Posts Tagged ‘Love’

Choose Happiness, Humor, Enthusiasm, Gratitude, Kindness, and a Positive Outlook.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008
This is #10 out of 25 Tips to Become More Productive and Happy at Work.

Choose Happiness, Humor, Enthusiasm, Gratitude, Kindness, and a Positive Outlook. Being productive and competitive in business doesn’t mean that you have to be serious all the time. Smiling doesn’t mean you’re not working hard. Enthusiasm doesn’t mean you’re not competitive. Being positive doesn’t mean you’re blind to challenges. Choose to enjoy your time at work. Find others who are like this and spread good cheer. It’s contagious and it grows. Try to avoid gossip and negative chat. It can be tempting, but it doesn’t serve anyone well, including yourself.

This is great advice.  Whether you love or hate your job, you can always improve your work life by consciously deciding to have a good attitude about it.  When I’m overworked, frustrated, tired, or just grumpy, I constantly have to remind myself to take a deep breath, relax, and think of something positive.  Sometimes that positive thought is as simple as, “At least I’m learning from this miserable experience,” or “Thank goodness this will all be over soon,” but even simple thoughts work.

I believe that you too will find that if you actively develop the habit of thinking positively and avoid griping to yourself or others about your problems, you will become a happier, more productive person – and you’ll probably be a whole lot more fun to be around. :)

-MJ

PS -  SMILE!  Even when life sucks, and no one is looking. :D

Achieving Happiness: Ability to connect to others established in childhood

Friday, August 29th, 2008

 

 Love is a key ingredient of happiness. Having people in your life that care about you provides a deep feeling of security. Being in a relationship in which you and your partner are meeting one another’s needs is tremendously satisfying. However, there are several varieties of love – only one of which makes people happy.

Recently, researchers have provided an understanding of how an unhealthy pattern of parent-child love adversely affects an adult relationship. The attachment between a parent and child has been well researched. But it has only been in the last few years that researchers have found a way to help adults with a history of dysfunctional relationships have a healthy loving connection.

The research has revealed three patterns of parent-child attachment. Children have two basic drives – exploration and safety – that govern their behavior. Kids need to explore and their playful pursuits help them gain the skills they need for mastering their environment. But children also need to stay safe in order to survive.

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I have an idea that might make the world a happier place.

Try to smile at every child, even tiny babies, whenever they make eye contact with you.  Maybe that child will grow to feel like the world is a welcoming, optimistic place.  Maybe it will help that child grow up to be a happier person than he or she would otherwise.

-MJ

New Free Sample of Natural Formula Created to Bring More Happiness and Love – Love Potion No. 9 Parfum

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Behappy is giving away free samples of their new formula Love Potion No. 9 Parfum to bring more happiness and love. In this time of great economic hardship and stress; Love Potion No. 9 Parfum was created to help people feel more happiness and love without stress. New Love Potion No. 9 Parfum was created to provide a feeling of happiness and love using a soothing and 100% natural scent of spicy sandalwood or exotic floral. Love Potion No. 9 Parfum utilizes pure plant and delicate flower essential oils known for attraction properties. 21 different essential oils are combined from all over the world, slowly simmered and steeped in special antique containers using centuries old techniques to create layers of scent to subtly help you feel happier and draw that special someone to the wearer.

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I wonder if this would really work?  I’ve read that there is some truth to scents affecting one’s mental state, but I’ve always distrusted perfumes and colognes that claim to do anything more than make its wearer smell better.  Actually, I’ve begun switching to as many non-scented products as possible, and I feel like my sinuses and olfactory system have been thanking me for sparing them from constant stimulation.

- MJ

What is happiness? Sex, love and the push-up bra

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

You may have caught that little news factoid recently that stipulated sex might just be a cure for the female blues. Which is good news really (especially for the gents trying to cheer up their surly ladies) considering a whopping estimated 800,000 Aussies suffer from depression each year. So what better antidote could there be for the blues (other than chocolate) than getting frisky between the sheets?

“Having sex helps them feel that closeness and security,” surmises Dr Sabura Allen, clinical psychologist and the lead researcher in the Monash University study.

The findings revealed that women associate sex with love (much to the horror of male booty-call buddies!).

The study also discovered that, surprisingly, single women have less sex than single men, which makes you wonder who all these men are getting it on with in the first place …

Two blokes, David Blanchflower, a Dartmouth College economist, and Andrew Oswald of the University of Warwick in England, undertook a similar survey. They polled 16,000 people and found that sex is so important to happiness, we should be increasing it’s frequency from once a month to once a week, (hear that folks?). Adding fuel to the more-sex debate is the fact that the happiness generated from the increased hanky-panky is equivalent to being told you’re getting a $50,000 raise on your income!

Economists have also calculated that a lasting marriage equates to the happiness generated by getting an extra $100,000 each year. (Divorce depletes happiness levels equivalent to losing $66,000 annually.)

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