5 Steps to Stay Sane and Happy


With the turbulent economy and the ever increasing cost of basic commodities, constant worry has almost become a normalcy in every household. Today it is easier to become cynical, jaded and it is even simpler to entertain negativity. As a result, most people are in a constant pursuit of effective tools that can help them achieve success, fulfillment and happiness. Many folks for instance are actively seeking all different types of avenues geared toward finding optimism in life. On the other hand, skeptics are quick to point out that positive living is merely a passive form of pursing cheerfulness. Most folks however do not recognize that positive living is like looking for a needle in the haystack if you are not committed to make the necessary changes in your life. Without further ado, here are 5 steps to live a happy life today;

1. Never dwell on yesterday

You should utilize past life experiences with wisdom. In other words, instead of spending your precious time thinking what you could have done yesterday, focus on what awaits you tomorrow. Stay sane and avoid feeling depressed on what you did yesterday because there is nothing you can do about it.

2. Focus on now

Make an effort to always anticipate something great waiting to happen in your life. You can reflect on your life joys and have a mental photograph of your strengths. This mental photograph is a powerful tool that can help you stay positive and motivated in any situation regardless of how you feel.

3. Take time to exercise

Exercise is not as challenging as what people make it to be. In fact, there are many exercises you can do at home without having to pay expensive gym membership. Find time to do an activity that uplifts your mood. As they say, exercise has both physical and mental benefits. A short walk in your neighborhood is an amazing way to kick-start your day.

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4. Avoid negative people

You should spend less time and ultimately avoid people who are constantly second-guessing anything positive. Find friends and acquaintances that are positive. When this becomes your way of life, these people will keep your engine running and there will be no room in your mind for negativity whatsoever.

5. Read inspirational materials every day

Reading positive materials is a great way to stay positive and motivated. There are countless inspirational e-books online that offer invaluable tips on how to live a positive life. Ensure you read something positive in the morning and before you retire to bed and you will see a remarkable change in your life.

Is Online Dating Social Media Crime?


They say love is complicated – that which every person longs for in our short lived life. Without the feeling of being loved, life would certainly be miserable and meaningless. The internet has changed our attitudes as a society and globalization is gradually shaping our culture, and we often pay more attention to the many benefits of modern technology, and ponder little on the harm it poses. The internet has supposedly improved human interaction as you can instantly chat with a friend in New York from Africa. The perks for growth and communication therefore seem boundless.

Online dating has suddenly been embraced by society as it seems as the best solution to our much needed emotional problems. After all, why should you feel left out and yet you have reliable internet connection? A common notion is that most people never get along simply because they don’t share common interests. However, with online dating, it is easy to ensure you are compatible with someone before you start dating. A perfect way to make a relationship more ‘real’- don’t you think?

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So in online dating, the applicant simply has to jot down his or her dislikes, hair color, height, what genre of movies they love and so forth, and then the system magically shows a detailed list of potential matches.

So, what really are the the perceived benefits of online dating?

It is easy to find your true love because you can learn everything about your potential mate even before you decide to inbox them.
You have endless possibilities if you have internet connection. Your true love may be from China for all you know.
You can know someone at the comfort of your home without actually getting to meet them.

Although these perceived benefits of online dating seem tempting, I personally believe that online dating is only a fad.

Dishonesty of the highest levels

Research shows that at least 1 in 5 people who actively participate in dating sites are in a relationship. With online dating, you just email each other yet you don’t know who is on the other end, their sexual orientation or gender – until you finally meet them. In most cases, disappointment is inevitable. Additionally, most people exaggerate their interests or hobbies to make their lives seem cool and interesting. Online dating sites would be great if people were as interesting as they think they are.

Real men ask women out on dates

Men have become new age wimps with no guts and sense of pride. Since it takes ‘balls’ to ask girls out on dates, men now prefer to hid behind emails and over complement chicks they have never met. On the other hand, chicks in revealing outfits ‘supposedly’ only want friendship and boldly indicate on their profile they are off the market –either engaged or married.

Online dating is not real

Basically a profile is what a person thinks of himself and that is why most folks love online dating. You can easily create multiple personas and become whoever you want. When a ‘cool’ chick says for example ‘’ I am pretty’’, ‘’down-to- earth’’ – my personal favorite, and ‘’outgoing’’. You may say ‘’ she is childish after spending time with her’’. You will not know this until the day you decide to have lunch or coffee, which to your disappointment could be after months of hiding behind shallow emails exchanging countless ‘’LOLs’’ and  ‘’I miss you very much’’. A child will cry when you hide a toy because he is emotionally attached to it. How then is it possible to miss someone you have never met? I personally believe that online dating is a waste of your precious time that you could have otherwise spend meeting new people in your area.

Is Marriage Worth Your Sanity and Happiness?


The divorce rate today is alarming and one contributing factor is the belief that people change when they get married. Simple, they don’t! Marriage is just an institution where you celebrate your deepest love and commitment to your partner in the midst of friends and curious onlookers, with varied opinions on the expected expiry date of your union. I want to share with you a number of reasons why marriage should be the last thing on your mind. Basically, it’s all about having a list of genuine reasons why you should not get married now.

1. The stress is not worth it

How does it feel to have a girlfriend long-term? We all know how stressful dating can be. Now when you decide to get married, you may have to tolerate this stress for the rest of your life. Are you ready to commit your life to depression? That’s absolutely ridiculous, don’t you think?

2. Marriage is expensive

Marriage is very expensive as is divorce. You have to share all expenses with your better half and that means you have to ask for consent before you spend your money. Who wants that? Instead of anticipating a dreadful divorce a few years down the road, why not spend your hard earned cash on a holiday at your favorite destination point. Not only will you have fun but also appreciate the many perks of staying single.

3. You will not amass wealth

Some people end up married for monetary gains. More women today are looking for monetary security. Although there is nothing evil in finding someone who can take care of you, it should never be the basis of gauging your potential mate. Some women often forget the true meaning of love and fail to honor the institution of marriage by marrying for money. You should remember that money is the root cause of all evil. Financial wealth will never substitute love and true companionship. With that said, you should never consider marrying someone because of wealth.

4. Marriage may not guarantee security

Most women have the misconception or idealized fantasy they will have peace of mind and a sense of financial security in marriage, but few actually achieve this. In most cases, this often affects younger women who are in the process of trying to figure out their true self. They may hope and believe that older men will provide security and hence can take care of their every need. This never seems to work and most women end up hurt and resentful. As a woman, you should first get your own sense of security through financial and emotional independence.

Work from Home Article Writing – Start Making Money Today!


Did you know that you can make money online without a degree in Journalism? Well, you can start earning quick cash today if you have reliable internet connection. There are many options you can bank on if you want to make easy money online. Some practices are easy to learn and others involve financial investment.

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On the hand, there are ways where you can easily make little cash by doing the simplest of tasks like manual work, commonly known as freelance writing. Writing web content is a surefire way to make money provided you can create quality content, have proper knowledge on keyword research and submitting skills.

Article writing is a great way to earn money and there are many sites you can join for free while others have a monthly subscription fee. oDesk.com is a good site to join if you are newbie looking to polish your skills. However, you need to bear in mind that oDesk is home to freelance writers from different parts of the world. If for instance you live in Germany, you cannot complete with an applicant who is willing to work for less. In other words, you have to browse the ‘’Find work’’ page to look for employers with better rates.

How do I join oDesk?

Signing up is a walk in the park. You will not pay any fees, amazing right? The application process is simple but you have to spend more time on your profile after you become a member to get familiar with the interface and rules.

How Can I Make Money on oDesk?

As a member there are a few things you should observe to ensure you get clients. To become successful on oDesk, you need to:

  • Complete your profile and include a photograph of you. Simply scroll the hire tab to see the profiles of other freelancer’s.
  • Pitch what you can offer on the objective section. This should be the best sales pitch you can think of.
  • On the employment history, list any work experience you have relevant to the job you hope to get.
  • SEO expert writing, blogging and creative writing are examples of skills that make you knowledgeable and should be listed in the skills section.
  • Take the oDesk readiness test to increase your application quota. You can do more tests to improve your chances of landing gigs.
  • You may have to take up low paying job to build your profile. When you get a 5.0 feedback score on several projects, you have a better chance to qualify for better paying gigs.
  • Be prepared to take a low or lower paying job for your first oDesk assignment. Your goal is to get good feedback.
  • Last but not least, create an eye catching cover letter. Below is an example of a great cover letter.

“Hello

I would like to work with you in this interesting project. With fast typing speed and good research skills, I believe that I am the right man for the job. Kindly provide more information on the number of articles you need done in a day.

Regards,

Your name ‘’

Easy, right!

Why You Should Nurture a Positive Attitude for Peace of Mind


Life has something new to offer every day and disappointments are inevitable. This may make it difficult to keep a positive attitude. Nevertheless, you should know the power of having a positive outlook on things. And when you learn the benefits of nurturing a positive outlook on life, you will enjoy peace of mind and general well-being. What other benefits can you reap when you keep a positive attitude? Well, let’s discuss the reasons you should keep a positive attitude. When you nurture positive thoughts in your daily endeavors, positive actions automatically become a part of you. As a result, positive manifestation in seen in everything you do. You will become more confident and people will notice that sparkle in your life.

The first step to keep a positive attitude is to give your mind suggestions. To avoid negative thoughts that hold refuge your sanity and happiness, you need to tune your mind by reciting positive suggestions daily. For example, ‘’I know I am broke but I can feel that money is coming my way and I believe I will get it’’.  In other words, life in general and the environment around you is closely and ultimately affected by your thought life. A sure way to avoid negative thoughts is to nurture your thought life by positive suggestions. But fast, it is important to analyze your outlook and beliefs about money, relationships, sex and so forth.

Now after you avoid negative thoughts and identify your beliefs, changing your thought life to a positive one will become easy. Be honest and accept that you always entertain negative thoughts, and demonstrate the willingness to change your thought life for the better. You have the power to change your life when you accept that you need to avoid negative thoughts even when you are faced with a challenge. After all, you need to keep a positive attitude if you want to succeed in life.

Another way to avoid negative thoughts and keep a positive attitude is personal reflection. When you are thinking about success or power, take note of how you respond to a specific situation. Do you always find yourself having a negative outlook because it always seems the easiest way out? After you know how you respond to such situations, simply replace that circumstance with a positive attitude or belief. By nurturing a positive attitude every day, you will feel a sense of satisfaction and completeness in life. Simply avoid negative thoughts and channel your energy to keep a positive attitude and you will have purpose in life.