Is it difficult to be happy? You just need to learn how to be happy

Posted by on Jan 12, 2016 in Self Improvement | Comments Off on Is it difficult to be happy? You just need to learn how to be happy

tree-of-happinessYou are very irritated by your everyday life and far away to be happy. You feel like you are leaving some kind of marmot day. Every day is the same like the day before and it seems that every next day will be the same. It sounds kind of depressing to live your life by some kind of routine. This is exactly what you should change if you want to be happy. Don’t let yourself to be boring. If you want to live exciting life the first thing you should change is yourself. You don’t want to spend your time that makes you frustrated person because you are aware of the fact that life is too short to spend it on things that you don’t like. You have to listen to your soul and voice inside of your head that is just telling you which is the best thing for you.

And the question is how to manage this, how to be happy?

Being happy and content in life, is perhaps only seemingly easy goal, but after the first step of many you can feel yourself discouraged or scared. To avoid getting caught in an eternal limbo of fear and desired goal, you have to make certain decisions that, although at first frightening, contribute to the achievement of happiness.

The best decision anyone can make is to decide to lead a happier and healthier life. Free yourself from fear and you made the first steps and improved your life.

Be kinder to yourself. Your own thoughts sometimes can be your enemies. Dark, negative thoughts which cause self-hatred are common in the minds of unhappy individuals. 75-happiness-quotesHowever, in order to feel better, try to reduce them, watching them as the clouds that pass because of concern and suffering, so replace them with positive thoughts, and again observe. Stop to categorize and accept it. Treat yourself with the same dose of kindness, respect and treat with compassion which you give to a good friend. Be kinder to you, also means to take care of yourself and afford time for what you really are interested in, writes The Huffington Post. Find out what you love to do, find a time for it and just do it. Too much time is spent on operations and other situations that you simply do not like. It is important to find those things that we have fun and we love to spend time.

If you have a consistent activities, hobbies and tasks that make you happy, the more likely you’ll be happy. The best way to do this is to have a job and a career that you love. Since the work we spend a lot of time, the ultimate goal should be to make that time more enjoyable. Think about the kind of job you have always dreamed and what skills and abilities you have, who knows, maybe it’s time for a career change. But be careful and do not identify yourself with the work, because you are not it. You have to have life besides your work, it’s called social life and it is very important for happiness.

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What is Reiki?

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Self Improvement | Comments Off on What is Reiki?

Mikao UsuiReiki is an ancient Japanese stress and relaxation technique that promotes healing. It was founded by Mikao Usui during the Meiji era. This technique is used by therapists by channeling life force energy through touch but it can also be practiced on yourself through a kind of meditation. Reiki practitioners believe that there is an unseen life force energy that flows through our bodies. They believe that this life force energy is the reason why they are alive.

Reiki practitioners believe that when your life force energy is low, you’re most likely to feel stress and fatigue. You’ll also more likely to get sick when your life force energy is low. But, when your life force energy is high, you’ll feel healthy, confident, and happy.
Reiki comes from two Japanese words – Rei which means higher power and Ki which means life force energy. Ki is also called Prana in India and Chi in China. So, in essence, Reiki is simply defined as life force energy that is guided by God’s wisdom or the Higher Intelligence.
It is considered a holistic treatment technique. It does not only treat the body, but also the mind, spirit, and emotions. It promotes overall well-being and it strengthens the feelings of security, peace, and wellbeing. Many people can vouch that reiki has miraculous results.
It is a safe and natural method of self-improvement and spiritual healing that everyone can use. It is effective in healing almost all types of illness and it improves the overall quality of your life.
It is a simple technique that anyone can learn. It is not taught in the traditional manner, but it is transferred to a student during a class. It is a skill that’s transferred by a Reiki master through “attunement”. The master allows that student to tap into the infinite supply of life force energy.
It does not depend on spiritual development or intellectual capacity. So, it is available to people of different spiritual beliefs, backgrounds, and age. Reiki is spiritual, but it is not a religion and it has no dogma. You just have to believe that there is a Higher Intelligence and then there’s a strong life force energy that’s flowing through us.

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Pic by http://www.reikihealingkent.co.uk

Reiki is not a religion, but it promotes spirituality. It encourages the practitioners to act and live in harmony with others and also to find your happiness. Mikao Usui wants the Reiki students and practitioners to practice a simple system of ethical ideals that promote love, harmony, and peace across all cultures.

Mikao Usui added the reiki ideals to the practice several years after the development of Reiki. These ideals add spiritual balance to the practice. This practice is not more than the use of the life force energy. It is an active commitment to compassion, kindness, integrity, and self-improvement. Reiki practitioners are encouraged to pray and master the art of inviting happiness into their lives. They are also encouraged to practice kindness, piety, diligence, and gratitude at all times. It is not only a healing technique, but also a life improvement technique.
You can attend any one of the many classes all over the United States and in different parts of the world. If you want to improve your life and develop healing abilities, it’s a good idea to try Reiki.

I normally practice some Reki before I do any session as a Life Coach.

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Meditation Practice and what is Meditation

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Self Improvement | Comments Off on Meditation Practice and what is Meditation

When you embark on a meditation practice, you will encounter numerous challenges that may impact your general comprehension of what meditation really is. It may also affect how you learn to meditate and continue the practice once you’ve started it. That is why it is exigent that you will read on so that you will learn some of the fundamentals that will help you to get started and develop some initial skills that will help you sustain the practice.

What is meditation?

meditationYou need to understand that there are diverse types of meditation practice, each of which connects with the mind in a certain manner. One of the major ideas behind meditation is that you can actually workout your mind in the same manner that you exercise your body to enhance it. By putting into practice some of these mind exercises, you will be able to improve the workings of your mind.

Although the effects of meditation vary depending on your intention when engaging in the practice, the usual outcome one experiences includes the following: reduced levels of stress, enhanced sleep, improved concentration, lesser occurrence of depression, enhanced tolerance to acute pain, can increase your level of happiness therefore can help you to live a happier life.

Some people may experience agitation and some other mental activity while meditating and they may think that they’re doing it wrong. The truth is, meditation is not about attaining any specific condition. Meditation is actually about learning to live in the moment and feel the experience as it is.

The fact that you are able to perceive that you are already daydreaming or lost in thought is in fact the most potent aspect of meditation.

Finding the right meditation

If you are looking for a quick solution to your mental or emotional problems, then don’t turn to meditation hoping that it will solve everything like magic. While it may be a useful supplement to your medical treatment, it is not a recommended substitute for therapy for your serious ailments. Although there are various meditation techniques available appropriate for your individual needs, there is however general basic principles to follow when just starting the practice.

Starting the practice

In starting the practice, you must first understand what you are going to do. You must realize that you are not engaging in magic or some new-age or outlandish action. Rather, you will be exploiting how the minds work in the real world, especially its flexibility attribute. Are you wondering what a meditator does during meditation?
The thing is, a meditator just brings his attention to the present moment. By doing so, that individual is trying not to focus on what’s going on around him, loosening his grip on the past and trying not to think about the future. A meditator also perceives what is happening at the moment without making any judgment of what he perceives.

Time and location

If you want to meditate effectively, you must find a serene place in your home where you can meditate quietly. Set aside any distractions such as cellphones. Choose a place where you can’t easily be interrupted. It would also be good to choose a time when everything is quiet and restful such as during early dawn. Once everyone is up and about, it can be hard to find that quiet “me” time.

Just do it! and I can assure, you will be happy

Once you have picked out your place and time for meditating, then go ahead and try it. Just get on right with it and make the moment flow. You don’t have to sit or pose in a certain manner, although lying down is completely out of the question for it might only lead you to fall asleep. It won’t matter whether you sit on a chair or on the floor as long as you feel comfortable with it.

Keep meditating

While it may be easy to start the practice of meditation, sustaining it is the hardest part. You will find that doing it on a regular basis is a challenge. You will find that the distractions of your daily life will derail even your noblest intention to meditate. Nevertheless, don’t let go. Most meditators actually miss a schedule now and again, despite their strict schedule. However, don’t let this occurrence discourage you. You should keep it going despite the trials and you will soon find yourself regularly meditating.

Meditation has helped me to improve the quality of my life, especially when I started to work as a Life coach and now is part of my daily life.

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What is a “Life Coach”?

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in Self Improvement | Comments Off on What is a “Life Coach”?

Life coach is a professional who aid and empower other people to achieve and even exceed their goals, may it be in their professional or personal lives.

They enhance the power of people to excel in their workplace, become happy with their personal lives, and explore the world and their own selves.

Life coach

With the utilization of specialist techniques on core psychological ethics and natural intuition, life coaches gear clients with strategies to confidently confront difficult situations, overcome emotional obstacles and eventually face life with a new perspective.

Moreover, life coaches are not preachy with the advice they give out; they only impose their personal views but leave the decision making itself to the person involved. Their objective is to empower people to reach their happiness, not reign and control their lives.

Life coaching follows the idea that in general, their clients are the only ones who could help themselves, and that they exist with sole purpose of guiding them. Their clients are the only ones who have the power to control their own lives and make decisions for themselves.

The basic principles of a Life coach include:

A) Subjectivity:

Different people have different perspectives; therefore no one determines which ideas are “right” or “wrong” in general. However, some ideas, no matter how right or wrong, may hinder people from ever progressing or being better than who their present selves. These ideas may restrict the capability of people to improve, and so outside opinions are needed for further decision making. Life coaches provide these outside opinions for the client to have a broader and deeper thinking about the actions he/she would take.

B) Empowerment:

Everyone has the power to determine the limits of their own perspective. With the existence of life coaching, open mindedness is promoted through the combination of different ideas between the life coach and the client. The client does the thinking and decision making while the life coach gives out advice and empowerment for the client to enliven these ideas.

C) Guidance:

Even with the term “coach”, life coaches exist only as guides and not instructors. Whereas instructors tell people the exact thing to do, guides provide advice and support for people to create their own decisions and actions. Life coaches guide individuals from where they currently are to where they want to be. Their aim is not to reign over their clients’ lives but to guide them to the best of their abilities. If people could think for themselves, then why do life coaches exist? Some people do not have the natural ability to properly think things through before deciding on their actions. There would always be the fear of failure, of losses, and rejection which hinders people from proactively responding to their wants and needs in life, calling for help from others.

As sports coaching exist to hone athletes’ physical ability and tact, life coaching improves the strengths of people while conquering their weaknesses.

Life coaches bring the best out of people for them to be able to live happier, better lives.

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Three Things You can Start Doing Now to Find Happiness

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Self Improvement | Comments Off on Three Things You can Start Doing Now to Find Happiness

Happiness seems so easy to get your hands on. But in truth, finding happiness is never easy. You may have thought that you already found yours, but often times, the joy it brings is only temporary. In the case of others, they spend most of their lives seeking in the wrong places, which makes it all the more harder for them to find it. And it is through this that the process of finding happiness has become a never-ending cycle for people.

So you may be wondering now, how can one truly find lasting joy? Perhaps, the information shared by Dr. Robert Holden about the subject could bring you enlightenment.

Grass of happiness

Dr. Robert Holden on Finding Happiness

People often look for happiness in the material world, which is what most is wrong about. As what Dr. Robert has stressed, happiness does not come from outside. It is an inside job; a decision that you have to make. And those who have are also the ones who are likely to find real and lasting joy.
If you wish to achieve the same thing, you need to start by making the decision to be happy. Just consider those poverty-stricken families in the world. Even with their situation, they seem to still find happiness in their lives. People from these families, although deprived, are the perfect example of those who have found happiness by seeking from within themselves.
Therefore, finding happiness is all about making the decision to be happy and changing your mindset. It is also a process, one you can easily go through by doing the following:

Have a Gratitude Jar

People tend to overlook things they should be grateful for, which is an important key to finding happiness. What you can do now is to start small, rewire your thinking and learn to appreciate things, even the smallest and simplest ones. One easy way you can do this is by creating a gratitude jar.
You can use either a small fish bowl or a nice jar for this. Then every day, think about or remember one thing you are grateful for, write it in a paper and drop it in the jar. The purpose of this act is to train your brain to start noticing things to be grateful for and eventually, you will find happiness even in the littlest of things.

Do Things You Enjoy

People essentially do things in this world: first are the things that people have to do (responsibilities), and those that you want or find joy in doing.
It is true that life is full of responsibilities. However, each person must also ensure to find time doing those things that they love and enjoy because that’s happiness in its simplest form. It does not matter if that activity is painting, singing, enjoying a cup of coffee with friends, etc. You must allocate enough time to follow your joy to be a happier person.

Meditate

Meditation has served as an exclusive spiritual practice for several years, but is now becoming a routine for people. It’s not a wonder considering the health benefits it is associated with. The process itself helps relax the body, quiet the mind and achieve a deeper state of inner peace and higher state of consciousness. Meditation is the key to achieving greater self-awareness. More importantly, meditating regularly can make you feel more at peace and contented with life. When you combine all of these things, it will make you a much happier person.
It is possible to find your happiness right now. You simply need to follow these three to help rewire your mindset.

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Happiness: Ten Ways to Live a Happier Life

Posted by on Jan 3, 2016 in Self Improvement | Comments Off on Happiness: Ten Ways to Live a Happier Life

All of us have the need to be content and happy with our lives. We might have different perspectives on the definition of happiness and contentment, but there would always be similar factors in achieving them.

Here are ten steps how you could bring more happiness and energy into your life.

Happiness

1. Spend time with people who make you smile.

Stick with joyful people and let yourself be carried with their joy. Studies have proven that people are at their happiest in the company of cheerful people.

2. Indulge on doing things you love.

This doesn’t mean risking your life every day to go skydiving. Do the little things you like to do in your daily life; and indulge in the extreme ones every once in a while.

3. Stick to your own values.

Follow what you yourself believe in. As time passes by, the more you respect those values, the better it will turn out for you and the people around you.

4. Picture the best.

Know what you truly want and set yourself in achieving it. The fear of failure often hinders people from turning dreams into reality. Don’t be afraid, and let this be your motivation in being the best you can be.

5. Determine your purpose.

There’s nothing wrong in dreaming of being something greater; this serves as an inspiration to do better. People who know they exist for the betterment of society tend to be more happy and content.

6. Follow what your heart tells you.

Live your own life and don’t let others dictate your actions. You are the only one who knows what you truly want, what will bring you genuine happiness and contentment.

7. Accept change.

As people say, the only thing permanent in this world is change. Change is inevitable, so make sure you’re prepared to make adjustments in your life. Most times, changes in life lead to something greater and better.

8. Push yourself.

You are in charge of your own fulfillment. Stop blaming others and push yourself to do what you can. You cannot do anything about the decisions of others; you can only control your own actions.

9. Focus on the bright side.

Would you like a happy life? ook at the good things in your life – no matter how big or small – and rejoice in them. Don’t let yourself down with the negative aspects of your life.

10. Enjoy the simple pleasures in life.

Sunsets, friends, the sound of rain pattering on your window; these are the most common yet beautiful aspects of life. Take pleasure in them; you never know when these will be your last ones. Being able to appreciate the beauty of the simpler things in life reflects your inner contentment in this world.
Most of us spend our time bawling about how the world is not work for us, but the truth is that we have the power to decide the direction our lives will take. We just have to change our perspective and life and be proactive about it.

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