Posts Tagged ‘happiness’

What I’ve learned…about making choices

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Life is full of choices, some big (relationships, career, children) some small (what to order for lunch!) but ever present. Considering we make so many choices in a given day, you would think we would be experts by adulthood. Why is it then that when faced with a big decision, or even not a so big one, we can find ourselves paralysed, confused and in deep despair? (more…)

You’re a Human Being…Not a Human Doing!

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I read this quote during the week and it really struck a chord with me. I’m the type of person who is always busy because I feel that doing nothing is a waste of time and unproductive. I always have a to-do list…and very rarely seem to get to the end of it. Part of the reason for this is because we are trained nowadays to see business as a necessary prerequisite for success. We hear ‘The harder you work the luckier you get’ or ‘Life rewards action’ so taking it easy almost seems like an excuse for just being lazy. Plus the fact that we are continuously connected to technology hasn’t helped – it’s almost impossible to switch off while surrounded by constant updates and alerts. But it’s also become so normal that we can’t even see how little time we get to just ‘be’. I’m gradually coming to this realisation, but I have to consciously make an effort to do nothing – and it still feels a little uncomfortable! Like anything though compulsive business is just a habit that is developed and habits can be broken – with a bit of effort. (more…)