Be optimistic. A positive outlook is associated with better health, a longer life and greater joy. When you look to the bright side and believe people are good, you directly increase your own happiness.
And according to this article on abo... Read more
Start a Journal. Use it to record positive experiences and things you are thankful for. Read your own words during times when you feel down to remember how fortunate you truly are.
What SparkPeople appears to be addressing is more of a Gra... Read more
My favorite day yet!!
Dark chocolate is healthy in moderation, but it can also increase well-being and boost your mood. Savor a small piece to satisfy that craving.
Every day. I plan for at least some chocolate. EVER... Read more
(Playing catch up still, yep, Making Time for Myself is still an issue!)
"Simplify your life. Unburden yourself of possessions that lock you in the "rat race" of earning more money to pay for more things you don't really need. Spend time an... Read more
Savor every bite.
I have never been a fast eater. I'm the one that people used to yell at to hurry up at Thanksgiving dinner. My family had already finished their seconds and was waiting for me to finish so they could start dessert. It doe... Read more
Make time for yourself. Pursuing personal growth is just as important as spending time with others. Pencil in some "me" time, even if it's just a few minutes each day.
I'm single, no pets, no roommates, have a M-F 9-5 job (if I'm not out on... Read more
Smile! Grinning, even if you don't feel happy, releases serotonin in the brain, instantly lifts your mood and makes you feel better.
I try to do this as much as possible. Often, I am seen as weird stocker lady when I do Read more
Find meaningful work.
I know that I need to re-evaluate how I do my job. It's an okay job, but I need to be more organized at it. Seems like I'm always playing catch up and the piles of paperwork on my desk are beginning to not only look b... Read more
Take action. It boils down to this, if there is something in your life that you don't like, make a plan, take charge and change it.
Some days I think the staff at SparkPeople are spying on me!?!
I have never been good at housekeeping/... Read more
Cultivate Friendships!!! OOOoooh I like this one!
I am single and live 3000 miles from my nearest (blood) family member. So holidays, birthdays, special events, COULD be pretty lonely. My last job, Bartender at a golf course (local blue co... Read more
Develop your spirituality.
This one is kind of tough for me. I don't belong to a church. I don't have religion. I guess I'd be considered more of an agnostic than an atheist. I believe that there is a power that guides us as human beings.... Read more
"Get Plenty of Sleep." Sleep is good. I like to sleep. I like to nap. I like to dream. Lately, my sleep hasn't been so great. I have trouble falling asleep some times, wake up through the night and then have even more trouble waking up. Here's m... Read more
Sparkpeople gives us these wonderful calendars www.sparkpeople.com/reso urce/calendar_2007-11.pdf to Spark our well being. I know I could use a little happiness in my life... So what the heck. I'm going to give myself 30 day... Read more
It happened... again. I got off track. Fell of the wagon. Lost my focus. However you phrase it, it was a glitch.
This time, a mental one. I went back to a bad habit of using food to "ease emotional pain". The eating, it didn't help. Now I ... Read more
Today we started a new session for Group Power. For those of you who don't know, GP is a strength training class, set to music, using weights and barbells. Over the course of an hour you pretty much work every muscle in the body... And then some... Read more