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Archive of ‘Developing Habits’ category

Becoming Happier With Personal Commandments

Becoming Happier With Personal Commandments

Happiness is a topic near and dear to my heart and the Happiness Project blog by Gretchen Rubin is a frequent source of inspiration, with plenty of food for thought and lots of actionable tips to create a personal path to happiness. When I first discovered the Happiness Project, one of the first things I…

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How Perspective Gives Things Purpose

How Perspective Gives Things Purpose

Picture this: you’re queuing up in a long line, waiting to pay for just ONE item and you’re getting frustrated waiting, because nothing seems to be happening! Everyone around seems like a complete a-hole because they’re moving too slow or being a little ‘stupid’ and you just can’t wait to get out of there! It…

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What If We Just Asked?

What If We Just Asked?

It’s common knowledge that people can be a little uncomfortable asking for help. Some find it too much like begging, while others fear looking vulnerable. But that’s not how musician Amanda Palmer sees it. In her experience, asking can be empowering. If you haven’t seen her video on the Art of Asking, I suggest you…

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How Do I Live A Good Life?

How Do I Live A Good Life?

As I was browsing through instagram, I came upon this picture by one of the key leaders in my life. We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. I thought that this was extremely powerful because often we live each day forgetting that every moment is a…

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How to Pick Your Battles?

How to Pick Your Battles?

Some time ago, Lance Armstrong confessed that he has been abusing drugs to enable himself to win competitions for years. I followed the news and stumbled upon this article: It’s Not About Lance Armstrong. The writer wrote about how angry he was at Armstrong’s calculated move to come clean, but then he wrote : “……

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How To Make Waiting Less Painful?

How To Make Waiting Less Painful?

Have you ever felt like life’s stuck at standstill – and things just aren’t moving along as fast as you would like them to? You then become restless and easily annoyed. So much so, that even the slightest things could trigger your inner Hulk and cause you to snap at people. And as soon as…

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Love Is A Choice

Love Is A Choice

I’ve been back in Malaysia for half a year, and never a day has gone by without me thinking of Newcastle and the people whom I’ve grown to love with all my heart. Every day, I question God if it was His plan to first send me where I experienced acceptance, only to bring me…

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To Speed Up, Slow Down

To Speed Up, Slow Down

Ever rushed things only to find that you get less done – because you made mistakes, overlooked something important, knocked something over and made a mess, or forgot something as you rushed out the door? Happens to me all the time when I find myself in a rush. Unfortunately this tends to create more messes…

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The Key To Reaching Your Dreams: Consistency

The Key To Reaching Your Dreams: Consistency

I love big dreams. I love big visions. I love proclaiming all sorts of awesomeness into this world. But I used to find that many times (more often than not), these “big things” didn’t manifest into my life. For a while, I wondered what the deal was. I had enthusiasm, I had all the right…

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A Barren Tree Blooms

A Barren Tree Blooms

We have an old bougainvillea tree. It’s a sturdy little tree, very green and healthy, but with no flowers. It’s probably been there for the past 10 – 15 years, but we’ve never really paid much attention to it. After mom passed away, I reluctantly arrived at the decision that I am now the lady…

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