Wednesday, December 16, 2009



Positive thinking is a mental attitude that generates happiness, success and favorable outcomes in every situation or action you do. The thoughts get registered in your subconscious mind and you start taking action to create favorable change.
A positive outlook can help you to cope better with stressful situations and can change your life for the better.
Why think positively?

Ever wondered why some people find learning an enjoyable and exciting experience? Why are some people disinterested and find it an unpleasant experience while others use it merely as a road to fetch a good job? The difference between these people lies in their attitude and their approach towards life. Your mindset plays a huge role in every aspect of your life.
Your mind can control your body for better or for worse. A negative mindset can mar your life while a positive mindset can make your life happy and peaceful. The choice is yours!

You cannot change your thoughts and attitude overnight. Positive thinking takes practice.
Persistence would make your mind to think positively and ignore negative thoughts. Benefits of positive thinking
Decreases stress.
Helps you cope better in stressful situations.
Strengthens your Immune System and reduces the risk of certain diseases.

Improves your self-esteem and confidence.
Brings inner peace, happiness and a sense of well-being.
Motivates you to accomplish your goals.
Helps you have greater inner strength and energy.
Helps you live longer.


Listen to your inner voice
Listening to your inner voice or instincts is one of the most common ways to develop positive thinking. Whenever any negative thoughts enter your mind, try to replace it with a constructive one. For example, “I won’t be able to do it” will be put forward as “I will do it”. Practice this regularly and you will soon be able to master your mind.
Learn to meditate
Meditation calms your mind and relaxes your body Meditation gives you inner strength, peace of mind, relaxation and a sense of bliss, which will help you to think positively.

Always see the brighter side of life
Try to believe that everything happens for a reason and embrace the concept that something good will come out of every situation that momentarily seems bad. Always look on the bright side of life and it will work wonders for you.
Learn to communicate effectively
Not saying the things you feel can give a sense of frustration, anxiety and anger, thus giving way to negative thoughts. Hence, communication is an important aspect of positive thinking.
Believe in yourself
Believe in yourself and your capabilities to become more confident. Make a positive commitment to yourself and to the people around you. Praise yourself and be enthusiastic.

Tips to positive thinking

•Be optimistic and expect favorable outcomes in every situation.

•Cultivate the habit of reading inspiring books.

•Find reasons to smile more often. It’s a great stress buster.

•Try to use positive words, e.g. “I can”, “it will be done”, “it is possible” while thinking and talking.

•Engage yourself in enjoyable recreational activities.

•Interact with people who have a positive outlook in life.

Finally…


Positive thinking needs consistent effort as you are creating a new habit. On the other hand, negative thoughts can rip your focus from your goal. There is no greater joy than living a healthy and positive life. So take charge of your mind and think positive. Remember, you are what you think
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Helpful Tips for this Holiday Season in Speed Cleaning for all those Visitors


Help Make Your House Noticeably Clean


1. Act like a guest. Grab a notepad and a pen. Stand at the front door and trace the steps your guests might take through your house. Write down which rooms you encounter. This will give you an idea of exactly what areas you need to focus on.  "Your guests will have unlimited time to look around in your bathrooms," says Linda Cobb, Queen of Clean, best-selling author and television personality. "Walk in, sit down, look up, look down and around … and then clean! Be sure you have extra toilet paper and disposable hand towels during cold and flu season."


2. Gather up throw rugs and take them outside for a good shake. Then air them on a clothesline or railing for several hours.

3.Switch from tablecloths to place mats, and arrange a bowl of fruit or a vase of fresh flowers in the middle of the kitchen table. The mats are easier to keep clean — plus, if your table looks set, it’s a less likely landing pad for mail and other clutter.

4. Steam your microwave clean. Save time; work less. “Pour 2 cups of water into a microwave-safe bowl, and cook on high for 5 minutes. The steam generated will soften any cooked-on food splatters. Then, wipe down the interior with a damp sponge,” says Bredenberg.



5.  Declutter.Look through your house at a high level. Are there disorderly corners in your family room? Stacks of papers in your kitchen? Go through these items and either put things in their proper place or throw them out. Cobb recommends carrying a laundry basket throughout the house to collect things that are out of place. "Then, walk through your house and put them back where they belong. You'll be amazed at how fast and easy this is, and how neat the house will appear," she says.
 
6.  Focus on the scent.  After your house is clean, add touches of freshness by hiding Gain® dryer sheets all over your house. Try placing them between the couch cushions, behind bookshelves and in drawers.
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This was a Recipe Contest Winner

 Cherry Merry Christmas Truffles




Photo by: Katy Stovall

The perfect Christmas candy, made with cream cheese, chocolate, candied cherries and chopped pecans.



Ingredients8 ounce package cream cheese, softened

4 cups confectioners's sugar

4 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted

1/4 cup coarsely chopped candied cherries

1 cup finely chopped pecans

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Method

In medium bowl blend cream cheese, sugar and chocolate until smooth and stir in cherries. Form into 1" rolls, wrap in waxed paper, and chill at least 2 hours. Cut into 1" pieces and form into balls. Roll balls into chopped pecans and store in refrigerator. Place in paper candy cups to serve.



Notes: The truffles are the easiest candy to make that I know, and keep indefinitely in the refrigerator, so they can be made well in advance of the holidays. Delicious and easy to make. What a combination!!!  Number of Servings: 24

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Have a happy and positive day! Many Blessings to you!
Bible Verse for today is
"A man that hath friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother."


Prov 18:24 New King James Version


 
 



1 comment:

Dr. Larry Deutsch said...

To cope up with the daily stress in life, using simple stress relief hypnosis can help release tension in the body and mind.