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Here are seven proven ways we can improve our moods and and raise our levels of happiness throughout the day. In addition to helping within the given timeframe, when practiced regularly, each of these has been shown to improve our happiness baseline!  By doing these activities, your spirits will be lifted and you will be in a more positive mindset, so you may reap the benefits in performance, productivity, creativity and focus in addition to more effective communication and relationships!

1. Meditate: You may simply take five minutes each day to watch your breath go in and out.If your mind drifts, slowly bring it back into focus.  Studies show in minutes after meditation we experience feelings of calm and contentment, as well as heightened awareness and empathy.

2.  Find Something to Look Forward To: Often the most enjoyable part of an activity is it’s anticipation as it actually lights up the pleasure centers in your brain!

3.  Commit Concious Acts of Kindness: Try picking one day a week and make a point of committing five acts of kindness.

4. Infuse Positivity Into Your Surroundings:  Fact: Spending 20 minutes outside in good weather boosts mood, broadens thinking and improves working memory. Fact: Placing inspirational pictures and photos of loved ones within view of your computer ensures a hit of positive emotion each time viewed.

5.  Exercise:  Just move! Experience the mind-body endorphin effect, physical mastery and good health.

6. Spend Money (Not on Stuff): Money spent on enjoyable activitiesand on other people boosts happiness.

7.  Learn your “Sgnature Strength” and practice it! www.viasurvey.org Perhaps revisit a talent you haven’t uses in a while :).  Whenever a signature strngth is used we experience a burst of positivity – and when used every day for a week research has demonstrated lasting significant happiness increases and less depression than control groups.

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Creating a routine that encompasses everything that is important to you requires discipline and knowing yourself.  Sometimes we need to step back and contemplate – meditate on various aspects and possibilities.  Priorities are easier to manage  when you are flexible enough to accept uncertainties and have confidence that you will make good choices.  Devoting yourself to aspects of your life that are most important to you and taking responsibility for your actions are the keys to great prioritizing!

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Depending on my mood, energy, the season, time, etc. here are my debunk the Funk Strategies:

  • walk on the shore
  • sit or lie down quietly and meditate
  •  work-out/ take a Zumba class 
  • see a movie
  • do EFT
  • play with my cat
  • do yoga
  • listen to music
  • read a great book

to name a few.. what are yours?

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Inspirational Power Quotes
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Albert Einstein
Imagination creates endless possibilities… Imagination + creativity +intuition + knowledge = success.
Taking Action
“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” Will Rogers
Yes, I agree. Movement is instrumental to progress and being “run over”.
Perseverance- Or?
“It’s always too early to quit.” Norman Vincent Peale
OK- I think we all agree that before “quitting”, explore all options. And, to be aware of “the tipping point”. Sometimes, it’s indicated “to quit”. Before quitting, if it’s a project or action you are passionate about, brainstorm with a coach!
“Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” Dr. Wayne Dyer
Yes, discernment comes with maturity and experience. Meditate before choosing…


An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. -Henry David Thoreau

Oh yes… and when your energy is down, or the weather isn’t cooperating, a quiet time and stretch-breathwork is a great way to start the day!

“Bearing and nurturing,
Creating but not owning,
Giving without demanding,
Controlling without authority,
This is love.”
Tao Te Ching, Chapter 10
This is love of a person, family and a formula for successful relationship and team building within any context.

Love never claims, it ever gives; love never suffers, never resents; never revenges itself. Where there is love there is life; hatred leads to destruction.”
Mahatma Ghandi
We strive to be/do this.

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
…and love will come. Be open and accepting; it will find you.

You yourself, as much as anybody in the universe, deserve your love and affection.” The Buddha
Self love must come first and more will follow.


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1. Take a small action that is a positive for your health- Drink more water, take a walk, meditate.

2. Call someone you love and trust and share your fears — getting fears out of your head will help.

3. Take a break– even if you are looking for work you need to unplug and rest to gain perspective.

4. Play with children or pets.

5. Have a cup of tea with the most positive person you know.

6. Help someone who needs support.

7. Write down three things you are grateful for.

8. Take a day off from news reports.


10. Smile at yourself in the mirror.

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