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Simple Tips For Living a Happier Life

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Happiness is the essence of life and in search of it, people have scaled heights unknown and weathered storms untold. The search for happiness is obvious in a world that seems to have none in it. The happiness search is so intense that it is not just restricted to the walls of research institutions, the common man has experimented with drugs and other harmful substances in a bid to find, if it were only a few minutes of euphoria. What if there was a solution? How about if the solution was simple?

Viola, I give to you a compilation of simple tips on how you can go on to live a happier life:

Give sincere compliments

He who finds the sincere happiness of another will be happy himself, of course the law of karma works for happiness too. In a world where we dole out compliments because it is the politically correct thing to do, it would make a whole lot of sense to give only sincere compliments. That way the spirits of the fellow you complimented will be lifted and yours will be too.

Smile

No tip on happier life is ever complete without this on it. A favorite quote of mine reads; we don’t smile because we are happy, we are happy because we smile. That may not resonate well within you but if you intend to lead a happier life, you must learn to smile. This is in spite of whatever is happening around you. Find something that inspires you to smile always.

Say thank you more

Your happiness depends on the happiness of others, that is only a fact. How about you begin to inspire and well up that happiness in others instead of sitting and waiting passively for happiness to come to you? You should start saying thank you to even people who perform menial task and seem as though they don’t deserve it. The policeman who passes your car after charging you for over speeding. That doesn’t seem like a thank you occasion, right? But he was saving your life, so thank him with a smile.

Touch more

Words are fantastic, touch is powerful. I can’t recall where I found that saying or if there was ever one but it drives home my point. In your search for happiness, you should touch people more. Hug someone dear to you, hold your spouse hand when next you go for a walk, pat someone on the shoulder. These touches pass a million words and it doesn’t cost you anything, except that it elicits smiles from your lips.

Stay in love with mother earth

The ultimate bank of happiness that we can experience while on earth is the earth itself. That is why you must stay in love with mother earth. You can take a few minutes out in the early morning to watch the sun rise, it will curve your lips in a luscious smile.

Living happy is not so strenuous, you can do it because you deserve it. Live happy.  

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Coronavirus Information Brain Overload

Here are some things you can try to reduce tension caused by the coronavirus instead of burning-out.

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Corona Virus Stress Tips

With all that’s been happening over the last 2 months regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it continues to change our lives, I can honestly say, I feel like I’m having a total Coronavirus information brain overload. It seems like not only has it infected our species but also the majority of all news we digest, conversations we have among friends and families, and who knows, possibly even our dreams.

Yes, I know it’s a very serious threat, and people are dying as a result of it, but I can’t help it if my mind wants or needs a break from all the negative news and so on. By the time we get through this ordeal, I’m certain we will all have some form of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Here are some things I recommend you try to give your brain some headspace to balance-out instead of burn-out.

10 Tips For Avoiding Coronavirus Mental Stress

 

 

 

  1. Limit your intake of mainstream news – checking-in to the various news networks to get up-to-date information is not a bad thing but don’t stay continually tuned-in all day every day. Limit to yourself to 1-2 times max. FOMO (fear of missing out) is not helping here. Instead, it’s causing more stress and information overload.
  2. Don’t stay glued to Social Media – If you’re one of the many people out there that now have excessive time on their hands because you’re normally on-the-move a lot, don’t spend a large percentage of your day on social media to fill the gap. You’ll get a dopamine hit for sure, but after a while, the effects will be the same as continually reading/watching negative mainstream news.
  3. Try not to binge-watch Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu TV series in constant succession – One way to kill a tremendous amount of time is to binge-watch the various streaming TV series that’s currently in Netflix’s, Amazon’s, Hulu’s vast content library. However, your mind can only handle so much sitting on a couch watching your tv display constantly for more than 8 hours straight. As human beings, we are not meant to stay in a static position for long periods. Before you know it, you’ll start to feel weird aches and pains in places you didn’t before. Oh, did I mention you’ll start to stack-on weight quicker too?
  4. Don’t overdose on gaming – Gaming has its plus and minuses like everything else. Consistently playing for 5+ hours can stress you out and make you a not-so-nice person to be around (this is especially true if you’re playing first-shooter games and keep getting wiped out because of your teammates).
  5. Keep the alcohol intake down to acceptable levels – Everyone has their alcohol tolerance level and should know when they’re about to exceed it. Try not to overdo the drinking which then would cause other physical issues for yourself or your family. We already have the coronavirus and shortage of toilet paper to deal with. 
  6. Be safe with your sexual activities – Remember, we’re battling a pandemic right now so the last thing you need is some kind of STD to add to the issues you’re already facing. Try not to overdo the adult entertainment either. Yeah, you know what I mean.
  7. Exercise/Meditate/Sleep – Exercise as much as you can to keep the blood flowing, your energy level up. and your body strong. Compliment that with daily meditation of 10 mins or more if you want to challenge yourself. Be sure to get 6hrs or more of good quality sleep.
  8. Learn a new skill – Is there a skill you’ve always wanted to learn but didn’t have the time? Well, now you have the time. There are lots of self-help, DIY, tutorial videos on Coursera, edX, Udemy, Youtube (to name a few) you can signup for free to help you become a jack of all trades and a master of many too.
  9. Book reading – Similar to “Learning a new skill,” reading a book or listening to an audiobook can occupy your time and give your mind the escape from reality it needs.
  10. Get creative – Now may be a good time to get into arts and craft, interior decorating, poetry, music/video creation, animation, or something along those lines. Who knows, maybe at the end of this, you create a music hit, an art masterpiece, or a video/animation that goes viral and becomes another revenue stream.

 

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Staying Sane When The Kids Are Home in Quarantine

Let’s watch a video with a few tips that can make the Covid lockdown/quarantine experience much more enjoyable and possibly even transforming.

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Coping with Kids Under Covid Lockdown

Ok, so the kids have been home from school for a few weeks now and so have you thanks to the stay-at-home orders put in place to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19). By now, the kids are getting under your skin and you’re about to freak out. It’s ok, calm down and take a deep breath–there are many ways of staying sane when the kids are home and have nowhere to go. Let’s watch a video with a few tips that can make the whole experience much more enjoyable and possibly even transforming.

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