Saturday, October 25, 2014

Being a nicer person


Self-preservation and boundaries are critical!

They don't make you a meaner person, they make you a happier person who is very nice, but with respect for their own time and life.

Take good care of yourself and say “no” without guilt when you feel someone is asking for more than you can give.

-Doe Zantamata

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

You Keep On



A lot of things would be easier if you cheated a little, lied a little, took a little...but they wouldn’t be right.

Right where?

Right in your heart, the most important place of all.

Any anger you feel that it’s unfair that someone is getting away with something wrong...it’s normal. But eventually it will catch up to them, it always does.

You...you’ll never have to look over your shoulder, lose sleep at night, or worry about being found out one day every single day before it happens.

You’re making the better choice. Stick with it.

-Doe Zantamata 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Make Time for Happiness



Make Time for Happiness
By Doe Zantamata  

If you ask most people, “Do you have time for your happiness?” you will get a strange look. A lot of people think that in order to be happy, they’d need more money, more time, or more something else.

But if you ask a person, “Can you make time for your happiness?” the answer without thinking is usually, “No.”

If an emergency comes up, people will make time.

Everything else goes down the priority list and the emergency gets all the time it needs.

Make your happiness a daily priority as if it’s an emergency. It has to be.

Try half an hour. Whether it means getting up a half hour early, finding a half hour at a certain time of the day, or taking a half an hour right before bed, find the time. It’s essential.

If you have a daily happy time, you will have, every single day:

1. something to look forward to
2. something to be grateful for
3. something that is just for you.

What will you do with this happy time? It doesn’t have to cost a cent.

You could:

1. use that time to research or pursue a new hobby
2. use that time to do what you’ve been putting off while waiting for more time – drawing, painting, writing,or something else creative
3. use that time for exercise that you enjoy; yoga, walking, stretching…there are so many videos given as gifts from people on YouTube, even if you’re not sure how to do Yoga, you can learn and do it free and very easily
4. meditate – sitting quietly and inhaling and exhaling peacefully, thinking positive thoughts or affirmations and consciously releasing negative feelings on the out breath
5. playtime – quality time with kids or pets, your spouse or even friends. A short time but a meaningful time with no goals or objectives other than to enjoy each other’s company and live in the moment freely and fully
6. bubble bath! – a deep soak with baking soda and Epsom salts relaxes the mind and muscles, improves circulation, and does wonders for the skin

Scheduling Happy Time: If you can’t do it at the same time every day, schedule it for the week ahead the same way that you would schedule an important appointment.

You’ll find that within a few days, you feel better. Within a few weeks, it becomes a habit and part of your routine. Within a few months, you’ll wonder how you got along without it.



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Monday, October 13, 2014

Wrong and Right



There are times when wrong is wrong and right is right.

But other times, they are just different choices.

What may be right for you may not be right for someone else, and what’s right for them may not be right for you.

Compromise may be possible but only when there is respect for differences and no need to prove that the other is wrong.

-Doe Zantamata



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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Remember the JOY of Being



FIND within yourself:

The courage to say how you feel,
The love to accept yourself,
The discipline to make efforts (even when you don’t feel like it),
The awareness to feel and follow your intuition,
The appreciation for all the good things in your life,
The empathy to do unto others as you’d have done to you,
The compassion to dissolve anger,
The hope to dissolve sadness,
The strength to forgive, and
REMEMBER the JOY of BEING.

-Doe Zantamata

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