Month: October 2016

This week’s positive word is GENEROUS

Generous

This week’s positive word is

GENEROUS

Generous

Some people think if they only have little to give, they can’t give at all.

You don’t have to have a lot to be generous, you just need to be willing to give. You could be the person who is in need of help, how amazing does it feel when someone helps you? A better feeling is being the person doing the helping. Giving and being generous is a warmth in the heart and soul, even more so when you don’t expect anything back.

Generous

Here are 5 ways that will help you live a more generous life

  • Spend time with generous people – If you understand the law of attraction, you will understand that the more people you spend time with who are generous, you too will become as generous. You will soon learn how to be generous and how amazing it feels.
  • Be grateful – Gratefulness leads to happiness, which naturally leads to wanting to show and give to others what you appreciate in your life. Being grateful in your own world is a sure way of helping you become more generous.
  • Read stories about generosity – Read about generous people and see how they give. This could be rich people or poor people, remember giving isn’t always about money.
  • Do something for charity – If you haven’t got the funds to give to a good cause, then arrange an event or something similar (for example the Macmillan Coffee mornings are very popular). You could do this with a charity that you care about. There will be a charity out there that you can relate to, see how you can help them.
  • Give your time – Time is one of the most precious things in our lives. If someone is giving you their time, it’s important to appreciate it. What can you give your time to? Spending it with people in need is one of the most rewarding things you can do with your time. Being generous with your time is never a waste of time J

* This wonderful post is part of the  which is published at Positive Words Research by Victoria Brown from victoria-brown.com.

Self-Awareness Exercises For Happiness And Success

Self-Awareness Exercises For Happiness And Success

While most people are familiar with the term “self-awareness”, how many really know what it means?  And even more importantly, how many people understand how vital possessing self-awareness is living a successful, happy life?  The truth is that success in life, whether it be an emotional success, material success or career success, is largely a product of how we respond to the various external dilemmas or situations we find ourselves in.  Having a persistent loop of negative or irrational thoughts running through your head can lead to a variety of destructive habits, that if left unchecked, could send your life way of course or into a dark downward spiral.

Fortunately, self-awareness allows you to identify any thought patterns and recognize the problems they’re causing you in your day-to-life.  As a result, you’ll suddenly find yourself much more at ease while at the same time making smarter decisions that will lead to greater success in life.

Here are some exercises to improve your self-awareness:

1) Verbalize Your Feelings

All too often, people reduce their emotional state to one of two choices, “sad” or “happy”.  However, emotions are more complicated than that and if not properly understood, have the power to seriously mess with your behavior and physical health.

Articulating your thoughts and feelings is a form of therapy for your mind.  It stops your thoughts from racing around in chaos and allows you to step back and calmly assess what’s bothering, why it’s bothering you, and what you can or can’t do about it.

The real beauty of doing this, though, isn’t that you’ll necessarily discover a solution right away, but rather that it eliminates the ‘monster in the closet’ feeling caused by a restless mind.  Developing an emotional vocabulary allows you to objectively examine your thoughts and feelings in the same way you might examine your car that’s having an issue.  You can calmly look at it and assess what’s wrong without being stressed, emotionally confused or depressed.

2)  Go Three Levels Deep

If you’re about to make a decision, you want to ask yourself why.  This will start to clarify things for you and you can then go a level deeper and ask “why” to your first answer.  Do it again to your second answer and then you’ll have a solid foundation for your reasoning which will allow you to feel more confident about what you end up doing.

Knowing and understanding your reasons for doing things is a big part of self-awareness.  It makes you cognizant of your own behavior and allows you to give a thoughtful response if you have to justify it to yourself or anyone else.

3)  Desensitize Yourself To Visceral Reactions

Ever know anyone who’s constantly in a hyper-emotional state where everything is either the greatest thing ever or the worst thing ever?

These people have little to no self-awareness and live their lives going from one knee-jerk reaction to the next.

Self-awareness reduces the impact of visceral reactions.  It puts you in a state-of-mind where you don’t get overwhelmed by a rush of emotion and can objectively assess a situation and respond in a rational, constructive way.

So when an upsetting situation occurs – or when you think about a particular type of upsetting situation – stay calm and ask yourself why you’re having this response.  This lets you assess what’s happening and reduces or eliminates the feeling that you have no emotional control.  From there you can objectively think about what your best response, or non-response, would be.

4)  Think About What You’re Saying To Yourself

Whether we’re aware of it or not, we’re always thinking.  If that thinking turns into an endless loop of negative self-talk, the consequences can be quite destructive.

So during a tough or stressful situation, be mindful of the types of thoughts that go through your head.  Likewise, keep tabs on what you’re saying to yourself when things are going well.  Self-awareness allows us to monitor the negative or positive feedback loops that our minds create so we can then make the adjustments we need to feel happier and stay productive.

The key is to talk to yourself in a way that helps you to be motivated and challenges you, while at the same time staying away from self-talk that’s irrational or catastrophic in nature.

5)  Question Your View Point

It might not sound therapeutic, but thinking over a viewpoint that goes against what you believe can actually have tremendous mental health benefits.  If you do find flaws in your reasoning, then you’ll be wiser for it.  However, if your beliefs hold up, then you’ll have now battle tested them and feel that much more confident.

Additionally, playing devil’s advocate is a workout for your mind as processing and making sense of contrasting information actually sparks new neural pathways.

6)  Practice Reflection

It’s one thing to have a negative, erratic thought or two, but if these types of thoughts are constantly swirling through you mind you’re going to have a tough time finding consistent happiness and success.  By reflecting on your thought process you can determine how strong or weak your level of self-awareness is.  Do this by setting daily, or even hourly, milestones for yourself where you look back and evaluate your thoughts for the given time period.  From there you can assess how well you’ve done and determine what your goal(s) should be for tomorrow.

7)  Meditate

A cornerstone for developing one’s self-awareness, meditation is the process of focusing on a simple or mundane task (ex. focusing on your breathing) that allows you to pay attention to the thoughts going through your mind.  As you progress, you’ll get better and better at blocking out or extinguishing negative/ obsessive thoughts which will immensely improve your happiness and concentration.

Conclusion

If you chronically feel like you have little or no control of what’s happening around you, or struggle not to fall into destructive funks, constructive self-talk can significantly improve your mindset and life.  By applying and sticking to the exercises listed above, you’ll be surprised at just how quickly you reap the benefits both mentally and physically, while at the same time, unlocking levels of success you never before thought possible.

Daniela-Mcvicker

About the Author

Daniela McVicker is an author, psychologist and freelance blogger. She believes that success depends on knowing the ideas that allow you to manage and master the universe of information. You can follow Daniela on Twitter or add her on Facebook

FELICITY definition – meaning | Dictionary Positive Words

Felicity ~ positive word meaning

What is Felicity?

Felicity

fe·lic·i·ty

fəˈlisətē/

noun

Intense happiness, great happiness, bliss, something that is pleasing and well chosen.

Synonyms: happiness, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, rapture, bliss, euphoria, delight, cheer, cheerfulness, gaiety, contentedness, satisfaction, pleasure, fulfillment.

Felicity ~ positive word meaning

~ the meaning of the positive word felicity in various dictionaries ~

The Free Dictionary ~ felicity

Merriam-Webster Dictionary ~ felicity

Urban Dictionary ~ felicity

The artwork that this post represents was created by Serenity!

Serenity also wrote an amazing blissful inspiring poem for this word intituled Felicity!

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PLUVIOPHILE definition – meaning | Dictionary Positive Words

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Pluviophile is called someone that is a lover of rain. A soul who finds peace of mind during rainy days.

The above pictures were created by Serenity. Serenity also wrote a beautiful inspiring poem for the positive word pluviophile, called Positively Peaceful Pluviophile

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PLUVIOPHILE

~ the meaning of the positive word pluviophile~

(n.) a lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days

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DREAM definition – meaning | Dictionary Positive Words

Happy Dream

DREAM
~ the meaning of the positive word dream ~

A dream is a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that usually occurs involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.

~ Wikipedia

To have a deep aspiration or hope. To conceive as possible; imagine. Imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake. A cherished desire, having a daydream; indulging in a fantasy.

~ TheFreeDictionary

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Magic Blissfulness In An Image

FORGET PAST AND LIVE IN THE PRESENT

Find here two pictures that each have some magic blissfulness in them. I took these pictures in the parc near me. Beauty is everywhere. Open your eyes. Open your mind. Open your heart.

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SERENITY definition – meaning | Dictionary Positive Words

Serenity

Serenity

se·ren·i·ty

səˈrenədē/

[suhren-i-tee]

noun

The state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.

Serenity

The artwork that this post represents was created by Serenity!

Serenity also wrote an amazing blissful inspiring poem for this word intituled Serenity, Oh Serenity!

Positive Words Research – SERENITY definition – meaning | Dictionary Positive Words

Reflective Reality Reflections of the Inner Universe

Reflective Reality: Reflections of the Inner Universe

There is a universe that resides inside of me, a sort if reflective reality, for the universe is a most radical reflection of me. For I am ever expanding like the sea, rooted and grounded like that an oak tree, all while transcendently resting in the ineffable infinity that is our galaxy.

Am I here, no am I really here? Simultaneously sensing that the beginning and the very end rests in this times sphere. Feeling as though my physical existence has vanished, most swiftly disappeared. Filled with a felicitous kind of fear, internally inquiring with my inner self whether I will make it out of here.

Senses overwhelmed as I; hear, smell, and see things ever so clear. For the universe, has never felt ever so near. As I am enveloped in the universe’s ever expanding love, I am emphatically embraced with a most heavenly hug. Interwoven with the galaxy, stars, and the moon above my spirit is overflowing with a bounty of the purest form of love.

For your divine destiny can be found in written in the celestial skies above, paved with eternal love. And so, the next time you find your minds eye gazing up at the sky, know that the universe is looking back at you, resting in the soul of you, you are looking back at the reflection that is you.

This connection to the constellations makes one realize that endless possibilities reside within you, an eternity of endless treasures shall forever await you.

~Serenity

Serenity

My name is Serenity, a positively peaceful poet propelled by a spirited passion to profess the depth of desire to inspire. As an ethereally transcendent being, my spirit is on an eternal quest to seek solace that can only be found deep within. Finding beauty in all of life’s most magically delicious moments. Expressing each positively peaceful inspiration through the marvelous medium of poetry. Each vivaciously vibratory word full of life, sprinkled with; wonder, whimsy, and delight, utterly enamored by these most transcendentally incredible insights. As my heart guides me towards our universe’s most everlasting, love filled light. Ultimately causing for my spirit to take flight, and your alike.

Check out Serenity amazing inspiring website POSITIVELY PEACEFUL INSPIRATIONS

Positive Words Research – Reflective Reality Reflections of the Inner Universe

Power of Positively Peaceful Words

Serenity

Positively peaceful words hold a precious place, nestled in the very core of the heavenly haven that is my heart. For positive vibrations shine an ever so vibrant light, caressing my minds eye, even when my reality appears stark, ever so dauntingly dark.

For positive words are most beautiful beacons, harnessing hope while ever so intently igniting a most special spark. Oh how I have to come to honor each vivaciously vibratory word as a staple of my very essence, a most treasured hallmark.

Soulfully Raptured, Magically Mesmerized, immersed in each and every positively peaceful vibration warms my heart and takes me by surprise. For each vibration colors our wonderfully sky, echoing into eternity across our nation. Uplifting and inspiring the depths of you, the depths of me, all with the most loving intention of endearingly allowing for our truest self to be felicitously set free.

Oh to revel in the very existence of thee, sweeps upon me a sense of rhapsody, a comforting sort of clarity, enchanted serenity. For each positively peaceful word cradles me, resting in the solitude of my own special sanctuary.

So I say unto you beloved, timelessly transcend into ethereal eternity, with positively peaceful vibrations, as a most divinely cherished companion and friend. Become attuned with your most celestial dreams by journeying within, and you shall come to find that nirvana is neatly nestled there, with positively peaceful vibrations closely akin.

~Serenity

Serenity

Dearly Beloved, My name is Serenity, a positively peaceful poet propelled by a spirited passion to profess the depth of desire to inspire. As an ethereally transcendent being, my spirit is on an eternal quest to seek solace that can only be found deep within. Finding beauty in all of life’s most magically delicious moments. Expressing each positively peaceful inspiration through the marvelous medium of poetry.

Each vivaciously vibratory word full of life, sprinkled with; wonder, whimsy, and delight, utterly enamored by these most transcendentally incredible insights.  As my heart guides me towards our universe’s most everlasting, love filled light. Ultimately causing for my spirit to take flight, and your alike.

Check out Serenity amazing inspiring website POSITIVELY PEACEFUL INSPIRATIONS

Positive Words Research – Power of Positively Peaceful Words

BLISSED OUT definition – meaning | Dictionary Positive Words

blissed-out

blissed-out

adjective \ˈblist-ˈau̇t\

experiencing bliss, to be overwhelmed by bliss, ecstatic, completely and extremely happy and relaxed, blissful, blissfulness

Definitions from various dictionaries

The Free Dictionary   blissed-out

Urban Dictionary   blissed-out

Merriam-Webster   blissed-out

Cambridge Dictionary   blissed-out

Dictionary.com   blissed-out

MacMillan Dictionary    blissed-out

Your Dictionary    blissed-out

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