Tips to a happier life 

Do you or someone you know make life much harder than it needs to be?  Here are some tips to living a happy life.

1)  Gratitude- when you give thanks you tend to focus on what is good.  

2)  Compassion – reminds us not to judge others until we walk in the other person’s shoes.

3)  Bond – having a close bond with your family and friends makes life easier and pleasurable.

4)  Unconditional love – no strings or expectations.  Pure love through an open heart.

5)  Flexibility – when you are flexible you will be able to go with the flow.  As we all know life can be unpredictable and we need to resist the urge to stay stagnant.  Being flexible to change is key to a happy life.

Here is what I have learned thus far…

80% of our thoughts serve no value.

Emotional intelligence is the key to professional and personal success. 

Letting go of expectations guarantees happiness. 

I am what I allow myself to be.

You can’t escape Karma.  

The universe is a reflection pool that observes all.

People will only treat you the way you allow them to.

Everything is a lesson if you are willing to learn

Love conquers all.

You have a choice 

You can’t be positive and have negative thoughts.  You can choose to the see the good in every situation.

You can’t fully love with judgement and expectations. You can choose to love unconditionally.

You can not allow the past to hold you prisoner.  You can be present and live in the now by focusing on what’s around you at this very moment.

You can’t forgive it you are still cursing the person in your head. You can let go of the pain as it’s no longer serves you.

My friends please be sure to check your thoughts   throughout the day and make sure they align with your beliefs.  

My mantra

Be grateful everyday, and strive to be better than yesterday.  This is my mantra.  By having a personal statement you are reminded that life doesn’t control you – YOU control life.  We have the choice to be happy or miserable.

Life doesn’t just happen we make it happen.   By using free will we are creating our own reality.    Our actions causes reactions in our lives and happiness.  So before making a decision be sure to think of the consequences.

To live a peaceful life we must act with compassion towards one another.  And respect everything and everyone around us.   If we work hard for what we want, we will be able to achieve it.  Be passionate about life and create the life you want.

 

 

 

Life is what you make of it

Life is as easy or as difficult as you make it.   One can wake up and thank the universe for a new day.  Or you can wake up grunting and upset that it’s morning and keep hitting the snooze button.

One can look at sleep as the caffeine he or she needs to wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed.  Or think that the day can not start until the caffeine kicks in from their morning coffee.

When it’s time to go to work one can dread it – complain about the commute and sulk.  Or put a smile on their face and be grateful to have a job to go to.

You see it’s all about perspective if you look at the glass as being half empty then you are most likely going to find things to complain about.  However if you are truly appreciative of life and you roll with the punches you will find yourself happy and successful.

Be good to yourself

Self care is not a luxury it’s a necessity. Most of us put ourselves last and everything else first. The needs of others are not more important than our own needs.

How is your relationship with yourself? 

Do you check in and ask yourself how you are feeling?  

What have you done for yourself to let your body know you are important?

It’s important that we do what makes us happy.  When we are happy and grounded we are healthier and stronger.  We can listen more and be more aware of our environment which makes us better people, partners, friends and parents.

What good are you to others if you are dehydrated- hungry – sick – stressed – depressed- unhealthy?  

You must check in everyday to make sure you are getting what you need in order to take care of those around you. Be good to yourself my friends. You deserve it!

Live for today 

Today I want you to try something new and that’s focusing on the now.  Not focusing on what happened yesterday or what’s coming tomorrow but being in the present.

Don’t put off anything you can do today, make the phone calls to your loved ones, take time to go outside and listen to the birds chirp.   And forgive anyone who has hurt you – let it all go. 

The only thing that matters is today.  If you are crying about yesterday or worrying about tomorrow you are robbing yourself of the present.

Life is a gift and waking up to a new day is not something we should take for granted. Today is what matters, make it count.  Live as though it’s your last day on earth.   Because tomorrow is not guaranteed.