Attaining Unconditional Peace

Buddhaby Jacob Louis

In the morning, we can make a choice to create our day in our minds and hearts as we’d like it to be, and commit not to let anything stand in the way of our inner happiness. When this commitment is truly made, nothing can stop us. Even when faced with challenges and adversity, there is an ability to handle the situations faster and with more confidence, because we’ve made it our choice to maintain a positive attitude no matter what happens.

Unconditional peace means to be peaceful regardless of the conditions around us. Whether the things that are happening around us are pleasing or not. We have a choice how we will respond. We must learn how to act consciously in the moment instead of reacting based on feelings caused by past trauma. When something seemly negative happens in our lives, we must make a choice to let go and see the blessings. It’s not always easy, but we can start to catch ourselves, and relax in the knowing that this too will pass.

Just think about how much energy it takes to be unhappy. If we can redirect and conduct that same amount of energy in the direction of keeping a healthy outlook, then we will have achieved real unconditional peace. Once we have a clear vision of what we desire, and release all attachment to controlling the situation at hand, it’s much easier to achieve things we never thought possible in our wildest dreams.


2 Tips for Completing Your To-Do List

Corrie PetersenBy

Creating a to-do list is a great way to make sure you complete all the tasks you’d like to complete in any given time. You can create these for personal use as well as business use. There are so many things you can create a to-do list for that the list is endless, but the important thing is to know what needs to be done to complete the list and meet your deadlines and goals.

While there are many ways to complete your to-do list I have found some of them don’t work for me. Here are the two that have helped me the most and the ones I use every day so I make sure I complete my to-do list and stay on track.

1. Length

I’ve tried creating to-do lists for the entire month and for the entire week and all that does is frustrate me. I don’t feel like I’m getting anywhere because the list is so long. The reason it’s so long is because I have daily and weekly things I do for myself and for my clients and so those things must be on the list multiple times.

It’s not good to have a to-do list that’s 2 full notebook paper sheets long. That length can get to anyone and I know it certainly got to me so I had to make a change. Now I create a daily to-do list. That way my list is shorter and I don’t miss anything because it was put further down on the long list and was surrounded by tasks that weren’t due for a week or more.

2. Hard Tasks First

I found I was having a problem with my to-do lists and with that came the time when it wasn’t being completed. My problem had to do with tasks I didn’t like to do or ones that were hard. I found I would do all the easy and fun ones first and that left me to complete those ones that I didn’t want to do, but needed to be done. When I discovered this was going on I decided to try changing things so I could prevent that from happening.

One way I tried was to do those tasks I didn’t want to do or were hard to do first. I thought if I got them out of the way first it wouldn’t be so bad. I’d have all the rest to look forward too. Now sometimes that works and it may work for you, but over time I found that wasn’t working either. I found I was procrastinating and that made it difficult to complete the rest of the tasks on my list.

So my last resort was to intermingle easy tasks with hard tasks and that’s finally what it took to make it work. I would do one easy and fun task and then do one task I didn’t want to do. Once that was done I would do another fun one and then another hard one. Before I knew it, the tasks were done and it was smooth sailing after that.

When you have things you need to get done and you don’t want to forget them, you need a to-do list. It’s the best way to see what you need to accomplish and crossing things off gives you a great feeling of success. When you use these two ways to complete it or other strategies that work for you, you’ll complete your to-do list and feel great about your days.

Corrie Petersen runs a successful Virtual Assistant business and she’s a successful Ghostwriter. She enjoys helping her clients reach success through the services she offers. If you need help completing tasks so your business will be successful, click here to see what she can do to help you make it happen.

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45 Examples of Happiness

Happiness is:

1. Falling in love.
2. Laughing so hard your face hurts.
3. A hot shower.
4. No lines at the supermarket.
5. A special glance.
6. Getting mail.
7. Taking a drive on a pretty road.
8. Hearing your favorite song on the radio.
9. Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.
10. Hot towels fresh out of the dryer.
11. Chocolate…
12. A bubble bath.
13. Giggling.
14. A good conversation.
15. The beach
16. Finding $100  bill in your coat from last winter.
17. Laughing at yourself.
18. Eye contact with a hot member of the opposite sex.
19. Midnight phone calls that last for hours.
20. Running through sprinklers.
21. Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.
22. Having someone tell you that you’re beautiful/good looking.
23. Laughing at an inside joke.
24. Friends.
25. Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.
26. Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep.
27. Your first kiss (either the very first or with a new partner).
28. Making new friends or spending time with old ones.
29. Playing with a new puppy.
30. Having someone play with your hair.
31. Sweet dreams.
32. Hot chocolate.
33. Road trips with friends.
34. Swinging on swings.
35. Making eye contact with a cute stranger.
36. Making chocolate chip cookies (and eating them…!).
37. Having your friends send you homemade cookies.
38. Holding hands with someone you care about.
39. Running into an old friend and realizing that some things (good or bad) never change.
40. Watching the expression on someone’s face as they open a much-desired present from you.
41. Watching the sunrise.
42. Getting out of bed every morning and being grateful for another beautiful day.
43. Knowing that somebody misses you.
44. Getting a hug from someone you care about deeply.
45. Knowing you’ve done the right thing, no matter what other people think.

– Unknown Source