If the sight of a fast food chain’s logo is enough to trigger a craving, then.
impatient, just consider the multiplied effect that a toxic person can have on your life. Avoiding them is probably worth the short-term discomfort if you consider the long-term damage that could be done by being exposed to their toxic vibes over the course of many years.
Someone who is toxic has a way of getting under your skin and staying there. When negative thoughts about a coworker or someone who irritates you come to mind, try shifting your focus to something or someone you are grateful for instead. There are plenty of important people in the world, and it would be a waste of time to worry about those who aren’t.
Using electronic devices in the bedroom must end.
This is a major factor that negatively affects sleep and productivity, but few people are aware of it. There is a strong correlation between exposure to short-wavelength blue light and changes in mood, alertness, and the quality of your night’s sleep. The morning sun is particularly rich in this blue light because it rises earlier.
Direct exposure through the eyes prevents the release of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin and increases alertness. The sun’s rays become less blue in the afternoon, triggering the release of melatonin and a subsequent onset of sleepiness. When it’s nighttime, your brain is unprepared for blue light and is therefore more sensitive to it.
Nearly all of the electronic devices that people like to use late at night (laptops, tablets, and mobile phones) produce a lot of short-wavelength blue light. As a result of this exposure, melatonin production is suppressed, making it more difficult to fall asleep and lowering the quality of sleep once you do. Poor sleep is, as we’ve all learned the hard way, disastrous.
After dinner, it’s best to put down the phone and tablet and enjoy some quality time with family and friends (television is OK for most people, as long as they sit far enough away from the set).
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Acknowledge the value of the present moment.
It’s not money, fame, adventure, or fancy cars that bring happiness and contentment, but rather an attitude of gratitude for what one already has. No one should feel like they can’t enjoy a meal because they can’t afford champagne and caviar. Drinking beer and eating hot dogs with friends on the back deck is just as enjoyable.
So don’t kid yourself into thinking you need something you don’t have in order to be happy; if you can’t appreciate what you have now, you won’t be able to appreciate the “good life” if you ever get it.
The way you see things isn’t always the way they are.
This is related to the concept of living in the present moment. A person who appears to have it all on the outside may be struggling with a variety of issues in private. It’s possible that level of “perfection” is purely illusory.
At first, your employer’s decision to relocate the office may seem like a huge inconvenience, but it may turn out to be one of the best things that’s ever happened to you. Since you cannot see into the future or know everything that will happen, you should be prepared for the unexpected and accept that what you expect from life may not be what you get.
Do something even if you think you might fail.
Most authors spend countless hours coming up with story ideas, developing characters, and writing material they will never use. They act in this way because they are wise to the fact that innovation requires time.
When it comes time to get started, we often become paralysed by the fear that our imperfect ideas and resulting work will reflect poorly on us. But how can you hope to create something remarkable if you never even get started? Jodi Picoult, in a succinct summary of the value of not striving for perfection, said: To paraphrase: “A bad page can be fixed, but a blank one cannot.”