8 Small Habits for Big Success

Originally posted on Let's Reach Success:

We are what we repeatedly do.

Then, in order to be successful we need to develop successful habits.

Here are a few small, but powerful ones, which if practiced with consistency, can become the pillar of your success:

1. A positive mantra

Think of the things you want the most – your purpose, goals, values and dreams.  Form a few sentences (positive ones, with powerful words) and make them your mantra by repeating them in your mind a few times throughout the day.
You can write them down and just read them out loud until you get used to that.

2. Get up earlier

This gives you an advantage as you have time for yourself and no one and nothing will distract you.
You also have the chance to plan your day, do some reading or writing, check emails, etc, which will kickstart your day and mentally prepare…

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The Happiness Formula: How to Choose to Be Happy

Originally posted on Let's Reach Success:

Happiness is a choice.

At each moment of the day, you make a decision, whether you realize it or not. It’s the result of your attitude towards life. And whatever it is—positive or negative—it affects all the events, people, relationships, and basically whatever it is that you encounter in your life.

So, if you’re living a complicated life with so many things to do and no time for yourself, it’s your fault.
If you have exactly what you’ve wanted and are thankful for it every day, you’re the one to blame.
If you’re surrounded by negative people, have a job you hate and can’t even sleep at night because of the many thoughts that pop up in your head constantly, no one else is responsible for that but you.
If you’re doing what you love, work hard but still find time for yourself and those you love, it’s due…

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How To Be Happier 7 Days A Week

Originally posted on The Library Lady and Rosie Bear:

Laughing Man 6Having a bad day? Feeling sad or discouraged?  Read on:

Don’t compare yourself, celebrate yourself!
Run your own race, you have something great to offer.
Live without excuses.
Guilt will steal your joy.

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Excerpts from, Every Day a Friday, by Joel Osteen

I’m not usually a fan of Television evangelists. However sound their their message, there’s always the danger of one of those excrutiating public apologies when caught in the midst of some scandal or the other. Who can forget Tammy Faye Baker‘s   (http://tammyfaye.com/)  tear-induced runaway mascara, when hubby Jim confessed his infidility on a worldwide broadcast. Thanks to this and many other public implosions, the image of the T.V preacher has suffered over the years, but Joel Osteen seems bent on changing  that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEwA1ldUb60

While Osteen is the acknowledged Mega King of the Mega T.V. churchs, he seems to be a horse of…

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7 Positive rules for life.

Originally posted on Eight Violets:

I came across these today and they’re a great reminder to those that wish to be reminded, or a new viewpoint for someone that may not have seen these or thought about life in this way. I’d like to add my spin on it and my viewpoints on what I’ve learnt along the way about these ‘rules’ of living…

1. MAKE PEACE WITH YOUR PAST- You cannot possibly focus on the present, which is where the calm lives, if you’re still focused on your past. Yes, the past has shaped us to be who we are today and we’d be lost without it but this is where it ends. Do not focus your energy on things that are gone or people, thoughts and emotions that were yesterday’s dilemma. In my experience if you do this it causes a feeling of anxiety and restlessness that does nothing but cause problems for…

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Ikea Carnage… Part 2

Originally posted on Losing My Lemons:

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If there’s one thing sure to whip my crazies up into a frenzy, it’s the plop of an Ikea catalogue coming through the letterbox.

Last Saturday was one such day.

Within minutes of the postman ramming the latest glossy Ikea catalogue through the post box I was awoken from my slumber, by shrieks of , “Mama, Mama can we go to Ikea for meatballs?” .

Now bearing in mind I was slightly hungover (aren’t that what Saturday mornings are all about?) and it was about 4am (ok slight exaggeration, but shit it was early), the thought of meatballs, never mind the horrors of shopping on a Saturday with 3 kids was, quite frankly, more than I could stomach.

I groaned, semi-heaved, rolled over and begged Scandiman to make me breakfast.

Three cups of coffee and 2 paracetamols later (me not them, they had popcorn and sweets) we were all up, dressed and heading…

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