We always heard statements or someone telling us “if you want it done right, then get busy and do it yourself”. Think carefully about this statement, since the notions are facts that all of us must consider.
I believe we all got skills, unique talents and answers within us that will guide or lead us to the path of success. Success however confuses people, since all of us have something different to offer the prompts us to in different directions.
Therefore, some people find it harder than others to find success.
Simply because they are in someone else’s shoes. Really, it only takes us to get out of someone else’s shoes and fill in our own shoes that fit us well.
Very few people will agree that it is easy to achieve success. Most people sit around saying, success only happens to the lucky ones. This is true for them, simply because they keep this negative thinking, which hinders them from their own success.
Honestly, success is harder because most people fail to see how to get their success. They often rely on others to take them to the highway to success. The truth is finding your success takes you. If you look inside you and explore your mind, you will feel amazed at the answers you will find that you can use as to self-reliance and to make constructive changes.
Take time to explore you.
Learn now how to get on the highway that guides you to success by exploring your inner strengths, mind, etcetera.
When you take time to explore your mind, it not only builds your awareness it also guides you to discovery. You start to learn from your experiences, learning, past, and other aspects of your life. You begin to put those influences that misguide you behind you and start to rely on you to find answers and get on your road to success.
The key is taking it slow.
Rather than expect too much from you, or expect a miracle overnight you learn to pace it and discover inner truths and answers. The fact is we were created with innate abilities and even knowledge. We learn by observing our nature, which helps us to see what we must do to live happier, and to achieve our own success.
By exploring nature and its entirety, you will find that what you must do is learn to accept that you were created with an innate spirit that directs you straight to your creator. Once you start to see this, you will eat healthier.
What does this have to do with self-reliance, constructive changes and success? It has everything to do with it, since if your body is eating unhealthy, your mind will be affected. When your mind is affected, you cannot think straight.
Get on your road now by exploring your future, history and your mind. By exploring your mind alone you will build awareness, skills, and clear up clutter, such as fear, doubts, etc, which helps you, find your guide that leads you to success. Address reinforcements to make constructive changes
Take time to explore YOU!
Various types of information, or content, are available across the website. Often neglected by the business owner is the control of information that is presented on their website.
Like running a business, website should also be managed carefully.
The management of each piece of website content varies depending upon its type. Content can be in the form of basic words or sentence composition. This may be the case in terms of news websites, informational articles, or how-to instructions. It can also contain hypertext links that direct the reader to additional information.
Digital content can be much more complex. It may exist in multimedia files, such as video or audio files.
Website usability plays an important role to present the information in a clear and concise way.
Web Accessibility in its most basic definition is about making sure the website works for the widest possible audience. For most people, it is easy to browse the web, they can point and click, visually skip over content they don’t want to read, listen and watch a video clip, and skim for what they are looking for.
Providing content in an accessible way with alternative text on images, captions on videos, and the use of headings to create proper structure, gives a search application a way to organize and rate website content.
With so much of the Internet driven by web content, performing a content audit can be the single-most important activity to ensure optimum visibility of a website. Content audits, which are sometimes called content inventories or content assessments, are conducted to ensure that text, images and links are all in working order.
In addition, a content audit can reveal problems with user-friendliness of a website so that corrections and improvements can be made to make it more useful to visitors. Take note, visitor will judge you with what they see first and first impression lasts.
So, take a look at your face—your website. Are you confident to show it to the world? Or are you worrying with all the blemishes that will scare away your leads or your customers?
Why we blog? Simply because you want to deliver a message to your reader.
Who are your readers? You write for the World.
As content writers our top priority when writing anything is to keep the reader in mind.
When I started blogging I noticed one most neglected factor with web content is Readability.
What is readability?
Readability is the capacity to which a person can read a passage of text and understand and recall what they just read. Website readability is often under-rated but a writer should keep in mind that this is one way to communicate effectively.
Reading on the web is not easy.
Computer monitors have a low screen resolution, and their projected light quickly makes our eyes fatigue. Moreover, many websites and applications are built by people with no formal training in the art of typography or graphic design.
Studies show that the typical American adult reads at about a 7th or 8th grade level. When it comes to reading content on the Internet things get more tricky because the web poses particular challenges and opportunities regarding how information is read and understood.
Therefore, here are simple techniques when writing web content:
- The average user will read at most 28% of the words on a web page, so make the words you use count.
- Use this Readability Tool to test how readable your website content is
- Use clear, direct, and conversational language.
- Avoid exaggerated boastful text instead provide useful specific information.
- Keep paragraphs short, and limit yourself to one idea per paragraph.
- Use time-saving and attention grabbing tips such as writing ’1000′ instead of ‘one-thousand’
- Use bullet lists
- Make sure images used support the content
- Use the inverted-pyramid style of writing, keeping your most important information at the top.
Testing readability is easy. Take time to check yours!
Here is the result for this blog post.
Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes. Genuine ignorance is profitable because it is likely to be accompanied by humility, curiosity, and open-mindedness; whereas ability to repeat catch-phrases, cant terms, familiar propositions, gives the conceit of learning and coats the mind with varnish waterproof to new ideas. -John Dewey
I have failed not just once but quite a number of times in my different ventures in life like businesses and relationship.
The feeling that you want to do great in the business you started and hoping that it will bring you success. Even if you gave all you got but in the end you… failed.
The feeling that you know all the best ways to make it work and believing that you can make it happen. Even if you gave all your effort but at one moment you realized… this is not what you expect it to be.
Have you ever felt so scared of making a mistake or failing again that you decide not to do what you wanted to do?
So many of us miss out on so many great opportunities, because we’re scared of the things that might go wrong. We let the fear of failure hold us back.
Fear of failure that can keep us from achieving our dreams. The fear of failure is perhaps the strongest force holding us below our potential. It has a crippling effect, but it doesn’t have to remain that way. It can only have this effect if we let it.
If you read a story about a successful person or a successful company I guarantee there will have been multiple failures.
More often than not, it’s our failures that lead us to our successes.
Do not be afraid to fail because some of the vital lessons of success cannot be taught. They can only be experienced. Even if you find someone to teach you, it may not make much meaning to you until you are in the situation and it will be clear to you.
If you are not afraid to fail, you will be able to get anything especially leveraging on your experience in failure!
Look at “fear” or “failure” as “value” instead.
Keep moving, fail and move on to success!
Or you might need some famous quotations from successful people to help you give the meaning of your own success.
Here are my top ten favorite success quotes:
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”–Winston Churchill
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” –Maya Angelou
“Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.” –Abraham Lincoln
“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” –Donald Trump
“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” –Benjamin Franklin
“If you are going to fear anything fear success. Think about what you are doing and when you succeed what life you will have” –Brandon Chalmers
“Success is not so much what we have, as it is what we are.” –Jim Rohn
“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.” –Henry David Thoreau
“Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.” –Nelson Mandela
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”— Michael Jordan
So, now that you have those insights from successful people on how they think of success you should also understand how success means to you.
You have got to be able to define success and describe it in clear words before you can be and feel successful. It would be a shame to go through your career, your business and the rest of your life and miss all the success you are creating along the way if you are too busy chasing the wrong definition.
When we are not clear about our own definition of success or a vague understanding on how to achieve it, we get confused easily and lose direction along the way. And if we follow some role model and just can’t attain their definition of success, so then we feel bad and compare our self. We feel small. We feel insignificant. We feel even like a failure.
Defining success in your own words should be one of the first steps in any personal development journey. You need to clearly give the meaning of how success means to you.
When we are absolutely clear on our definition of success, we feel good – and feeling good reflect all positive energy. We feel empowered. We feel strong. We feel in charge. We feel happy. We feel beautiful. We feel fulfilled.
At this moment take time to realize and dig deep down inside what SUCCESS really means to you. And remember this will shape what your future will BE.
YOU are an important and exceptional human being, unique in the entire world. You are SPECIAL.
YOU deserve an immense share of everything that is in the universe. You are MAGNIFICENT.
YOU do deserve abundant prosperity and it is your birthright to enjoy lavish luxury and rampant good fortune. You are WEALTHY.
YOU are worthy as much of all from this never ending abundance that surrounds you as you can create and accept for yourself. YOU are RICH.
YOU do deserve to share in all the wonders and splendour of abundant prosperity… YES YOU DO!
Whenever you are not experiencing something that you want, this is because on an inner conscious level you are not allowing yourself to accept it. Perhaps deep down you feel that you do not deserve it, but you do.
Know and understand that you are worthy of everything sensational, extraordinary and magnificent that ever occurs in existence.
Start by developing the mindset that you do deserve an immense super-abundance of all things wonderful throughout each area of life.
YOU do deserve an abundance of JOY.
YOU do deserve an abundance of vibrant HEALTH.
YOU do deserve an abundance of WISDOM.
YOU do deserve an abundance of LOVE.
YOU do deserve an abundance of MONEY.
YOU do deserve an abundance of SUCCESS.
Life is full, rich and rewarding. You have bounty of bliss to discover and many experiences to behold.
So choose to attract the abundance riches of what you deserve by creating YOURSELF a prosperity of consciousness and decide to develop it NOW.
Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else. Your completeness must be understood by you and experienced in your thoughts as your own personal reality.” ~Wayne Dyer
You’ve certainly heard the expression many times, “You are what you eat.” Have you ever really thought about what it means? And do you think about it when you’re making food choices?
In some ways, we do become what we eat, literally. Have you ever seen an example of your blood plasma after eating a fast food hamburger? What was previously a clear liquid becomes cloudy with the fat and cholesterol that’s absorbed from eating a high-fat hamburger.
And when you think about it, we also become what we don’t eat. When we switch from eating meat to a vegetarian-based diet, we become less fat, less prone to many types of cancers. Our cholesterol can improve.
When we’re leaner and eating fewer animal products, then many other health and fitness issues are reduced. The incidence of Type II diabetes is reduced. Blood pressure falls into normal ranges. When you’re healthier, you’re taking fewer medications. Even if you have a prescription drug benefit in your health plan, you’re still saving money with fewer co-payments on medications.
If you have a family history of high cholesterol or high blood pressure, then it’s particularly incumbent on you to revise your eating habits. Moving towards a more vegetarian diet has been shown statistically to reduce the incidence of so many of the diseases of industrialized countries. Vegetarians are statistically healthier than omnivorous persons; they’re leaner and live longer.
Do you want to be sluggish and fat?
Do you want the risk that goes with eating animal products, with their high fat content?
Or do you want to look like and be what vegetarians are?
Leaner and fitter with a longer anticipated lifespan.
It’s never too late to change what you’re doing and increase your chances for a longer, fitter life.
Be Fit. Be Healthy. BeYOUtiful.
A BLOG is abbreviated from “weblog” and by definition it is a Web site on which an individual or group of users record opinions, information or simply a stream-of-consciousness kind of writing. The word’s creation has been attributed to Jorn Barger on 1997, of the influential early blog Robot Wisdom. The term was created to reflect the process of “logging the web” as he browsed.
In the early years, the first blog recognized was Links.net, created by Justin Hall, while he was a Swarthmore College student in 1994. At that time they weren’t called blogs, and he just referred to it as his personal homepage.
On 1998 marks the first known instance of a blog on a traditional news site, when Jonathan Dube blogged Hurricane Bonnie for The Charlotte Observer.
“Weblog” was shortened to “blog” in 1999 by programmer Peter Merholz. It’s not until five years later that Merriam-Webster declares the word their word of the year.
The original blogs were updated manually, often linked from a central home page or archive. This wasn’t very efficient, but unless you were a programmer who could create your own custom blogging platform, there weren’t any other options to begin with.
During these early years, a few different “blogging” platforms cropped up. LiveJournal is probably the most recognizable of the early sites. And then, in 1999, the platform that would later become Blogger was started by Evan Williams and Meg Hourihan at Pyra Labs. Blogger is largely responsible for bringing blogging to the mainstream.
Since then major blogging platforms got their start in the early 2000s. Version 1.0 of Movable Type was released in September of 2001. WordPress was started in 2003, though parts of its development date back to 2001. TypePad was also released in 2003, based on Movable Type.
During this time, the number of blogs grew even more, with more than 181 million blogs active by the end of 2011 based on a Nielsen/McKinsey company tracking. Virtually every mainstream news source now has at least one blog, as do many corporations and individuals.
What can be included in a blog?
Practically, anything that comes out of your mind. Blogs are an excellent way of expressing personal opinion. It can be all about current events, news, sports, hobbies, careers, personal development, even making money and various other topics.
If you can think it and gather your thoughts, express it, type it, you can blog it!
When it comes to changing your life, it can seem like it will take years before you actually make substantial changes. You might feel like giving up before you even get started. What you need is a way to kick start the changes that you want to make in your life – and here are ten ways to get started today.
#1 Change Your Routine
One of the simplest ways to start improving and changing your life is to change something that you’ve always done. And it doesn’t have to even be related to the goal that you have in mind. When you want to make changes in your life, you want to get the ball rolling somehow. To get that momentum going, try changing small things in your life today.
For example, have you ever driven to work and not remembered how you’ve gotten there? Not only is this a scary notion, but it also can be a great lesson in being aware of your surroundings and how they’re getting in the way of your self-improvement.
Here are some simple ways to change up your routine today:
- Take a new route to work
- Eat a meal during a different time of day (i.e. eat breakfast at dinnertime)
- Change the order of your exercise routine
- Get up earlier or later than you normally do
- Do different chores around the house or ignore chores that you always do
The point of this exercise is to realize that while we might feel comfortable in our lives, it’s that comfort and that ‘settling’ that might be getting in the way of the changes that we want to make.
Start the changes right now by changing other, not-as-important parts of your life. You may be surprised at how different the world looks and much more likely you are to believe that bigger changes are indeed possible.
#2 Look in your closet
In Feng Shui decorating principles, when you use certain colors and positions of furniture in
your house, you can affect greater changes in your life. Taking this idea a step further, when you want to change something about your life for the better, doesn’t it make sense to start changing your surroundings?
A simple way to do this (without spending your money redecorating your house) is to simply change your appearance for a day.
You can do this by simply getting out of your clothing rut and trying something that is completely unlike you. For example, if you wear black all the time, try wearing a bright and boisterous color. If you’re someone that likes to wear colorful outfits, try something more toned down.
The point is to approach your outfit as you would your life – by changing it.
Your outward appearance can make your feel more confident in yourself because you know that you look as good as you feel or at least, as you want to feel. And that confidence will show up in your actions as well as your interactions with others.
People can’t help but respond to change. When others notice that you are holding your head differently, they will begin to respond in kind. This is why you will hear the term, ‘power suit’ quite often. By putting on a costume of sorts, you can create a new you – a more powerful you.
If you feel that you don’t have anything in your closet to wear that will help you feel differently, it’s time to start thinking about new ways of wearing certain pieces of clothing together. Maybe you can simply wear a crazy pair of socks under your classic business suit. Or perhaps you can choose larger earrings or a silly necktie.
Whatever makes you feel differently about yourself, try to incorporate that into the way that you’re dressing yourself today.
Here are some other ideas:
- Wear a skirt instead of pants (ladies, of course)
- Try a different shirt with a suit – one that you’ve never paired together before
- Wear a scarf to accessorize
- Wear a different piece of jewelry
Go to the back of your closet to see what you can find – it just might change your life.
#3 Don’t lie
What would your day be like if you didn’t lie about anything? Think about it for a moment. We all seem to lie about something during out day, even if we don’t realize it. When our food comes at a restaurant, we might say that there’s nothing else that we want, even if the wrong order comes out. Or when we’re heading to a movie, we might say to our friend or partner that we really don’t care what show we’re going to, even if there’s one that we really want to see.
Why do we do this? Because we don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings.
However, in most cases of lying, what we’re really doing is not being truthful with ourselves and our needs. By considering what someone else thinks, we can place the responsibility for our happiness on someone else’s choice – and one that typically doesn’t match our own preferences.
On the other hand, when we lie, we’re also not taking responsibility for our own actions and their consequences. When we lie to our boss about a project or the bill collector, we’re avoiding the issue at hand – and now allowing ourselves to learn from the mistake.
To change your life, you need to stop lying to yourself and everyone around you. This isn’t to say that it won’t be a tricky thing, but it will be something that will dramatically change the way that you approach your life.
Not lying for one day will make you slow down and really think about everything you’re about to say and why you’re saying it. In doing so, this will create an opportunity for you to learn more about the way you think and where you might need to make changes in that thinking.
For example, when you stop lying about whether or not you can talk to someone on the phone, you might find that people that you really don’t care to talk to can be asked to call back at another time, leaving you time and energy to do the things that you really want to do.
And that creates the space for you make the changes that you need to make.
Some call it ‘authenticity’ while others call it being an honest person; in any case, trying to be true to your self and to others is a simple way to instigate a new way of living.
#4 Think like an optimist
Many experts will tell you that when you change the way you look at things, you will change your life – and it’s true. If you’re sitting around expecting the worst of things, you’ll be certain to find the worst of things. You’ll find all of your mistakes along the way to your goals. You’ll notice all of the problems with your plan. And then you’ll stop trying because you’ve noticed that everything is going wrong.
This is where a lot of people fumble on the way to their happiness and the changes that they want to make. By trying so hard to recognize the bad things in their life, they forget about those things that are working well.
For just one day, try to see your life through the eyes of an optimist – a complete optimist. This might seem silly at first, but what you’re doing is bringing another perspective, an objective perspective into your view of the world.
Optimists look at the world as though it only has good things to offer and in that thinking, they see the opportunities for learning and growth, rather than the obstacles in their way. Instead of getting upset about the car that cut them off in traffic, they hope that there wasn’t an emergency that caused the driver to need to go so fast.
Optimism takes practice. What you might want to do is start thinking about your life as though it were the life of a good friend that you have. When you sense that something is wrong in your day, try to change your thinking to being more positive. For example, when your friend loses his or her job, you don’t tell her that it was because they were the worst employee (though you might tell yourself this), you tell them that it wasn’t their fault and that there must have been another reason.
When you start treating yourself and your life the way that you would treat a good friend, you start to see possibility in life, rather than problems.
An optimist is simply someone that strives to look for the good in everything. Just for today, you can try to do the same. Is it a realistic way to be every day? Who knows? But what you are doing is allowing your life to be as wonderful as you want it to be, and maybe as wonderful as it already is. You just weren’t looking for it.
#5 Don’t have any expectations
How many times have you been disappointed? Probably hundreds of times, right? However, if you think back to your times of pain and loss, many of these instances were the direct result of having some goal in mind that wasn’t reached or some expectation that wasn’t met.
What if you gave up your expectations for a day? For one day, what if you said that you don’t really care about what happens?
When you start to attach how you feel to something that’s out of your control, you are setting yourself up for feeling badly. There’s nothing wrong with having goals and wanting certain things, but when you start relying on the outcome to derive any happiness from it, you can actually be stifling change and growth in your life.
In truth, expectations are just wishes and hopes. There’s nothing wrong with them, but many of these same thoughts are based on a number of factors that you can not control – even if you try to.
For example, you can’t control how someone reacts to something that you do or say. People are autonomous and will respond in any way that they see fit. When we start to attach our personal feelings on how someone else reacts, we are setting ourselves up for feeling bad about our lives and our selves.
The point of eliminating expectations is to start focusing on what’s happening right now – what you can control and what you can’t. If you’re in a bad situation at work and your boss is yelling at you, you can’t control that. However, you can control how good of a job you do – though your boss might still yell at you anyways.
Just for today, try to remember that all that you have in your life is what is right in front of you. Step back and recognize that true change can only come when you stop making it the end all, be all of your existence. If you’re trying to lose weight, for example, all you can do right now is eat better right now. You can’t expect that the meal that you eat today will affect you weight loss in the future.
Nor can you expect that the one chocolate bar that you have today will ruin your chances of weight loss.
Try to understand that expectations to which you attach your self-worth and self-esteem are generally not worth meeting. It’s not about not setting goals for yourself, it’s about not making the bar so terribly high.
#6 Make a mistake
Too often, you can start to believe that making changes in your life means that you have to be perfect. However, logically, you know that no one is perfect, even if they seem to be.
Perfection has become a burden that we have placed on ourselves – even though it’s not
We all make mistakes along the way to our dreams, so why not give ourselves permission to get things wrong once in a while?
Just for a day, try to remind yourself that it’s okay to make mistakes. In fact, try to make one mistake during the day and see what happens. Does the world come tumbling down? Do people hate you for not being perfect? Probably not.
Giving yourself a break is a great way to start changing your life. You’re acknowledging that things aren’t always going to head in the exact right direction, but that you will make it there – even if there are some shortcuts along the way.
When you start to relieve yourself of being perfect, you can begin to take chances and take
steps toward the changes that you want to make because you’re not held back by the fear that you might be wrong. Being wrong is okay. You actually need the lesson of getting something wrong once in a while – that’s how you’ll learn what’s right for you.
Think of how much lighter you will feel once you realize that people really aren’t watching your every move, or waiting for you to fail – you’re the only one that’s doing that to your self. Instead, allow yourself to falter, to tumble, and even to fall once in a while.
The real lesson in this tip to change your life is that you have to also learn how to not berate yourself each time you do make a mistake. Instead, try to look at your issues as learning experiences. When you make a mistake, think about what happened and how you might be able to avoid that problem in the future. It’s not about creating perfection, but it is about learning how to do better for your self.
You’re going to make mistakes as you begin to change your life or parts of your life, but when you start to recognize that it’s not a bad thing, you can start moving past problems more quickly and keep on, keeping on.
#7 Talk to a stranger
Although the world is more connected than ever was before – with the inventions of the Internet and cellular phones – it seems that we’ve become more disconnected. We seem to forget that we aren’t the only ones that walk down out streets or have problems. And this might be hindering your ability to change your life.
The truth of the matter is that we aren’t alone, though we want to believe that we are. And once we realize that we do have others around us that understand our dissatisfaction with our lives, we can start to make the necessary changes in our own.
Reaching out to people is problematic, however, because it’s just not necessary anymore. We can e-mail people or call them on the phone, but it’s the real life connections that will truly remind us of the place of others in our lives.
There are a number of ways to reestablish this connection with the world:
- Talk to the cashier at the coffee shop
- Call a friend
- Meet up with your partner outside of the house
- Go for a walk outside
These simple ideas can help create the realization that you’re not alone in your want to change the way that you live. In fact, establishing a connection with someone with similar goals can help you more easily achieve your own.
If this isn’t possible though, at least be sure to reach out and talk to someone once during your day. Make eye contact with them and genuinely care about them – if only for thirty seconds. The point is to reach out beyond your self in order to find that other perspective.
For example, the cashier at your local grocery store that isn’t being friendly might be having a horrible time in their lives. And while you used to interpret this rudeness as a slight to you, perhaps taking the time to ask about their day will be the impetus that they need to change their situation.
And in doing so, you can help to recognize where you are in the world, how you can continue to make changes to affect your self as well as others.
#8 Quit your job
You don’t actually need to quit your job in order to change your life, but if you’re not happy about the job that you have, what are you still doing there? The object of this tip is to help your recognize things that you are settling for instead of making room for the things that you’ll really enjoy having in your life.
Maybe it’s not that you need to quit your job, but it’s that you need to quit your attachment to it. Many of us believe that when we do a good job at work, we’re good people who are successful and deserve to be happy. But when our jobs don’t satisfy us, we believe that we don’t deserve to be happy.
It is in this cycle, or others like it, that we begin to feel like less of a person that can make
changes in our life. So, to stop this cycle, we need to recognize that we are not what we do or what we accomplish.
In effect, you will want to quit the power that your job has over you.
But how to do this? To quit the power that your job has over you, you will want to consider the following pieces of advice:
- Try not to judge yourself by what you can accomplish
- Create a to do list, but make priorities
- Set the bar lower
- Recognize that what you need from the job and what your boss needs from the job are completely different
- Try to establish a consistent work schedule
- Leave work at work
- Realize that work is just work
While that sounds like a lot of platitudes, one of the biggest lessons in the bunch is the idea that work is just work. It can help for you to realize that while something at work might seem like a major concern right now, chances are likely that in six months from now, it won’t seem like such a big deal.
Just for today, try to think about your job as though it was the last day that you were working.
How does that feel?
You don’t have to quit your job to quit the hold that it exerts upon you; but if you find that you can’t seem to do this on your own, maybe it is time to at least look at the classified ads for a better place for you.
#9 Find an old hobby
Remember when you were a kid and you wanted to be a basketball player? You went to the garage and started to bounce a basketball up and down. You didn’t think about how good you really were at it; you just wanted to do it because it made you happy.
When you want to make bigger changes in your life, you will want to find a way to distract
yourself from thinking negative thoughts. And this is why often times, experts will recommend that you pick up a hobby to fill your mind when you’re feeling a little less than motivated to change.
There are plenty of things that you can do:
- Scrap booking
These can all help you create a different focus for your mind when you’re considering change or in the midst of making major changes in your life. Some experts have also noted that when you are trying to break a habit, you will need to fill that time with something else, or else that habit
can easily return.
For example, smokers that are trying to quit often gain weight because they replace their
cigarettes with food. But smokers that turn to exercise or other hobbies often do not gain weight as they are replacing the ‘bad’ habit with a good one.
What you may want to do just for today is replace the thing that you want to change with
something else. If you’re looking to change your diet to vegetarian, try not eating meat for a day. If you’re thinking about going back to school, try reading a book that might be associated with your course of study.
When you start to change the way that you are living your current life, you will start to see new ideas and ways that you can change your life – and it won’t seem as scary.
#10 Thank someone that you love
When we’re changing ourselves, we forget how often others have stood by us when we weren’t in the best of places in our lives. Instead of taking this support system for granted, today is a great time to thank the people that you love.
While it sounds a little corny, just going around to people and thanking them for their support and their understanding can start to solidify the changes that you want to make. You are, in a sense, creating a new life by apologizing for the old life and moving forward.
But when you start to thank others for supporting you, you are also gathering their support for the change that lay ahead. You are readying yourself as well as them for a new and improved you – one that realizes that mistakes were made in the past, but wants to move forward. Support is something that we all need, even if we are focused on making changes on our own.
The truth is that we aren’t always going to be as strong as we need to be. There will be days when we will need someone to help us change our perspective or approach things differently.
When you’re trying to change the way that you live or the things that you do, you need all the support that you can get. Starting off by simply thanking people for what they’ve already done for you is something that doesn’t take any time, and makes everyone feel good about the future.
The idea of change is one that we are frightened of. It signifies moving away from what has
‘worked’ for us in the past and moving towards something unfamiliar. However, when you stop to just make smaller changes in your daily life, you can start the process more easily. Change doesn’t have to be startling and unnerving; it can be as simple as doing something different than you would have before: reading a new book or driving a new route to work.
However, in these smaller changes, you can find the strength for the bigger changes.
If you can start with the little parts of yourself that you thought didn’t matter, just imagine what you can do with the rest of your dreams and goals.
Any dictionary will give you the definition of happiness as an emotional feeling which parallels with joy, contentment, and pleasure. But then these things can thus be temporary. It matters to dig deeper into the real meaning of happiness ~ a happiness that is pure and long lasting.
Is it the material things such as money, clothes, signature footwear
and bags? Do you go for long-term states of happiness such as security, stable health, and
love? Which do you value the most? Have you gained access to pure happiness? When was the last time you felt pure happiness? Have you given your all to a certain endeavor and you felt satisfied with all those efforts you’ve placed?
Pure happiness is said to be both an inner glow and an outer radiation that you can feel
together with an utmost satisfaction.
Recognizing pure happiness is a must. There are several occurrences when you have been misled to the real deal with pure happiness and simple pleasure. To mark a definition between the two, it is vital that you know the exact difference that comes with the two terms.
Pleasure is a thing of feeling terrific over something. Examples of pleasurable experiences are a vacation over the holidays, a spa treat during the weekend, a good basketball game, and so on.
Meanwhile, pure happiness is far from feeling emotionally at ease. It goes more beyond
enjoyment. In pure happiness lies contentment and engrossment.
So what is it that let people have pure happiness? Researchers have identified factors that can fully describe pure happiness in a person. They say that people from all walks of life experience true happiness but are just too occupied to pay any attention to it simply because they fail to recognize what pure happiness and pleasure mean.
Among the significant clues of pure happiness are being totally immersed with what you are
doing, when you have your full participation on an event or engagement, when you are enjoying to the extreme but you’ve certainly got no idea with regards to the time, to the passing day, to the other occurrences taking place in your surroundings, and the genuine satisfaction that you feel. These are the instances that can tell you that you’ve got nothing but pure happiness in your mind and heart.
Pure happiness is actually a state wherein you feel like going along with the flow. You seem to be going along with the rock and roll that sets off smoothly, hassle-free, and effortlessly. It can be compared to an experience wherein the ticking of the clock suddenly stops and you become totally oblivious of the things that go on around you.
Pure happiness is a great feeling of satisfaction which is totally incomparable to the simple
pleasures you get when you see your favorite baseball team winning. Pure happiness is felt
when you overcome a challenge which has been posed to you.
There is chance of pure happiness for every individual. Do not be taken aback by the negative thought that pure happiness is only meant for other people. You deserve to experience pure happiness. When pure happiness comes your way, you can attest to how blessed you are as a person.
Therefore, take time to reconcile things and occurrences in your life.
Never fail to give importance to the value of pure happiness.