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Be grateful for all the things you have.

29 Feb

Start noticing how wealthy you are right now.

Henry David Thoreau once said, “Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” Even when times are tough, it’s always important to keep things in perspective. You didn’t go to sleep hungry last night. You didn’t go to sleep outside. You had a choice of what clothes to wear this morning. You hardly broke a sweat today. You didn’t spend a minute in fear. You have access to clean drinking water. You have access to medical care. You have access to the Internet. You can read. Some might say you are incredibly wealthy, so remember to be grateful for all the things you do have.

 

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Marc and Angel Hack Life – Practical Tips for Productive Living
When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.
http://www.marcandangel.com
http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/12/18/30-things-to-start-doing-for-yourself/

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Overcome negative thoughts.

29 Feb

Start focusing on the possibility of positive outcomes.

The mind must believe it CAN do something before it is capable of actually doing it. The way to overcome negative thoughts and destructive emotions is to develop opposing, positive emotions that are stronger and more powerful. Listen to your self-talk and replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Regardless of how a situation seems, focus on what you DO WANT to happen, and then take the next positive step forward.  No, you can’t control everything that happens to you, but you can control how you react to things.  Everyone’s life has positive and negative aspects – whether or not you’re happy and successful in the long run depends greatly on which aspects you focus on. Read The How of Happiness.

 

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Melina
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Marc and Angel Hack Life – Practical Tips for Productive Living
When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.
http://www.marcandangel.com
http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/12/18/30-things-to-start-doing-for-yourself/

You can’t change everything.

28 Feb

Start concentrating on the things you can control.

You can’t change everything, but you can always change something. Wasting your time, talent and emotional energy on things that are beyond your control is a recipe for frustration, misery and stagnation. Invest your energy in the things you can control, and act on them now.

 

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Marc and Angel Hack Life – Practical Tips for Productive Living
When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.
http://www.marcandangel.com
http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/12/18/30-things-to-start-doing-for-yourself/

Bring joy.

27 Feb

Start actively nurturing your most important relationships.

Bring real, honest joy into your life and the lives of those you love by simply telling them how much they mean to you on a regular basis. You can’t be everything to everyone, but you can be everything to a few people. Decide who these people are in your life and treat them like royalty. Remember, you don’t need a certain number of friends, just a number of friends you can be certain of.

 

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daya_devi
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Marc and Angel Hack Life – Practical Tips for Productive Living
When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.
http://www.marcandangel.com
http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/12/18/30-things-to-start-doing-for-yourself/

Own your choices.

26 Feb

Start taking full accountability for your own life.

Own your choices and mistakes, and be willing to take the necessary steps to improve upon them. Either you take accountability for your life or someone else will. And when they do, you’ll become a slave to their ideas and dreams instead of a pioneer of your own. You are the only one who can directly control the outcome of your life. And no, it won’t always be easy. Every person has a stack of obstacles in front of them.  But you must take accountability for your situation and overcome these obstacles. Choosing not to is choosing a lifetime of mere existence.

 

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qthomasbower
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Marc and Angel Hack Life – Practical Tips for Productive Living
When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.
http://www.marcandangel.com
http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/12/18/30-things-to-start-doing-for-yourself/

Feeling good again.

25 Feb

Start being more open about how you feel.

If you’re hurting, give yourself the necessary space and time to hurt, but be open about it.  Talk to those closest to you. Tell them the truth about how you feel.  Let them listen. The simple act of getting things off your chest and into the open is your first step toward feeling good again

 

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Martin LaBar
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Marc and Angel Hack Life – Practical Tips for Productive Living
When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.
http://www.marcandangel.com
http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/12/18/30-things-to-start-doing-for-yourself/

The journey begins with one step.

24 Feb

Start working toward your goals every single day.

Remember, the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.  Whatever it is you dream about, start taking small, logical steps every day to make it happen. Get out there and DO something! The harder you work the luckier you will become.  While many of us decide at some point during the course of our lives that we want to answer our calling, only an astute few of us actually work on it. By ‘working on it,’ I mean consistently devoting oneself to the end result. Read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

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Horia Varlan
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Marc and Angel Hack Life – Practical Tips for Productive Living
When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.
http://www.marcandangel.com
http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/12/18/30-things-to-start-doing-for-yourself/

Accept things as they are.

23 Feb

Start accepting things when they are less than perfect.

Remember, ‘perfect’ is the enemy of ‘good.’ One of the biggest challenges for people who want to improve themselves and improve the world is learning to accept things as they are. Sometimes it’s better to accept and appreciate the world as it is, and people as they are, rather than to trying to make everything and everyone conform to an impossible ideal. No, you shouldn’t accept a life of mediocrity, but learn to love and value things when they are less than perfect.

 

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nadia & massimo
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Marc and Angel Hack Life – Practical Tips for Productive Living
When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.
http://www.marcandangel.com
http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/12/18/30-things-to-start-doing-for-yourself/

Small pleasures.

22 Feb

Start noticing the beauty of small moments.

Instead of waiting for the big things to happen – marriage, kids, big promotion, winning the lottery – find happiness in the small things that happen every day. Little things like having a quiet cup of coffee in the early morning, or the delicious taste and smell of a homemade meal, or the pleasure of sharing something you enjoy with someone else, or holding hands with your partner. Noticing these small pleasures on a daily basis makes a big difference in the quality of your life.
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jon collier
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Marc and Angel Hack Life – Practical Tips for Productive Living
When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.
http://www.marcandangel.com
http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/12/18/30-things-to-start-doing-for-yourself/

Breathe.

21 Feb

Start being attentive to your stress level and take short breaks.

Slow down.  Breathe. Give yourself permission to pause, regroup and move forward with clarity and purpose.  When you’re at your busiest, a brief recess can rejuvenate your mind and increase your productivity. These short breaks will help you regain your sanity and reflect on your recent actions so you can be sure they’re in line with your goals.

 

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zakwitnij
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Marc and Angel Hack Life – Practical Tips for Productive Living
When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.
http://www.marcandangel.com
http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/12/18/30-things-to-start-doing-for-yourself/

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