All of us have a desire to wake up feeling good, energetic and joyful. Yet for many stress, worry and concern can overtake our wish to feel joyful and energetic. How can a person feel good every day despite the ups and downs in life? How can we be less overwhelmed or angry? How do we make sure we're more joyful and energetic? There is a way! Purchase Dr. Lepper’s "Think It, Feel It, Do It Better in 2011 and Beyond!" (US $2.99, PDF document)
The most amazing thing about the weather is that you have absolutely no control over it. You do however control how you respond to it. You have the choice at any given moment to deal with the weather, no matter what it is, in a negative or more positive way. You have the choice to go outside and be a part of life no matter the weather outside. Or, you can choose to remain indoors begrudging the season and the locale in which you live.
Your inner mental life, your emotional outer life and your overall well-being are impacted by your sleep quality. Certainly you may generally be aware of this, but actually many of us are not mindful of it on a daily basis. The same reality is true for your children, your spouse and all those others around you: Everything is easier when we are well slept and everything is harder when we are poorly slept.
Here are a few ideas about what you can do every day to help improve your mood and thinking states...and by doing those two things you will have more energy to stay engaged throughout the day and come to feel happier and healthier over time.
It is hard to be anxious or feel overwhelmed when you are smiling, it takes the edge off. Fake it until, you make it! A pencil place horizontally in between your teeth to feign a smile works in a matter of minutes! But be sure to make it look like a smile, yes you may drool…which makes you smile more!