Before rushing to judgement...
...take a moment to know what you are seeing.
I had to take a step back last weekend. And had a realization. Sometimes we, as human beings, choose to believe what we *think* we see versus what is actually happening. Here is the situation. ... Read more
30 Days to Greater Happiness ~ Day 15
Don't compare yourself to others. Happy people judge themselves by their own yardsticks, never against what others do or have. Keep up with yourself - not the Joneses.
Does the other person have a bigger house, better car, loses weight fas... Read more
30 Days to Greater Happiness ~ Day 14
Exercise Regularly. Physical activity produces "feel good chemicals" (endorphins) in the brain which promote satisfaction and well-being. Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week.
Amen... nuff said!! But I'll say more ... Read more
30 Days to Greater Happiness ~ Day 12
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
30 Days to Greater Happiness ~ Day 11
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
30 Days to Greater Happiness ~ Day 12
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
30 Days to Greater Happiness ~ Day 10
(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
30 Days to Greater Happiness ~ Day 9
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
30 Days to Greater Happiness ~ Day 8
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
30 Days to Greater Happiness ~ Day 7
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
30 Days to Greater Happiness ~ Day 6 (one day late...)
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
30 Days to Greater Happiness ~Day 5
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
30 Days to Greater Happiness ~ Day 4
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
30 Days to Greater Happiness ~ Day 3
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
30 Days to Greater Happiness ~ Day 2
"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