Finding your talent can bring great fulfillment, as well as opportunities for growth. We all have different talents, so be true to yourself during your search. Be open to new experiences and don’t be afraid to fail.
Inspirational quotes can form a useful part of our life toolkit. They distil far-reaching ideas into a single sentence and act as an entry point into complex subjects. The most useful quotes encourage us to be more productive, proactive and public-spirited.
Happiness is a universal goal but it can be elusive. Techniques such as mindfulness and reframing increase our positivity and altruistic behaviour helps not just the recipient, but also the contributor. Draw up a holistic wealth portfolio, to work out how you should be spending your time.
Saying no can be difficult but sometimes it is necessary. If a request does not align with your values and goals, or you do not have time to take it on, you should say no. Learning when and how to say no is a valuable life skill.
Negative self-talk is damaging and often the result of stress, which prevents our prefrontal cortex from functioning properly. If the source of stress cannot be removed, you can use techniques such as reframing and positive self talk to combat the negative self-talk and improve your confidence and productivity.
A positive, happy attitude helps you overcome challenges, builds emotional resilience and lays the foundation for success. So think big and speak positively, avoid overwhelm with bitesize tasks, be kind to yourself, look after yourself and keep fit and healthy.
By taking up ‘happiness habits’, we can improve our wellbeing. There is no universally effective habit, so choose one that works for you. Take up a hobby or improve your sleep patterns but whatever you choose, repeat it regularly.
Living in the present improves our happiness and reduces stress. Eckhart Tolle describes it as “the most precious thing we have” and says it is key to finding happiness. Exercise, mindfulness and altruism can help us to live more fully in the present moment.
Overcoming envy will lead to a more fruitful, fulfilled life and to greater personal integrity. It will, most importantly, leave you well positioned to make a positive impact in the world and to bring about change for good.
Individualism has not brought happiness but instead created a society that is disconnected and dissatisfied. However, letting go of our ego and replacing it with compassion and contribution enables us to live more fulfilled and meaningful lives.