Journaling Your Way To Happiness

Written by Lisa van den Berg

Oprah has said it and so will I, keeping a daily journal is an excellent way to help yourself to a generous dose of Happiness.

In studies conducted, it has been found that writingrepparttar events ofrepparttar 101943 day in a journal drastically increases your powers of recall and memory. It also helps to ‘unload’ all repparttar 101944 baggage you’ve collected duringrepparttar 101945 day. It helps you to remember allrepparttar 101946 blessings you’ve been sent andrepparttar 101947 new ways you learned to overcome an obstacle. It allows you to see allrepparttar 101948 wonderful things that happened today and reminds you to be grateful.

Congratulate yourself on allrepparttar 101949 good you did,repparttar 101950 lessons you learned and even just getting throughrepparttar 101951 day torepparttar 101952 best of your ability.

Journaling helps you to go back through each event that happened duringrepparttar 101953 day and analyze your reaction to that event. This way you can gain valuable information that slipped past inrepparttar 101954 rush.

You see interactions with others (good and bad) and can learn from them. -Was reacting in that wayrepparttar 101955 best way to handlerepparttar 101956 situation? -If you’d approached him from this angle, would a better result have been achieved for all parties involved?

You reinforce your memory by reviewingrepparttar 101957 day’s happenings. -By going overrepparttar 101958 day’s events your memory is forced to recall details that you would otherwise have forgotten. This re-enforcesrepparttar 101959 path of your memory and you’ll find it easier to recall specific events.

You also seerepparttar 101960 gifts you were given duringrepparttar 101961 day -A smile from a stranger or a compliment fromrepparttar 101962 cute guy inrepparttar 101963 lift. -That taxi pulling up just in time, when you knew you were going to be late

Why You Don't Get Things Done - And How You Can!

Written by Martin Avis

We humans are a funny lot. We are so diverse that any generalization usually has more exceptions than you can count. And that generalization is no different!

Having said that, let's look at some ofrepparttar underlying reasons why we procrastinate and prevaricate.

1. I'm bored.

2. That looks more interesting.

3. It is too hard.

4. I'm afraid of failure.

5. I'm afraid of success.

6. I'm not worthy.

Not an exhaustive list, perhaps, but probably six ofrepparttar 101942 most common reasons for not getting things done.

In order to really start achieving your potential, you must first analyze yourself to determine which ofrepparttar 101943 factors (or which combination) apply to you.

Only then can you start to construct strategies to combat them.

In general, though,repparttar 101944 solutions are either internal or external. If you find that you are a person who needs help in finishing a task, that help must either come from yourself or from others.

Internal spurs are such things asrepparttar 101945 promise of a reward whenrepparttar 101946 job is done - a candy bar or a new outfit, you have to decide what is a fitting reward for yourself.

External spurs tend to be ofrepparttar 101947 'keep me honest' kind. Appoint a close friend with whom you can share your plans. This person becomesrepparttar 101948 guardian of your honesty and will call you regularly while your project is in hand, to check on progress and to keep you on track. It may sound very simple, but it works.

The secret to eitherrepparttar 101949 internal or external motivation is in setting realistic goals.

"How do you eat an elephant? - One bite at a time."

A friend's son was panicking recently because he had been set a project at college which had thrown his mind into turmoil.

"I've got to write a 100 page project onrepparttar 101950 history of automotive design," he told me despondently, "and I've only got 4 weeks to complete it!"

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