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Finding Hope In Life

How can you cultivate hope when things look bleak? In many ways, being happy is about having hope for the future.

Feeling like there is no hope is one of the most challenging emotions to manage. After all, why would someone even try when he believes there is no hope, and correspondingly, no possibility for things to improve?

Finding hope when it seems like there’s none to be found can be tricky, but it is possible.

It’s important to remember that no matter how hopeless things appear, there’s always the opportunity for things to get better. Even if it doesn’t seem like it at the time, things can change.

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I Balance My Life To Allow Me To Rest

I have a hectic schedule and I need to balance my life so that I have my valuable rest time.  I value my rest time because it enables me to recharge my body and rejuvenate my soul. Making time for relaxation is equally important as the other to-dos on my agenda.

The way to achieving quality rest time is through a balanced schedule. I have the necessary clarity of mind to discern which responsibilities I should take on and which ones need to wait.

I am mature enough to differentiate between that which I am called to do and that which I simply desire to do. I understand that just because I can do something does not mean I should do it.

To maintain a balanced life, I must sometimes put aside some minor responsibilities and fun activities. The benefits of living a balanced life are worth the sacrifices of letting go of some things I love to do. On my plate, I place only those things I need to carry through this season of my life.

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Procrastinators’ guide to punctuality

Most of us procrastinates and some are chronic procrastinators.  Due to the hectic schedule of our lives, we do some times procrastinate things that we want to do.  By some estimates, 20 percent of people consider themselves to be chronic procrastinators and many more put things off on occasion. If procrastination is getting in between you and your life goals, try these suggestions for getting things done with less delay.

Understanding Why You Procrastinate

1.      Spot perfectionism.

Procrastination and perfectionism often go hand in hand. You may be setting your standards so high that they intimidate you from doing your best. Determine if you’re avoiding important tasks because you’re anxious about how well you’ll perform.

2.      Make up your mind.

You might procrastinate because you find it challenging to make decisions. You keep developing more options and telling yourself that you’re doing background research rather than buckling down to more concrete work.

3.     Analyze your feelings about the last minute rush.

Maybe you’ve become conditioned to the euphoria you feel when working under pressure. You may need to find more productive ways to motivate and reward yourself.

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I Build Confidence in Myself and Others

Self-confidence is extremely valuable. Because I believe in myself, I can show others how to have faith in what they can accomplish. I see my dreams realized because I have the self-confidence to pursue them without giving up.

I avoid surrendering my dreams. Even if I feel sad or afraid, I know that those emotions are only temporary. I can do anything I put my mind to. Belief in myself helps me to move forward in life.

By showing others that they can be self-assured and brave, I learn a great deal. When I help others, I help myself. My confidence grows when I see others succeed after I have helped them. Their success becomes my success.

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Strategies for Living a Conscious Life

Would you like to get more out of your life? It’s never too late to make a new choice or reverse your life’s course. One way to live a more enriched life is to be conscious of what you’re doing at every moment. This way, you stay connected with your behavior and feelings.

For example, you’ve decided to stop eating potato chips and chocolate. You make a pledge to yourself to watch what you eat. But two hours later, you suddenly realize you’re sitting in front of the television, bag of potato chips in hand.

Now imagine the same scenario, yet this time you behave differently. You spend some time thinking about how to ensure you avoid potato chips and chocolate. You decide to take your junk food over to a friend’s house and leave it there. At dinner, you smile to yourself as you prepare to eat a salad and baked chicken because you plan to thoughtfully focus on eating healthy.

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I Make My Home a Haven of Peace and Harmony

Creating a peaceful and harmonious atmosphere in my home brings me joy. I smile as I see my family following my lead in keeping the peace. Regardless of what happens during the day, I know that I can always find support, comfort, and peace in my home. My home is a sanctuary for my family, our guests, and me.

My home is peaceful because I choose to make it that way. Each day, I focus on peace and serenity rather than allow negative emotions to take control. A happy home is worth working for. I strive to maintain a positive attitude through all situations.

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Hobbies for Life Improvement

As defined by Wikipedia, “A hobby is a regular activity or interest that is undertaken for pleasure, typically done during one’s leisure time. ”.  Thus, many of us think that hobbies are not important and should only be pursued when one has spare time.   After all, they do take time away from work and family.

However, many do not understand that  personal pursuits serve many important functions including helping keep you emotionally and mentally healthy.  Taking up a hobby can indirectly help you in life improvement.

If you’ve been avoiding spending time doing activities you like to do, maybe it’s time to re-commit to some “me time” and start up your favorite pastimes again.  Think about how hobbies can help you in your life.

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Approach Life with Positive Thinking

Thinking positively is the key to living a satisfying, fulfilled life. How you face life each day largely determines how you feel about your day. If you have a positive approach to life and to yourself, even your toughest days will feel tolerable.

Mitchell Moore is believed to have once said, “Attitude is everything.” In other words, how you approach your day or a situation determines how that day or situation will go. Thinking positively is a fairly simple personal rule to remember. However, putting it into practice in your daily life can be more challenging.

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I Have The Patience To Be Strong

I have the patience to be strong through the changes in my life. When the world around me appears unsteady, it would be easy to give in to fear, but my courage rises up and helps me to be patient.

At times, my life is overflowing with great abundance and blessings, but there are times when I must wait patiently. I can be patient because I am confident of what lies ahead.

I am like the farmer who labors hard during the fall and enjoys the fruit of his labor in the spring. There are seasons in my life where I must simply work hard and then wait for my hard work to bring forth the results I desire.

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