Archives for July 2010

Don’t just look, stop and stare!

================================================================= This is a guest post by Logan Lindabury, the Happiness Coach, from HappinessCanHelp.com ================================================================= Picture this: You've just finished working another long and tiring day.You get in your car and find excitement in the idea that tomorrow will be the weekend and you can actually relax. Then you realize it's only Monday and you have yet to begin sitting in rush hour traffic. Has this happened to you? Why is it that you can only relax and be happy on the weekends? When did that get set in stone? Far as I can see, it's not! So break the routine. Try something new. Find some happiness everyday, no matter what … [Read more...]

How to Avoid Giving Up YOU While Giving to Others

Do you open your gifts with wild abandonment, ripping off the paper as fast as you can or are you like me, someone who gingerly opens gifts being extra careful not to destroy the wrapping? My friends will tell you that I savor opening gifts, delicately taking my time carefully unwrapping it, making sure I don't rip the paper and I usually save it to repurpose, particularly if it's attractively wrapped.  For my type A personality friends, who hurriedly rip open their gifts leaving behind a trail of jumbled paper, all the attention I give to unwrapping gifts must drive them nuts. But, I also enjoy carefully selecting and giving gifts as much as I enjoy receiving them. The catch-22 is that most of the time, you are more comfortable … [Read more...]

Take a Day Off – You Deserve It

Yesterday, a friend asked me what plans I had for the day.  After giving her a litany of things I had scheduled, I realized I had fallen prey to the never ending to-do-listitus (I just made that up). When I worked in corporate, I scheduled what I called "mental health days" just for me so I could replenish.  Now that I am self-employed, taking days off other than scheduled vacations is not always so easy. So the one thing I have purposely put on my  to do list is take a day off to take care of me...   On my day off,  here's  what I won't do: Turn on the computer - I don't know about you but I can spend hours on end checking and responding to emails, visiting social media sites, playing games.  You day off ought to be "A … [Read more...]