Don’t work too much

Let’s face it — there will always be too much work to do. Whether or not you answer those 50 emails won’t really matter down the line. Don’t look at going to your outings shirking work responsibilities. Look at not going as shirking what’s important.

Baby steps towards life goals

   Along the lines of the above suggestion, many people have really big life goals. Goals so big that work on the goals never gets started.    Break big dreams into small achievable steps, and then focus on taking one step at a time. The progress makes us happy. The small steps give us aContinue reading “Baby steps towards life goals”

Live true to yourself

    So many people don’t live their dreams, because they do what someone else expects. Don’t do something because of the job title or to make someone else proud. Do what you know is right for you.     “Prestige is a powerful magnet that warps even your beliefs about what you enjoy. ItContinue reading “Live true to yourself”

Find your purpose

     Your mission could be being a great parent, a great spouse, an excellent gardener or saving the world. We’re happier when we have a purpose.      People are constantly searching for their purpose and what’s most important to them. Here’s an exercise to help you figure that out:      Imagine you’reContinue reading “Find your purpose”

Don’t be a maximizer

    You can spend all day surfing the Internet to find the absolute best price on a new TV. Unless that is significant money for you don’t worry.      Your gift doesn’t have to be perfect; it has to be thoughtful. Your house can be clean, but it doesn’t have to be immaculate.Continue reading “Don’t be a maximizer”

Don’t sweat the small stuff

    Before you get upset, ask yourself, “Will this matter tomorrow, next week or in a year?”       If you get upset at someone who cut the line or a customer service representative or anyone else, you’re not hurting him. You’re only affecting your own happiness.  

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