We Have This One Life

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“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.” 
― Lao Tzu

Wow, I love this quote!   We have this one life and it’s our job to make the most of each and every day.  How do you rate these three area’s of your life that are so important in regards to your happiness and quality of life?

  1. Health-  Take a moment and write down two goals at the beginning of each week that can improve your health.  Do you eat out too often, consume too many alcoholic beverages, sit too much?  The list goes on and on.  We all have areas of our life we can improve on, and your health should be number one on the list.  Try walking on your lunch hour, replacing a fast food meal with a home cooked meal, or perhaps replacing artificial sugar with honey.  There are endless opportunities each week to help improve your health by simply setting small goals, making small changes, and committing to them.
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2. Contentment – What is contentment?  Wikipedia defines contentment as:

Contentment is a mental or emotional state of satisfaction maybe drawn from being at ease in one’s situation, body and mind. Colloquially speaking, contentment could be a state of having accepted one’s situation and is a milder and more tentative form of happiness.

What areas of your life can you improve to bring about more contentment?  Analyze your work and home situation and determine areas that need improvement.  Small changes can sometimes make a tremendous difference in your quality of life. Practice gratitude each morning.  Be thankful for having a roof over your head, food to eat, and loved ones.  There are many people in this world praying for what you have at this very moment. Lose the act of comparison.  Have you heard the quote “comparison is the thief of joy?”  You’ll never be content by comparing yourself to others.  How can you adjust your attitude at work and at home to bring about contentment?  Take the focus off yourself and do small things for others this week and you may be surprised at how good you feel.

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3. Self confidence  How can you improve your self-confidence?  Take care of your appearance. Self confidence starts with feeling good about yourself.  Make it a priority to take care of your body with exercise and healthy food choices, wear clothes you love, and practice daily meditation.  Consider listening to positive affirmations on a daily basis. Your inner dialogue is a key to self confidence and contentment.  What do you say to yourself each day?

Remember we have this one life……

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