Decades of scientific research show that a few basic fundamentals are key to happiness. One of the greatest feelings you can possess is happiness. When you are happy, people want to be around you. We all want to be happier. It seems simple, but at times living a happy life is more complicated than it should be.
Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I’ll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I’ve stored away, just for this time in my life.
Feeling depleted? Try this: Close your eyes, feel your breath before letting it go. Open your eyes. Touch your skin. Sense its warmth. Smile. Laugh. Just be for a moment.
Repeat as often as you like.
No matter the challenges you face, take this moment and celebrate something stronger than any obstacle in your path – life; your amazing life. Make this your declaration today. Read these 7 Small Habits That Will Steal Your Happiness
You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, lovelike you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and livelike it’s heaven on earth. – William W. Purkey
My life isn’t perfect, but it is amazing. It’s amazing for one simple reason: I’m alive. That’s a reality I don’t take for granted and it’ssomething that encourages me to appreciate exactly what I have.
For me, an amazing life isn’t measured in possessions or victories and it isn’t determined by what I earn. My amazing life isn’t a goal, it’s a gift.
Sometimes my job gets complicated and my relationships complex. Buteach night before I close my eyes, I say a silent prayer of gratitudeand then I ask for one more day.
When I wake the next morning, I greet the day with excitement, hope and appreciation. My amazing life is waiting.
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20 Rules for an amazing life
If you are looking to transform your life from ordinary toremarkable, practice these 20 rules for an amazing life. These rulesdon’t come with a penalty if not followed; but they do come with apromise.
The promise is simple: Pay attention to what matters most and then watch something amazing happen – a little more peace,love and happiness will be what wakes you up and lays you down everyday:
- Say thank you like you mean it.
When someone helps you, don’t just offer a required “thank you.” Say it like you mean it; say it with feeling.
- Change your thoughts to positive ones.
Practice filtering your thoughts. Identify the negative thoughts andcultivate the positive ones. Positive thoughts lead to positive actions.
- Find the desires of the real you.
Allow yourself the freedom to put aside what others may want for you,and tune into what you want for yourself. Allow your spirit to nudge you to follow the desires of your heart.
- Do things that scare you.
Step out of your comfort zone and welcome new possibilities; welcome growth.
- Love every moment.
Every day is a gift. I’m learning to love each moment. No matter if it’s waiting in line, paying a bill or driving to work, these moments aresimply beautiful because each one is perfectly drenched with the sweetreminder that life is here.
Cut back on work, watch expenses and don’t over commit your time or talent. Do less. Live more.
- Do what you love.
When you do what you love, time seems to stop, your mind becomes sharper and a sense of clarity about your life’s purpose consumes you. Doingwhat you love is a moment like no other. This is the moment when there’s no other place you would rather be.
- Improve your health.
The mind-body connection is powerful. Look to do good things for your body so your body can do good things for you.
- Learn to forgive.
Forgiveness puts the past where it belongs – in the past. An amazinglife begins in the present; in the here and now. By learning to forgivethe sins committed against you; along with the ones you have committed,you will be free to live each day without regret, shame or guilt.
- Be honest with others and yourself.
Speak the truth and the truth will find you. Wrapped in the middle ofthe truth is a wonderful awareness that gives you the power to liveconfidentially.
- Ask for help.
When life becomes too much, and its amazement feels more like weariness, remember that asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign ofcourage – the courage it takes to live an amazing life.
Reading brings characters to life, ideas to light and inspiration out of the shadows. Reading opens the incredible world a little wider andinvites you to see the amazing things waiting inside.
- Be Humble.
Humility requires you to shift attention away from yourself and ontoothers. Being humble helps you understand when you focus on the needs of others, your needs will be met in the process.
- Define your own meaning of success.
What does success look like to you? One aspect of an amazing life meanschoosing who you want to be; what you want to do and how you want to measure progress along the way.
- Choose to be good.
Goodness lives in this world, and in the world after this one. Showingkindness, helping others and keeping your word will not only make living here more peaceful, it will extend that peace into the next world, too.
- Give respect.
Respect yourself. Respect your mind, body and spirit. Nourish yourselfwith what’s honest and true. Extend that respect to others and life will give you more friendships, strength and amazing love.
- Donate your time to help others.
Share your time to help someone. It can be an encouraging smile, helping with a difficult task or taking time to listen and offer support.
- Focus on the present.
Be present wherever you are. Take in the moment and savor every special nuance and detail of it.
- Use your imagination everyday.
Open your mind. Think about what your amazing life would look like and then use your imagination to help you get there.
- Celebrate your mistakes.
Mistakes point to one thing: You tried. Your life isn’t defined by themistakes you make; it’s defined by your resolve to keep going; to keepfighting and to keep claiming your amazing life no matter what happens.