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5 Proven Tips to Turn Your Plans Into Reality

5 Proven Tips to Turn Your Plans Into Reality

Surely, you have big plans for your future. However, a plan is just a dream without action to get the ball rolling towards your desired result. It’s time to put your fears and indecisiveness aside and pursue the reality that you know you deserve!

Try these proven tips to help you achieve your dreams:

  1. Know what you want. Decisiveness leads to success. If you’re fickle about how you see your life in 5 years, or even just 6 months from now, you’ll keep spinning your wheels. Pick the road that is best for you and stick to it! 

Ensure that your goal directly affects and benefits you. Let others worry about what’s best for them. For example, if you want your son to get into Penn State because that’s your alma mater, he’s the one that has to make that call. You’re in charge of your own life, and only the decisions that affect you.

  • Be practical. You’re unlikely to lose 10 pounds in five days, and it’s silly to want to teach yoga before you’ve never even taken a class yourself. Ensure that your plans are practical as a whole and that you allot a reasonable timeframe to their attainment.
  • Get started. The first step is by far the most important step in order to enact your plans. Making the initial move will inspire you to follow through with the necessary steps thereafter.

Often, the first step is the simplest step. For example, if you’re determined to impress your mother-in-law with a juicy turkey this thanksgiving, research turkey-cooking techniques online. If you want to tone up your abdomen, enroll in a belly dancing class.

  1. Take it step-by-step. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. If you want quality, lasting results, break your process down into small, measurable results that you can surely attain.

It’s easier to cut fast food out of your diet than it is to cut every bad food from your life altogether. It’s also easier to jump into the pool before you try to swim a race. Baby steps are vital to your success and self esteem.

  • Acquire some training. If you’re attempting to carry out a complicated plan that you lack experience in doing, it’s a smart idea to get training in the field.

You’ll greatly benefit from downloading an eBook or attending a local class that teaches you how to properly execute your plan. The investment is often free or inexpensive, but the additional information could make the difference between failure and joyous success.

Many plans that we create in our minds remain only a dream. The culprit of this dooming behavior is often complacency, fear of failure, or sheer laziness. But know this: if you truly want something, you stand to gain a lifetime of happiness by chasing it.

If you fail, you can always try again. Being able to say that you’ve given an honest attempt is an honor in itself. You only have one life to live; with decisive action and persistence, you can overcome every obstacle in your way to achieve the reality you desire!

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14 simple ways to add happiness to your day

Every day has its ups and downs, but sometimes you might find more downs than ups! Rather than waiting around for things to change, you can make an active effort to add a little happiness to your day.

Sometimes you may need to make a big effort, but most of the time all you have to do is something subtle and simple to completely change how your day turns out.

Here are some easy ways to add happiness to your day:

  1. Watch a movie. Curl up with a big bucket of popcorn and your favorite movie. Leave all your worries behind you as you engage in an activity that you’re sure to love.
  2. Watch your kids or loved ones. Instead of focusing on yourself, take some time to place your attention on the people you love. Simply observe them and think about how much you appreciate the fact that they’re in your life.
  3. Call your best friend. A phone call with a close friend is a great way to pass some time in a way that is comfortable and familiar to you. You can think about old times or enjoy planning something fun for the future.
  4. Go out for ice cream. While it’s not a good idea to indulge all the time, it’s definitely okay once in a while. Grab your favorite treat whether it’s ice cream, a smoothie, or even Starbucks. “subzero ice cream is a good one”
  5. Enjoy nature. Take in nature by watching the world around you. You can do this by going on a nature hike or even just observing the beauty of the stars at night.
  6. Take a hot bath. This is a great way to bring happiness to your day, especially if you’ve found the day stressful. Light some scented candles to include the benefits of aromatherapy to the relaxing warmth of the bath.
  7. Play a sport. Gather your friends and have a friendly competition. Sports are a fun way to get some exercise and relieve stress.
  8. Take a nap. An afternoon nap may be just what you’re looking for. Even 15 minutes of shut-eye can help you feel more energized and happy.
  9. Snuggle with your partner. Take the time to appreciate your partner and snuggle up for some couple-time. It’s a great way to reconnect, especially if you’ve been really busy.
  10. Be lazy. sometimes you might not feel as happy as you’d like because you expect too much from yourself. take some time to simply be lazy, with no responsibilities, and give yourself time to recoup.
  11. Listen to your favorite song. your favorite song is bound to brighten up your day. bring out your iPod or music player and start cranking up the tunes.
  12. Make casual conversation. strike up some lively conversations with strangers. If you’re friendly and happy towards them, they’ll likely be the same to you.
  13. Be thankful. reflect on all the things that you’re grateful for in your life and write them down you might be surprised at how long your list is! sometimes changing your focus to what’s going right in your life is all you need to turn that frown upside down.
  14. Enjoy time with your pets. pets are part of the family too. snuggle up with your pet for some quality time together

Always remember that the list is endless when it comes to ways to brighten your day. Be creative and try new activities that you might like. Most importantly, seek a way to enjoy each moment, and your life will be filled with new happiness.

We all are recovering

Focus on the Here and Now

Concentrating on the present will aid you in your personal recovery efforts and enrich your life in ways you have not experienced before.

Consider these strategies to help you let go of the past and focus on the present time:

  1. Ask yourself, “What is most important to me?” If you haven’t thought about what’s most important to you in life, take time to think about it now.
  2. What do you want to do now? Are you interested in sharpening your work skills so you can receive a promotion? Does your love relationship require some additional effort? Do you want to make your home life more of a priority? Connect with what you see as the important elements in your life.
  3. Ask yourself, “What is my task at hand?” When you know what you hope to accomplish in the present, you will stay on track.
  4. Pick a self-improvement goal and go for it. What does an “ideal person” look like to you? Would you like to develop or strengthen one of those traits? Make a plan with activities you can do each day to work toward your goal.
  5. Tackling a self-improvement goal enables you to focus on what you’re doing now, brings you new pride, and also helps you look ahead with excitement.
  6. Give yourself permission to be honest with others. Although it can be difficult to share your thoughts with others, when you do, you’ll be more connected with your own feelings. Being honest with others about your feelings will also help you accept their importance. Your feelings are just as important as anyone else’s feelings.
  7. For instance, if someone invites you to dinner and you’d rather enjoy a quiet evening at home, politely state, “Thank you for the invitation but I’ve had a busy day (or week) and I’m looking forward to a relaxing evening at home.” 
  8. Allow yourself more time to consider what you want. Learn to say “I don’t know,” “I’m not sure,”  “No, thank you,” and “I’ll have to think about that.” Don’t let anyone rush you into doing something that later on, you may regret. If you require more time to ponder something, share those feelings with the other person.
  9. Focusing on your own wants and needs and carrying them out is one of the most important aspects of your personal recovery efforts.

Intimately connected to personal recovery, focusing on the present will wake you up to the reality of your life. Knowing what’s important to you and what you want to accomplish now are powerful tools to you.

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