This is Part Two of our series of Be Happy! Visit Be Happy its good for your Soul Part One here
To be happy is relatively easy, just decide to be a happy person. Wake up in the morning and thank God for another day. Abraham Lincoln observed that most people for most of the time can choose how happy or stressed, how relaxed or troubled, how bright or dull their outlook to be. The choice is simple really, choose to be happy.
There are several ways by which you can do this.
Being grateful is a great attitude. We have so much to be thankful for. Thank the taxi driver for bringing you home safely, thank the cook for a wonderful dinner and thank the guy who cleans your windows. Also thank the mailman for bringing you your mails, thank the policeman for making your place safe and thank God for being alive.
News is stressful. Get less of it. Some people just can’t start their day without their daily dose of news. Try and think about it, 99% of the news we hear or read is bad news. Starting the day with bad news does not seem to be a sensible thing to do.
A religious connection is also recommended. Being part of a religious group with its singing, sacraments, chanting, prayers and meditations foster inner peace.
Manage your time. Time is invaluable and too important to waste. Time management can be viewed as a list of rules that involves scheduling, setting goals, planning, creating lists of things to do and prioritizing. These are the core basics of time management that should be understood to develop an efficient personal time management skill. These basic skills can be fine tuned further to include the finer points of each skill that can give you that extra reserve to make the results you desire.
Laugh and laugh heartily everyday. Heard a good joke? Tell your friends or family about it. As they also say -‘Laughter is the best medicine’.
Express your feelings, affections, friendship and passion to people around you. They will most likely reciprocate your actions. Try not to keep pent up anger of frustrations, this is bad for your health. Instead find ways of expressing them in a way that will not cause more injury or hurt to anyone.
Working hard brings tremendous personal satisfaction. It gives a feeling of being competent in finishing our tasks. Accomplishments are necessary for all of us, they give us a sense of value. Work on things that you feel worthy of your time.
Learning is a joyful exercise. Try and learn something new everyday. Learning also makes us expand and broaden our horizons. And could also give us more opportunities in the future.
Run, jog, walk and do other things that your body was made for. Feel alive. Try new things, visit new places. Take time to be out in nature. Try new makeup, or skincare. Just do whatever it takes to feel a bit more alive and apart of this world today.
Avoid exposure to negative elements like loud noises, toxins and hazardous places. If you smoke, quit!
These are just a few simple things you can do everyday to be happy. Remember also “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” ~ Herm Albright
Or this quote from W. Somerset Maugham , he says that, “It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.”
If you have never heard the the hit single ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ by Bobby McFerrin then you may be living under a rock. The song has a very catchy way of conveying its message of being happy to everyone. Bobby McFerrin’s simple message surely made a lot of people by telling them not to worry. Its tough not to worry these days, its really is. If you watch the nightly news it makes you feel upset and uptight. Both which are not very good for your soul, or how you feel.
When you are living a happy, resilient and optimistic life it can be wonderful, feel amazing and is also good for your health.
Being happy actually protects you from the stresses of life. Smiling never hurt anyone. Did you know that stress is linked to top causes of death such as heart disease, cancer and stroke? You may not believe it, but you do have control over just how happy you can feel. NO one can take that away from you!
One of the better things ever said is – ‘The only thing in life that will always remain the same is change’, and in our life we have the power to make the necessary changes if we want to. Even if we find ourselves in an unbearable situation we can always find solace in the knowledge that it too would change. Stress shows up on your face, how your body feels and even how you do your job. Being under stress all the time is just not healthy!!
Did you know that your social networks or relationships can be essential to your happiness? You are never really alone anymore. With Facebook, Twitter and other social networks you can reach out and there will be others there to help give you a helping hand. Just remember people are different, so if you are accepting people for who or what they are, try to avoid clashes, and constant arguments, and by let go of all kinds of resentments you will just feel a bit lighter. If arguments seem unavoidable still try and make an effort to understand the situation and you might just get along with well with. Sometimes just walking away can help both sides of the fight.
Happiness is actually found in everyone, increasing it is a way to make a life more wonderful and also more healthy.
Part two in a few days!
Love to shop? Leave your partner at home! For women, to us shopping is like talking. To go shopping does not have to mean you have a necessity for it or a purpose, you can go anywhere and at any time, and you can even be there for a few hours. Most persons don’t have a specific purpose in mind. Women think of shopping as of a thing than makes them younger and happier, even if in the end they just look and buy nothing.
BIG SECRET GUYS: We don’t dress for you, we are trying to look better than any other woman in the room. WE dress to out dress them. If you like how we look? That is just a plus in our books. This rather chaotic way to shop would most men this would probably cause a brain meld down in less than 20 minutes.
In order to feel right, the man needs an objective, a goal, a per-settled program. He is the one hunting for lunch after all, that is his mission. He wants to “catch” something fast to bring home. (Usually the latest Football Game)
When shopping, most men begin to feel frustrated and anxious in a clothes store, while women try on clothes after clothes, wait for the man’s opinions and end up buying nothing. Women love to try one clothes, as many as possible, because this thing corresponds to a mental typology – each outfit fits a feeling or a desire.
Clothes, in man’s case only reflect the typical masculine state of spirit – it has to be predicable, conservatory and with a precise outcome. That is why you can always know when a man left his wife or girlfriend to buy him clothes. One of eight men doesn’t distinguish colors and most of them assort outfits badly. Still there are men that have great qualities in this area, but they have been brought up with fashion and they grew used to shopping since they were little.
To convince a man to go shopping, he must be given strict criteria like colors, dimensions, fabrics, styles, and he also has to know where he is going to shop and how much it is going to take. With such clear objective the man will be more than happy to go shopping. But don’t forget he will want to know which stores you are going to visit, forget taking him to the mall. No understanding what so ever of a non-game plan for shopping!
When a woman tries on a new dress and she asks the man: “How do I look?” she will probably get a simple answer like “Good” or “Perfect”. And this doesn’t mean he has a point for him just for answering the question. To get more pleasant to the woman, he has to answer how another woman would, with as many details as possible.
For example when a man says: “Wow! You look incredible! This color fits you perfectly and the model enhances your waist – the boots are an incredible match. You look splendid.” then most women will be extremely impressed.
When all else fails, just shop online.. then he can’t act like you are trying to kill him slowly and you get more of what you wanted to start with.. relaxing fun!
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It is important to know how to apply false eyelashes appropriately so it can be effective in giving you stunning and batting eyelashes. If inappropriately applied, it can appear as uneven and will be noticeable as fake eyelashes. False eye lashes are available in various beauty shops with different varieties as to its color, shape and size.
There are dozens and dozens of brands to choose from, and several types of lashes (full set, clumps, or individual lashes). This array of choices will make it easy to apply false eye lashes, and achieve the look you want to create.
Depending on your natural skin tone, you can choose dark brown or black colored eye lashes so it cannot be noticeable as fake. False Lashes these days are not like those from the 80’s. If you apply them correctly no one will know you are even wearing them!
The number one rule of thumb in knowing how to apply false eyelashes is cleaning the eye area before application of the false eyelashes. The adhesive part of the eye lashes will not stick if there are any remnants of oil or make up on your skin.
Check if the false eye lashes have the same size as your eyes. You can test this by pressing the fake eyelashes against your natural line lash. If there are part of the fake eyelashes that goes beyond your natural lash line, use a cuticle scissors to cut that excess part. Make sure to cut only the extended part as not to give you too short false eyelashes. Only cut one or two lashes at a time to make sure you trim off the exact length of the excess part only.
Apply the adhesive to the false eyelashes slowly making sure to apply a full coat of glue. It would be easy to glide the glue into the line that holds the fake lashes together. if you cannot do this, you can use a toothpick to apply the adhesive to the fake eyelashes. Since the false eyelashes in the corner comes loose easily, it is best to apply enough glue on both ends of the false eyelashes.
Give time for the adhesive to dry a little bit because it needs to be tacky before application. Applying the fake lashes with wet glue will cause the fake lashes to slide off making it fall in an odd position. However, you must make sure as well that the adhesive glue does not completely dry. Check if the adhesive is sticky to touch, then you can apply the false eyelashes.
Attach the false eyelashes to your eyelids and close your eyes gently. Make sure to place them as near to your lash line as possible, without making them stick directly to your lashes. Press lightly and let it dry for 30 seconds. Fill the empty spaces between the fake lashes and your eyelashes by painting liquid eyeliner to cover up the gaps. Blend the fake and your natural eyelashes together by using eyeliner to cover up the mild discrepancy in the color. The steps on how to apply false eyelashes ends here. Try it on and see the best results.
**If all these seems like too much work, Magic Lash used with your mascara will give you the same look for less trouble. Check out Magic Lash by clicking on this link > Magic Lash Eyelash Enhancer **
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When was the last time you used your eyelash curler? There are those who are afraid to use one, or never thought of using or even better
have been depending on their “curling” brand of mascara to do it for them. But did you realize that every day you apply your mascara
without using a eyelash curler you are stopping yourself from making your eyes look larger and even more youthful than you think possible? Who doesn’t want to look younger than you are?
There are two types of basic eyelash curlers, manual and one that uses heat to curl your lashes. We are going to talk about the manual one.
As part of your makeup routine you should always use a eyelash curler as part of how you do your eyes. Even if all you are going to do is wear
mascara for the day. If you have not been using one lately you need to make sure you check the pad of the basic eyelash curler. If it older
than one year or you are just not sure than its best to change it out because it has been known to cut your lashes instead of curling
them. That is something for sure you don’t want to happen.
Most drugstores that you bought your eyelash curler at will have replacement pads for them. Don’t let that thought stop you from using your basic eyelash curler.
How about some tips on how to use one?
Trick to curling your eyelashes correctly is to crimp them more than just once at the lash line. That is something we are taught if you need
lucky. Instead the idea is to try “walking” the eyelash curler up the length of your lashes carefully by opening and closing the curler as you move up the length of your eyelashes until you reach the end of them. What this does is create a curve instead of a crimp. Never up getting your lashes stuck to the pad of it and pull out your lashes instead of curling them. Always curl first than apply your mascara.
1~ Now its time to apply your mascara.
There are two ways to apply your mascara to create two different types of lashes you would like to
have. By applying your mascara correctly you can make your eyelashes look longer and thicker. (Those who wear Magic Lash know
all about this, it comes with using it. You learn about how when you buy Magic Lash, it comes with two sheets of cheat notes)
Those who don’t wear Magic Lash there are two ways to apply mascara to create thick, long lashes.
Did you know that you can control how you want your lashes to look? Its how you apply your mascara because it contains particles that attach
to your lashes.
2~ For thicker lashes – Try this. Start at the base of your lashes and with your wand in a horizontal position, working from side to side causing the mascara particles to attach to the sides of your lashes. By doing it this way will cause your lashes to look thicker.
3~ For longer lashes – Try this.
Its better to use Magic Lash for real longer lashes but you can try this with your regular mascara. Hold your mascara wand at a vertical position start at the base of your lashes and pull the wand up and out causing the mascara particles to attach to the ends of your lashes.
There are different types of mascaras so just look for the one that does what you want and don’t forget to use your eyelash curler before applying
your mascara and you will have the best looking eyes ever!
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