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Top 7 habits of happy people

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7) Stay positive Surround yourself with happy, positive people. A popular African proverb says, “When there is no enemy within, the enemy outside cannot hurt you”. Negative energy can drain your happiness very quickly. Learn to forgive others. Try not to hold grudges. Don’t gossip. Instead speak well of others. And don’t sweat the small stuff. Accept what you can’t…

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Top 7 ways to politely say “No”

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7) Cushion your response in a compliment Compliments work well to cushion the impact of having to say no. Maralee McKee, an etiquette specialist has a system that works well for her.  She does the following, a) Start with a compliment if one fits the situation b) Give your answer c) Say thank you d) Encourage the person e) Change the subject…

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Top 7 brilliant ways to save time

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7)  Limit your choices If possible, limit your options. For instance, former President Obama wears only blue or gray suits to curb unnecessary decisions. Mark Zuckerburg is famous for his closet collection of grey T-shirts because he prefers to save his mental energy to run Facebook. “Too much choice is paralyzing,” says Sheena Iyengar, a Columbia University business professor.  I find I…

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Top 7 ways to age gracefully

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7) Expose yourself to young people  Children have a natural innocence and inquisitive approach to life that seems to wane as we age. Spending time with them can be a great way invigorate your mind and remind yourself how to be youthful.  I try to find time to volunteeer to teach art in my kid’s 3rd grade class.  Before I…

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