5 Things You Must Leave Behind to Get Ahead
What could have been, or should have happened, but didn’t The habit of making excuses rather than decisions Relationship situations that shrink you Old lies you’re still holding on to and living through The idea that you have to be perfectly OK all the time Some things are part...
15 Mantras that Will Give You Strength
Yep, I talk to myself… we all do! What a lot of people don’t realize is that it’s not only healthy to talk to yourself, it’s a key to feeling a sense of control and peace. You can say the wrong things to yourself and feel a sense of weakness...
4 Habits You Must Avoid to Keep Your Happiness Intact
There are some people who seem to be perpetually unhappy. You know the ones. It doesn't matter the surroundings or the circumstances, these folks will find a way to rob themselves of their happiness. In almost all cases, these people practice at least one of the following bad habits: Not...
4 Signs You Need To Make a Life Change
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. ~ Winston Churchill You really don’t know who you are You feel like a mouse trapped in a maze You are never happy for others You don’t live in the present It’s not uncommon to have a bad week,...
How to Be More Positive in Under 2 Minutes
I’m a pretty positive person — I consider it one of the keys to the modest success I’ve had in creating new habits and achieving things in the last few years. I couldn’t have run three marathons without a positive mindset, nor created Zen Habits, mnmlist, or The Power of...
10 Things To Do Each Night To Be Happier Daily
There are so many ways to start your day with a positive outlook, but have you ever considered how important it can be to go to bed with a smile on your face? There are actually several simple things you can do each night to wake up the next...
How To Live The Good Life
We know real success is actually happiness, but what makes people happy? The answer isn't in getting more, it's in "needing less." The happiest people on Earth don't necessarily have important titles, fast cars or big houses, but they do enjoy some of life's greatest experiences... Simple pleasures. Here's...
The "Real Friend" Checklist
The people we spend our free time with will end up influencing the quality of our lives. So, it’s a really good idea to choose wisely when it comes to friends. Are we suggesting you ditch certain friends? Absolutely. Some relationships just need to go if they don’t pass...
Color Your Way to Happiness
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. Ever wonder why children's board games are so colorful? Think of Candyland, Hi Ho! Cherry-O and Cooties. Vivid hues splash from the game pieces, all colored like a...
10 Foods That Make Us Happy and Sad
In a manner of speaking, you really are what you eat—there’s no denying that food has the ability to affect your mood both positively and negatively. But how exactly do different dishes change the chemistry of your body and mind? And which ones make you happy, and which ones...
These Five Expenses are Secretly Draining Your Happiness
Expenses are unavoidable. It just costs money to live! Fortunately, you can choose to limit the wrong expenses, just by tweaking your budget a bit. This will lift your spirits, your bank account, and your day-to-day happiness. To do so, you’ll need to weed out less-than-stellar purchases. A few...
5 Ways to Declutter Your Life and Your Mind
From the junk mail on your kitchen table to the advertisements that leap out from billboards and social media, clutter is everywhere. And while you might think of your junk drawer or that one hallway closet as your most disorderly space, the truth is that your mind is probably...