Friday, October 24, 2014

Winning Ways advice column by Marge Powers

Stop Settling for Less and Upgrade Your Life!

Welcome to the next ‘New thought of the Week and Upgrade Your Life’ Series.  This 12 week series will give you valuable ‘New Thought’ Information and Advice that will help you learn how to enjoy the Holidays that are fast approaching.  We hope our advice will open you up to a new way of celebrating them.

Ah yes, the Holidays, they’re supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, and as you know they can have a way of turning into a very stressful time.  The holiday season can often bring unwelcome guests, an overwhelming array of demands, parties, shopping, baking, cleaning, socializing and entertaining to name just a few. Or perhaps you may be spending the Holidays alone and are feeling a little lonely or depressed.  But whatever the source of your angst, family dynamics, financing, lack of self-confidence, or painful memories, etc…you are certainly not alone and there ARE solutions.

Therefore, I’ve devised some simple and practical tips and fixes that are included in this 12 week series so you can learn how to minimize the stress that accompanies the holiday celebrations.  You may even end up enjoying them more than you thought you could.  J

Bottom Line:  In writing out this series, I’m simply shedding some light on some common habits that can make all the difference for you during the Holidays.  A great deal of human happiness is due to Intentional Activity.  It is possible for us to significantly increase our happiness simply by altering what we choose to do every day.  And usually much of what we do, we do on autopilot based on your thinking, beliefs, and habits

Try these ideas and suggestions to remind you that the people who want to be happy during the Holidays have incorporated this mindset into their thoughts and behavior the following:

They sincerely practice gratitude - #4 Series

It has been said that Gratitude is the king of happiness.  The more a person is inclined to gratitude, the less likely he or she is to be depressed, anxious, lonely, envious, or neurotic.  If you consider how very fortunate you are during the Holidays and every day, the more you will want to count your blessings.  It stands to reason, that the more blessings you count, the happier you will be.

Happy people cultivate optimism

The happiest people do not live within a certain set of circumstances, but rather with a certain set of attitudes.  They have the ability to manufacture their own happiness and optimism.  No matter how busy they are during the Holidays or the situation.  The successful person is one who will always find a way to put an optimistic spin on challenges.  They simply know that failure only as an opportunity to grow and learn from the new lessons from life. 

Magic Morsel Tips:   Be careful to stick to a budget.  Before you go gift and food shopping, decide how much money you can afford to spend.  Then stick to your budget.  Don’t try to buy happiness with an avalanche of gifts.  It doesn’t work to be broke and ruin your budget.  Yes?


Marge has over 30 years’ experience as a Master NLP Life Learning Coach.  She has written many books in on personal development, career planning, job searching, and retiring issues. These books may be reviewed or purchased on her website listed below.  Contact her if you would like a free bonus eBook, have questions or interested in a free coaching session.   See contact information below:

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