Here is a collection of quotes on anger “People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining”. – Stephen Hawking “Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you”. – Joel Osteen “You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished...

by School Of Life on 23 July 2016

Feeling grateful for what you have can make you very happy. Why should that be? Why should the simple act of thinking about who and what I’m grateful for make such a big difference in my life? Just a few reasons: • Because it reminds you of the positive things in your life. It makes you happy about the people in your life, whether they’re loved ones or just a stranger you met who was kind to you in some ways. • Because it turns bad things into good things. Having problems at work? Be grateful...

by School Of Life on 23 July 2016

Here is a collection of happiness quotes: “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness”. – Charles Spurgeon “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved”. – George Sand “I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition”. – Martha Washington “Achievement of...

by School Of Life on 22 July 2016

The concept of enough is one of the most important concepts in simplifying your life, and in frugality. We often want more than we have now. More money, more gadgets, better furniture, a better house, a better car, more clothes, more shoes, more success. And what happens when we get more? We aren’t satisfied, because there are new ads for new iPods, for new laptops, for new iPhones, for new cars, for new clothes. We have to have those. It’s impossible to satisfy that hunger for more, because...

by School Of Life on 21 July 2016

Saying no isn’t easy, but it’s a required skill if you wish to have any degree of focus in your life. If you say yes too often, you’ll likely fall into the common trap of saying yes to the good while simultaneously saying no to the best. There is no unconditional yes. Whenever you say yes, you’re also uttering a background no. Whenever you allocate time to one pursuit, you say no to everything else you could have done with that time. Sometime ago, Blockbuster Video initiated a “no late...

by School Of Life on 21 July 2016

Many people face tremendous difficulty with the issue of selfishness vs. selflessness. Deep down they want to live lives of greater service to others (STO), but they note that their current lives are designed almost entirely around service to self (STS). This in turn often leads to feelings of guilt, but usually the guilt isn’t enough to spur action. There are abundant belief systems which set STS and STO in conflict with each other, usually favoring one over the other. First there’s the STO-favoring...

by School Of Life on 21 July 2016

If you haven’t exercised in a long time and have gotten out of shape, mild interval training is a good way to rebuild endurance and cardiovascular fitness without killing yourself. Let’s say your exercise of choice is running. Maybe you can only manage to run a few minutes before your heart feels like it’s about to explode out of your chest and you’re forced to stop for fear of passing out. It’s going to take you a while to build up to 30 minutes if you simply run your maximum each day...

by School Of Life on 5 July 2016

There’s much more to life than basic subjects, and unless you have an exceptional teacher who is willing to break out of the mold, your child isn’t learning the crucial things he or she needs to learn in life. Think about your own experience for a moment. When you got out of high school, did you know everything you needed in order to survive in life, let alone succeed? If you were lucky, you knew how to read and had some basic history and math skills, and if you were even luckier, you had good...

by School Of Life on 22 June 2016

Balancing thought and action is a challenge for many people, especially those who are self-employed. How much time should you spend thinking vs. doing? We hear things like, “failing to plan is planning to fail,” implying that careful thought must govern all action. But then there are also the cries of, “Do it now! Do it now! Do it now!” pressing for immediate action. How do you know when to think vs. when to act? Where’s the point of balance between analysis paralysis on the thinking...

by School Of Life on 22 June 2016

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. I’m not talking about the short-term gratification of pleasures like sex, drugs or gambling (though I’m not knocking them), but something that will bring true and lasting happiness. The kind that sticks. The key to developing compassion in your life...

by School Of Life on 18 June 2016