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Act Happy Dr. Michael Frisch, a Baylor University professor and pioneer in the increasingly popular field of positive psychology, found 16 different areas of life that contribute to a person’s happiness. Measuring satisfaction in these areas can help measure a person’s overall level of happiness and life satisfaction. When you’re overwhelmed with stress, following a resiliency program that incorporates activities known to increase overall happiness can give you short-term stress relief, and the lasting gains of a happy life. This will help you to better weather current stressors and future challenges in your life. Happiness is inside us. We have control over what side of the line we focus our attention on. It is not that bad stuff doesn’t happen,...Read More
Having trouble returning to work due to the Monday Blahs? Feel like you never really left work? Enjoy your job, but hate getting out of bed on Monday morning? You may be struggling with the Monday blahs. At the extreme, the Monday Blahs may contains elements of depression, tiredness, hopelessness, and a sense that our job is unpleasant and unavoidable. However, for many of us, the feelings of lethargy, sluggishness, and lack of passion that we may be feeling on Monday morning may not necessarily be a reflection of our like or dislike for our job. Our Monday morning struggles may be due to difficulty dealing with the transition from one dimension of our life to another. A lack of...Read More
We never seem to be able to find ‘the time’. Stop looking. You will never find it. It isn’t lost. Procrastination Truth: If we fail to control the events in our life, then the events in our life will control us. A U.S. study, from Sanford University showed that 15 minutes of pre-planning a day freed up one hour per day. How many of us couldn’t use the extra hour? Sometimes though we just can’t seem to get our act together. Maybe we just can’t get past our urge to procrastinate. It may be that we are being too perfectionistic, or we dislike the task or person that we have to work with. We could be too tired or fear that...Read More
Hearty, Hot Breakfast For Less Stress It is a cold February morning and our warm beds are tough to escape. A hearty, hot breakfast can be the solution. While that used to mean day after day of the same old porridge or fried eggs, we now have a variety of choices to bring about that warming feeling. Not only are these choices comforting in cold weather, they can be a part of a healthy, complete diet. One of the most popular and easy to prepare hot breakfast choices is hot cereal. Most hot breakfast cereals undergo minimal processing. Basically, manufacturers just dry-blend the grains, and any flavors, sweeteners, fortification mixes, add-ins and other ingredients in a tumbler, and then package...Read More