20 Positive Habits to Free Yourself from Negativity

June 27, 2013 | No Comments » | Topics: Life |


by Nick Notas

Emotions are habits formed through repetition. To change the way we feel, we must change our behaviors.

For many of us, our default emotional responses are negative. We are easily annoyed. We always expect the worst. And we have become bitter towards the world and ourselves. Those negative responses create an endless loop which further ingrains our negativity. We get to a point where we forget how to act happy and therefore be happy.

This is why I’m passionate about the positive psychology movement. It’s rooted in science (not fluff), and actually works. By practicing mindfulness and choosing positive habits we can break our negative cycles to lead healthy, happy, and productive lives.

  1. Be grateful every day. Praise others often and praise yourself even more. What are you proud of? What are you thankful for? Journal something positive about yourself or your day. We are our harshest critic and our constant self-teardown reinforces allow sense of worth. Instead of always asking “What’s wrong with me?”, start asking “What’s right with me?”
  2. Stop victimizing yourself. Bad stuff happens to everybody — you’re not the only one. I’m not downplaying your problems but it’s a reality you have to accept. Absolving yourself of all responsibility and blaming the world won’t fix anything. You are not entitled to happiness. So…
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Lets Get Deep! 15 Quotes To Help You Contemplate The Intricacies Of Life

June 22, 2013 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Life |

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quotes about life


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What Is The Best Advice You Received From Your Father?

June 16, 2013 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Life |

You can be whatever you want to be. If you dont make it, your effort probably stopped with just wanting.


If it looks like a duck & smells like a duck, it probably is a duck!!!

Your rent or house payment should never be more than 25% of your take home pay…

When you don’t have a choice on something, you can still choose you attitude.

If you lay down with the dogs, youll get thier fleas

Listen to your mother.

My father, when he was teaching me to drive, emphasized to me to not trust a driver stopped at an intersection, until you can see the whites of his eyes. It has kept me accident free, (except for once when I failed to do this), for 45 years of driving.

Don’t spend more than you earn, And try to earn at least your age in thousands

To listen twice as much as you speak.

If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything!

To “Pay Yourself 1st!” out of your paycheck…which means tuck some away in Savings! It’s worked out great for me!

Don’t focus on the destination, enjoy the journey.

Everything about life if a choice. Make good choices.

Don’t stay in a bad marriage “for the children”. All it does is teaches the children how to have a bad marriage.

Just because you make mistakes, doesn’t mean you are one.

Always remember the goal of an argument is to find a solution, not to win. So, when you (inevitably) argue with your spouse, hold their hand to remind you that they are, in fact, still the person you love & not someone you’re trying to destroy in a war.


15 Quotes That Will Get You All Introspective About Life And Sh*t

June 15, 2013 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Life |

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quotes about life



This Is Why You Should Say Hi

June 12, 2013 | 6 Comments » | Topics: Life, main |

You have to take a risk. You have to face rejection. You will literally gain NOTHING by keeping your mouth shut and living in a world full of ‘what-ifs’. Imagine the possibilites, the adventures to be had, and the memories to be made….


6 Wonderful Facts That Proves Mister Rogers Was An Awesome Human Being

May 2, 2013 | No Comments » | Topics: Life |

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1. He basically saved public television. In 1969 the government wanted to cut public television funds. Mister Rogers then went to Washington where he gave an amazing merely six minute speech. By the end of the speech not only did he charm the hostile Senators, he got them to double the budget they would have initially cut down. The whole thing can be found on youtube, a video called “Mister Rogers defending PBS to the US Senate.”

2. “Certain fundamentalist preachers hated him because, apparently not getting the “kindest man who ever lived” memo, they would ask him to denounce homosexuals. Mr. Rogers’s response? He’d pat the target on the shoulder and say, “God loves you just as you are.” Rogers even belonged to a “More Light” congregation in Pittsburgh, a part of the Presbyterian Church dedicated to welcoming LGBT persons to full participation in the church.”

3. According to a TV Guide piece on him, Fred Rogers drove a plain old Impala for years. One day, however, the car was stolen from the street near the TV station. When Rogers filed a police report, the story was picked up by every newspaper, radio and media outlet around town. Amazingly, within 48 hours the car was left in the exact spot where it was taken from, with an apology on the dashboard. It read, “If we’d known it was yours, we never would have taken it.”

4. Once, on a fancy trip up to a PBS exec’s house, he heard the limo driver was going to wait outside for 2 hours, so he insisted the driver come in and join them (which flustered the host). On the way back, Rogers sat up front, and when he learned that they were passing the driver’s home on the way, he asked if they could stop in to meet his family. According to the driver, it was one of the best nights of his life—the house supposedly lit up when Rogers arrived, and he played jazz piano and bantered with them late into the night. Further, like with the reporters, Rogers sent him notes and kept in touch with the driver for the rest of his life.

5. Most people have heard of Koko, the Stanford-educated gorilla who could speak about 1000 words in American Sign Language, and understand about 2000 in English. What most people don’t know, however, is that Koko was an avid Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood fan. As Esquire reported, when Fred Rogers took a trip out to meet Koko for his show, not only did she immediately wrap her arms around him and embrace him, she did what she’d always seen him do onscreen: she proceeded to take his shoes off!

6. Once while rushing to a New York meeting, there were no cabs available, so Rogers and one of his colleagues hopped on the subway. Esquire reported that the car was filled with people, and they assumed they wouldn’t be noticed. But when the crowd spotted Rogers, they all simultaneously burst into song, chanting "It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood." The result made Rogers smile wide.

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A Cute Girl Sits Next To You On The Bus, What Do You Do?

April 22, 2013 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Life |

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One Of The Most Complete And Intense Descriptions Of What Addiction Feels Like

April 5, 2013 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Life |

by Sleevey

Ok. I’ll try. It’s a bit rambling because I should have gone to bed a while ago. And it kind of starts in the middle because there was another bit before what I wrote but I was copypasting stuff around and it all ended up a bit of a mess but I hope it gives some sense of what my experience was.

So the only reprieve you have from crappiness is to get into the drug. People call it getting high but I think that’s one of the most misleading words associated with drugs, I always think of drugs as like going and sitting in this room where everything is alright, the rooms are different but they all serve that same purpose. Of course not when you first start, at first you want to see the room, all the cool stuff, it’s so interesting, amazing look that! Wow man, can you dig it? Yeah bro. It’s nice. Reaallly nice man, like the best everrrrrrrrr.

And that’s fuking cool. And if you just visit a few times that’s what you remember. But if you stay in the room too long you get used to it in there, how nice and warm it is. How interesting it is. How much you like everyone while you’re in there. And the more time you spend in there, the colder you notice it is outside, how the lights start to hurt your eyes and everything is a bit too garish and discordant and all that stuff people want you to do and the people themselves… well they just start to grate on you and seems now you can’t wait to get away from them, back to your cocoon. That’s all you want, more than anything, if everyone would just leave you alone and let you do that then there would be no problem, and guess what? You get your wish.

Because people will try a bit at the start, maybe your girlfriend will make a bit of a drama about it, maybe some people will have some sympathy for you or try to intervene but pretty soon they’ll all move on, but you won’t.