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Living a Happier Life


















Seven Secrets to Living a Happier (and Less Stressful) Life
We’ve all heard that some people tend to look at life optimistically with a “glass is half-full” approach. Others see life more pessimistically with the opposing “glass is half-empty” view. Those who are optimistic live happier lives because they realize that happiness is not a “thing” to be acquired, but a choice you make for yourself each and every day. Acquiring “things” to make yourself happy creates only a short-lived type of happiness. True, lasting happiness comes from deep within you and will attract all that you desire into your life. Strive for this type of happiness with the seven key steps below:


1. Avoid Complaining and Criticizing -- These produce a negative focus. Instead seek opportunities to praise others, to laugh and to practice kindness each day.

2. Become Non-Judgemental -- Judging others creates chaos in your inner dialogue. Instead strive for inner peace by learning to accept others as they are.

3. Practice Defenselessness – Relinquish the need to convince others of your point of view. When you have no point to defend, you release the burden of defensiveness and feel more relaxed, joyful and free.

4. Appreciate -- Begin to truly be thankful for all that you DO have! An easy way to practice appreciation and establish a positive focus is with a Gratitude Journal. Keep your journal beside your bed and write down five things you are thankful for each night before going to sleep. In no time you’ll realize just how much you already have to be thankful for.

5. Meditate -- Release resistance to your natural state of wellbeing by learning to quiet your mind. Going within promotes inner harmony
and will help you to experience more peace and tranquility in your life. The goal of meditation
is mindfulness which means living fully in the present moment without regretting the past or worrying about the future. Try centering yourself daily by lying quietly on your bed and focusing only on your breathing for 10 minutes, dismiss any thoughts that invade this quiet time and when your mind begins to wander, gently bring your focus back to your breathing. Its as easy as that!

6. Deliberately Choose Positive Thoughts -- Its important to realize that although you cannot control everything around you, you can control your own thoughts and reactions to outside stimuli. When you notice negative thoughts creeping in, pivot to a more positive, better feeling thought of something you would prefer. The key here is to think about what you DO want vs. what you do not want.

7. Have Faith -- People with faith are generally happier and more relaxed because they know that they are not alone. Learning to have faith, letting go and trusting that all will be well will lead to a deep sense of inner peace and to all you’ve been dreaming of.

Most of all remember that you are supposed to be happy and that the purpose of life is joy!
By Terry Marshall
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How To Attract Abundance

If you’re not currently living your life in abundance, then you should start doing something about it right now. Well actually, the supply of abundance all around us is more than enough, so all you have to do is ask. Being abundant is a state which involves wealth but means more than just that. Real genuine abundance is the state of being linked and conjoined to the primitive origin of everything that is, of manifesting a steadfast flow of positive and optimistic energy to extend and nurture love, life and artistry. Abundance is not just anything which lives and breathes outside you; instead, it is one state of being that is experienced in one’s mind.

Being abundant is effortless and limitless; it is experiencing bliss and happiness. The Law of Attraction declares that “you would attract in you those things that match your state of being.” So if you focus on the things that you lack, then the message you send forth is one of you don’t have and that is precisely what you will attract. On the contrary, if you imagine and develop a state of being abundant in your thoughts, you would pull more wealth into your life. To be able to lure abundance, be abundant and start to think and act as if you already possess and own all the things that you wish for.

Now, most people might think that if they try to amass more money, they can do anything and everything that they have ever dreamed and aspired of doing and inevitably, be much happier. Yet in fact, the reverse is true. When you start to create a status of joy and gladness, you begin to pull towards you not lack or scarcity, but wealth. You will find yourself be more inspired and motivated to do those things that may soon lead and direct to reaching the very physical state that matches your state of being. You might have heard or be familiar with an old proverb which says, “the rich is getting richer and richer and the poor is getting poorer and poorer.” This is not just because the rich have much more wealth which they invest to earn interest, but it’s also because of their state of being ample…it attracts more of it.

Therefore, think more abundant thoughts and you would begin to lure wealth. However, the problem with majority of us is that we have the tendency to concentrate on out scarcity or the things that we lack. We unknowingly do so when we place ourselves in the condition of always wanting. Therefore, instead of pulling abundance, you end up luring more lack and scarcity in your life. This expresses to the Universe that we are lacking rather than being richly supplied. To begin magnetizing wealth, see the world as ample and a welcoming place to live in. the supply of abundance in the universe is endless.

You may use an affirmation like, “I am able to draw the abundance in my life because I am in a state of abundance.”
By: Amy Twain

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