Your Power Tips – for A Happier Life

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Your Power Tips – for A Happier Life
May 26, 2006
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Happiness This month we have for you….

One Minute Tip
Power Quotes
Tips for your Happiness
Tips for your Health
Tips for your Prosperity
Sponsored Resources
Editor’s Note / Humour / new free books

One Minute Tip:

Identify Procrastinations

If you have a problem with procrastination, make a list of the things you constantly put on hold. This will help you identify your poor patterns and make the appropriate adjustments.
Local colleges often have improvement courses regarding making better decisions and procrastination. Locate a class that would help you with this kind of challenge.

Power Quotes:

“Maintaining a complicated life is a great way to avoid changing it.”
– Elaine St. James

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.”
– Zig Ziglar

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan.

And guess what they may have planned for you? Not much.”
-Jim Rohn

Tips for your Happiness:

7 Weeks To A Happier Life
Motivational Self Improvement Article of the Day:

Life is usually what we make it. Wait a minute — did I say “make it”? I know, I know, the conventional theory is that “life happens” — um, yeah, I cleaned that up a bit.

And while there are things that none of us can control – weather, economy, construction crews, other people – there are many things that you are in charge of. These are the things that help you lead a happier life. Put one into place in the SPECIFICS of your life, and at the end of 7 weeks you’ll have a happier, easier, better life than ever before.

1. Choose Consciously: Make an effort to decide that YOU choose how to spend your time, money, energy, and spirit. As long as you accept the consequences, and make the choice with your eyes open, you’ll feel more in control. Consciously choosing your TV time, or surfing time, is a lot different than just realizing you spent 4 hours clicking channels. Ask yourself, “I have from 7 pm until bedtime. How do I want to spend that time?”

2. Set Priorities. If the annoyances of life are living your life for you, you’re never going to win the foot- race of life. You’ll simply run out of time, devoting it to things that you chose in the moment, instead of what you really wanted the most. Don’t put what you want right now above what you really want in the long run. Ask yourself, “Self, I have raised my standard to not buy anything else on credit. But I really want this outfit for my meeting next week. What’s more important to me?”

3. Nurture It: Protect It: What you focus on in your life will flourish If you focus on problems, and lack, and hatred, and guilt, and self doubt, that’s what you’ll find growing in your garden of life. Instead plant seeds of change, conviction, courage, and choice. No, it’s not just about thinking positive thoughts — but it’s a heck of a good place to start!

4. Be Consistent. Anything that you do consistently, day after day, week after week, adds up. Good results or bad results are the product of repeating the same behavior over and over. If you consistently save, you’ll have money in the bank; if you consistently over-spend, you’ll be in debt. Choose what you want, and take one small step, consistently day after day, and see what happens.

5. Stop Reading, Start Doing: We live in an amazing world of information. Most people have access to more choices and information than they’ve ever had. Even our children are faced with decisions based on their broader ability to receive information. But. information without action is useless. Stop looking for a Quick Fix in the next book. Put the information you already have to work in your life. Ask yourself, ”What can I do today to start to build up a reserve (of cash, of time, of food, of friends) that will help me live without fear?”

6. Stop Analyzing, Start Living. A lot of psycho- babble teaches us that we need to know the “why” about our behavior before we can address it. And the ”why” can sometimes help correct a problem, or give you a reason for your action.. But most of what we all do on a daily basis is not the product of some deep dark psychological reason. It’s habit. Change your habits, and you’ll change your life. Change your attitude and you’ll change your life. Change your environment and you’ll change your life. Ask yourself, “What habit is the biggest obstacle to achieving my goals?”

7. Ask For What You Want. It’s time to stop expecting other people to read your mind. Think about how frustrating it is for you when someone expects you to know what they are thinking. It’s just a set up for failure. Be willing to ask concisely, pleasantly, and honestly for what you want and need in your life. Ask yourself, “Do I expect people in my life to ‘justknow’ what I need and want? Am I able to do that for other people on a 99% correct basis? No! So I will respect others by telling them what I need, and asking them to tell me as well.”

Authors bio: Kathy Gates, Professional Life Coach, believes that ”Life Can Be Easy”. She can help you create goals, overcome procrastination, organize your time, learn to love the real you. Kathy is author of the Ebook, ”7 Secrets to a Great Life”, is a well known writer on the web, has an Ezine, and several Coaching Programs available.


Tips for your Health:

Get Moving!
Begin each exercise session with at least five minutes of a slow warm-up. Chose an exercise routine that will raise your heart rate to your target zone. Stay in your target zone for 20 minutes. Start your cool down, it should last for 5 minutes.

If your target zone is 50% of your maximum heart rate you will burn body fat, lower your cholesterol, blood pressure and risk factors for degenerative diseases. Be careful to keep your heart rate at 50 to 60% of your target zone at first, increasing the intensity of your work-out as your fitness level improves.

Look Better … Feel Better … Live Longer: Make Water Your Drink of Choice

Water is your most essential nutrient, and every system in your body depends on it. Unfortunately, chronic dehydration is widespread … and there’s a convincing hypothesis that it is a root cause of many degenerative diseases.

To achieve optimal health, make water your drink of choice. Unless you’re exercising, your body cannot process more than about 8 ounces per hour, so it’s best to drink it in small sips throughout the day. Not only will adequate hydration improve your health, it will also suppress your appetite and help to metabolize stored fat.

Whenever possible, avoid tap water unless it has been filtered to remove fluoride and chlorine. Best to stick to spring water from a trusted source.

Tips for your Prosperity:

PROSPERITY cannot exist without Money…..

If you are Prosperous, you are:

Two out of three ain’t bad. But it ain’t prosperity either. True Prosperity takes all three.

Some rich people are sick, bitter and lonely. They are not prosperous. By the same token, if you are healthy, spiritually grounded, and have a great marriage, but struggle to pay your credit cards each month – you are certainly not Prosperous either. Prosperity is all encompassing.

Your income and prosperity will be the average of the prosperity of your five closest friends.

This one is so predictable it is amazing to the uninitiated. Take the five people who are closest to you in your life, add up their yearly income from last year and divide it by five, to see what your annual salary will be this year.

And it doesn’t just work for money….

This is operating within several prosperity laws, and holds true in all areas. Look at the relationships, health, and happiness of those closest to you, and you’ll find that you are right in the middle.

POVERTY causes people to lie, cheat, steal and even kill. There is nothing “spiritual” about poverty.

The best thing you can do for the poor, starving and downtrodden, is to NOT BE one of them.

Your association with money determines whether you attract it or not.

Broke people usually have a negative energy and connotation surrounding money. They obsess about how they are unable to do things that require money.

Wealthy people have a very positive association with money. They view it in terms of the freedom, enjoyment and pleasure it brings them.

Having a negative association of money repels it from you, while a positive association attracts it to you.

(Make sure that you are quite clear in your mind about how your life will be different when you achieve your financial goals. If you haven’t foreseen the improvement and embraced all the benefits and “things” that the extra money will be bringing into your life and your new life standards – you can’t manifest it into your reality.

Telling yourself that you intend to “become a millionaire”, but “nothing will change me” because you will still drive the same car, wear the same clothes, and live in the same house – is self defeating.)

How do you FEEL about being or becoming truly PROSPEROUS in your everyday life?

Are you programmed against rich people? Money is Bad. Rich people are evil. It is spiritual to be poor. They may be rich, but that doesn’t make them happy. Rich women are vain, vapid and superficial. Rich men are workaholics who don’t care about their family, only making money.

Our media is very effective in programming us from childhood about how we should feel about wealth and wealthy people. Consider the TV shows Dallas and Dynasty. When did you last see anything on TV that showed people as Wealthy, who were also healthy, thin, happy, loving, contributing, and well balanced people you would like as friends or partners…..

Why do we then soak up the image of money not bringing wellbeing?

If you are overweight and out of shape, it’s good to know that those who are very thin aren’t necessarily happy. Because let’s face it, that would really be too much. If we knew that they were thin AND happy – that might be more than we can bear!

And if we know that rich people are poor parents – we can feel noble for being broke. If we learn that wealthy people are vain, stupid and cheat on their spouses – then we can justify why we never opened that business, when after that promotion, or acted on our dream.

“We may be poor, but at least we are honest”. Translation to your subconscious mind: Rich people are crooks.

Is it any wonder that you grow up hating rich people and subconsciously not wanting to be like them?

….Why is it that normally apathetic people get irate at the thought of anyone who prospers from their own ingenuity?

…. Maybe they are so deeply ingrained in poverty-consciousness, that they resent people who are wealthy. They become envious of people who are succeeding.

…..If you think this is untrue, I’d like you to close your eyes in a moment and imagine that it is New Year’s day and your home is filled with your family and friends. In a moment of inspiration, you silence everyone and announce that it is your intent, for this New Year, to become a millionaire!

In the overwhelming silence or amusement that follows, how will you feel? Do you immediately recant and say you were just kidding to let everyone off the hook? How do you FEEL, right NOW, just thinking about it?

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