7 Things I Do To Stay Happy and Motivated

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Here you go:


1. I exercise almost daily, even if it's only running for 20 minutes.
2. I read self-help books and information that helps me move towards my goals.
3. I never watch/read the news and don't watch TV.
4. I have a zero tolerance policy for negative and cynical people. If they are negative or cynical, they are OUT.
5. I avoid gossips and rumors. Its always better to focus on your own stuff than tearing other people down.
6. I regularly go out and enjoy myself.

7. I'm highly organized. Chaos and disorder equals stress to me.

Hope it helps


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  • Profile picture of the author SUPER Louie
    I'd like to add 8) Manage your time and money well
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    • Profile picture of the author Nereah
      Originally Posted by Louie Sioco View Post

      I'd like to add 8) Manage your time and money well
      Great addition, very important!
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  • Profile picture of the author stopper
    Apart from 1 and 2 am growing intolerant to negative people too
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  • Profile picture of the author rocketmoto
    I like number 3, never watch or read the news.

    I don't understand why so many people are obsessed with the news. It's so negative and people seem to feed off it for some reason. I guess people love to see drama.
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  • Profile picture of the author jtimes
    We must be twins! I do practically the same things DAILY as well!!

    Another thing I do daily without fail is meditation! Mediation is such a powerful tool! Take 10mins a day to just clear your mind and narrow your focus!!
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  • Profile picture of the author zachboyd
    Great post! it is really important to stay motivated always. Thanks for the share.
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  • Profile picture of the author RHert
    Doing the right things every day can really boost your productivity. I actually just wrote an article on this today. Guess I'm not the only one thinking along these lines.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dejan_bg
      Absolutely great advices. Whoever has strong enough will to do the same is going to see his/her life change completely in positive way. It's gonna make a HUGE difference in the quality of your life. You'd be a new person...happier, more productive and with more energy. Just try it
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  • Profile picture of the author bensonenterprise
    I am doing all of that except for #6. I am still having a hard time going out and enjoying myself. I spent the bulk of my life worrying about everything so I developed a lot of fears but recently I decided it was time for a change and I started making changes in my life.

    Your step 1 was actually the last thing I added to my routine. I am overweight but shedding pounds since I started making lifestyle changes and you know what? The other day I was biking with my 6 year old and he said to me "mommy, you are getting good at biking you must be losing weight"

    To me, it was the best thing he could have said to me because I felt like I was dying but hearing him say that positive thing to me reminded me that I am on the right path and I found the strength to keep up with him.

    I am going to be adding step 6 in soon. As far as #8, I am pretty good about doing that but there is always room for improvement.
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    Avoid gossip and rumors. So important! Glad that one is on your list.

    I have also found more focus by unsubscribing to a lot of email lists. Ones that I didn't need or read anyway, were just clogging up my inbox and distracting me.
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    • Profile picture of the author bensonenterprise
      Originally Posted by sandrasims View Post

      Avoid gossip and rumors. So important! Glad that one is on your list.

      I have also found more focus by unsubscribing to a lot of email lists. Ones that I didn't need or read anyway, were just clogging up my inbox and distracting me.
      Oh that is a good one. I actually read somewhere that unsubscribing from all of those lists is a really good thing. Removes the distraction and my tendency is to be distracted. I am an excellent starter but finishing is the hard part.

      This is why as soon as I started to build something great I got myself a right hand guy. He keeps me focused and I too removed myself from almost all lists. I still kept some though so there is the occasional distraction but not nearly as bad as just a year ago.
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    Can do all but the 7th one
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  • Profile picture of the author thomasblack
    7. I'm highly organized. Chaos and disorder equals stress to me.

    It is really essential to have a good and organized workplace. It can help you think and do your job better.
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  • We only have number one in common...lol..
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  • Profile picture of the author cindymariehess
    I love your routines.

    Permission to imitate this, thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author dorianjohn425
      Originally Posted by cindymariehess View Post

      I love your routines.

      Permission to imitate this, thanks!
      LOL....asking permission too
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  • Profile picture of the author janicelou
    when I read the title I was thinking I could share my 7 tips to stay happy and motivated..... problem is you covered most of them!! great post and I do agree with all your techniques.

    i'll just add these...

    8. eat highly nutritious food
    9. drink plenty of water
    10. write my goals daily
    11. use affirmations and visualization to pump myself up before I do something
    12. schedule time for fun! like going to the beach, taking a vacation, etc ... atleast once per month! when you have something to look forward to you tend to be more willing to work hard and get things done!
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    great. M looking for this kinda stuff. hope these will help me a lot
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    nice post !
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  • Profile picture of the author irsodeskie
    great tips! always start your day with a smile and always think positive...
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  • Profile picture of the author InterMG
    For me, just getting on the computer, and into the IM world, is a GREAT way to stay motivated.
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  • Profile picture of the author KingOfMusic
    I really like #3 and #4. News just brainwashes you, and negative people are people who, well, just be negative because it's easier than being successful. Keep them far away! Thanks for sharing. I do something like #2 also btw. :p
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  • Profile picture of the author dee4d
    Plus number 8, this is so resourceful. Warriors are successful people in all spheres of life. Thanks so much for sharing this.
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    Impressive & inspiring - thanks for sharing!
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    Originally Posted by SuperRyan View Post

    Here you go:


    1. I exercise almost daily, even if it's only running for 20 minutes.
    2. I read self-help books and information that helps me move towards my goals.
    3. I never watch/read the news and don't watch TV.
    4. I have a zero tolerance policy for negative and cynical people. If they are negative or cynical, they are OUT.
    5. I avoid gossips and rumors. Its always better to focus on your own stuff than tearing other people down.
    6. I regularly go out and enjoy myself.

    7. I'm highly organized. Chaos and disorder equals stress to me.

    Hope it helps


    R
    Very nice!

    I would add to #6 Laughing as often as possible.
    It feels so good to laugh hysterically or so hard you cry. haha
    For #3, even in the "4 Hour Work Week" Tim Ferris suggests watching something enjoyable on TV for 30 minute a day. I think it's just being judicious in what you decide to watch.
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  • Profile picture of the author Christine2011
    Nice post

    Add a balanced diet to your daily exercises...
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    Nice post

    Add a balanced diet to your daily exercises...
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      all of those are good and I'll add that I watch motivational videos or listen to upbeat music or a combination such as this daily to put me in a great frame of mind knowing that I deserve to be successful:
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      • Originally Posted by Karen Blundell View Post

        all of those are good and I'll add that I watch motivational videos or listen to upbeat music or a combination such as this daily to put me in a great frame of mind knowing that I deserve to be successful:
        Money Is Coming To Me - YouTube
        So damn inspiring... Thank you
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        • Profile picture of the author HugeHughes
          Wow! I agree with all of the points you made! I try to follow those to a T as best I can. I try to always be positive and encourage others around me to do whatever it is that makes them happy. I feel my biggest motivations lately are reading self help books (Think and Grow Rich) daily exercise and music. Music has a way of making me get into my "zone." Nothing starts my day off better than a nice big cup of coffee and good music!
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    Music! never doubt the motivational power of a really good song!
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    I agree music is very motivating.
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    Originally Posted by SuperRyan View Post

    Here you go:


    1. I exercise almost daily, even if it's only running for 20 minutes.
    2. I read self-help books and information that helps me move towards my goals.
    3. I never watch/read the news and don't watch TV.
    4. I have a zero tolerance policy for negative and cynical people. If they are negative or cynical, they are OUT.
    5. I avoid gossips and rumors. Its always better to focus on your own stuff than tearing other people down.
    6. I regularly go out and enjoy myself.

    7. I'm highly organized. Chaos and disorder equals stress to me.

    Hope it helps


    R
    This was very helpful, I basically do the same things except for a minor few. At times I use to hate watching tv, but now, for little breaks I have with IM, I watch it in between. And really you don't watch the news? Do you at least read the newspaper? When I stopped watching tv for awhile, I didn't really know how to connect with the outside world. There was one point that I didn't even know about the Casey Anthony Trial so yeah I like to at least watch the news to stay updated.
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    • Profile picture of the author Evelyn B.
      Great post. As I read it I was agreeing with some items and mentally swapping some out for my own, so here's my list:

      1. Meditate and pray daily
      2. Express unconditional love for the people in my life (most often easier said than done. . .)
      3. Exercise daily and eat a clean, balanced healthy diet (with the occasional dark chocolate for extra happiness)
      4. Express gratitude to my Higher power
      5. Don't allow negativity to steal my joy
      6. Challenge myself to higher levels of achievement
      7. Read inspiring/ motivational /practical books & listen to wise/accomplished teachers
      8. Encourage, teach and mentor others to live in their greatness
      9. Live peacefully
      10. Give generously

      OK, so I was on a roll. . . ;-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Joshua526
      I also avoid watching/reading the news. I read good books instead.
      I avoid conversations about complaints, injustice, calamities, and other similar things. I enjoy talking and listening with people always seeing opportunities and gratitude.

      These two things really changed how I look into life. Yes the not so good things are still there, but it's our choice if we dwell on them. There are lot of things to be thankful for right now.
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    No doubt! Music is the best !!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Debra Barrow
    I also do many of the things mentioned here. However, daily exercise and prayer has gotten me through many difficult times.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Walker
    Haha you exercise everyday? I think i barely do any exercise.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lannacy
    i forget about the world when i was unhappy.
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  • Profile picture of the author timwilson38
    Nice post, but sometimes have to bear those negative and stupid people, can not help with it and living happy with them is just too difficult.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Gehr
    If I may, although I agree with your 7 steps, I think it's important to point out that you cannot avoid certain aspects and attributes of other people.

    For example, I too try to stay away from negative vibes and people, however, most people tend to connect to negativity, but it's how you handle them when confronted with it that makes the difference.

    In other words, if someone is being negative and spouting off about how bad things are, or how much of a downer life is, then it's our challenge to turn the tables and draw them away from such negativity. Of course, this isn't always possible, but when it is, then it can be as fulfilling as dwelling in the positive.

    By using positive comments to build the conversation into a more inspiring and uplifting one can help the negative person to realize that their direction is not going to help anyone, but will rather contribute to the darker and downer side of life.

    This can also be applied to gossip and rumors.

    In other words, if you have the ability to turn it around and make such negativeness turn into positiveness, then that in itself brings a light and a refreshing step in the right direction.

    Being self-righteous and condescending of negative people can also be negative in itself in that it only makes the other person worse off in attitude if you put your nose in the air and refuse to associate with them because of their vibe or comments.

    If done in the right way, one can definitely make a difference by guiding a conversation to a much more positive outcome rather than just switching off and sanctimoniously rejecting them.

    It's all a matter of presentation.

    Lastly, I think it's important to know what's going on in the world. Avoiding the news can be a manifestation of the "ostrich syndrome". Ignoring what's going on around you can be to your detriment.

    I understand that you are probably referring to the negative, but, unfortunately, negativity is all around us, and it's really our job to make an effort to change that mentality and project the positive by both our words and our actions.

    Shutting it all out does not make it go away.

    I'm not talking about being argumentative. My reference is to taking the stance of using tact and wisdom to counteract the negative around us.

    Turning it around turns the negative into a postive--and that is the challenge.
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  • Profile picture of the author ThatMichaelKid
    Your principles are pretty epic. There really is no wonder that you're so positive, or seem it at least. I really liked the 'I don't watch the TV and/or read the News' one. It's so good because there is so negativity on there. Sometimes a random comedy can be good and make you feel better which is always good, but people don't realise how much tv is affecting their lives, especially when they're working.
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  • Profile picture of the author Terrilyn
    Your #2 "Reading Self Help Books" is very good one. It has helped me improve my personal, professional life. I try to read self help, motivating 1 book a month at least!
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  • Profile picture of the author uebomoyi
    I feel as if a lot of the stuff you talk about relates to this video right here. It talks about developing the right traits in order to be successful and you already have most of them. I didn't realize exercise was a good trait to have but I guess it's a form of discipline which strengthens the mind.

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  • Profile picture of the author Maricela margene
    Yeah book reading helps to keep your self motivated!
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  • Profile picture of the author joekyut
    That's a great way to avoid negative influence from the environment, but as you avoid external influence don't forget to be positive in your thoughts. Your environment is not the ultimate influence but your Mind.

    As a man thinks so is He
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    • Profile picture of the author sandy11
      This is really true. gossips and rumors are time wasters. I've also tried to avoid that myself.
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    i try to do something i ever don't like, for example, running
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  • Profile picture of the author Kaysa
    When you practice your own rules you get experience using them. But when you write down your own success rules, you have these as habits, and are so ingrained in your subconcious that you will naturally become successful.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Great insights.....very motivating!
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      I'm glad that you are motivated and stick with that. Those are all good suggestions but very hard to do. One thing though is that I think you need to read about the news.
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    thanks for sharing ....
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  • Profile picture of the author divingfenix
    There is a lot of good advice here. I used to flee negativity. I'm not chasing it but have learned that negative people can be our teachers. Trying to avoid them is near an impossibility. I'm learning to be grateful for them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bozander
    A great list - thank you for sharing. While it is sometimes tough to avoid negative folks in everyday life, I find that maintaining a positive attitude with "shields up" helps deflect that energy even if you can't automatically eliminate the source.

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    I admit that sometimes I become the "negative" group but I always remind myself and slap myself awake before it affects my work.

    Always stay positive, or least try to!
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    Seem like a good routine!
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    Having regular exercise really affects your mood to stay happy and motivated
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenny007
    Those are some wise sharing, I think most of our worries/problems will go away if we start living like what you mentioned in 7 things you practice living by!!
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    i exercise alot
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    I especially agree with 4 & 5 and have learned being negative or around negative people is a waste of time
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    itz great. Um trying these
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  • Profile picture of the author JD Ways
    I like all 7 but I especially like #3!! Works for me!!
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  • Profile picture of the author TamilYoung
    Nice Ryan. These are definitely traits of Successful People...
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  • Profile picture of the author Evocess
    Originally Posted by SuperRyan View Post

    Here you go:


    1. I exercise almost daily, even if it's only running for 20 minutes.
    2. I read self-help books and information that helps me move towards my goals.
    3. I never watch/read the news and don't watch TV.
    4. I have a zero tolerance policy for negative and cynical people. If they are negative or cynical, they are OUT.
    5. I avoid gossips and rumors. Its always better to focus on your own stuff than tearing other people down.
    6. I regularly go out and enjoy myself.

    7. I'm highly organized. Chaos and disorder equals stress to me.

    Hope it helps

    R
    Thank you for this share! We have almost the same things that we do. I just read news.
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  • Profile picture of the author focused
    Thanks for the list of tips.
    I like to walk as much as I can.
    The fresh air and exercise, coupled with
    the time that I can just unwind is helpful
    to remain in a good mood and on target.
    Also, I agree about limiting the news
    which has a negative effect on many.
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  • Profile picture of the author jwmann2
    Great post. I follow a number of them and consider myself happy, successful and highly motivated myself. Keep the posts coming.
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    great share...
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  • Watching some inspirational videos can help you stay motivated.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Sneen
    #1...Sadly, on any given day only 5% of the adult population in the USA exercise.

    I strongly agree that music is a great motivator. TV can be a de-motivator, and should be used judiciously.
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