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By Paige Wajsman | Agent in Jacksonville, FL

Monday Morning Mojo: 5 Easy Things You Can Do Today That Will Noticeably Improve Your Life

 

It’s hard to stay on top of things when everything is moving at breakneck speed, but on one of these days off from work, figure out a game plan to improve your world. It starts with baby steps – easy things you can do that won’t break the bank, hurt your ego or take a tremendous amount of time. The beauty is there’s no “catch”: just start! 

Reignite your passion. Whatever deeply moves you, set it on fire. Cooking gets you going? Call the neighbor you’ve been meaning to get to know better, email your colleagues, and call up your college buddy whose schedule just hasn’t matched yours lately – you’re hosting a dinner party. Car racing makes you feel like a million bucks? Take your son to a NASCAR race, or play his car/driver video game with him. Feeling frazzled and disconnected with your significant other? Rekindle the romance! Seriously. The more passion you have in your life, the more creative you’ll be. 

Read more. There are so many amazing books and articles readily available for us all to consume. It’s like having the ability to sit down with an incredible thought leader every single night. What a joy. Dedicating 20 minutes nightly to reading will expand your horizons ten-fold, without a huge time commitment. 

Write a gratitude list. The more we can connect with our deep appreciation for all the good around us will help us conquer all the challenges we face. If you’re reading this, it means you have a computer (and chances are, that means a roof over your head and clothes to keep you warm this winter). There’s a lot to be thankful for, and writing everything down makes it readily apparent. 

Do a random act of kindness. The more you give, the more you will receive. I know it sounds fluffy and cosmic, but it actually works. Improving someone’s day makes yours better. If you’re walking back to the office with leftovers from your lunch meeting and someone asks if you can spare anything, give him your lunch. He’ll have a meal in his belly and you’ll have warmed your own heart by helping. 

Seek honest feedback. Sometimes our weaknesses are not as apparent to ourselves but very clear to others. Ask people for direct advice and you will find the most important things to work on. When confronted, you might realize that your tardiness to morning team meetings bothers your boss – it’s easy to set the alarm a bit earlier every morning, and voila – problem solved

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By Delaine Campbell,  Mon Jan 28 2013, 08:14
Gratitude is very important

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