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carl sandburg

“It is necessary for a man to go away by himself, to sit on a rock and ask, ‘Who am I, where have I been, and where am I going?”

CARL SANDBURG

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Self help isn’t here to make you feel burnt out and frustrated. You’re not working on yourself if you’re constantly comparing your results to someone else’s.

Being better can mean taking five more minutes to sip your morning coffee in calmness instead of rushing to work.

It can also mean practicing a 10-minute stretching or meditation routine.

There’s no definition of being better. It’s up to you to define it and live accordingly.

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gary e. stevenson

“Remember, what you do, where you go, and what you see will shape who you become.”

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Too often, we take the most important things for granted: food, shelter, family, education. 

No matter how bad a day might seem, there's always something we can be grateful for. 

Remind youself of your luck and the beauty we already possess. 

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eckhart tolle

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

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Often, we waste time on problems which we can't influence anyway. 

Learn to accept harsh truths and let go the things you can't control instead of holding on to them. 

Sometimes, life is about letting go and moving on instead of improving something.

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lee l. jampolsky

“At least three times every day take a moment and ask yourself what is really important. Have the wisdom and the courage to build your life around your answer.”

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many hale

“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care fo yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.”

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dalai lama

"It’s our collective and individual responsibility to preserve and tend to the world in which we all live."

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We often act as if our loved ones would be around forever instead of appreciating their presence now.

What matters is showing that you care for someone.

A 5-minute phone call or a text message don’t take much effort, but if practiced regularly, these little acts can strengthen our relationships.

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Too often, we waste our time on urgent things instead of focusing on what's important. 

Learning to separate the important from the urgent will drastically improve the quality of your life

Ask yourself how you can reduce the junk and take more time for the things that matter to you.

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At the end of each day, ask yourself if you made healthy choices that will benefit the quality of your life in the long run.

If not, come up with specific ideas on how to live healthier tomorrow.

How can you incorporate more movement into your daily life?
How can you change your diet to benefit your health?
Which other changes can you make?

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according to studies, doing good makes us feel better.

By doing good to others and making your fellows smile, you won’t only make them happier, but also improve your own happiness and satisfaction.

What about calling your parents or grandparents?

Or leaving a lovely note for your partner?

Or bringing a cake to the office?

Making someone smile doesn’t need to be too complicated. But it can be life-changing.

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You are not your job or career, you are so much more than your profession.

Don't just think about who you want to be from a career point of view, but also think about your qualities and your personality. You can choose to be generous, loyal, loving, kind etc..

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Each day, we chose the products we use, the companies we support, and the decisions we make.

And all these tiny decisions shape the quality of our planet as well as the quality of our lives.

here are some tiny steps to save the planet every day:

  • Swap your single-use plastic bottles for a reusable option.
  • Use reusable shopping bags.
  • Choose shampoo bars over bottled shampoo.
  • Choose non-toxic products in your household.
  • Unplug items when they’re not in use.

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albert schweitzer

"Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.”

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“If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.”

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Life is so much more fun and precious if you take care of yourself.

You can strengthen your body and mind through tiny activities and your daily choices. You can meditate, read, exercise etc..

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Avoid questions you can answer “yes” or “no”. They are closed-ended, don’t generate discussion and they rarely yield any insight. 

By asking open-ended questions, you get far more interesting insights. They invite reflection and start discussions.

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The Little Known Skill Of Conversations

Asking good, effective questions is a powerful but little known tool to get the most helpful information, facilitate learning and improve interpersonal bonding.

In many cases, asking the right questions depends on complex dynamics and type of interaction, but there are some general guidelines that can commonly be applied to the conversation.

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Asking useful questions require practice

Inexperienced questions such as "I'm thinking about [action]. What do you think?" are seldom answered because answering would take too much effort.

This is because naive questions lack the necessary context while failing to respect the recipient's time, energy and attention. Instead, it transfers responsibility for the end result from the questioner to the recipient. If you want helpful answers, it is worthwhile to learn to ask better questions.

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