Category Archives: Mental Hacks

Breathe

Chicot State Park, click to view full panorama

Sometimes life comes at you so fast, you don’t realize you’ve been on auto pilot throughout the day.

It’s easy to get caught up in day to day routines neglecting what is pure in life. The clock rings, you jump out of bed, you rush here to rush there. Check every email that comes in. Watch everything on the DVR. Read all the latest online news. Scroll down the infinite loop on Facebook.

There is something you can do everyday to make your life more pleasurable, meaningful, and peaceful.

Breathe.

Live in the moment. See what’s real around you and clear your head. Start taking living seriously.

I saw this ad in Inc. magazine the other day, and I couldn’t take my eyes off of it. It’s a gorgeous scene with a man overlooking a lake and the headline: “Discover the difference between earning a living and having a life.”

If you’re not happy with your life, change it. What’s one thing you can do every day to get closer?

Put that in your daily routine.

Right now, as you read this… Look around… Listen.

Breathe.

Quit Smoking: Escaping the addiction.

Crush it, quit smoking for good.
Crush it, quit smoking for good.

On October 25, 2010, after chain-smoking 4 cigarettes I was fed up, pissed off and I slammed this pack of cigarettes against the wall—I knew at that very moment, that was it. Something was different this time, a revelation happened, I started to enjoy being a non-smoker.

At the age of 14 I started to experiment with smoking, like most, I choked on it and told myself that I would never be a smoker—what is all the hype about? By 15 I was hooked. Not knowing that the next cigarette would last 11 years, I felt that I could quit anytime I wanted, I knew what I was doing, I was completely in control. I was dead wrong.

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