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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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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Be true to yourself!

21 Feb

Start listening to your own inner voice.

If it helps, discuss your ideas with those closest to you, but give yourself enough room to follow your own intuition. Be true to yourself. Say what you need to say. Do what you know in your heart is right.

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Marc and Angel Hack Life – Practical Tips for Productive Living
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Care about people.

19 Feb

Start helping those around you.

Care about people. Guide them if you know a better way. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you. Love and kindness begets love and kindness. And so on and so forth.

 

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Forgiveness.

18 Feb

Start forgiving yourself and others.

We’ve all been hurt by our own decisions and by others. And while the pain of these experiences is normal, sometimes it lingers for too long. We relive the pain over and over and have a hard time letting go. Forgiveness is the remedy.  It doesn’t mean you’re erasing the past, or forgetting what happened. It means you’re letting go of the resentment and pain, and instead choosing to learn from the incident and move on with your life.

 

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Focus on what you have.

17 Feb

Start looking for the silver lining in tough situations.

When things are hard, and you feel down, take a few deep breaths and look for the silver lining – the small glimmers of hope. Remind yourself that you can and will grow stronger from these hard times. And remain conscious of your blessings and victories – all the things in your life that are right. Focus on what you have, not on what you haven’t.

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Marc and Angel Hack Life – Practical Tips for Productive Living
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What goes around comes around.

16 Feb

Start cheering for other people’s victories.

Start noticing what you like about others and tell them. Having an appreciation for how amazing the people around you are leads to good places – productive, fulfilling, peaceful places. So be happy for those who are making progress. Cheer for their victories. Be thankful for their blessings, openly. What goes around comes around, and sooner or later the people you’re cheering for will start cheering for you.

 

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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.
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http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/12/18/30-things-to-start-doing-for-yourself/

Be the best you can be.

15 Feb

Start competing against an earlier version of yourself.

Be inspired by others, appreciate others, learn from others, but know that competing against them is a waste of time. You are in competition with one person and one person only – yourself. You are competing to be the best you can be. Aim to break your own personal records.

 

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Marc and Angel Hack Life – Practical Tips for Productive Living
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http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/12/18/30-things-to-start-doing-for-yourself/

Embrace new relationships.

14 Feb

Start giving new people you meet a chance.

It sounds harsh, but you cannot keep every friend you’ve ever made. People and priorities change.  As some relationships fade others will grow. Appreciate the possibility of new relationships as you naturally let go of old ones that no longer work. Trust your judgment.  Embrace new relationships, knowing that you are entering into unfamiliar territory. Be ready to learn, be ready for a challenge, and be ready to meet someone that might just change your life forever.

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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.
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For the right reasons.

14 Feb

Start entering new relationships for the right reasons.

Enter new relationships with dependable, honest people who reflect the person you are and the person you want to be. Choose friends you are proud to know, people you admire, who show you love and respect – people who reciprocate your kindness and commitment. And pay attention to what people do, because a person’s actions are much more important than their words or how others represent them.

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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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