After you get out of bed each morning, make your bed. I know, you don’t want to. It takes extra effort at a time when you’re groggy and craving your caffeine fix. However, let me make the case for it. Doing things when you don’t want to do them takes effort. However, it also builds […]
Sometimes, when we criticise others, we’re really attacking a flaw or weakness that we perceive ourselves to possess. Here’s how you can identify when that is happening.
You read a lot of self-help material. You read books, blogs, and magazines articles that you think will help you grow as a person, to be happier, to be more successful. This is a good thing, because if you want to get the most out of life, you have to learn the lessons that it […]
Even if you achieve all the BIG things you want, your life will still be made up of the same SMALL, mundane things – shopping, walking, eating, small talk. There’s a lot of happiness mileage to be gained in improving these – here’s one way to start.
Happier people don’t dwell on the the tough times. Instead, they reminisce on the positive, using their intensely positive experiences as a sort of databank, accessing good memories when they need a boost. Here’s how.
Some people handle stress gracefully, and can perform at their best under extremely high levels of pressure. Others crumble, even under relatively low levels of pressure. What makes the difference between the two? How can one move from the latter group towards the former?
If you start the day poorly, you tend to continue it poorly as well. If you start the day well, right from the first hour, the rest of the day will tend to follow suit. And even if it doesn’t, well, at least you got one good hour in!
Our thoughts shape our emotions and actions. If our thoughts are overly negative, this can affect our mood and lead us to make worse decisions. This challenge helps you identify and fix these unproductive thoughts.
Nature isn’t somewhere to visit. It’s home – it’s the environment we evolved to live in. There may be negative consequences to depriving ourselves of it. So, try to take a nature break when you can.
Most people, especially in the materially-abundant developed world, have a lot to be thankful for. But it’s easy to forget all these things, and focus on things we don’t like about our lives. This exercise helps you redress the balance a little bit.