How often have you said to yourself that you just want to be happy? Or how often have you said to someone else that you just want them to be happy? What is happiness to you and can you identify what matters most? What Is Happiness? Happiness is that feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment. It’s […]
Habit: routines of behavior that are repeated regularly and tend to occur subconsciously. Habits work when there is an initial trigger or cue. It can be a time of day, location, a belief or other patterns of behavior. This then triggers a routine and produces the desired effect. What a person repeatedly does ultimately results […]
Things can get very stressful during the holidays, especially at Christmas. Emotions run high and tempers are flying. It can sometimes feel like things are spiraling out of control. Why do things go south during this time of the year? There are several reasons why things can get crazy during the holidays. There are lots […]
There’s plenty of guilt associated with Christmas. Guilt for the comment about cousin Bob’s festive sweater. Guilt for snapping at the super slow sales assistant. Guilt for saying the gingerbread men were homemade.
Anyway, the last thing we need is more guilt about a little extra indulgence.
Here’s how to survive Christmas and avoid the guilt.
Christmas is just around the corner and people are scrambling like bats in the middle of the night! Many of us are still confused or unsure about what perfect gift to get that special someone, not to mention all the family members! Whenever we pick a gift, we want to have the gift that they […]
Tick tock, we’re on the Christmas countdown and it’s the best time to give a little thought to a few small things in preparation for the coming holidays. Everyone wants to make the holidays special and we can try to alleviate the stress by planning for the holidays. It’s a lot to think about with; financial strains […]
There are so many things that we should not take for granted to lead a happy and healthy life, and sleep is one of them. Your parents always told you to take a nap when you were young, but you would resist because you always wanted to play. It’s the same in your teen years, […]
Everyone has some degree of clutter in their lives, but when clutter becomes unwieldy, it can actually start taking a toll on both your physical and mental health. Decluttering isn’t just a way to take control of your physical space; it’s also a way to achieve happiness. Here are a few reasons why decluttering your […]
Anxiety can make it difficult to do just about everything in day-to-day life, and organization is a major part of this. Organization is difficult for most people, but when you add anxiety, it can seem downright insurmountable. If you’ve found yourself unsure of where to get started, follow these tips. 7 Roadblocks To Getting Organized […]
The first few days of summer vacation are usually pure bliss – the kids just want to sleep in, enjoy some carefree days and detox from the busy school year. After a few days, though, everyone gets bored – or the house begins to resemble a war zone, complete with pint-sized combatants. You can make […]
Happiness is said to be elusive. Us humans often try to equate happiness with reaching goals. Are we looking in the right place for happiness? Are we our own worst enemy when it comes to trying to achieve happiness? You can be truly happy without the external motivations – by changing your perceptions. Things Happy People Do Differently Taking […]
This is a guest post from Tiffany Franklin from Safestore – the UK’s No.1 choice for self storage. Safestore the things you love. The morning routine is a daunting prospect if you’re not an early bird and it can take one small delay – such as ice on your windscreen or a missing shoe – to […]
Want a less chaotic life? Let’s start with simple things that can be adjusted straight away. A life that is devoid of clutter, busyness and stress equals a simplified, happy and organized life. There are so many benefits to living an uncluttered life. We hear things like this all time: Unexpected guests are now a pleasure […]
The key to a smooth sailing day-to-day family life is to establish a good routine at home. And if you feel like you already lost track, it’s not too late to reboot, especially for the coming new year. Try our following tips to help you get started. 4 Easy Ways To Establish Family Routines 1. Include Every […]
Holidays can be a special kind of stressful. Stress, depression, inactivity, overwhelm and the inability to make a decision can leave you exhausted. We’re going to take a look at some stress-free tips to help you look fresh and stay positive during the holiday season. 6 Ways to Simplify Your Life During The Holiday Season 1. Limit Activities […]
In a previous blog we talked about the five reasons why it’s great to take on a new hobby. To recap; a new hobby can help you improve: Time management skills Procrastination issues Social skills Self confidence Stress levels. A new hobby or interest not only increases your happiness, but also your productivity. You may find yourself re-evaluating […]
Do you remember the last time you received a compliment? What about the last time you gave a compliment? I recently received a back-handed compliment that was so cleverly disguised it took me a moment to realize what had actually been said. By this point, I had already thanked the person for the compliment (ha!) which […]
If you could choose a new hobby, what would it be? Learn to sew or knit. Play an instrument. Join a church group. Start gardening. Coach a sporting team. Participate in a book club. Join a photography club. Volunteer your time to a charity. When you commit to a hobby you invariably find more time […]
“I have problem with maintaining the changes that I make for a long lasting impact. It is easy for me to revert back to my old ways.” Sound familiar? We all struggle to get ourselves into a healthy frame of mind when strolling past eating delights that tempt us to our very soul! Today we are […]