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6 WAYS TO LET GO AND FEEL A LOT LESS STRESS
This morning, I received a long email from a reader named Evan who is struggling with letting go of a failed relationship. In his email he explains, in rather vivid detail, the signs and symptoms of a toxic relationship that has been heading south for many years. He admits that he needs to let go, but he struggles with it, because doing so means he must finally face reality, which requires him to let go of the idea in his head about how his life and relationship were supposed to be.
One particular line from his email really summed it up well: “I’m learning the hard way that the hardest thing in life is simply letting go of what you thought was real.”
Isn’t that the truth – for all of us, in all walks of life? We all have an idea in our heads about how things are, or how they’re supposed to be, and sadly this is what often messes us up and stresses us out the most. Realize this. Sometimes life doesn’t give you what you WANT because you NEED something else. And what you need often comes when you’re not looking for it. You won’t always understand it and that’s OK. Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it does. And then just when you think it can’t get any better, it does.
10 SIMPLE WAYS TO MAKE YOUR WIFE HAPPY
Show love to your wife every day. Love doesn’t mean five-star restaurants or tropical island getaways. It’s the simple things that matter most.
While dream vacations and life milestones are important, it’s the simple things you do that make your wife happy. Show love and respect to your bride every day, and remind her why you were the best choice she’s ever made. Here are 10 basic tips for showing every day love. Remember: Happy wife, happy life.
Introduce her with a compliment
Saying something like “I’d like you to meet my beautiful wife,” or “Here’s my better half” goes farther than you may realize. Publicly recognizing her as your cherished partner validates that you love her.
4 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR ATTITUDE UP WHEN LIFE BRINGS YOU DOWN
“I’m drained and so very tired of all the anxiety, negativity and stress. Too often my mind is consumed with unforgiving thoughts, and every muscle in my body is full of tension. It hurts. I don’t want to feel this way anymore. I don’t want to feel like I live in a whirlwind of constant exhaustion. I don’t want to just ‘get by’ day to day…”
Those are the opening lines right out of a Skype chat session I had last night with a long-time reader and new course student of ours. I’m sharing this with you today (with our student’s permission) because, in somewhat different words, I’ve literally heard this same message from hundreds of course students, coaching clients, conference attendees, and readers over the past decade.
Can you relate? To an extent, I bet you can. Sometimes life brings even the best of us down to our knees.
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5 RULES FOR TURNING ENDINGS INTO NEW BEGINNINGS
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. You know this, and yet when you’re in the thick of an unexpected or unwanted ending, it’s hard to see where the new path begins. And that’s because you can’t connect the dots of your life’s story looking forwards – you can only connect them looking backwards. Nothing makes perfect sense until it does.
Marc and I have been there several dozen times ourselves – breadwinning job losses, failed businesses, deaths of loved ones, and so forth – and every time, after a needed period of grieving, we pressed forth and life went on. We learned, we grew, and we now take so much less for granted.
16 INSANELY POPULAR WAYS TO WASTE A BEAUTIFUL DAY
How often are you stuck deep in a cycle of worry, fear, and other forms of destructive over-thinking? How often are you aimlessly distracted from what matters most? And how often do you feel like you’re running in place, with zero to show for your efforts?
I used to struggle with all of the above.
But, after carefully working through these struggles, I’ve become reasonably proficient at making the most of my limited time each day.
Today, for example, I calmly visited my doctor to check up on a health issue I’ve been overcoming, edited a chapter in a new book Angel and I are co-writing, coached three of our Getting Back to Happy students, responded to emails from dozens of students, worked on business planning and strategizing for the upcoming year, meditated, exercised, spent a quality late afternoon and early
evening with my family, and of course now I’m writing this blog post.
6 MANAGEMENT LESSONS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW
A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings.
The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs.
When she opens the door, there stands Bob, their next-door neighbor.
Before she says a word, Bob says, ‘I’ll give you $800 to drop that towel.’
After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob, after a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves.
10 SIMPLE REASONS IT’S TIME TO LET GO
Holding on can be painful. Holding on can directly contribute to stress, health complications, unhappiness, depressive thoughts, relationship problems, and so on.
Yet, as human beings, we cling desperately to almost everything.
We don’t like change, so we resist it.
We want life to be the way we think it “should” be.
We get attached to our fantasies…. even when they hurt us.
Over the past decade, as Angel and I have gradually worked with hundreds of our course students, coaching clients, and live event attendees, we’ve come to understand that the root cause of most human stress is simply our stubborn propensity to hold on to things. In a nutshell, we hold on tight to the hope that things will go exactly as we imagine, and then we complicate our lives to no end when our imagination doesn’t represent reality.
7 THINGS EVERY WOMAN NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT DATING
You can find a man… the question is: how do you find the right man? We asked some men and they gave some surprising advice to the ladies.
- Trust your instincts. This comes from Sean, who says that women need to do two things using their own intuition: distinguish between hoping he is a good dude and reading that he is. Second, trust yourself. See a man as he is, not as what you think you see. Don’t let desire fool you. Use your smarts.
- Don’t go for crazy because it’s exciting. You know what we’re talking about – the guy that will get up on the table and dance while singing your name or shoplift a candy bar for the thrill. It’s gonna wear off and then you will be back to square one.
- Understand the difference between a man that is controlling from one that is in control. Christian advises to watch for the guy that tells you what to do, when to do it and how to do it. He wants it his way, all the time. That’s a controlling man. A man in control will be strong, but not to the extent that he tries to control your every move.