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25 Ways To Put The "Happy" in Happy New Year
"HAPPY NEW YEAR!!" As the "En-lighten-up-ment" Organizer Coach, I am resolving to make 2008 the happiest year ever. I plan to continue incorporating all of my practices into my life and becoming even more comfortable with them. It takes twenty one days to establish a new behavior. Once the new pattern is in place it becomes natural and effortless.
These are my top twenty-five suggestions to put the "happy" in 2008:
- Keep a gratitude list or journal
- Change yourself first
- Set an intention each morning for how you want to be
- Be generous and courteous in traffic
- Let go of "having to know" and remain open and curious
- End each day prepared for the next day
- Respect the different organizing personalities of those around you
- Let go of anything—physical or mental—that makes you feel heavy
- Laugh at your worries!
- Say "no"
- Volunteer your time and talent to a worthy cause
- Face your fears!
- Use prayer and meditation for spiritual balance
- Take care of your body—exercise and keep it alkaline with the right food
- Drink alcohol in moderation—alcohol is a depressant
- Ask for help—get support
- Complete the incomplete
- Practice self-acceptance
- Let go of resentments
- Practice forgiveness
- Hang out with fun, energizing, like-minded people
- Reduce or eliminate watching TV—especially news programs
- Take a risk and learn something new and fun
- Keep a victory log
- Look for the good in everything
I'll bring closer focus to these practices over the coming weeks. They are all equal in value. Practice all of them or some of them. At any rate, make 2008 the happiest year ever by setting your intentions now!
posted on: 1/3/2008 12:00:00 PM by Maggie McCauley
category: The Mental Side
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Maggie McCauley, ACC, LICSW, The Effortless Organizing Coach, is the president of "A New View". She takes a holistic approach to organizing coaching her clients to create new habits that promote overall well-being, a sense of freedom and peace of mind.
My Favorite Books
- The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
- It's Hard To Make A Difference When You Can't Find Your Keys by Marilyn Paul
- Organize With Confidence by Elizabeth Hagen
- The Secret Of Letting Go by Guy Finley
- Life Is Short--Wear Your Party Pants by Loretta La Roche
- The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
- The Seven Whispers by Christina Baldwin
- Loving What Is by Byron Katie
- Making A Change For Good by Cheri Huber
- "Happiness Now!" by Robert Holden, PhD.