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3 WAYS TO CREATE A SOOTHING SPACE

Monday, January 18, 2010

1. Soften your lighting. Use accent lamps with bulbs 60 watts or lower, it’s more soothing.

2. Bring in flowers. Lavender and gardenia add calm.

3. Make your bed. Coming home to crumpled sheets is so not relaxing!

  
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DDOORN 1/18/2010 9:27AM

    Also conquering your clutter and having everything neat, tidy, in its proper place.

Don

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RIDLEYRIDER 1/18/2010 7:31AM

  I feel more relaxed just reading about it! emoticon

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10 WAYS TO FEEL YOUNG

Sunday, January 17, 2010

1. Clap loudly next time you witness an extraordinary show by Mother Nature.

2. Jump on a trampoline.

3. Dance like a wild child.

4. Skip the gym. Try surfing, hiking or hula-hooping.

5. Ignore the laundry.

6. Offer your inner critic the night off.

7. Catch up with an old friend.

8. Play hooky by setting your e-mail on auto-reply. “Thank you for your message. I’ll get back to you after I get back to myself.”

9. Take one step toward a dream.

10. Get out of your own life’s drama by volunteering at a shelter.

  
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DDOORN 1/17/2010 9:06PM

    How about clapping along with the beat as you're listening to an mp3 player walking in the park...?

That was me yesterday! :-)

Don

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CARMEL466 1/17/2010 8:19AM

    These are good. I like the auto reply. Thank you!

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BIKERDIANE 1/17/2010 7:10AM

    11. Forget the makeup!

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3 WAYS TO SPEED UP YOUR MORNING ROUTINE

Saturday, January 16, 2010

1. Prepare things the night before. Do whatever you can-set the coffee machine, pack the bags-before you go to bed.

2. Take it a week at a time. Post a weekly chart on the fridge that lists each child’s daily tasks. All they have to do is give a quick glance and they know what’s going on-so if it’s gym day, they remember their sneakers.

3. Keep essentials by the door.

Anybody else have any good ideas to help get out the door faster in the mornings?

  
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PJSTIME 1/16/2010 11:02AM

    I shower at night and decide what clothes I will wear also. PJ

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DAISES2 1/16/2010 8:29AM

    luckily i'm retired,so don't have to think about it anymore.
have a super dupper weekend

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7 WAYS TO BE MORE ADVENTUROUS

Friday, January 15, 2010

1. Wear red lipstick. Ruby lips make you feel mysterious!

2. Just do it. Do you ever notice yourself saying “I’d love to learn how to…” Well, what are you waiting for?

3. Get on Twitter.(or SparkPeople!) You’ll meet people you might never otherwise.

4. Shop vintage. You never know what you will find.

5. Get lost. Visit a new hood and spend the day walking around.

6. Leave your next trip up to chance. Close your eyes, spin the globe and buy a ticket to where your finger lands.

7. Turn off your computer and cell phone for a day. You’ll be amazed at what you come across!

  
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DAISES2 1/16/2010 8:27AM

    these are all good tips,i'm surprised more people don't comment.im sure it is just timing and volume of blogs,there are hundreds.

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8 STEPS TOWARD CHANGING A BAD HABIT

Thursday, January 14, 2010

1. Follow the 20-second rule. Adding a mere 20 seconds to an activity can make it no longer worth doing. So if you’re addicted to e-mail, add a password: it’ll discourage you from logging on.

2. If you stop a negative habit, start a positive one. Give your brain something new to concentrate on. If you give up smoking, pick up, for example, reading five minutes of poetry each day.

3. Take baby steps. You can’t make your brain change in one day. So if you’re trying to, say, cut out all sugar, start by cutting back a little every week.

4. Think positive. The biggest tool for stopping negative habits is the belief that your behavior matters.

5. Enlist a buddy. Trying to break a habit with the support of someone else trying holds you accountable.

6. Keep track of your progress. For 21 to 28 days in a row, check off how many days you’ve gone without the habit. You see that progress, which encourages you.

7. Write down your goal. When you pledge to do something, your brain moves from the emotional – “Great idea!” – to the rational: “How do I accomplish this?”

8. Create a vision board. Looking at photos of yourself from before the habit or inspiring ones from magazines helps you visualize what your life would be like without that habit.

  
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SALLYSEAGULL1 1/14/2010 7:03AM

    Thank you for a great inspirational blog.

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SHERYB777 1/14/2010 6:38AM

    What great advice. Thanks for the encouraging words. I plan to use these steps, starting today.

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