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Change Is Necessary for Growth: Goodbye to ‘Living a Blissful Life’

Change Is Necessary for Growth: Goodbye to ‘Living a Blissful Life’

Change is necessary for anyone's personal growth, and I've found it's time for me to move on. Change is necessary for me to realize a different dream. Namaste.

Friends, change is necessary so I am moving on from my stint as an author of the Living a Blissful Life blog. For the last year, I focused on sharing my experiences with you, hoping to provide helpful and positive steps you can take to live a more blissful life. But it’s time for me to move on; this change is necessary for my personal growth.

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The Power of Habit: Patience, Perseverance, and Peace

The Power of Habit: Patience, Perseverance, and Peace

The power of habit helps blissful people stay that way, and not-so-blissful people become that way. Which power habits sustain joy? Read this to find out.

There’s power in habit. Habit creates your life. People who live a blissful life do not possess unique character traits that separate them from everyone else. They do not have more luck or brains or money. What people who live a blissful life do possess are powerful habits, and these habits help sustain joy and fulfillment regardless of what is happening in their life.

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Find Inspiration in Your Everyday Life

Find Inspiration in Your Everyday Life

We can find inspiration in our everyday lives. Attune yourself to the ordinary experience of daily living, and find inspiration in the here and now. Here's how.

You can find inspiration in your everyday life. We certainly find inspiration in the person who overcomes obstacles to do something profound, a beautiful work of art or piece of music, or the magnificence of the Grand Canyon. These are definitely inspiring things. But you don’t need to go to a museum, visit a world heritage site, or learn about a famous person to be inspired. You can find inspiration in your everyday life.

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Breaking Habits: Why You Should Break a Habit That’s Not Bad

Breaking Habits: Why You Should Break a Habit That’s Not Bad

While habits are often necessary, they can be restrictive. Consider breaking a habit (even if it's not bad) in order to get out of your comfort zone.

If you do a web search of “breaking habits,” you will get over 30 million results about how to break bad habits (smoking, poor diet, lack of exercise, etc.). But recently, I came across the quote below by 20th-century theologian Henry Van Dyke, and it resonated deeply with me. It made me realize that habits, while often necessary, can be restrictive. Even if they’re not bad habits, you may want to consider breaking a habit that is not bad in order to grow a bit.

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Live Life Now: Living in the Present Moment

Live Life Now: Living in the Present Moment

Live life now, not as it was and not as it might be. Being fully present in this moment is important to finding your bliss. Here are some ways to live life now.
We all need to learn to live life now. Spending all of our mental energy focused on the past or the future means that we aren’t living in the present. We aren’t living our lives right now, and, honestly, the present moment is truly the only time we have to live. Many of us are constantly distracted, but I’d encourage each of us to live life now and be fully present in this moment.

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Develop a Flexible Mindset: Less Disappointment, More Bliss

Develop a Flexible Mindset: Less Disappointment, More Bliss

A flexible mindset helps you experience life in a blissful manner; rigid thinking leads to disappointment. Learn how to develop a flexible mindset here.

A flexible mindset can decrease disappointment and help you find bliss. Rigid thinking can be self-defeating. When you expect things to be a certain way and will be satisfied only when they are that way, you may experience a lot of unhappiness in life. If you can develop a flexible mindset, you will encounter less disappointment and more bliss (Coaching Flexibility To The Overly Rigid Child).

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Start to Live Your Purpose — Choose Your Destiny Now

Start to Live Your Purpose — Choose Your Destiny Now

Start to live your purpose and choose your destiny now. Don’t let life just happen to you. When you truly believe that you control your life rather than life controlling you, then you are free to choose your destiny. But, many of us spend years living as if life just happens to us. We live on autopilot, going through the motions without examining if how we live is truly how we want to live, if who we are is who we want to be. Let’s talk about how to start to live your purpose

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Keep Moving Forward Toward Bliss by Taking Care of Yourself

Keep Moving Forward Toward Bliss by Taking Care of Yourself

Life struggles make it tough to keep moving forward, But if you keep moving forward, you'll find a blissful life as your reward. Keep moving forward. Read this.

We all encounter struggles that can keep us from moving forward to bliss. Struggles can derail us from our goal of living a blissful life. But, if we keep moving forward towards bliss by taking care of ourselves despite our setbacks, we will eventually achieve bliss (10 Ways to Build Resilience).

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Practice Appreciation to Increase Life Satisfaction

Practice Appreciation to Increase Life Satisfaction

If you practice appreciation you can increase life satisfaction. When you practice appreciation, you are acknowledging the worth and significance of someone or something. The act of appreciating enhances positive emotions (The Magic of Appreciation). So, if you want to improve your own emotional wellbeing and live a more blissful life, start practicing appreciation. 

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Improve Mental Health by Improving Physical Health

Improve Mental Health by Improving Physical Health

If you want to improve your mental health, you should improve your physical health. You’ll be pleased to know there is a direct association between sleep, exercise, nutrition, and emotional health. Individually, chronic sleep loss, lack of physical activity, or eating poorly can exacerbate symptoms of anxiety and depression. So if you want to improve your mental health, you should improve your physical health, too.

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