moss grows. Time and erosion take their toll. Then one day you realise that she’s changed so much you can hardly remember what she used to look like. You love her anyway, so there she stands, just a shadow of her former self. A disappearing woman.
Sometimes, we remember our younger selves; idealistic, self-confident, full of vinegar and spit, and wonder if we aren’t being worn away, not by wind and rain but by the men we love. When you going to do something about your weight? You have to laugh so loud? Aren’t you a little…old to wear that dress? Why you have to smile at men whenever we go out? So we diet, we bite our tongues when we should speak up, we settle for men who aren’t Read more
3 Hot Nail Trends for SpringMay 18, 2011 at 1:45 PM by Diana Vilibert We may be closer to the first day of summer than we are to the first day of spring, but it took a while to feel it this year—and for me, it doesn’t quite feel like spring until I look down at my toes and recoil. It’s time for the first heavy-duty pedicure of the season! I tend to stick to deep plums and cabernet reds on my fingers and toes during the winter and fall, so I can’t wait to try out some of the lighter and brighter nail shades that are trendy now. Which of these will be the first one you try?
MetallicsSandal weather means breaking out the metallics—and we’re not talking about your silver gladiators. Glimmering bronze, gold, and silver polishes (like the above, China Glaze’s Gold Digger) make for a quick way to dress up fingers and toes. Think of them as bling for your digits.
Nail ArtThis season, your favorite brands are letting you get creative. See Sally Hansen’s (pictured) or Sephora’s nail Read more
How to Get the Guy
By an eHow Contributor
If you’re looking for love and hoping to find the guy who’s right for you, you may be surprised to find that a few simple tips may open the door to a new relationship for you. Get ready for some romance.
Build a strong foundation for a relationship by becoming friends first. But don’t become so friendly that he thinks you’re just one of the guys.
Be yourself. You’ve heard it before, but you won’t get anywhere if you act like someone you’re not. Make sure he sees the real you.
Become friends with his friends. If they think you’re cool (and hot), he’ll see you in a different light. You’ll most likely need their approval before the relationship advances.
Make him feel good, and it doesn’t necessarily mean to pull out your sexual bag of tricks. The truth about relationships is that people want to be with people who make them feel special. You don’t have to be drop-dead gorgeous. Just be what he needs.
Give him a reason to want Read more
How to get the girl every timeMens Health has the tips and tricks to help you charm her, whatever her personality type
Date knight You know that guy who always gets the girl? The one who, despite a too-trendy haircut and serious personality deficit, never fails to boast a lady on his arm? Ever wonder what he’s got that you haven’t? Well, it’s simple: knowledge. By deploying the right strategy, guided by psychology and circumstance rather than emotional impulse, you can bag the woman you want every time. MH’s top dating experts reveal how.
Seduce…The best friend
You’ve been close for ages and, although it’s certainly crossed your mind a few times, you’ve never felt the urge to break free from the friend zone. Until now…
Lay the groundwork
First off, no fawning. “Treat her like your other mates: don’t text back straight away, don’t always be available, cut out the lingering hugs and don’t compliment her all the time,” advises Richard La Read more
Date Night: 6 Ways to Make It a Night to Remember
IVILLAGE STAFF ON JAN 1, 1999 AT 12:00PM
Does your love life need a bit of heating up? It’s the perfect time to think about planning a romantic dinner for two. Sounds heavenly, you think, but how — with little ones constantly in arms, and a hectic schedule, you can barely fit in any time for conversation, let alone romance. Well then, it’s high time to make romance a priority.
Begin right now by arranging your first date. Post your date on your calendar and stick to it. This is your special time.
Once you’ve picked a date, think about how you can arrange a window of private time for you and your partner. If your children are older, perhaps you can arrange for your kids to sleep over at a friend or relative’s house — and then return the favor. If you still have babies in the house and you feel best staying close by, don’t despair. Even your youngest baby probably has a period where he generally sleeps for two or three hours — even Read more
If you’ve been in an abusive relationship, dating again can be scary. You’re tired of being lonely, but you’re afraid of ending up with another abuser. It is normal for women to have these fears. Here are some tips to make the dating scene easier for you:The most important point that I can make is to wait before you date. It’s best to wait at least six months to a year so you can recover from the past abuse and get grounded before you find someone new. The reason for this is when you’re just out of an abusive relationship, there’s much stress and mixed emotions going on, and you’re in no state of mind for dealing with another relationship. Relationships take a lot of time and energy to maintain. When you leave an abusive relationship, your focus and energy should be on getting your life together, not another man.You may feel lonely at the time, but it’s not smart to fill that loneliness with another man right away. Your judgment will be clouded due to the stress you’re under, and you Read more