Category Archives: happiness

How To Defeat The Blues This Winter

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Are you blue?

According to ‘experts’ this Monday was ‘The Most Depressing Day Of The Year’.

Nicknamed ‘Blue Monday’  Dr Cliff Arnall insisted it was one of the most depressing days ever:

Credit card bills are a big problem after Christmas, snow, ice and floods are causing worries, and many feel a lack of motivation.

Well, here at GoodlifeZEN where we believe happiness is more an internal matter than external,

4 Simple Ways To Increase Your Happiness Right Now

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In today’s modern world you are continuously bombarded with what’s good, how it increases your happiness and why you absolutely must have this product or that service.

Marketers tell you that the key to happiness is spending or consuming more, associating positivity with ownership and fame.

Politicians tell you that a strong economy can help create more happiness and contentment.

But the question is; do these things really play a role in bringing eternal happiness?

Are You Crippling Your Confidence With This Toxic Advice?

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It doesn’t work, does it?

For you, I mean.

It might work for some people, but the truth is, you’re not ‘some people.’

You’re unique. Uniquely ‘you’.

And when you lose touch with your authentic self, the real you, you’re all at sea, unable to find that confidence you so desperately seek.

Because your authentic self is your compass,

How To Make The Switch And Create The Life You Crave

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Admit it.

You want to have ‘the good life’.

To do the things that matter.

And to make that change you want to see in the world.

These are your dreams.

But maybe you are stuck in a job or a career where you only follow the rules, become what other people want you to be, and end up living the life of others.

Sound familiar?

How to Listen To Your Heart And Transform Your Life

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Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts. Einstein

What do you do when you feel stuck in life?

Do you listen to your heart?

Or do you weigh the situation? Sum up pros and cons. Think about it. Then think about it some more.

All the while you feel increasingly anxious and overwhelmed.

You think: if only there was an easy solution to making difficult decisions.

Why Silence Is More Important Than We Think

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Silence is golden.

But for the entirety of my young life, I needed noise. Music, TV, something had to be going on or I felt antsy. Time was a valuable thing, and if I wasn’t using every second of it, what a waste! I carried that feeling right into my adulthood, and you would rarely find me without some kind of distracting sound in the background: a stereo set to my favorite rock station,

8 Common Beliefs That Destroy Your Health and Cripple Your Happiness

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The purpose of life is to be happy ~Dalai Lama


Delicious, isn’t it?

The days sparkle, the sun shines and your life feels like an honest-to-goodness Disney movie.

But despite wanting it so badly, it’s proved elusive. And when you’ve finally thought it was in your grasp, you’ve opened your hand and found…nothing.

A family disagreement, financial worries or a bout of poor health can knock happiness right out of your hand.

21 Ways To Stay Positive In A Relentlessly Negative World

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I used to wonder how it comes about that the electron is negative…I thought about this for a long time and at last all I could think was ‘It won the fight!’ – Albert Einstein

It’s impossible, isn’t it?

Sometimes the air itself seems charged with negativity.

Prophets of doom fill the air-and cyber-waves with relentlessly depressing news feeds before you’ve even stumbled out of bed or shaken the sleep from your eyes.

6 Unexpected Ways Exercise Improves Your Mental health

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Jack LaLanne, nicknamed the Godfather of modern fitness, exercised until the day before he died at 96. He once said, “Exercise is the catalyst. That’s what makes everything happen: your digestion, your elimination, your sex life, your skin, hair, everything about you depends on circulation.”

Well, many people hit the gym or go outdoors (for cycling, jogging, and swimming) because exercise improves their heart rate, pumps more blood to the brain, builds muscles,

How To Live Every Day Like A Miracle

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Are you waiting for your dreams to come true?

Do you await that one day in the far future when you can start living the life that’s possible for you?

Have a bucket list filled with your deepest desires?

Most likely, you have a long list of things you want to experience and accomplish some day.

However… that someday may never come.

If you spend your life working at an unfulfilling job,