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August 1, 2017

AUGUST’SNOTE

What is it that keeps us or gets us on the ‘happiness track’? Nobody is always going to be in a constant state of happiness, but it’s definitely possible to do some ‘happy planning’ every now and then. After more consideration and thinking and digging a little deeper, I decided to write the August post about what we can do daily to live a happier life. Happiness is very much in your control and when you learn to choose (and you really do have a choice), it gradually becomes a norm and more happiness will come. Big changes come from minor things you do every day, so it’s better to focus on the little things you can do something about while practicing a more productive life filled with rich relationships, good health and vitality.

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August 1, 2017

#16THEHAPPYPLAN

Happy Plan

Yikes, here comes that question again – how happy am I? How can I become happier? What is happiness? Nobody is always going to be in a state of happiness, but it’s definitely possible to do some ‘happy planning’ every now and then. (more…)
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July 1, 2017

#15WHATMATTERSMOST?

what matters

What Matters Most?

I got the shock of my life recently, something happened that I never thought would happen. I got it in the guts and was left speechless and in disbelief. (more…)

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June 1, 2017

#14WHYSAYNO?

Why Say no?

Why Say No

I’m one of those suckers who is always saying YES it’s against my grain to say NO, as I have a natural behaviour of wanting to help. People normally expect me to say YES, because that’s the way it has always been. I say yes because I want to get someone’s attention; I want to make sure everyone is happy; I’m afraid I will disappoint someone, or I would hurt their feelings; I am terrified of being rejected; or I just feel guilty. These are the thoughts that race through my crazy mind as I think about saying NO, so I most often just blurt out a reluctant YESSSSSS.

As life has gone by, though, I have learnt the hard way that saying NO is very powerful (if I can bring myself to say it, of course). Yes, it’s hard to say, but it is sometimes necessary to help you live a sane life, leaving some space for what you really want. (Read: Good life habits)

After analysing my over the top urge to be agreeable, it got me thinking. We need to ask ourselves why is it so important to please everyone and what will really matter in the long run? Here is why you need to say NO (sometimes) to improve your life, your own sanity, and get it all into perspective:

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