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Happiness Hack #47 – Cherish Your Memories

It is really easy to fall into the trap of believing that the way things are right now, what we are doing, who our friends are, what we remember, and what we think is important will not change that much. But life is more like a river than a lake, and those things are floating past us even as we stand in the middle of them. Pause for a few moments and absorb the wonderful things surrounding you in your life. Think about their impact and why they make you happy. Enjoy those moments and cherish those memories.   You will be happier about your life today and the life you have lived.

 

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Happiness Hack #48 – Get Plenty of Sleep

Willpower is depleted by a lack of sleep. A lack of sleep impairs the ability of your pre-frontal cortex to recall your goals, control your stress, and use willpower to make decisions consistent with maintaining long term relationships and happiness. Lack of sleep also impairs your ability to recognize and regulate your emotions, so you will become angry or upset easier. Getting seven or more hours of sleep per night will strengthen your willpower and your ability to make decisions that lead you toward happiness. Create a ritual of going to bed at the same time every night. Reduce late night snacks and late night screen time. Write journals or make lists to empty your brain of all your swirling thoughts before you go to bed.

Get at least 7 hours of sleep per night and you will be more successful at work, better in your relationships and happier overall.

 

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My Passion is helping people become successful and happy. I have found that many people want to be successful but just don’t know how. More importantly, people want to be successful because they feel that reaching some success pinnacle will result in them becoming happy. The research and my experience has shown that just the opposite is the case. Success does not lead to happiness. Happiness leads to success.

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Happiness Hack #38 Make a List of What You Can Control vs. What You Can’t Control

The world is full of things we can’t control. Something like the weather seems obvious. Yet how often are we unhappy because the rain ruins our plans?

It may be less obvious that we can’t control the actions of another person, even someone close to us. Our ability to influence them makes us believe we can control their actions, but eventually we are disappointed when they make decisions and take actions different from what we would have preferred.

When we start listing the things we can control and the things we can’t, the things we can control are centered on us and our actions while the things we can’t control are external to us; people, nature, and the stock market, to name a few.

Make a list of things you can control.

 

What you can control:  Who you hang out with

What you can’t control: How they behave or act

 

What you can control:  Where you work
What you can’t control: How nice your co-workers are

 

What you can control:  What time you wake up
What you can’t control: Physically, your body requires sleep

 

What you can control:  What clothes you wear
What you can’t control: What people think about the clothes you wear

 

What you can control:  Who you choose to spend your life with

What you can’t control: What they choose to do or how they choose to behave

 

Add Your Own:

What you can control:
What you can’t control:

What you can control:
What you can’t control:

What you can control:
What you can’t control:

 

 

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My Passion is helping people become successful and happy. I have found that many people want to be successful but just don’t know how. More importantly, people want to be successful because they feel that reaching some success pinnacle will result in them becoming happy. The research and my experience has shown that just the opposite is the case. Success does not lead to happiness. Happiness leads to success.

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