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Posts tagged ‘Happiness’

What are you worrying about ? Real facts or your mind’s fiction?

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I bet we would have gotten 5 different answers from 5 people looking to the same cover photo of this article when asked “What do you see?” … They would all have answered based on different issues such as their emotional state, past experiences and creativity. In fact, they would have answered through their mind’s interpretation of the photo. But the real fact is that this is a photo of a rolled credit card slip standing on a black table. And that is the only truth.

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Reset yourself once in a while…

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Based on my own experience this summer, I would like to recommend a 3-day “reset vacation” every year, where you take a short break from life and reset yourself.

First of all be alone if you can. If you really need it, bring alone your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse of course. But you should definitely be without the kids since the concept of “resetting” and “kids” totally mismatch.

Next , be close to nature. It doesn’t matter if you’re by the sea or at the mountains. The core concept is that you choose a quiet place close to nature,  since nature helps you open up to yourself.

You should pack light as well. Only essential things…You definitely don’t need neither to struggle to carry your luggage nor to waste time selecting clothing on a “reset” vacation. Please don’t get tempted to bring books either. Yes, you really wanted to read that book and never found the time for it but this is a special vacation and you will find plenty of time to read books on other vacations. Read more

Happily ever after?

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“And then, the prince and the princess lived happily ever after”.

We all grew up listening to tales ending with similar quotes. As a result, for most of us the concept of happiness is something “big and continuous”.

We all dream of the “happy days” that will eventually come after that stressful period we’re in, hopefully sometime in the near future. And exactly because we all expect something “big” to come, “in the future”, we don’t even notice the “small” things around us that make us happy “now”. But what if happiness in life is built around those small things that we don’t appreciate enough? What if it’s an accumulation of those moments of joy that we’re not even aware of because we’re so much focused on the big cloud of happiness that will finally surround us sometime in the future?

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