18 Jul 6 Wonderful Ways to Improve Your Life Right Now!
Here at The Happiness Institute we've long said that achieving happiness requires little mroe than practising a few simple disciplines each and every day.
We've also often argued that happiness need not be overly complicated; but rather, that it largely derives from common sense.
But common sense is not always common…so today we bring you a reminder of 6 common sense tips to immediately boost your happiness and improve your life…
by Jamie Flexman from PickTheBrain
Another day begins and here you are, lost in your own thoughts, caught between the fantasy world of your future and the cold, harsh reality of the present moment. A limbo state where nothing truly exists.
How does it feel?
Frustrating, isn’t it?
You spend every waking moment relentlessly pursuing your goals. You leave no stone unturned in your quest for greatness. You become obsessed with the idea of change, of being a different person, of leaving this empty shell behind and transcending into what you’ve always believed you could be.
But here you are, lost in a sea of confusion and anxiety. Wondering why you’re still here, and wondering why everyone else seems to have it all figured out.
Do they? What are they doing differently? What superpowers do these people have?
Take a deep breath and relax…
It’s a lot simpler than that.
Successful people have one thing in common above all else. Sure they work their asses off in pursuit of their goals, but there is another, less spoken about tactic which you can start using right away.
It’s called common sense.
And you can make drastic changes to your life by just following these 6 simple rules…
1. Results are only possible through actions
You can do anything with your life. You can become whoever you want to be, travel anywhere you want to go and spend your free time doing whatever makes you happy.
But there is one thing you cannot do. You cannot achieve anything without dedication. You cannot change your life without putting in the time, without putting in the effort and without putting up with the setbacks required to master your chosen craft.
If you want to learn Spanish then you must start speaking Spanish.
If you want to lose weight then you must lower your calories and exercise regularly.
If you want a better paid job then you have to put in the effort to find another.
There are no shortcuts. If you want different results then do something different.
2. Use the 80/20 rule to focus on the important things
Time is a bitch.
You could be a successful entrepreneur with an 80 hour workweek. You could be an unemployed drop out who rises from the dead at 3 in the afternoon. You could be any of the 7 billion people who roam this earth, each with a different agenda, a different set of circumstances, but the end result is always the same.
That’s all we have. 24 hours to work, rest and play.
Are you making the most of your day? It’s ok if you’re not. Life can get a little complicated.
But there is an easier way to free up more time and focus on the important tasks. It’s called the 80/20 rule – otherwise known as the Pareto Principle. Here’s how it works;
80% of sales will come from just 20% of the clients – so a successful businessman will target these 20% first before moving on to the rest.
80% of your salary will be spent on just 20% of your expenses – so if you want to save money, focus on reducing something within that 20%.
80% of your happiest memories will come from just 20% of your friends – so look to hang out with these people over the 80% if you want a more fulfilling life.
A lot of our time is either spent on meaningless tasks or focusing on areas that aren’t important.
Give your life a spring clean and you’ll be amazed at the difference…
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