Feb 18, 2013

The Monday Pep Talk - How to maximize the good times





INNER BEAUTY
When something good happens, or someone pays you a compliment, how long do you bask in its glow? Honestly. This is something to think about since most of us just brush it away, while dwelling over negative comments instead. Many people only allow themselves a fleeting moment of pleasure (I am definitely one of them but I am aware of the imbalance and try to remind myself in basking a little bit longer). Prolong these moments as much as you can, if done gradually it will feel more doable and natural. Happiness is vital for our health. Saying thank you and complementing others are two other tricks to make you feel more happy.

If we want to thrive in life we must not only learn from bad times, but also learn from the good times, says the authors of Resilience: The greatest Science of Mastering Life's greatest Challenges to Red Magazine. It's all about MAXIMISING THE GOOD TIMES.

Here's what you can do when something good happens to you:
1. Give yourself credit for whatever part you played in making it happened.
2. Feel grateful for the part you didn´t play in it, wether for other people contributing or just simple good luck.
3. Think of ways that can expand the length and scope of this positive event and implement them.

So, if we only do one thing this week...let's cultivate to be happy and flourish! 


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9 comments:

  1. Vilken läsning så här på måndagsmorgonen! Tack!
    Vad glad jag blir bara av att läsa detta och jag ska verkligen göra mitt yttersta för att ta till mig det du skriver!
    Önskar dig en fin start på veckan!
    Kram Jenny

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  2. Brilliant advice! Here is for a beautiful week! x

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  3. I do like your Monday Pep Talk...and you're right we're quick to dismiss a compliment and linger our thoughts on the negative...good advice, thank you.
    Have a great week.
    Catherine
    xx

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  4. wow what an amazing purposes, simply loving them
    hope youll like my blog as i love your one!

    definitely keep like this and wish you the best. hope we can follow each other to stay in touch!

    www.malesclutch.blogspot.com

    Sergio,

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  5. wow what an amazing purposes, simply loving them
    hope youll like my blog as i love your one!

    definitely keep like this and wish you the best. hope we can follow each other to stay in touch!

    www.malesclutch.blogspot.com

    Sergio,

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  6. we all need a little reminder once in a while on staying positive... have a nice week!

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  7. Flurish...what a great word!

    I am in the "brush away" group. I needed this! I also think it is important to choose happiness and a positive outlook on life. It is good for you!

    xx

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  8. Så sant och så svårt.
    Tack för bra måndagspepp

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  9. Som vanligt nra måndagspepp, fast nu blev det tisdagspepp för mig :). Kram Jennifer

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