Creating Happiness

Sometimes Good Enough IS Good Enough

I admit it. Sometimes I’m a perfectionist. I come from a long line of perfectionists. I used to have to do everything perfectly. I hated making mistakes and worse yet, I had little tolerance for other people making mistakes. Being a perfectionist adds unnecessary stress and sometimes good enough is good enough. Perfectionism Comes From Fear It’s true, and it may not just…
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5 Ways to Reduce Stress

Today we are getting lots of snow. The schools have been canceled and we are stuck at home. For some, this is a vacation day, a day to relax. For others, not being able to get out can cause stress. Being stressed from time to time is natural. How you handle the stress can make the big difference in the quality of…
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Some Advice I Would Give To My Younger Self

“If I knew then what I know now.” How many times have I heard myself saying that. Wow, my life would have been so different if I knew all of those life lessons earlier. Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and give myself advice. But I can’t and so I need to just keep going forward knowing that I…
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Don’t Wait For New Years to Make Resolutions – Set Your Goals Now!

Starting a New Year’s resolution gives us time to reflect on where we are and where we want to be. But why just do that once a year? Setting smaller, more easily attainable goals gives you a much better chance of success. Many people focus on 21 days to create/eliminate a habit. For me, using the beginning of the month and extending…
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10 Ways to Stay Happy When Times Get Tough

Everyone goes through tough times but not everyone handles things the same way. When times are tough, you have choices. You can choose to let it get to you or you can choose to be happy in spite of it. How you chose to respond to tough situations impacts both you and those around you, so choose wisely. Being Intentionally Happy Keep…
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How Will You Be Remembered?

Every once in a while, something happens that puts it all in perspective and really makes you think. Do you every wonder what people would say about you if they knew they wouldn’t see you again for a long time or forever? Recently, I lost one of favorite my aunts. At the funeral, both of my cousins got up to speak about…
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Being Busy and Accomplishing Something Makes Us Happier

Recently, I noticed that very busy people have one thing in common – most are generally happy people. I was thinking about this the other day. I know people who just can’t sit still. Some have to be out every single night. Others, need to always multitask. I even know people who refuse to take a beach vacation because sitting still makes…
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Accomplishing Personal Goals and Dreams Quicker

One of the things many of us are good at is accomplishing those daily, weekly, or monthly tasks. But how many of those tasks align with your goals? Have you even thought about what those goals may be? Sometimes, days, weeks, months seem to fly by and we wonder where the time went. No one likes to look back and see missed…
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