The Complete Guide To Morning Routines

Today I want to discuss one of the things I’ve found incredibly helpful in my life for making me both happier and more productive. Out of any type of routine I can suggest, I believe this one has by far the highest return on investment in establishing it. I am, of course, talking about having […]

The Dark Side Of Rituals

Yesterday, we discussed a few of the benefits of having rituals in our lives. Today, I want to look at the dark side of rituals, or how they can actually cause you harm.   Disadvantages Of Rituals There are a number of ways in which rituals can cause you harm. Here they are: Erroneous Beliefs […]

4 Benefits Of Rituals

The holiday of Passover has been going on for the previous week, and it has got me thinking about the importance of rituals in our lives. A ritual is just an established procedure or order for performing some type of action.   Advantages Of Rituals Rituals have both advantages and disadvantages, but today I would […]

A Lesson In Gratitude Taught By The Jews

We take a helluva lot for granted. So often we forget that all the great things we have aren’t there only because of our own efforts. Rather, everything we have is only there due to a massive group effort. Sure, you may have purchased the computer you are reading this on. You may have even […]

32 Things I Learned At Dance Marathon 2012

Editor’s Note: This post has been edited from it’s original in order to improve the formatting and readability, but the content remains the same.   This is going to be a long post. I mean a seriously long post. In other words, if you have to go to the bathroom, do it now. I’ll wait. […]

6 Reasons Why You Should Stop Arguing So Much

We all do it. Some of us do it a lot and others not as much. Arguing is so incredibly common, it almost seems necessary to many people. This is incredibly unfortunate, because arguing a lot is one of the worst things a person can do. I have found this to be a particularly challenging […]

The Power Of Having An Internal Locus Of Control

Do things happen to you, or do you make things happen? While the question might seem trivial to you, people actually feel very different about the answer. In the world of psychology, the term locus of control refers to the extent that people believe they can control events that effect them. A person with an […]

Stop Wishing You Had Done Something Different

As I was laying in bed the other night, I had a thought. It went something like this: “Tonight was pretty fun…but I really wish things had turned out differently”. After a few moments, I realized what an absurdly useless thought this was! It was a huge breakthrough for me, and I wanted to share […]

Gratitude And Paying It Forward

Today’s post is about making the world a better place. I’ve always believed that showing gratitude is one of the best things we can do for our emotional health and happiness. If that weren’t enough, it appears that individuals with a high disposition to gratitude are more likely to help others after being helped. If […]

Are You Savoring The Moment?

Savoring the moment, or becoming engrossed in a positive experience as it occurs in order to enhance or prolong the positive effect, is a useful tactic for improving ones happiness. A recent study by Hurley and Kwon explores the idea of savoring the moment, and how it can potentially increase positive outcomes and decrease negative […]