"7 Surprising Keys to Happiness"

Written by Colin G Smith

Have you ever had one of those days where you just wish you were in a better mood? Perhaps you tried to shift your state of mind to something better but struggled to achieve it.

Sometimes we get stuck in our own 'stinking thinking' and forget how easy it is to feel happier, so here are seven simple ways to lift your mood that many people have found useful and some of them may surprise you!

1. Go for a walk.

Most folk know that going for a short daily walk is one ofrepparttar best forms of exercise. If you can, go into a natural environment with flowers, trees and birds. What will you notice first? The different shades of greenery,repparttar 142115 fresh smell of country air,repparttar 142116 bird sounds, orrepparttar 142117 sunlight shining throughrepparttar 142118 tree foliage.

2. Listen to some quality music.

Music creates magical effects. It can shiftrepparttar 142119 listeners state within moments. Why not dig out that album you haven't listened to in ages or why not tune in your radio to something you've never listened to before.

3. Think of others less fortunate.

The fact that you are reading this article suggests that you are probably much better off than many, many people on this planet! What if you were to imagine being in space looking down onrepparttar 142120 amazing beautiful earth, noticing allrepparttar 142121 oceans and lands withrepparttar 142122 clouds above... And then thinking aboutrepparttar 142123 fact that there are many human beings that are starving, homeless and in lots of pain... Allow your compassion for them to grow.

4. Read something radical!

How many different types of magazines can you get these days?! Have you ever waltzed into a big newsagents and just browsed throughrepparttar 142124 magazine racks? It's incredible. Why not buy a magazine you wouldn't normally buy. You never know you may discover something wonderful!

6 Shared Factors of Successful Executives

Written by Jason Katzenback

6 Shared Factors of Successful Executives

These factors where determined by interviews with and books from very successful people. Fac­tors which eminently successful people con­sidered essential were collected and classified. They were gathered from talks with big men, from personal letters, from printed interviews, and from books…repparttar end result being ideas of thirty-one ofrepparttar 142101 most successful people of our country.

Although their ideas differ, yet certain factors are listed by each of these men; and seventeen qualities are mentioned more than twenty times. They are: health, good ap­pearance, hard work, enthusiasm, industry, persistence, sincerity, earnestness, self-confidence, concentration, determination, honesty, good memory, self-control, tact, patience, and imagination.

These qualities are not determinants of success. They do not guarantee success. Of course, they are important. They are valuable assets, but not determining factors. For instance, a man must "work hard" to succeed, but "hard work" does not always bring success.

1. Health: I know a man in perfect physi­cal health; he has strong muscles andrepparttar 142102 strength of two ordinary men; his complex­ion is clean; his skin is ruddy; his eyes are clear. Yet, he is a failure-his wife sup­ports him. I know another man, who has been in poor health for twenty years. He is an eminently successful man. Health is a valuable asset, but it is not a determining factor of success.

2. Good Appearance: I know a man withrepparttar 142103 bearing of a Royal Prince-splendid shoulders, pleasing manners, and attractive smile. He looks you directly inrepparttar 142104 eye. He resides at Sing Sing.

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