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Quick And Easy Ways To Feel Happier

Quick And Easy Ways To Feel Happier

Posted on 18. Mar, 2014 by Julia Mitchell.

It is a choice as with anything in life as to whether we be happy or whether we allow the situations around us  dictate our moods.

I know as I work in a very stressful environment dealing with people 8 hours straight a day and I have had to learn how NOT to allow these people rob me of my joy.

I’m sure you have experienced days where you wake up in a bad mood and from then on in you have a bad day.  You know that if you don’t change your attitude it will carry through into all areas of your life.

Achieving a better state of mind is going to make a difference to the outcome of your day.  So much power is given over to us.  It is our decision our choice and I know it can be difficult but it is worth taking action and changing your mindset.

Our emotional dumps can spiral us downward and we then forget how good it feels to be happy.  Here are a couple of steps that you can implement that may help you.  Let me know.

1. Go for a walk.

I know you are at work but you are entitled to a break.  Get up out of your seat and go for a walk, doesn’t have to be a power walk just get out and get some fresh air.

Walking is a great form of exercise and I find a walk along the beach to be one of the most calming walks for me.

Find your place to go whether it’s in a natural environment with plants and birds or by the beach.  Take a moment then to notice the colours, the sky, the water the greenery, listen to the sounds of the birds, the ocean, the animals.  Feel the sunlight shining and allow it to brighten up your soul and spirit.  Breath deeply, shake it off and smile.

2. Listen to quality music.

I found a great site the other day that you can play whilst working at home, check it out.  Music, it can life your spirits instantly.  Think of a song right now that makes you happy and notice how different you feel as you hum along.  Create yourself a cd or download music onto your ipod that you love and makes you happy.   When you feel yourself spiralling downwards put on some music and enjoy.

3. Be creative, discover something new and different.

Create a bucket list, write it up, add some pictures and begin to take action to achieve these things.  Be creative take up something different like an art class, cooking class or scrapbooking.  Visit the local library and get a great book to read.  Books are wonderful and so full of knowledge, wisdom and ideas.  Make a date with yourself on a monthly basis to do something different and share the experience with others.

 

4. Have a good laugh

Laughter triggers a lot of healthy physical changes in the human body. It helps the pituitary gland release its own pain-suppressing opiates.

When was the last time you threw back your head and roared out loud? When was the last time you threw back your head and roared out loud?

The ability to enjoy and laugh frequently is a tremendous resource for good living, enhancing relationships, and supporting both physical and emotional health.

Go to youtube and search for funny videos that will get you started.

5. Simple breathing meditation.

Your breath is a powerful and simple way to anchor yourself in the present moment. Whenever you are having a hard time staying in the now, take deep breaths, and focus on your breathing.  This is something you can do anywhere at anytime.  Take time out to close your eyes and breath deeply in and out.  That’s all there is to it. Do this for 10-15 minutes. Notice how pleasantly surprised you can be at how you feel afterward.

6. Doodling for the fun of it.

Most people can remember when they were young and used to doodle for hours. Kids love drawing silly little pictures. Drawing is not just for kids or artists. Whoever you are get some pens, pencils, crayons or whatever you have and just draw for the fun of it. Notice how your state of mind shifts.

7. Think of others less fortunate.

Thinking of others helps us to humble ourselves and see our situation in a different way.  Do a good deed and offer a helping hand to someone who is less fortunate than yourself.

Doing good deed and helping others who are less fortunate is not only a good way to make your soul feel giddy, but also a way to have karma bless you with the opportunity to find you. Meeting other people whose lives are vastly different from your own can help you see the world from a new perspective and open your eyes to how fortunate you really are.

Do some research and find a cause that is close to your heart and begin to support them in whatever capacity you can.  I helped create http://encouragementfoundation.org/ .

These are all pretty simple. There’s nothing profound or life changing, but when all you need is a quick pick me up these may be just the thing you need.  So what are you waiting for?  Love to hear what you have done and if it has helped you out.

Julia

www.toptierwinner.com

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Admitting you are wrong

Admitting you are wrong

Posted on 10. Mar, 2014 by Julia Mitchell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I was wrong, and I am sorry”.

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.

John C. Maxwell

As a leader, owning your mistakes is your greatest opportunity to learn and grow.

All of us will have opportunities to admit that we’ve been wrong.

A careless word, a thoughtless action, a missed opportunity, a self-serving act; they just happen.

When we realize we are wrong, how we react will often define our character.  When pride sets in, it can become difficult to admit our mistakes or apologize, and because of this, the most common reaction for many people is to respond angrily or defensively.

When you deliver an apology make sure you are sincere and often requires you explaining what happened and why.  With any mistake, no matter how small, there is a way to prevent it from happening again so be aware it is very empowering.

Practice honesty whenever you are confronted with truth.  You will not only feel more comfortable when people tell you are wrong but you will get better at admitting it and not only that… It is one of the most liberating experiences. You get better not by trying to be better but by being honest. That’s the core of a good heart!

If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts.—1 John 1:7-9 NLT

 

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