Friday, September 2, 2016

Loyalty and Honesty


Grateful

As human beings, when we aren’t grateful for what we have, we aren’t capable of being happy.
This is not just some self-improvement mumbo-jumbo either.  It’s been scientifically proven.  For example, researchers in numerous positive psychology studies  have split study participants into two groups and instructed one group of study participants to reflect on the little things they are grateful for at the end of each day, while the other group just goes about their normal routines.  Then, after several weeks, both groups are interviewed, and it becomes clear that the first group enjoyed considerably greater life satisfaction than the other group during that time period.
Why does this happen?
The simplest explanation is that forcing ourselves to focus on thoughts and actions related to gratitude, regardless of circumstances, helps our brains develop positive emotions.  In one notable study, researchers asked participants to smile forcibly while thinking of something specific they’re grateful for.  They found that this consistently stimulated mental activity associated with positive feelings and emotions.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Okay


Lifestyle


Choosing

The key is to realize that no matter what happens, you can choose your attitude and inner dialog, which dictates a majority of everything that happens next. 
 Truly, the greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another – to train our minds to see the good in what we’ve got, even when it’s far less than we expected.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Loyalty and Honesty


Responding

Rarely do people do things because of us.  They do things because of themselves. 
  There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to us when we detach from other people’s behaviors. 
 So just remember, the way others treat you is their problem, how you respond to them is yours.