dream life guide

How to be happy again: moving past unhappiness

  Often when we’re unhappy, we are recalling what has already happened, or worrying about something that has not happened.  Life is a spectrum of opposites.Where there is darkness, there is also light.Where there is fear, there is courage. Where there is air, there is also dust.  We can’t say, we don’t want sadness, we only want happiness.If we don’t have sadness, how do we know what happiness is?   Pick up cues of unhappiness arising.With awareness, we can create a distance from our emotions before we get sapped in and get stuck in gloominess.   How do we distance ourselves...

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Happiness is in our hands

  Do you remember what brings you happiness and contentment? Was it the warm, savoury bowl of soup on a rainy day? That cool, exotic holiday trip that you’ve been looking forward to? Spending time with someone you love?   Days are as fleeting as it comes. We can’t depend on external sources to give us happiness for a lifetime.  True happiness is within ourselves. We are the captains of our ships.     Rather than fighting or numbing discontentment with worldly distractions, we can learn to recognise our feelings and accept them. Acceptance helps to bring down our defences. ...

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Engage your body to regain energy in your life

      When I was a child, anyone who sees me after a long time, never asked me how am I doing. They just said "Oh my god! You're so skinny, did you eat and blah blah blah". Strangers who walked past me, stared at me and start whispering to their friends or they make comments with judging tones about how skinny I was.  It impacted on my confidence and morale. For a long time, I disliked how I looked.  I was never educated on the importance of exercise. On the contrary, many people even told me I don't...

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Too tired to do anything? It’s not your fault. Here’s why.

We’ve done it many times. Making excuses that we’re too tired to do anything. How can we think about seizing the day when we’re just too sleepy and tired?  Here’s the good news. It’s not your fault. There is nothing wrong with you. It’s not that you’re getting old. It’s not that you’re lazy.  It’s the food that we are exposed to. Having low energy affects your life and your motivation. I didn't know I had low energy, or I am capable of having a good stomach, until I tried Ketogenic diet.  I couldn't enjoy hanging out the rest of...

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Regain focus by starting with your home:
9 Ways to Clear Clutter

  It’s that time of the year again. The time to clean up the negatives, the unwanted and strut into the new year with new beginnings. Clutter and mess are results of neglection and can cause stress and make you feel uninspired.  Here are some of my favourite ways to clear clutter, make my life simpler and regain focus on things that matters.    1. Start with possessions that have no emotional value. Things that have little emotional value are easier to discard. This will help you to kick-start the clutter-free task that you’ve set out to accomplish.    2....

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