F FOR EFFORT: SAY YES TO YOURSELF

Effort by its very definition is work. It might be enjoyable work but it is work. Sometimes it’s very easy, maybe so easy that it doesn’t even register. Sometimes it’s not. Sometimes it’s hard work. Sometimes it’s very hard work. Sometimes, whether you’re feeling ill, blue or tired, or if you are having an off…

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21 WAYS TO MAKE MORE OF AN EFFORT IN UNDER 10 MINUTES

Starting in the April just gone and for 12 months I am giving each month theme. This is a word that is going to be my focus for that month. My theme for May is EFFORT. This means, as part of my Happiness Project, I am making a concerted effort to make more of an…

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PASSION SMASHSSION: FORGET FEELING BAD

I was having a conversation with a friend over a G&T at the weekend about the much bandied around phrase follow your passion.  It got me thinking as this phrase suggests: (1) everybody has a passion, a passion being something you are excitedly drawn towards to the exclusion of everything else, and (2) that you…

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MAY’S HAPPINESS PROJECT THEME: EFFORT

Saturday afternoon. I, for once recently, had a decent night’s sleep so I was feeling quite fresh and I was thinking about painting my nails. There was no reason for me not to paint them. I had the time, I had an emery board and I had a new nail polish (Essie’s Lounge Lover, if…

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