Top 10 Personal Development Tips To Improve Your Quality of Life

I was sitting at my desk tonight trying to decide on a topic to write about. After starting several already great topics I decided it was time for another list. This list won't have a specific topic other than ten of my best tips to help you improve the quality of your life. Enjoy! 1. Make A Decision Now If you are like me and find yourself sitting around trying to make a decision, then you may realize that by not making a decision, you are deciding to do nothing. Doing nothing can only … [Read more...]

Why Not Making A Decision is The Worst Choice You Could Make

Things have been rocky lately in my life. I had to remove myself from unpleasant situations and move on with changes. After the dust settled and I had time to sit back and look at my decisions, I realized that by taking action I have increased my happiness 10 fold. Sitting around passive and doing nothing may be the worst decision I ever made. Decisions need to be made. Doing nothing is a decision you have chosen and carries consequences the same as any other.  Once the situation is over, we … [Read more...]

Gaining Knowledge That Will Help You Change Your Life and Increase Happiness Ten Fold

Knowledge is something learned either from experience or education. It's something that all of us have and use constantly. Some of us have more knowledge in specific areas than others, that is what defines us as an expert. My thought discussed in this article will answer two questions for you "why do we need to learn?" and "how can more knowledge change my current situation in life?" By answering these two questions you will have a better idea how and what you can do to change your life by … [Read more...]

How To Be Content, Happy, and Satisfied With Life

I have to lose weight, get a better job, clean my basement, and find a pretty girlfriend, then I’ll be happy. I need to get these things and save up a ton of money, then I’ll be satisfied. I need to find my dream girl, get married, and have kids before I can become content. All of these statements tell you exactly what I need to do before I can get happy with my life. Do you know what’s wrong with this picture? If I were to get all of the things I listed would I be happy? Probably for a … [Read more...]

7 Reasons You Need To Follow Your Gut Instincts

We all get gut feelings from time to time. Sometimes we follow them and sometimes we don’t. It seems like every time I don’t follow my gut feelings I end up regretting it later. I don’t know how to explain this but it happens. Here are 7 reasons to follow your gut. It’s always right. Like I said before, I can’t explain it but for some reasons it’s always right. Your gut feelings can sense things that your normal senses cannot. It can tell if a person is looking out for you or just out to … [Read more...]

Allow Things To Happen In Your Life

Things happen to all of us. Everyday something good or bad will happen to you no matter who you are or what you do. The problem that arises with most people is based upon how they react to these different situations.   Good things can happen all the time. You probably won't notice as much if something good happens to you. Unless it's something exceptionally good like winning the lottery. You will probably just say something like “awesome” or “man I'm lucky” etc. and go about your … [Read more...]

Your Health Is a Process – The 5 Truths

Your personal health doesn't just come about in a day or an hour, but it's a process that takes much time to complete. It is not a static, but a constantly changing and evolving part of your body and soul. There will be some good days and some bad ones. There will be ups and downs, this is part of life and should not be mistaken for being unhealthy. You know if your healthy is where you want it to be or not. Once you figure out if you think your healthy or not, it's your choice whether you want … [Read more...]

Learn To Love What You Have

Let's face it, everyone's life is different. Each of us have our own material objects, health, family, jobs, etc. Nobody out there has an exact duplicate of your life. It's impossible or at least improbable. The truth is that some people may have more than you, while others may have less. In order to be truly happy you have to learn to be content with what you have. So many times I have found myself comparing aspects of my life with other people. I'll list a few things that I have compared … [Read more...]

How To Find Your Place In Life

To find out where you belong in life and find your place, you first need to examine what it is you want. Everyone wants something different and you should always trust your gut feeling and follow that. Sometimes we stray away from the things we want most and allow ourselves to become lost. This can happen in an instant and continue on for years and years. You will know if where you are today is where you really want to be or not. There isn't some magic formula to determine this, it's up to … [Read more...]

Eliminate a Losing Mindset In These 5 Simple Steps

Mindsets play a key in who we are and what we can do. A winning mindset can take you far and get you there fast. While a losing mindset can bring you countless losses and failures. A mindset doesn't cost you anything and we all have one no matter what it is or who you are. You need to identify negative mindsets and learn to replace them with great winning ones. Accomplish this and you will find things become much easier for you and success is around every turn. Here are 5 steps to help you get … [Read more...]

Learn How To Let Go Of Things

Sometimes it's hard to let go of things we hold close. Life is always changing and we can't hold onto everything forever. From family, friends, jobs, material possession, youth, and every other thing in our life we have to part with it at some time or another. Every moment of our lives is lost with the next. We have to learn to accept this fact and live more in the now to really get fulfillment in our lives. In order for you to understand the concept of letting go your going to have to open … [Read more...]

Minimize Your Life

Recently I have been reading other blogs on the internet and found some really useful information that I wanted to apply to my life. One particular topic that caught my interest was the one about minimalist lifestyles and reducing everything around you. I thought at first that these people must have a serious problem with the modern world to want to cut out as much of it as possible. My interest still sparked so I decided to dig deeper. After reading some articles and doing some research I … [Read more...]

Do Things That Interest You

Have you ever done something and you couldn't really find the motivation or drive to really get sucked into? Maybe you did it anyway but you didn't enjoy it. The reason for this is lack of interest. If you really want to enjoy the things you do, find something that interests you. Life is full of things you can find enjoyment in. The beauty of life is that everyone is different and enjoys different things. There isn't a rule or right way to do something. You can find enjoyment in things that … [Read more...]

How To Live a Life of Gratitude – Happiness Series Part 1

This article is the first part to my happiness series on personal development 123.net . I decided to start making a series of posts with essential habits and skills to help you really and truly find happiness in your life. This series will cover only simple ideas and concepts that can dramatically change the way you live your life everyday. Giving gratitude or thanks everyday is a simple concept that would only take you about 2 minutes to complete at the very longest, and would bring you a … [Read more...]

Simplify Everything and Increase Your Productivity

The answer to most of our problems is that we try to over complicate everything. We start out our days with 50 things to do and all of them are complex. The list can go on forever with all of our ways of complicating life. So what’s the answer? Simplify Everything! You can simplify every aspect of your life and increase your ability to output so much more than you ever imagined. Simplify doesn’t mean that you have to do less or think any less about things. It means all you need to worry and … [Read more...]

Cheer Up and Shake Those Feeling Down Blues

Everyone feels down every once in a while, it’s perfectly normal. The problem is that the longer we stay this way the worse we feel and the less productive we are. This causes us much stress and even more of those feeling down feelings we don’t like. The good news is that you can change the way you feel in an instant with some little mind hacking and a small bit of patience. I have found that most of the time when I get the blues without an apparent reason, (such as a death of a loved one) it … [Read more...]

How To Start A Before Bed Routine

Getting into an evening routine can be a great help on your next day. If you are wanting to become and early riser and get your life on track then take 15-30 minutes each night to get things together for the next day. Chances are if you follow this routine you will probably have an easier time falling asleep. You don’t have to follow this routine at a certain time. Just get in the habit of doing a few small things that will make a big difference the next day right before bed. I don’t believe … [Read more...]

Setting and Thinking about Life Goals

So you’re thinking about setting some life goals and you’re wondering what they should be. You may even be wondering if they are even worth your time. I mean some life goals may be 10 years away. A lot may change between now and then.  Well the truth is that’s life goals are important no matter what. I’ll tell you why in this article. Why Is It Important To Have Life Goals? Life goals give you some direction to go in. If you know what it is you want then set up some goals. Make a 1 year, 5 … [Read more...]

Kids Are a Blessing – Should You Have Kids?

So recently I have found out the joy of having kids of my own. I have always enjoyed babysitting my nieces and other small kids in the family, but never had my own until recently. I now have an 8 day old baby girl and let me tell you it is a real blessing. I was always a little indecisive about having them and worried about a million things which slowed me down this much . After she was born my whole life has turned around for the better. If you are trying to figure out if you should have kids … [Read more...]

Set Yourself Up For Success with a Morning Routine

For many years I was a scattered person in the mornings. I never really had anything in the right place and every morning was an adventure trying to get from my bed to work on time. Not the kind of adventure that I really wanted to be on. The kind were you run back and forth trying to find your shoes and keys. So what was I missing? A routine. A routine is simply doing the same thing the same way over and over again until you get it mastered.  Sounds boring right? Well in most cases it is. … [Read more...]

Five Sure Fire Ways To Improve The Quality of Your Life

If your current quality of life is getting you down in the dumps and you wish to better yourself in either your personal, or professional life then this article could be of some significant use for you. Firstly, what do we mean by quality of life? When people use the term "Quality of life" they are usually making reference to a person's general well-being. The term can be used in a wide range of contexts, including personal goals, personal health choices or even professional goals in a persons' … [Read more...]

How to Make Your Life More Adventurous

It's easy to fall into a rut of doing the same things over and over again. If you are starting to feel like your life is becoming too boring, the good news is that there are things you can do to increase the amount of excitement in your life. Here are some tips on how to make your life more adventurous: Learn a Foreign Language Studying a foreign language seriously can open up a whole new world to you. There's nothing quite like immersing yourself in a language other than your native one to … [Read more...]

How to Build Emotional Strength

Emotional strength can mean different things to different people. There are many levels that you can take to talk about it or understand it, but will all depend on an individual. Emotional strength can simply be put as a great way of being able to overcome negative emotions that may ruin your relationships or affect you in many ways. Positive emotions are good and constructive. But to those who experience or have been victims of negative emotions, the only trick is to learn how to transform … [Read more...]

Setting and Reaching Goals Your How To Guide

Why Goals are Important Goals are important because they help to give you clarity of the final result. For example, if you want to lose 50 pounds, setting small, incremental goals can help encourage you and keep you moving in the right direction. Once you reach your final goal, a true feeling of achievement takes hold and you gain courage to try something else. Perhaps it may also encourage you to do something much more bold, like go rock climbing or learn a new sport. Small goals … [Read more...]

Reaching your Goals: Self-Improvement and Success

One of the best ways to self improve is to accomplish your goals. This can lead to pride, to self-respect and to a better sense of responsibility. 1. Recognise your own path- when it comes to reaching your goals and improving your life, you need to be the leader. You are in control of what you want and your goals should come down to you and you alone. Just because your Dad wants you to be a lawyer and your Mom wants you to have 5 children does not mean this is what you have to do- it’s … [Read more...]

Discovering Your Calling And Purpose In Life

  Are you truly living the life that you want to live? There are only a few people who will confirm to this statement. Most will say that they are merely walking in the surface of this planet, but without a real purpose in life. Deciding what your calling in life is the real deal. A life without purpose is filled with emptiness, sadness and hopelessness. You might still be young, an adult, in your middle age, or into your 60s and 70s when you stumbled upon this short article. Age is … [Read more...]

Secrets Of The Most Successful People

It is natural to crave for success in life however mastering the art of getting there is not an easy task as most people have realized. In order to succeed you need to understand the secrets of the most successful people who have ever walked on planet earth. Not only do you need to know their secrets but you have to put them into practice because head knowledge minus action leads to failure and frustration. Practicing what successful people have done in their lives means that you will achieve … [Read more...]

How to Change Your Life for the Better

Each one of us dreams of change, change that can transform our behaviors, habits, personality, physical characteristic, personal worth, simply put; life. It helps to keep in mind that actual change comes from within. Before you change anything external about yourself you must first be able to change your heart, conscious mind and your subconscious mind. You must program both your conscious and subconscious mind do deal with the new you and your decided direction in life. The first step on how … [Read more...]

How To Love All Things Equally

Personal development has become an important aspect of human life today as more people seek to better their existence. Learning how to love all things equally is one of the fundamental choices that people make in their endeavor towards self-growth. Personal growth experts claim that the essence of love is a decision to connect with the surroundings. If you want to see growth in consciousness then you have to deliberately make up your mind which connection to strengthen and which links to weaken. … [Read more...]

How To Improve Your Sleep

  There is a dangerous, hidden problem in this world that affects every one of us. It's not crime, pollution or political scandal. It can be found in any home or family. It crosses all barriers of social status, ethnic background, economic resource, cultural preference, education and life-style. It effects young and old alike, opening the door to personal and social disaster. The problem is lack of quality sleep: more than a third of us don't get enough of it. When we don't sleep … [Read more...]

How to Visualize Success

People want success in their lives. Yet, many people are dissatisfied and think that they can never reach it. Success is not something that just happens to you. It has to be pursued. One way to reach success is by improving yourself. Read this article for some great advice. There are not shortcuts to success. Success means you have accomplished what you set out to do. The level of success that you reach depends on how hard your work. Working hard means commitment and focus on your goal. It … [Read more...]

50 Cheap or Free Things You Can Do To Improve Your Mood

  1. Write down the experience that is making you unhappy like something you have already overcome. The truth is: This, too, shall pass away. 2. Read a good story. 3. Watch a good movie. 4. Write down everything you are thankful for. You'll be pleasantly surprised at how lifted you'll feel when you are done. 5. Call people on your phone and tell them how much your life has been enriched by making their acquaintance. Call only people you believe have made a difference in your life and … [Read more...]

How To Have Fun With Anything You Do

We only get one chance at living today, so we might as well make it the best day we can. If you are not having fun, then you are not using your precious moments in the best way possible. It is possible to have fun, even while doing your taxes, it just takes a shift in the way you think about and view the moment at hand. 8 Ways To Have Fun No Matter What 1. Live in The Moment Psychologists have discovered that when people are distracted from the moment, and daydreaming about the past or … [Read more...]

30 Things You Can Do In 30 Days To Better Yourself , Starting Today

Most people go through life waiting for that perfect time before they do something special or nice for themselves. There is always something to complete, something that needs closure, something that "spoils the perfect picture" and waiting for that perfect time to come, you will find one day that the best part of your life has passed you by. Stop living in the future and start enjoying your life now. Do something special for yourself that would change your life for the better. Just one month is … [Read more...]

How To Accomplish Your Goals And Dreams in Life

Just like every other person, you most likely have goals and dreams that you want to accomplish, however are you prepared to do what it takes to achieve them? A lot of people have goals and dreams in their lives but one thing or the other always stops them from achieving those things they wish to achieve. Presented below are some of the things that can hinder progress and stop people from achieving their goals and dreams. Many people do not believe in themselves. Such people are not able to say … [Read more...]

A List 50 Things To Help You Sleep Better & Feel More Rested

The function of sleep is to rest on your body and mind after you do a lot of activities all day. You will feel refreshed after waking up. However, many people claim that they have lacked of sleep because a lot of work and unable to sleep quickly. Many things affect the quality of sleep such as sleep habits, sleep schedules, and daily lifestyle. Research shows that not getting enough sleep can cause weight gain, heart disease, sadness for no reason, and low immunity to disease. Therefore, you … [Read more...]

How to Create Win Win Situations All The Time

First of all, let us elaborate the definition of a "win-win situation". The term refers to a situation by which compromise, cooperation, or a participation in a group activity benefits all the people involved. The phrase may be used to several aspects of everyday life - in business, organization, or even in a personal relationship. In this situation, there is no loser nor winner as both parties will have their fair share of success. In order to create a win-win situation, one must consider the … [Read more...]

50 Reasons To Be Happy Now and Forever

Most people think that being happy is just a dream. Anyone can be happy now, but some are afraid about the uncertainty that tomorrow brings. If someone tells you there are 50 reasons to be happy now and probably a hundred more, would you believe? Many are skeptical when asked that way. Some might answer no; some might say yes, and still others will just smile and walk away. What makes a person happy? It is a question that has many answers. Reasons to be Happy About Being alive should be … [Read more...]

How Can I Find My Passion and Love?

Coming across several articles online about 'how to find your passion' can be very frustrating for the people who don't know yet about what their passion is or feel that they won't be able to make a living by following their dreams. If you had to do one thing to transform your life, I seriously suggest it be to find the thing you're passionate about, and do it for a living. Trust me, it isn't that easy, but it sure is worth the efforts you put in. Do you dread waking up every morning to a … [Read more...]

Benefits Of Owning Pets

Everyone should own at least one pet in their lifetime. I personally could not go without having at least one pet at all times. I love my 3  dogs very much and have had them for so long that they feel like part of my family. There are many great benefits to owning a pet, from combating loneliness to extra home security pets can serve almost anyone a purpose. Animals are normally seen to be very agreeable friends to people. This is because they neither question our actions nor do they pass … [Read more...]

Listen To Your Heart

  What does it actually mean, to just "Listen To Your Heart"? "Listen To Your Heart!" I bet you heard this many times in your life, especially when you had to deal with situations that had you in front of a big decision. But who gives you such advice and why do they do it? Is it really a good advice or just a fast way of getting rid of you, so that people don't have to think about your problems and get a bad mood empathizing with you? What's funnier is that people who will mostly urge … [Read more...]

15 Ways to Change Your Life For the Better

Most of us go about our busy lives dealing with everyday pressures in a constant struggle to make it through the week, only to find that when the next week arrives, it’s the same old thing. We feel unfulfilled and disappointed about how our lives turned out. Because we are adults and have so many responsibilities, we think that it is too late to change anything. We become accustomed to these feelings and we just get stuck in a rut. The fact is it is never too late to change your life. All it … [Read more...]

How To Wake Up Alert & Energized

Anyone wondering how to wake up alert & energized can begin by getting enough sleep each night. Sleep fuels the energy that motivates a person to get up feeling refreshed and ready to begin the day. The Mayo Clinic recommends seven to nine hours of sleep per night for an adult. It is too difficult to wake up feeling inspired to take on the day and face any challenges if an individual is feeling exhausted. Lack of sleep can cause weight gain and depression. Getting the required amount of … [Read more...]

Strategies To Help Declutter Your Life and Organize Chaos

  Living Clutter Free Do you wake up every morning feeling overwhelmed with your daily grind? Regain your sense of control by organizing and simplifying your life.Declutter your life by organizing your closets and de-junking the junk drawer. Many people look at closets and junk drawers as places to hide things from the rest of the world. To the owner of the closet or junk drawer, however, the junk still exists. Clear the clutter, organize, and make sense of all the hidden spaces around … [Read more...]

The Art Of Simple Living | A Minimalist Lifestyle

Each month, it seems as if there is more bad news from the government about the economy, which makes it difficult to maintain the same lifestyle that you may have had before the economic downturn. Food and fuel prices are soaring, stretching the budgets of many citizens. In addition, healthcare costs are soaring, meaning that for many people, one serious illness could spell financial disaster. This has left many people wondering how they can live more simply and lead happy, healthy lives in … [Read more...]

How To Find Happiness In Your Job or Get A New Career

Finding Happiness in your job is what everyone wants, but very few people achieve. There are several reasons for this to happen and it's never too late to change jobs or start a new career. Choose a career you love and you will never have to work a day in your life. Most people spend at least 40 hours per week at a job with some spending as many as 80 hours. If you work one of these jobs you spend as much time at work as you do at home. Would you want to spend time in a career that you hate or … [Read more...]

How To Start Living Your Life Without Excuses

Everyday people make excuses mistakenly for challenges that are presented to them. Excuses don't help you in any way and after a while people get tired of hearing them. If you can learn to eliminate 99% of excuses from your life then you can focus your energy on getting results overcoming these challenges. The Benefits of Eliminating Excuses More Results Less Wasted Time People Will Appreciate It More Turn Negative Thoughts Into Positive Ones Great Personality Benefits Lower … [Read more...]

How To Live In The Moment During Your Life Journey

In this article I will teach you how to start living in the moment during your life journey. Living in the moment is essential to truly getting the most out of your time. Once you master this technique your life will change for the better almost instantly. I encourage you to learn this and give it a try. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Benefits of Living in the Moment of Your Life Journey Quality of Life Increased More Productivity Lower Stress & Anxiety You … [Read more...]

Get Things Done By Taking Action Now

Taking action now is the cure for procrastination. Having this trait in your arsenal will help you take charge of your life and start getting things done now. Benefits of taking action now: Get Things Done Stop Procrastination Lower Your Stress More Free Time Better Accomplishments Save Time & Money Make Your Life Easier Keeps You Alert & On Top Of Things Overcome Daily Obstacles & Challenges Make Yourself A More Valuable Worker Taking action now is a simple concept, but … [Read more...]

Follow Your Dreams | A Guide To Help You Reach Your Potential

Following your dreams is vital to your personal development. Once you understand what you dreams mean and how to apply them to your life, you can get in touch with you inner wants and needs to bring about a new lifestyle that you have secretly been wanting since your childhood. Benefits to Following Your Dreams Connect With Your Inner Person / Self-Learning Develop a Better Passion for Life Sleep Better/Deeper Develop Intuition Find True Happiness Achieve Life … [Read more...]

How to Be Happy and Stay Happy | A Foolproof Guide

I'm about to show you the secret to get happy and stay happy starting right now. Getting happy and staying happy seems like such a simple concept but in fact over 50% of all people spend most of their time depressed, anxious, upset, tired, and worst of all unhappy. In this article I am going to try to help you understand what life would be like for you if you were happier and also go over some key things you need to be doing in your life to get your happiness back and keep it. Benefits of … [Read more...]

Live Your Passions, Loves, & Bring Excitement To Your Life

Living your passion is the best way to live. Really I my opinion it's the only true way to live. When you do this your life becomes fun and delightful. Living your passion is an important key to your personal development and once mastered can have dramatic impact on your life. Benefits of living your passion: You will have more motivation You will have more fun with everything Easier to complete tasks Better quality of life Your work will be higher quality When your day ends you … [Read more...]

How to Be Optimistic | Positive Thinking For Dummies

Optimism is basically having a positive outlook on anything in your life.  I can't stress enough how important this trait is for overall well-being and to attain a high quality of life. Once learned and practiced it will be one of your greatest assets.  There are several key benefits to being an optimistic person. I will list some of them but there are many more. Benefits of being Optimistic: You will have a positive outlook on life You will be able to succeed at more things People … [Read more...]

A Guide To Help You Build Self-Confidence

Having self-confidence is essential to getting anywhere or doing anything in life. By believing in yourself you gain the ability to keep going even when people tell you that you can't. Having genuine self-confidence will give you an overwhelming feeling satisfaction and reward. It is important to strive to reach this level of self-confidence because, this is one of the building blocks of personal development. Other benefits to achieving a high level of self-confidence are: You will able … [Read more...]