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5 Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” – Guillaume Apollinaire

A simple life is a happy life. Here are a five ways to unlock the secrets to living simply and happily.

Enjoy the outdoors
– The peace and beauty of nature is a divine experience. The fresh air will clear your mind, and the sunlight will give your mood a boost. Getting back to basics by spending time outdoors will remind you of those simple, beautiful things about life.

Use your creative side often – We’re happier when we’re expressing ourselves. Unleash your creative power on a canvas, piece of notebook paper, or in a scrapbook. Create a funny video message or video blog; collage a vision board of images that inspire you; start a blog for your poetry. There are numerous fun, easy, and enriching ways to express creativity and live a happier life.

Laugh – Maybe the simplest way of all to a happy life is laughter. It requires the least effort with the most reward. You feel better physically and emotionally when you laugh. It’s a shortcut to health and happiness.

Embrace the positive – Make it a key part of your day to focus on the positive. It’s as easy as recognizing the people and things in your life that make you happy. It’s taking a moment to be thankful for the car you have, the place you work, the family you’ve got at home. Despite the struggles and stress, there is something positive you can embrace that will simplify your life by helping you focus on what makes you happy.

Peace in the moment – Learning to be calm in the middle of the storm is vital to long-term happiness. We let go of what you cannot change because worry and stress only make things worse physically and emotionally. Push negative thoughts out of your mind when stress and catastrophe strike. This doesn’t mean you’ll immediately ignore every invasive, bad thought in favor of sounding like Ghandi. But with practice, you will be able to enjoy peace in the moment, no matter what life dishes out at you.

About Alex Blackwell
Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

Sunday Inspiration #14

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: You can’t please everyone. They own their thoughts, reactions, and beliefs. So instead of feeling stressed and frustrated, just be yourself and welcome the peace and happiness that will come your way.

be yourself

About Alex Blackwell

Alex Blackwell is the author of Letting Go: 25 True Stories of Peace, Hope and Surrender, which includes 10 free Peace and Balance tools.
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10 Ways to Open Your Mind to New Possibilities

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“Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.” – Bo Bennett

Sometimes even the smallest shift in thinking can create new and exciting possibilities. Here are a few ways to open the doors to new experiences.

1. Realize you’re not the only one with fears – The number one thing that affects people’s lives and decisions is fear. We’re afraid of failure, afraid of rejection, afraid of change. But there is no growth or experience in fear! In keeping things the same, you only hurt yourself and shield yourself from new, enriching experiences. Continue Reading This Post »

How to Create a Simpler Life

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

Could you enjoy your life more if it were slowed down a little bit? This post will show you how to achieve that effect.

Learn to say no – Not every engagement, meeting, or event needs you to be there, nor can every task be done in one day. Be realistic with yourself and what your limits are. Communicate to those around you what your expectations are for yourself and stand your ground on your reasons. You don’t have to over-extend yourself on the explanation; just decline the invitation or speak up if you’ve been given too much work. Your stress-level and capabilities are important and should be taken into consideration. Continue Reading This Post »

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