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Donna Schilder

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Leadership, Career, & Business Coach

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More Exercises to Increase Happiness

  More and more scientific research is coming out that the systematic practice of building gratitude will help you be happier.  A new study showed that you could boost your happiness by 25% and keep it there by taking actions that build gratitude.   Here are some gratitude building exercises and actions:   Pick one of your five senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, touch) and for a day use that sense to look for the gifts that the world gives you. Be thankful for these gifts.   Pick a person you spend time with and observe their gestures, words, and actions that reflect their inner goodness.  Be grateful for the gifts they give the world.   Choose a difficult person in your life and observe their gestures, words, and actions that reflect their inner goodness. Be grateful for the gifts they give the world.   When you want to complain, stop yourself. Instead list one thing you’ve learned from the inconvenience you would have complained about.   Set an alarm and every time if goes off, think of something you are grateful for.   Before you go to sleep, count the warm intentions of the people you’ve encountered throughout the day. You should sleep more soundly than usual.   For five straight minutes list everything you can think of that is good in your life. Carry the list with you and read it throughout your day.   Spend time with people who are grateful and positive.   Image Courtesy : photostock/FreeDigitalphotos.net    

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Exercises to Increase Happiness

  Scientific studies show that you can become happier by performing the following exercises to increase happiness.  I have been sharing these exercises with my clients and they really work!  The exercises come from the work of Martin Seligman, Ph.D.www.authentichappiness.com.   Three Things You Are Grateful For:  List three things you are grateful for every day.  Don’t forget the little things like the sun shining on the water, having time to sit quietly, or the smile on your spouse’s face. Also, write down what causes these wonderful things to exist.  This exercise has been shown to lift happiness for six months.   Appreciating Yourself:  Write down at least five things that you appreciate about yourself. Also write about the positive changes you have been able to make to overcome difficulties or weaknesses.   Gratitude Letter:  Write a Gratitude letter to someone that impacted your life in a positive way.  Describe concretely how this person impacted your life.  Then schedule an appointment to read it to them.  This exercise has been shown to increase happiness for a month.  Do this every month and you could be happier all year.   Story of You At Your Best:  Write a story about a time when you were at your best.  Identify the strengths you used in the incident.  Review the story once a day every day for a week.  Reflect on the strength you used.   Savor a Beautiful Day:  set aside a day or ½ day to do something you love to do.  Sharpen the pleasure you experience in this day by savoring the moment, being mindful of the experience, sharpening your sense (what does it smell like, taste like, feel like, look like), focus fully and be absorbed by the experience, take a mental picture as a memory or keep a… Read More

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Changing the Adreneline Life-Style

  The link below will take you to a guide that will help you change your Adreneline Lifestyle to a more peaceful and healthier lifestyle.  Before you review this document, you may want to take the Adreneline Self Test first.   The Adreneline Lifestyle

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Adreneline Self Test

  Some of us use a continuous dose of Adreneline to live our lives.  We rush through everything, live in fear, and/or push ourselves mercilessly to accomplish everything in our overcommitted lives.  This use of constant Adreneline has been proven to cause:  heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, digestive issues, headaches, back pain, mental illnesses (e.g., depression, anxiety disorder). Take the test below to see if you are using “Adreneline” to run your life.   Adreneline Self-Test

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Happy Scent

  Happy Scent® is a product I designed to help people be more calm, happier, and to loose weight.  Happy Scent is personal scent therapy that you can put in your purse, desk, pocket, gym bag, or car console. Unlike candles and oils, Happy Scent® is easily accessible for you to use at anytime. Use Happy Scent® to lose weight, feel happier, reduce stress, or shift from negative to positive thoughts.  You can purchase Happy Scent at:  www.HappyScent.com.

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