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How to Increase your Happiness

1. Experiment to find what makes you happy – and then spend time doing more of that!

2. Hang out with people who are usually upbeat as we’re influenced by people that we spend time with.

3. When something good happens, then focus on it. Count your many blessings, and practice thankfulness.

4. Don’t isolate yourself; we’re made to walk through life together. So try and find other people who will love you just for “you”.

5. Savour the moment, and don’t rush ahead. There’s so much to enjoy if we’ll only stop and notice.

6. Don’t just think about yourself; think about the needs of others. Volunteer, share your time, and help others when you can.

7. When you’re working on a task try and get into the flow. It’s so much more productive, energising and rewarding.

8. Keep an eye on your thought patterns, and notice when you tend to be overly negative or critical. When you’re feeling like that, try and challenge your thinking so it’s not so extreme, but is more balanced and objective.

9. Choose to NOT be envious or jealous of others. Instead, take charge of your life and form your own destiny.

10. Think outside the box, and be authentic and creative. You’ll enjoy your life much more if things are new and interesting.

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7 Secrets of Happiness

1. Have a good core group of friends.
2. Build some adventure into your life. Don’t fall into “the same old, same old”.
3. Research confirms that “stuff won’t make us happy” so clear out the junk – and only keep what you love.
4. Work on establishing balance in your life. Don’t be too busy or you’ll wind up depressed.
5. Give in to temptation every now and again. Too much discipline is boring in the end.
6. Like and appreciate yourself. Take time to notice and affirm your strengths.
7. Start living in the moment – don’t doubt every move. Accept your decision as the best one right now.

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7 Life Lessons

1. Let go of anger. When we erupt in anger we often feel much worse. Hence, it’s better to cool off and to work on staying calm.

2. When people treat you badly it’s rarely “about you”. More often it tells you how that person is feeling, or some other issue that is bothering them.

3. You’re not the only one who has struggled with this issue – so don’t feel so awful, or put yourself down.

4. Enjoy the good times and savour every moment as life is a precious gift to be enjoyed.

5. Work and be persistent as it’s worth the slog and pain. In the end it makes a difference as the pay off is success.

6. You need to find a passion and set yourself some goals if you want to go somewhere, and makes something of life.

7. All relationships can teach us so much about ourselves. Both the good and the bad show us who we really are. They reveal what we think, and how we feel, about ourselves – as well as what our values and our expectations are.

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Why complicate Life

1. Missing somebody – Call.

2. Wanna meet up – Invite.

3. Wanna be understood – Explain.

4. Have questions – Ask.

5. Don’t like something - Speak up.

6. Like something – Share it.

7. Want something - Ask for it.

8. Love someone – Tell them.

We only have one life. Keep it simple.

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Some Wisdom for Today

1. Life is a mixture of experiences. Some of them are painful and some are fabulous.
2. If we accept responsibility for our own lives, we’ll have a lot more say and exert much more control.
3. It’s true - avoiding pain will bring some temporary relief … But pushing through the pain often reaps more benefits.
4. Time is very precious and can never be regained – so try not to squander your opportunities.
5. If we treat people poorly we will suffer in the end as we all need one another to succeed and grow in life.
6. Choose to learn from the past – then let it go, and live your life. Today’s a precious gift that you can miss, if you look back.
7. Life is constantly changing, and our friendships often fade. There is nothing that is certain so enjoy what you have now.

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How to Avoid Over-Thinking

1. When you feel bogged down and you can’t clear your mind, do something physical or get some exercise.
2. Set a time limit for your “thinking time” then make yourself move on to doing something else.
3. Interrupt the thinking process or distract yourself by diverting your attention onto something very different.
4. Stop discussing what concerns you with everyone you meet as you’ll just end up confused, and you won’t know what to do.
5. Accept that uncertainty is part of this life, and we don’t have all the facts, or know what’s further down the road.
6. Throw yourself into a project, a hobby or some work. That will force you to refocus on something else instead.
7. Let your mind go blank and just relax for a while. It will help you see more clearly when you start to think, next time.

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The Secret of Happiness

1.Recognize that happiness is a choice.

2. Forgive yourself for your past mistakes.

3. Stop being a victim of your circumstances.

4. Live each moment to the fullest.

5. Follow your heart, and do what you love.

6. Appreciate what you have; don’t fixate on what is missing.

7. Surround yourself with people you love.

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10 Traits that Lead to Success

1. Independence

2. Self-confidence

3. Persistence

4. Creative thinking

5. Being thick skinned

6. Knowing who you are and what you want from life

7. Setting clear goals – and going after them

8. Staying focused

9. Optimism

10. Passion and a zest for life.

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