6 Daily Routines That Will Make You Happier

From Inc.com “Hughes it.”

6 Daily Routines That Will Make You Happier

Here’s the thing with happiness: It’s something you’re able to work at and develop. Happiness is about expressing gratitude and loving and appreciating your life. It is the joy that derives from all of the many moments within your day-to-day routine–the elderly woman on the bus who flashes a wobbly smile, that checkout clerk who truly means it as he/she asks you how your day is going, that luscious spot of grass inside the park on which you sit in the sun to eat lunch, that hot girl/boy who decides to kiss you on a date. Happiness includes a choice we make each second of our day–to put our attention on something we cherish, something which makes us feel good, or to focus on something that makes us feel uncomfortable, annoyed, or angry. Here are six steps to happiness.

Healthy Living

Being healthy will mean listening to your body and providing yourself with the best you possibly can all of the time.

It means that you do things you enjoy, whether it be going to concerts, knitting, sunbathing and swimming at the beach, or singing your favorite songs as loudly as you can.

Move your body! Bodies were made for movement; as such, they require a lot of exercise; therefore make exercise a vital part of your day-to-day routine. Instead of driving your car, walk to your destinations as much as possible. You won’t be just pumping fresh oxygen and blood around your body; you’ll also be helping save your planet! Take the steps, chase the birds, and carry your own shopping bags. Do whatever you have to do to just move!

Eat healthy foods. Food actually is fuel–not merely a pleasure pod for the taste buds. Think about the nutritional value of all the foods you place into your mouth and whether they actually are offering you the sparkle you want. It’s easy: Research shows that specific nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids (nuts, leafy greens, and fish) proteins (beans, yogurt, nuts, eggs, chicken, and fish), and complex carbs (fruit, sweet potatoes, brown rice, and whole grains) actually make you feel happier!

Sleep. Make sure you get plenty of rest every evening and do not shy away from getting an occasional nap in.

Optimism

Happy individuals opt to see their world through rose-colored glasses. It is about perspective: You get to select exactly how you wish to view things. Consider the glass half-empty or half-full choice that all of us know so well, and remember that “you bring about what you think about.” This means that your experience is a reflection of your thoughts; therefore, if you have a desire to be happy, you must think happy as well.

Relationships

Studies show that happy individuals have better quality relationships than those who aren’t happy. This includes the relationship you have with yourself. It’s important to develop a strong sense of self, as well as to feel good about yourself, which requires loving, respecting, and looking after yourself as much, if not more, as other people. Make time to strengthen and develop bonds with loved ones and friends.

Clarity

Clarity cuts across all aspects of your life, which includes relationships, personal development, career, and lifestyle. Get clear about where you are and where you’re headed instead of merely floating around waiting for a little wind to catch you and give you guidance. Do what will interest you the most, what you love, and what will make your heart sing.

Strengths

It’s critical that you use and identify your strengths instead of dwelling on your weaknesses. Figure out what you are good at and then do it. Leave stuff you aren’t so good at for somebody who is.

Enjoy

Life is for living, for enjoying, and for experiencing–remain present with yourself within each moment and completely love this life! The only time that exists is the present, as you read this sentence. The prior moment is simply a memory and the next moment hasn’t occurred yet, so remain here, present, and exactly where you are, and enjoy it completely.

Dear AT&T

To whom it may concern,

Recently I walked into the AT&T store at Valley view Mall in Roanoke Virginia where I live.

I was greeted by William, he’s worked at the store for six years.

My goal was to upgrade my iPhone 5 to a 6 Plus and here are a few tips to help you improve your sales & increase customer retention:

1) He never put the phone in my hand, in fact I never even saw it! I never got to see it in action. -Big Mistake (this is customer service 101) *Don’t feel bad, The Verizon Reps across the street did the same thing twice to me

2) I would not let your reps wear a T-shirt with jeans I don’t think it looks that great. I’m okay with jeans but I would prefer something different other than a T-shirt.

3) I had to leave to go get my girlfriend lunch and he had my cell phone number one suggestion would be a follow-up text from him or a generic text that goes out to all customers that leave the store after they make a purchase or even if they don’t make a purchase. – He could’ve told me he was holding the phone for me in the text or if I came back that afternoon I would receive $15 off my purchase of a Pelican Case, something to motivate me to come back into the store. *No follow up kills your sales

4) As I walked out I remembered and saw my old rep that sold me a phone two years ago but I couldn’t remember his name and I didn’t even remember him. What if he had been following up with me every quarter? I would’ve asked for him for sure and definitely come into upgrade my phone.

5) Your emails are generic that I receive each month. Why not tailor them to the specific phone I have? All iPhone users want another better iPhone. This would get me back into the store sooner.

6) It’s been Saturday since I stepped into the store. There’s been no follow-up from my rep and no incentive to come back in. So now I sit here wondering when will I make it back to the store to get my iPhone 6 plus and when will I make it back or maybe now I’ll just go to Best Buy since I’m out of contract.

I am a customer service pro.

Yours truly,

FrazierHughes.com
540-314-5583
Sent from my iPad

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50 THINGS YOU CAN CONTROL RIGHT NOW

Brittany my employee asked for these. Here you go!

Right now, you can control:

1. How many times you smile today.
2. How much effort you exert at work.
3. Your level of honesty.
4. How well you prepare.
5. How you act on your feelings.
6. How often you say “thank you.”
7. When you pull out your wallet for luxuries.
8. Whether or not you give someone the benefit of the doubt.
9. How you interpret situations.
10. Whether or not you compete with people around you.
11. How often you notice and appreciate small acts of kindness.
12. Whether you listen or wait to talk.
13. When you walk away from a conversation.
14. How nice you are to yourself in your head.
15. Whether you think positive or negative thoughts.
16. Whether or not you form expectations of people.
17. The type of food you eat.
18. When you answer someone’s question—or email or call.
19. How much time you spend worrying.
20. How many new things you try.
21. How much exercise you get.
22. How many times you swear in traffic.
23. Whether or not you plan for the weather.
24. How much time you spend trying to convince people you’re right.
25. How often you think about your past.
26. How many negative articles you read.
27. The attention you give to your loved ones when you see them.
28. How much you enjoy the things you have right now.
29. Whether or not you communicate something that’s on your mind.
30. How clean or uncluttered you keep your space.
31. What books you read.
32. How well you network at social events.
33. How deeply you breathe when you experience stress.
34. How many times you admit you don’t know something—and then learn something new.
35. How often you use your influence to help people instead of focusing on building your influence.
36. When you ask for help.
37. Which commitments you keep and cancel.
38. How many risks you take.
39. How creative/innovative you are in your thinking.
40. How clear you are when you explain your thoughts.
41. Whether you formulate a new plan or act on your existing one.
42. How much information you get before you make a decision.
43. How much information you share with people.
44. Whether you smoke or drink (unless you’re an alcoholic, in which case I am not qualified to offer you advice).
45. Whether or not you judge other people.
46. Whether you smell good or bad (unless you have some strange resistance to soap and deodorant).
47. How much of what other people say you believe.
48. How quickly you try again after you fall.
49. How many times you say “I love you.”
50. How much rest you get at night.

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Are You A True Fan?

Even though the Hokies have had a dismal season, I still love them.

Even though the Hokies have had a dismal season, I still love them. – Hughes it