Saturday, November 22, 2008

Happier Holidays

I saw the following advice on Guidepost magazine's newsletter. I thought it was worth sharing with others. May all of our holidays be happier through our own efforts! :-)

Make Your Holiday Happier!
Advice from Dr. Peale
By Norman Vincent Peale

The man who inspired "the power of positive thinking" shares 5 simple steps to lift your spirit and make your holiday happier.

1. Do something new and different.
When you're depressed, it's easy to get into a rut and magnify your difficulties. Go somewhere or do something (even simply taking a new route to work) that can give you a fresh perspective.

2. What are you thankful for?
Sit down right now and make a list. Once you look for the good in your life, you will start to see more and more of it all around you.

3. Spend more time with your friends, especially the optimistic ones.
Confide your troubles. Sharing a burden always make it easier to bear.

4. For the next 24 hours, make a deliberate effort to speak hopefully about everything...
...Your work, your personal life, your home, your future.

5. Repeat step 4.
Eventually you'll notice you have replaced hopeless with hopeful thinking. Amazing!


At Saturday, November 22, 2008 8:43:00 PM, Anonymous Marie said...

That's some great advice!! Thanks for the post.

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