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Can we start a new life at 40?

I love these two quotes to start with …

Life is to live,if you are breathing you can alter your way of life now, especially if you are 40.Its a wrong concept that we cannot change we can change as life demands and as we want..It is commonly believed that 40 has become the new 20 (or at least the new 30), so it’s no surprise that many people are starting over at 40 with new careers, passions and even romance.

As far as my concept of life is we have once given life which is to be lived once, with death our consciousness our now will wither away.We are lucky that CREATOR gave us this gift,of which we were not conscious of before birth and will not be conscious of death.

Today one of my bipolar patient answered the same question..as… I’m almost 30 and am having to “restart” my life due to learning how to manage my major depression and anxiety disorder. My future ideas and dreams were kind of dashed after high school and I realized I couldn’t function well long-term in society with how my brain works. I’m getting there, though, and starting to form new dreams.

It’s always possible to start your life before you’re dead.

Now,as far as question is related age forty is also called a transition age,why? Its because we gain certain experiences ,and life training to apply on ourselves so as to think that let it be till I’m alive. and this time with more responsibility.We live our lives with certain responsibilities and obligations,so if we are born we have to live as humans..isn’t it,we must have our strong belief systems in which we must feel obliged and responsible.certain queries emerge while thinking about 40..If you haven’t already, take a moment to decide if how you live your life in a way that complements who you are today. It’s easy to get stuck in routines without realizing that they no longer deliver like they used to. Are you fulfilled in your job, with your romantic life, your friendships? Is it time to re-evaluate?

In Lynda Barry’s What it is, she writes about how it’s important to play. Not only for kids. For adults, too. That when we grow up, we not only forget to play, but we forget how to play, and playing is important.

I believe a kid who is playing is not alone. There is something brought alive during play, and this something when played with, seems to play back.

If you watch TV all the time, and you hate your job, and you are so afraid of change that you never change, you stop playing altogether. When you move, when you stretch yourself, when you do something radical, you remember what it was like when you dreamed a world in your head, and that was enough, because when you dreamed it, you were living in it.

As a professional I usually tell people age matters ,but in some areas only… Over the past few years I’ve really embraced this — if someone doesn’t like me it has no impact on my life. Mine is good and happy and the people in it are there for a reason. I want people to like me and know I’m a good person, but if they don’t, it’s none of my business and it’s not my job to try to change their minds. You have to develop a thick skin pretty quick. It’s a lot easier to be negative when you’re not standing face to face with someone, right?

Here I want to add this awesome quote..

If you announce your radical change to the world, sometimes people like to take that opportunity to tell you how wrong your radical change is. Are you running away from something? they ask. That is a horrible city, they opine. I don’t know why you would want to move there. That is a terrible idea! they respond. But I wish you all the best.

Once you start making radical change, you will discover how frightening radical change is. Not to you. You’re in it.Once I read recently on some blog, the fish doesn’t know it’s wet. Radical change can be terrifying to those around you. It upsets their teacups. It makes them question their own lives. It causes them to wonder why they can’t do what you are doing. Sometimes, though, it inspires people. Which is good. Because here’s what you don’t want to do in life: conform. Here is what you do want to do in life: inspire.

You also kind of have to tolerate being at sea. Right now, the parking lot behind where I am is being repaved, and the floor is vibrating. Here, there are more people, and more cars, and more traffic, and more things with which I am not familiar, and more stuff to do, and more new places to navigate, and more opportunities to pursue, and more of everything in the world. This can be a little disconcerting. You are an alien. But you can also feel your brain changing. Expanding like taffy stretching. You let it happen, knowing that at least you won’t be who you were. You’ll be somebody new.

People who don’t change are never anyone new. They’re always who they were. Is that who you want to be?

There are many reasons we must hit our reset button in life. Death, divorce, job in which you’re absolutely miserable, and it is sucking you dry every minute of everyday, a personal epiphany, and on, and on. Whatever your equation happens to be, it’s time to start over.

Really think about what you want. If you want to take the spiritual path, meditate on it. Ask your guides to assist you. Allow whatever you need to hear to come in. Allowing is so powerful.

If you want the brainy path (or in conjunction with the spiritual), think about what excites you. Write it down on an on-going list. Do you love to paint? Draw? Problem solve? When you read, what kind of books are you drawn to? Biographies? Complex, problem solving mysteries? Self Help books? What is it in these books that draws you in?

There are many areas you can look at to discover hidden passions that you appease with various stimulation, TV shows, books, magazines, internet searches and of course hobbies. What excites you?

Ask your friends and family what they think gets you going. When do they “light up” when you’re discussing things with them? They know more than you think. We notice things in others on a continual basis, and we often must just ask the questions to bring it to the surface because it is stored somewhere in their brains waiting for use. Write all of it down as you go. Keep a book just for ideas on what you really love.

Do a brain dump. In your “career journal” write down anything that comes to mind, and just keep writing until nothing is left. Get it out of your head and on to paper. It’s amazing how different things can look when they exist outside of your mind.If you’re fresh out of ideas after all of that brainstorming, get a coach or career counselor. They can assist you in uncovering what you may be hiding from.The thing we hide most often from is our own magnificence. We’re often afraid to step into our own truth and power because it feels too big, or scary, or we don’t believe we deserve it. Guess what? You do deserve it. I truly believe that if we all lived in our most passionate self and allowed ourselves our full potential, we would all fit together perfectly, like a well-oiled, complex machine.

This is the area where many of us get stuck and frustrated. What if there is more than one option? What if you just don’t see your dream as something you can do? What if you just do not know? Try joining a few professional groups, or speaking to professionals in a few of your choice areas. See what you think and feel about it after you look at the life of those professionals.

Simply try to throw away these assumptions that we hold due to family, friends, society or all of the above:

I can only do one thing professionally at a time.

Says who? That’s something someone made up. Move on.

I’m not good at anything.

Says who? This one has probably held you in your own trap for years. Get professional help to release this idea if you can’t do it on your own. It’s a life destroyer.

I’m highly educated and what I want does not require education. I can’t throw away my education.

Okay. You keep going to that job you hate then. Obviously the education did not actually work for you for whatever reason.

Yes, they may. And this may be what got you here in the first place. Does it matter what others think if you are miserable? Or is that facade more important than having your own life? What’s most important is what you think of yourself and that you’re living your best life. Not anyone else’s. No one said it would be easy to take control of your own destiny.

Good. Maybe that can be part of how you make money while you get your other life on solid footing. Otherwise, you are just making up more reasons to stay miserable. Nice work. You win the “most human” award. We are so good at being comfortably miserable. I have done it too.

Can you afford to be out of work for a year while treating your stress related heart condition? Can you afford to lose your job to someone who likes it and has the passion that you lack? There are always reasons to not do something. What’s more important are the reasons to do them. If the reasons to do something else are right for you, you can figure out the rest.

Also, allow yourself to know that it’s okay if you take a while to figure it out. We get caught up in things when we finally decide it’s time and we expect things to just happen as our thought process changes. Remember, the speed of our thoughts are much faster than the speed of our lives. Accept that. It helps.

Also accept that you may choose wrong, or appear to choose wrong at first. Often, once we start to change our lives, the journey ends up looking completely different than we could have planned. I call this divine timing/guidance. You can call it crap or annoying or whatever works for you, but again, if you allow it, it will lead you to exactly the place you are supposed to be. We can learn from everything we do, if we allow it.

Once you narrow it down and have done your research, begin making a plan. Does it involve more education? What’s the time and monetary cost? Does it require involvement in certain groups? Can you start in the group as you work your way into the profession? Professional groups are so helpful for education and understanding of your chosen area. It doesn’t have to be a complex plan. Do it in a way that works for you.

Once you create the plan, get buy-in from loved ones (if you have others that are involved in this, kids, spouses, whoever). Let them know what kind of emotional, financial and physical needs you will require assistance with as you take this new journey. Give them time to digest it, because it will probably have an impact on them as well. Be clear in expressing your needs. Ask for feedback. Make sure that you have someone privately (parent, sibling, friend) or professionally who can assist you with all of the path obstacles.

Talk about exciting! You have the courage to begin again, and that, all by itself, is something to celebrate. Celebrate yourself often through this, as you’re walking away from something that did not work for you before, into something that will (or at least get you closer). That is truly living your life. Good for you!

Emotions and social interactions — even personality — may systematically change as people enter middle age. Many studies have found that people become calmer and less neurotic as they age. “There’s a quieting of emotional storms.”

Obviously

“Instead of a crisis, middle age should be thought of as a time for a new form of self-investment,” Reuter-Lorenz says. “This time of life brings so many new opportunities to invest in your own cognitive and physical resources, so you can buffer against the effects of older age.”

Coping with the challenges that present in 40 takes time and energy, but it is a necessary part of finding greater satisfaction in life. Below are some tips for leading a healthy lifestyle in middle age.

Explore, accept and share your feelings; allow yourself to reflect on your life regularly; devote extra time to your partner and rekindle your relationship,if you have; set new goals and develop new hobbies; travel; volunteer; devote special time to your children; take care of your mental health (and join a group or seek out a therapist if necessary).

Exercise can help people take charge of their health and maintain the level of fitness necessary for an active, independent lifestyle. Many people think that physical decline is an inevitable consequence of aging and that we are bound to slow down and do less. With proper care, this is not necessarily true. Much of the physical frailty attributed to aging is actually the result of inactivity, disease or poor nutrition. Many difficulties can be eased or even reversed by improving lifestyle behaviors. One of the major benefits of regular physical activity is protection against coronary heart disease. Physical activity also provides some protection against other chronic diseases such as adult-onset diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, certain cancers, osteoporosis, and depression. Research has also proven that exercise can reduce tension and stress. Overall, exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health. You can maintain an active sex life, keep fit and enjoy yourself as you mature.

No matter your age, a balanced, nutritious diet is essential to good health. Older adults in particular need to eat a balanced diet using all the food groups. Eating a variety of foods helps ensure adequate levels of vitamins and minerals.

Some adults tend to put on weight as they age. This is generally due to changes in hormones, overeating, and inactivity. The best way to lose body fat is to eat fewer calories, especially from saturated fats, and to participate in aerobic exercises. Just an extra 100 calories per day can cause a 10-pound gain over the course of a year, but those extra calories can be burned by a 20- to 30-minute brisk daily walk.

Sleep and rest are great rejuvenates. With age, sleep patterns may change. Be sure to include breaks in your daily exercise program, especially if you sleep fewer than eight hours each night. Exercise can help relieve problems with insomnia as well. Mild exercise for a few hours during the day can help you get a restful night’s sleep.

Allow your 40s to be a time of creative change. It can be your greatest opportunity for having the life you want or gaining a sense of peace.

🙂

All the best

Zaira Khan

 

Someone asked

First of all this is very important to know that whether she annoys you or you get annoyed because of her due to many psychological factors like,her beauty,her confidence,her patience?Verbal abuse is a subcategory of emotional or psychological abuse..

Asking this question shows that you feel sensitive and guilty for your such behavior..am I right? actually we are in the era where we are not as committed to our partners as our elders used to be. but it looks like you two are still with each-other and are being affected by this very thing but are not separated..

Don’t you think that our words define us..no one can judge or estimate us unless we are not with words. Though when words are spoken, then half of the action is also taken the place. Actions speaks louder than words though but if our words effect others and ourselves then for sure your actions are half done.

Then its not of any usage how much you love your wife you hate your wife ,you care for your wife or you give damn to her. UNDERSTAND THAT HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY IS VERY COMPLICATED..There are always reasons behind our acts and words.feelings????? habits?? psychological compositions?????? environmental and genetic dispositions ?????

Taking an honest look at your relationship will help you decide if you are behaving like an oppressor—and how to break out of this habit.

Let’s be honest: abusing husbands may seem heroic on the surface, but what’s the real reward for your such act? If you’re noticed, people may…call you a martyr. Is that worth the potential cost of destroying your relationship? More important, is behaving like a martyr worthy of you? If you adopt this style, you may not realize something crucial: You could inadvertently abdicate responsibility for your happiness. When you behave like that, you give your power away, including the power to solve your own problems and to learn new ways of responding to your emotions of anger, fear, depression, shame, guilt, or embarrassment. This can make you feel helpless.

As a psychologist I usually tell my clients that

In the practice of counseling professionals usually see the why’s of such behaviors..

Its important for you to find out that is it something that you need some professional help for or you can really be a smart person to practice self-control strategies..psychologists when don’t see results..usually say…

so????????

usually we don’t want to lose our relationships until and unless the relations going to hell…

Emotional abuse can be more insidious and elusive. In some cases, neither the abuser nor the victim are fully aware it’s happening.t involves a regular pattern of verbal offense, threatening, bullying, and constant criticism, as well as more subtle tactics like intimidation, shaming and manipulation. Emotional abuse is used to control and dominate the other person, and quite often it occurs because the abuser has childhood wounds and insecurities they haven’t dealt with — perhaps as a result of being abused themselves.

They didn’t learn healthy coping mechanisms or how to have positive, healthy relationships. Instead, they feel angry, hurt, fearful and powerless.
Male and female abusers tend to have high rates of personality disorders including borderline personality disorder(BPD), narcissistic personality disorder(NPD), and antisocial personality disorder(ASPD). Although emotional abuse doesn’t always lead to physical abuse, physical abuse is almost always preceded and accompanied by emotional abuse.

The stress of emotional abuse will eventually catch up with you in the form of illness, emotional trauma, depression, or anxiety. You simply can’t allow it to continue, even if it means ending the relationship. A licensed counselor who is trained in abusive relationships can help you navigate the pain and fears of leaving the relationship and work with you to rebuild your self-esteem. It is possible if the abuser deeply desires to change and recognizes his or her abusive patterns and the damage caused by them. However, the learned behaviors and feelings of entitlement and privilege are very difficult to change. The abusers tend to enjoy the power they feel from emotional abuse, and as a result, a very low percentage of abusers can turn themselves around.

Make amends.Accept responsibility and recognize that abuse is a choice.Identify the patterns of controlling behavior you are using.Talk to trusted friends and family or a counselor about what you are going through. Get away as an abusive person as often as possible, and spend time with those who love and support you. This support system will help you feel less alone and isolated while you still contend with yourself.

Develop an exit plan. No one can remain in an emotionally abusive relationship forever. If finances or children or some other valid reason prevents you from leaving now, develop a plan for leaving as soon as possible. Begin saving money, looking for a place to live, or planning for divorce if necessary so you can feel more in control and empowered…but…:(

Emotional abuse is a form of brain-washing that slowly erodes the victim’s sense of self-worth, security, and trust in themselves and others. In many ways, it is more detrimental than physical abuse because it slowly disintegrates one’s sense of self and personal value. It cuts to the core of your essential being, which can create lifelong psychological scars and emotional pain.The sad thing is that your whole life is affected while everything changes in your partner’s.

My advise-let go. Detach yourself from such behaviors.. Even if it means letting go of your high bloated ego. Put yourself first and just let go. Dont try to manipulate your wife. Yet In fact, growing up.. she emotionally abused by you to such an extent that she still bear the marks today. But by looking for the strength within you let go. Good ridden, Dont harden your heart and move on.. Even if it means letting go of your emotional manipulation.whatever the reason they were with. Put yourself first and just let go. Do not manipulate her again in a similar manner.

Don’t let your wife wonder that why why she is so stuck on someone who hates her and verbally abuses her. The effect of verbal aggression is greater than the expression of love.

last thing to say….

zairakhan

 

State of being Idea

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The persistent state of being idea has to do with a notion of being whom you are minute-to-minute or even second-to-second. You always feel as you are the same being you were in past times. But, you do know that over time, you’ve changed as a unified personality. I know, I am not the child of 14 years of age when I was hungrily consuming comic books and identifying with Spider-Man. I know I am not insane without any way to test reality and believe that voices in my head are hectoring me to do odd things. But, what I don’t know is who the person thinking inside my head is. What I am saying in plain language is how I identify with myself is a mystery. I can’t get at the thinking machine in my head. It becomes paradoxical the moment I try to know myself. It does, because to examine myself I have to not be myself. I have to get outside myself and examine myself like a third party would. But I can’t do that! We are all stymied this way. We are a conglomerate of experiences and ongoing mental exchanges that span our lifetimes, but never can we capture and define ourselves like an object. Yet, we never feel estranged from ourselves. We never, moment-to-moment feel as if the person in the last seconds was now not the one it is.
Zaira Khan

Why do girls only like me as a friend? A young boy’s problem…

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Well, I think it must not be a gigantic problem for you. May be you fall in the criteria of my favorite friend type for girls.Women want unpredictability they want mystery they want a cheeky and witty sense of humor,
they want someone who can challenge their wits, they want
to “feel” that sexual tension.
Learn to master the art of “teasing” and you’ll finally progress past the friendship stage. You have
to be able to TEASE YOUR WAY INTO HER HEART.
Actually usually women love to have friends around with whom they can discuss different issues, they also want to discuss the hidden self so to keep themselves safe and protected they love to term you as a nice guy or friend. They don’t want to lose you either.
My suggestion to you is that if
you wait for the right moment before showing any signs of interest in any girl,  then that is going to be great on your part.
Because women should never be allowed to recognize the fact that
you’re attracted to them from the get-go otherwise everything
you say or do will seem like an attempt to impress them.

Zaira Khan

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life..Stay happy

I will start writing with a beautiful quote , “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” (Aristotle)

In the same way “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” (Aristotle). Why we need or desire to hear the same messages about spirituality and happiness repeatedly. We read books saying the same basic things in different ways with regularity. We seem to need to continue hearing similar messages to get back on track in our quest for serenity and happiness.

Life is a game. When we are able to detach from it, when we realize we are in control, when we realize it is our thoughts and attitudes that create our reality, we are more serene and happy. Eventually, as a result of how busy we are, we get drawn back into the daily game of life. The life game is too tempting. The daily dramas, the ups and downs make life interesting. For whatever reason, the majority of us do not seem to want to completely give up the roller coaster of emotions. Perhaps this is our purpose, or some of the purpose we assign to life. So no big deal,happiness is here and now.

There is always time to inhabit a state of mind. Just calmly, step by step, little by little, work daily at what you love, even if it is just for ten minutes. Do not let go of the kite string to your passions because you think you do not have time. It is the consistent connection to something transcendent that keeps you afloat and calm. always think you can get some time for yourself by yourself,in which you must be trying to figure out that what probably must keep you calm,relax and happy.Your mind is truly yours,but if you know how and where to use.

Calm people succeed because they have backed out enough from the fray to know their own minds and make intelligent choices about living. It may be that they can very well keep pace.Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out. If you’d like to reduce stress and become calm and cool, make a list of happy moments..just few ones..and then by using the technique of ,The Repetition Enchants…. that advances in cognitive science have radically changed our understanding of just why repetition is so psycho-emotionally tempting,alluring and attractive. Though you cant go in past’s happy moments but we all have good memories stored in our minds.

There are certain character traits each human has, which are part biology (temperament) and part learned as we grow and are taught how to behave in society. There are environmental influences that can lead one to behaving in a way he generally wouldn’t consider himself to be. And then there is the mind, a powerful, but often underutilized mechanism that can change the way one views a situation and thereby affects behavior. As I’ve written previously every moment is an opportunity to take control of your mind and choose whom you will be. Personality Psychology supports this idea. I am saying all this because no one can see humans’ emotions in space,humans are complicated and not one is like other..so some general rules could be applied to specific cases..

First of all have a great belief that you are a human being and its in you nature to find the happiness that can satisfy you and also can be adapting well with your social norms,familial norms,religious norms etc. As a psychologist I believe…

We in our lives get only that which we aim for we have intention and capability of ..like …The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing and ask yourself:

Will this matter to me…

  • Next week?
  • Next month?
  • Next year?
  • In 10 years?

No, it won’t. I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week (maybe not even the next day). Stop agonizing over things you can’t control, because you’re only hurting yourself.

You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a liar. Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out.

Usually I tell about this model to my students and clients…

LIFE OF PLEASURE

A Pleasant life consists of having as much pleasure as you can, as many of the positive emotions, and learning some of the dozen or so techniques that actually work for increasing the duration and intensity of your pleasures. There are shortcuts to the pleasures. You can go shopping; you can watch television; you can take drugs. These things are temporary gratifications, and do not lead to true happiness.”

This is what most people pursue all their lives – ‘trying’ to be happy, by looking outwardly for things, people or sources to satisfy them. I don’t think that indulging in some degree of pleasure in life is a bad thing. However, as with everything, the pleasant life should be lived in moderation, making sure they are not substitutes for real joy. It is important to balance a pleasant life with the other shades of happiness. Do not allow physical, sensoral pleasures to dominate your world.

LIFE OF PASSION

“Also called the Engaged Life, it is being ‘One’ with what you’re doing, being totally wrapped up in your being and doing. You give your all towards this kind of life. You live it Passionately! The engaged life can only be had by first knowing what your highest strengths are, and re-crafting your life to use them at work, in love, in leisure, in friendship etc.”

This type of happiness is when you are completely engaged & ‘lost’ in what’s going on around you. You live in the moment, in the flow, at a peak level, and you feel that you are truly living a full life. Successful people all know how to engage themselves this way – Tiger Woods (golf), Lewis Hamilton (F1),Anthony Robbins (motivational coach) etc. They are highly motivated. They know what they are good at, and how to leverage on their strengths, talents to create a career and life that is lived out passionately.

LIFE OF PURPOSE

“Also called the Meaningful Life, it consists of knowing what your highest strengths and talents are and using them in the SERVICE of something that you believe is bigger than you are.”

When you are living without purpose, or worse, living for just yourself, it is difficult to know true happiness. You feel lost, without direction and purposeless. It is only when you live for others that you find your place in the grand scheme of life. ‘Giving’ your life to others broadens your vision and purpose of life. Your strengths, talents, gifts and experiences are meant to serve the world, to leave your mark and legacy in it. You live your life with a sense of calling and destiny. Think about how you can use them to make the lives of others better. In the process, you’ll make your life better too!

Most of us work for happiness from Pleasure upwards (stage 1). When a much better approach would be to start from Meaning first. Today, let’s find meaning and purpose in whatever we do, for there resides the greatest resource for happiness to live out meaningful lives.

Don’t worry, be Happy!….Glenn Lim LIFE PURPOSE 1 – The 3 Shades of Happiness

Below are a few easy ways which you can often use practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in the face of stress:

  • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
  • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
  • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.Inspiration is the goal, not rigid rules on being happy.

Thoughtful words from C.S. Lewis, but do they equate to real life happiness? Our self-esteem is a bit of a tricky topic, because researches on self-esteem paints a very inconsistent picture: it seems that high self-esteem is certainly related to happiness, but it can produce other problems with the ego.

For instance, a variety of research suggests that self-esteem that is bound to external success can be a fickle beast — certain students who tied their self-esteem to their grades experienced small boosts when they received an acceptance letter , but harsh drops in self-esteem when they were rejected.Indeed, similar findings were reported for those who base their self-esteem on career success and appearance. Conversely, those who do not tie their self-esteem as strongly to external motivators tend to have less of a “roller coaster” of emotions to the things that happen to them, and are generally more happy as a result.

It seems strange that being very productive would cause one to be happy, but studies suggest that balanced free time is key, as too much boredom can be burdensome — strive for a productive life at a comfortable pace.

Another suggestion is compelling evidence that more friends = happier, because after all, the quality of the people in your life matters the most, just be sure to acknowledge that there are many friends to be made, and maintaining a small circle can go a long way in making you a happy person.

Move Beyond the Small Talk …the extent of small talk was negatively associated with happiness… [and] the extent of substantive talk was positively associated with happiness. So, happy people are socially engaged with others, and this engagement entails matters of substance.

This is confirmed by many studies dealing with SWLS (Satisfied With Life Scale), which shows that regular small pleasures had a bigger impact on happiness than fewer larger ones. Perhaps this is why it’s often so difficult to put off what we want now for what we want later, so beware of the trap here: tough accomplishments that have to be earned oftentimes result in a happier day-to-day

Experiences improve over time for sure makes us happy.. We adapt slowly to experiences. Experiences are social: human beings are social animals, that’s a fact. Did you know that true solitary confinement is often classified as “cruel and usual” punishment due to the detrimental effects

You must have known the marshmallow experiment, a quick summary is that researchers found those children who were able to resist the temptation of eating a marshmallow immediately (vs. waiting for the researchers to come back) did notably better in some major areas of life, leaving some to conclude that delayed gratification is a solid predictor of future success.

The research has shown that there certainly seems to be some sort of connection between delayed gratification and overall life satisfaction. People with self-control seem to be happier with life. Since delayed gratification has consistently been shown to be dependent on the “strategic allocation of attention,” it seems apparent to me that discipline in this regard is really dependent on creating systems to anois the power of self-esteem.

Psychology doesn’t always tell us what we want to hear, so it’s nice when a good deed lines up with a great personal benefit.

I was happy to find this study that show how showing gratitude for someone (or even for what you have) boosted happiness by a noticeable level. The researchers say 25%, but again, we’re debating minutiae, the important thing is that it worked.

Furthermore, putting yourself in someone else’s shoes (and avoiding the pessimistic outlook )

Pick a skill and master it,Suppose, for instance, that you want to change a habitual negative thought (like “I’m not that good with people”) to a positive alternative (like “people really like me when they get to know me”). That kind of change can be accomplished in less than two weeks, simply through five minutes of daily affirmations.

Don’t Let Time Slip Away This one is a bit less scientific, but I’d rate it as one of the most important on this list (the most important one is maintaining strong relationships, than none).

If you’ve seen the study on the Top five regrets on dying, you’ll recall that the number one regret was not being true to one’s own dreams:This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honored even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. Health brings a freedom very few realize, until they no longer have it.

Perhaps the biggest wake-up call here is that these people didn’t mean for this to happen—one day blended into the next, and “someday” passed by, and a call to follow a specific dream went unanswered.

To sum up.. I found a too simple strategies based post..

.I hope you liked the suggestions..

Stay happy…life is for once…

Zaira Khan

I see to my surprise..

 

 

itm_cutest-doll-facebook-cover2014-05-09_07-04-51_1In a world filled with changes

each and every day..

I feel I’m being judged

for what I do n say..

I remember back to Barbies

and play days at the park..

When I didn’t worry about

other people’s remarks..

Now looking in the mirror

I see to my surprise..

A completely different person

staring in my eyes..

The care free little girl

I saw at 4 and 5..

Is now becoming a lady..

Just trying to survive…

Zaira  khan