Get Happy Right Now

Nobody likes to be sad; ask anyone around and most definitive no one will tell you that they like to be unhappy. For the past two weeks have been going through some tough and uncertain times and despite of my positive mental attitude, I sometimes feel frustrated about things not going the way I expect them to and anxious about the future. My days were feeling like riding a fast roller coaster up and down and through gut wrenching turns.

Everybody wants to be happy and will do anything just to be happy. Some people like to go on a shopping spree when they’re feeling down, others like to do good things for others to feel happy themselves. Being who I am, I wanted to eradicate this frustration and anxiety out of my system and started to look for ways to be instantly happy. I knew that it doesn’t take much for the negativity, anger, frustration and even depression to bring one down, especially when feeling weak and low. Having experienced the power of gratitude, I chose to be grateful for the things I DO have, for the people I have in my life and the exciting things waiting for me even though I have no idea of the outcome. This alone makes me feel instantly happy but it needs continuous reinforcement to help from it effectively. Stepping out of the task at hand particularly when I feel stuck and do something different and spontaneous also helps me to improve my mood. The solution always seems to find its way when I return to the task with a fresh and clear mind. Another source of instant happiness: the Internet. You can search keywords for articles to help you in any situation. One click leads to another and soon you’ll find the answer you have looked even though you didn’t know what you were looking for in the first place. I found a super-awesome post on by Kevin Nalty about how to be happy now. I like it so much and it needs to be shared.

When you’re feeling down, frustrated and overwhelmed with the happenings in your life, start looking for a way to be happy instead of finding someone or something to blame for your troubles. Remember, it starts with you and only you have the control of whatever happens to you.

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Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World

I receive a lot of emails daily and spend a considerable amount of my precious time reading them. Most of them are informative, keeping me in touch with trends and things that interest me. Others are just junk emails offering service or products that are nothing more than spam.  Occasionally the good emails, newsletters and posts that I consider worthy fall through the spam filters and I have to fish them out of the junk mail folder before deleting them.  Scrolling down the list I found this post of my favorite travelzine Vagabondish which incidentally went to my junk email folder.  It is there I found this hidden jewel that could have gone unnoticed had I not check my folder.  Gandhi’s top ten fundamentals for changing the world. The artist created a document with such a powerful title that it was not possible for me to pass on. It needs to be read, taken in and share it with the world. It needs to be printed and posted so you can see, follow and apply it to your life. Then we all will be doing our part to change the world we live in for the better.   I am doing my part, how about you?

top 10 fundamentals for changing the world

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A is for Attitude: the key to your success

“For success, attitude is equally as important as ability” Harry F. Banks

In today’s world, it is not enough to say you’re interested in a job or want to keep a job. You must show it through your actions. In a job interview, you must show your interest by how you answer the questions. Interviewers and the companies they represent are looking for a sense of vitality. How do you react under stress? How well do you get along with other people?

In other words, companies try to find out about the person beneath the surface. They want to know what kind of attitude you have. Once you get the job, you’re expected to maintain a positive attitude.

But what is attitude?

“Attitude is the way you mentally look at the world around you. It is how you view your environment and your future. It is the focus you develop toward life itself.” — Author Unknown

Your attitude determines your altitude. Is the glass half empty or half full? It is really up to how you see it. Become an optimistic and you will always see the glass half full. Challenge yourself to aim higher regardless of your circumstances. How? By being resilient, that is being able to bounce back when adversity hits you in the face. Keeping an optimistic , resilient attitude will help you look at the brighter side of your circumstances and recover from negative situations better than thinking negatively.

How to make a positive attitude? You’re doing it now by reading positive material that will help you change your attitude from a pessimistic to an optimistic person, a magnet to people, good health and wealth. Invest your time and effort to learn new material, taking courses, attend life seminars that will help you become a better employee, a better and you will become indispensable to your company, a value to your community and loved by your family and circle of friends,.

Help is right around the corner. Go to your local library and sign up for classes and programs that can enhance your life. Check out your local community college for continuing professional education programs that can help you advance in your career and become a leader in your company or business. Whatever you do, act now. Watch for attitude signals that are negative, turn them around to see the opportunity in it, develop an action plan to make it happen. Be persistent, you’re on your way to your success.