Although I’m rugged up in a faux-fur hoodie and ugg boots on this cold and rainy winter’s day in Sydney, my northern hemisphere friends are enjoying the start of summer.
So I thought I’d pull together some of my posts on getting organized, having fun, and making the most of the holidays for you lucky, sun-drenched peeps.
1. Be Happy & Have Fun
Happiness isn’t a selfish goal. In fact it’s related to giving more in our world. Here are 11 of the advantages that go along with happiness – and 11 great reasons to be happy!
Can you trace the way you feel back to the way you think? I sure notice a cause-and-effect relationship between my thoughts and my happiness…
Do people tell you you’re no fun? After working in large financial institutions for over a decade it took a long time to get my feeling-groovy groove back. Here are 3 strategies for having, and being, more fun that I learned along the way.
A number of studies suggest our feelings are strengthened, perhaps even stimulated, by the faces we make. What face are you making now?
Psychologists have scientifically tested (yep, we’re talking unwitting participants, experiments, statistical analysis, peer-reviewed journals) whether appreciating good things leads to greater happiness. And guess what – it does!
2. Get Ready for School
To get a jump start on a great academic year, set some college or school goals – and make them Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Framed – SMART. Follow these 5 easy steps and you’ll be on your way.
Important lessons for making changes – and they apply any time of the year.
Get that worry out of your head and do something useful with it. By thinking constructively about things you can do and making a plan for actions you can take, you save yourself stress and improve your ability to help your child.
3. Get Organized and Declutter
Join the thousands of people who’ve committed to completing just one 30-minute organizing mission a week. Easy peasy! Missions include decluttering, personal organization and goal-setting across life areas.
Lots of ideas for living with a hoarder and helping them to change – if they’re ready.
The way you bid the world adieu each night affects the way the world greets you the next day. Here are 10 simple things to do before bed that help to make the morning a good one.
4. Make The Most of Your Holidays
To help you to get things done, keep your cool, and have a good time, here are my top 3 happy-holiday tips.
Helpful tips on getting organized for travel, at opposite ends of the travel scale.
5. Don’t Overindulge
Some ideas to help you avoid overdoing it on holidays.
In a world where the options run from the sublime to Jerry Springer, you need to protect yourself from crap TV that slowly and painfully sucks your soul out through your eyeballs. Here’s how..
My friend Susan Heid (@ConfidentMom) has just released a nifty family calendar for the summer holidays. There’s an activity to do with the kids for every day, with a link to more instructions for each activity. Very practical and fun!