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6 Happiness Secrets Revealed

 

6 Happiness Secrets Revealed

As we transitioned from the late 90s to the early 2000s, the definition of happiness and of success has changed from the earlier linear prospects that it used to be. A good, stable career that pays money, a good home with the white picket fence and the 2.0 Mini Van, and the retirement fund that would keep us all going till the end – this staple American Dream has changed to become more personal, more individualized and self-oriented.

So here are six happiness secrets that have taken the world by storm and will soon be the new normal:

  1. Self-Care – Requiring a diametric shift in perspective, today, the idea of self-care is fast gaining momentum. The concept behind it is that to be happy, you need to take care of yourself, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially. This can’t be confused with selfishness; that’s prioritizing only your happiness over others. Self-care is when you take care of yourself first so that you enable yourself to look after others better. If that means having to let go of a toxic friend who brings you down constantly, then don’t hesitate! Being financially independent also gives you a sense of autonomy over yourself – it’s about loving you in all forms, so don’t think that makes you selfish!

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Negative Thoughts Equal Negative Results

 

Negative Thoughts Equal Negative Results

With the fast-paced, modern world of today, cases of stress-induced heart attacks and other anxiety-related diseases are becoming more and more commonplace. A large number of people are losing their peace of mind and happy lives to stress and worry. While there are a number of reasons why stress exists and why it’s becoming a common factor in ruining lives, it boils down to one simple factor – negative thinking.

It may be the biggest cliché you’ve heard – negative thinking equals negative results. But don’t dismiss it quite yet! If it is a cliché, it is because that is the definite truth and not just in some obscure, proverb-style abstract manner. Having negative thoughts can ruin your life indefinite, quantifiable terms. Let me explain how this happens. Continue reading…

The Power of An Attitude of Gratitude

 

The Power of An Attitude of Gratitude

Growing up, you often hear that gratitude is important because it allows you to be content with what you have. Being grateful and having an attitude of gratitude makes it possible to not fall into the negative space of resenting those who appear to have more than you do. It’s okay to want more, but do not dwell on it. Being grateful while simultaneously wanting to improve things will keep you motivated to keep working toward your goals.

Prevent False Positivity

Being positive is important, but if your positivity is not authentic, it is not doing you any favors. Remember that it’s impossible to be happy and smiling 100 percent of the time. You can be a positive person and still experience negative emotions. When negative emotions occur, use your gratitude to help you to process and overcome them. For example, if you become angry over something not going as you’d like, focus on the things you are grateful for to remind yourself that even though this might not have happened, you have other things to be happy about. Continue reading…

How To Overcome F.E.A.R.

 

How To Overcome F.E.A.R.

When we enter this world we are all born with a clear and fearless mind. We have not had experiences that would cause us to be afraid. It is not until we become old enough to develop conclusions about things that fear begins to set in. Have you ever wondered why?

The answer is in the word. F.E.A.R., which is nothing but Fictional Experiences that Affect our Reasoning. Let’s look at each word and how you can overcome fear.

Fictional

Most of the thoughts that make us afraid come from our ideas of what might happen in a given situation. Most of the time our thoughts are far worse than the reality at hand. Before you are quick to lend yourself to your fears ask yourself a few questions.

  • Could it really happen?
  • What are the chances of it happening?
  • What is the worst possible outcome?
  • How will I respond if it does happen?

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Happiness: The Ultimate Productivity Booster

Happiness: The Ultimate Productivity Booster

There is a saying in the corporate world – “If you dread Mondays, it’s time to switch your job; if you dread your weekends, it’s time to change your social circle.” Ponder on this saying for a moment and ask yourself, “Is the company I own or manage creating cultures of happiness or well-being?” If the answer to this question is no, it is costing your company thousands and possibly millions of dollars depending on the size of your company.

So what exactly is an unhappy employee? Unhappy employees are disengaged employees, and cost US companies a shocking $450 to $550 billion each year in lost productivity. Many Americans are becoming increasingly unhappy with their jobs and work environments and it’s having a major impact on the bottom line of most companies.

So why should every company want their employees to be satisfied and happy at work? Simply because a happy employee is an efficient and productive employee. But how does one achieve it? The fact is this has been proven time and again across different organizations around the world. Happiness and productivity are interlinked – A happy employee is productive and a productive employee is usually happy.

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5 Hijackers of Your Dreams

 

5 Hijackers of Your Dreams

Everyone has dreams and goals they want to accomplish. These dreams range from things like traveling, losing weight, pursuing your ultimate career, or even owning your own business. However, as you go on your journey to realize your dreams, there are always obstacles that can get in your way and lead to sabotaging your efforts. The key is to know what these hijackers are so you can plan for them. When you plan well, you are able to put provisions in place that will prevent these issues from getting in the way of your dreams.

 

Fear

Fear is an emotion that often stops people from going after what they truly want. It is easy to be afraid of what you do not know and this is what stops people from pursuing their dreams. They are afraid of how things might turn out or that their dreams will not come true. Fear is difficult to deal with and is not something that people can quickly get over. You have to identify the source of your fear before you are able to release its hold on you. The source of fear is different for every person, so know that this can take time. Continue reading…

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