Saturday, October 24, 2009

13 - Gratitude.

One day, long ago, I was complaining in my mind for something I could not afford in my life, and thinking how I was unfortunate, compared to some people. I will not tell you what it was, let's say it was a not so important thing (but that's not the point) neverthless I felt totally miserable about it.
Then something happened that made me thought about people who really have less in life, and immediately I felt ashamed for my complaints.
Therefore the first thing I understood is to not compare with others, unless you consider both, the ones who have more and the ones who have less.
The next step I made was, to analize my life just to see the things I had and that I could be happy for.
Well, the right word is grateful, and I find gratitude is a nice feeling, a sentiment that makes you "feel" good, if you know what I mean.
So, I put down a list, yes I wrote it, of all I had and was grateful for, I began with the smallest things I scarcely ever noted, like....I have eyes to see, ears to hear, I can talk, touch, walk, hug, and so on.....I have a roof on my head, a family....a job....
Often we take these things for granted, but actually they are not.
My conclusion is, often noting, and enjoying what you have, will make you feel much better...often!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Money, is that a problem?

I was intrigued by a book review about "Secrets of the millionaire mind", and doing some research on the web I found an entire conference by the author, Harv Eker, on YouTube.
Though I don't agree exactly with everything he says, there's a lot of interesting points, If you have some problems in dealing with money, and don't know why, maybe you can find the answer here.
Moreover he's very entertaining.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Decluttering makes me happy.

I was inspired to write this post by one of my favorite blogs, here.
It's about housekeeping that is one of the things I find more boring, and other than cleaning, the thing I love less (read hate) is to de clutter before cleaning, bend down to pick up toys, clothes, snacks' pack....and going around rooms to put things at places, you know what I mean...
Ok, I put it short, the way I found to be happier with my house is to eliminate the unnecessary, I don't say I have a "zen" house, my home is quite normal, but I try to keep less stuff in it, from time to time I eliminate what is not used, and I buy only what is strictly needed, or really, really loved :D
Another tip I find useful to mantain toys in order, is to keep a basket in every room, is so faster to clean up the mess.
Definitely I live better in a tidy home, and I have less to do...and I have more time to do what I like (internet) ;)
Here I found some intresting tips on how to declutter.

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