30 Things To Start Doing For Yourself. #4 Is Absolutely Vital

Marc and Angel are the authors of 1000 Little Things Happy Successful People Do Differently. Here’s their amazing list of 30 things to start doing for yourself. If you enjoy this, be sure to visit their website for more inspirational advice and tips for life.

#1. Start spending time with the right people. – These are the people you enjoy, who love and appreciate you, and who encourage you to improve in healthy and exciting ways. They are the ones who make you feel more alive, and not only embrace who you are now, but also embrace and embody who you want to be, unconditionally.

#2. Start facing your problems head on. – It isn’t your problems that define you, but how you react to them and recover from them. Problems will not disappear unless you take action. Do what you can, when you can, and acknowledge what you’ve done. It’s all about taking baby steps in the right direction, inch by inch. These inches count, they add up to yards and miles in the long run.

#3. Start being honest with yourself about everything. – Be honest about what’s right, as well as what needs to be changed. Be honest about what you want to achieve and who you want to become. Be honest with every aspect of your life, always. Because you are the one person you can forever count on. Search your soul, for the truth, so that you truly know who you are. Once you do, you’ll have a better understanding of where you are now and how you got here, and you’ll be better equipped to identify where you want to go and how to get there. Read The Road Less Traveled.

#4. Start making your own happiness a priority. – Your needs matter. If you don’t value yourself, look out for yourself, and stick up for yourself, you’re sabotaging yourself. Remember, it IS possible to take care of your own needs while simultaneously caring for those around you. And once your needs are met, you will likely be far more capable of helping those who need you most.

#5. Start being yourself, genuinely and proudly. – Trying to be anyone else is a waste of the person you are. Be yourself. Embrace that individual inside you that has ideas, strengths and beauty like no one else. Be the person you know yourself to be – the best version of you – on your terms. Above all, be true to YOU, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.

#6. Start noticing and living in the present. – Right now is a miracle. Right now is the only moment guaranteed to you. Right now is life. So stop thinking about how great things will be in the future. Stop dwelling on what did or didn’t happen in the past. Learn to be in the ‘here and now’ and experience life as it’s happening. Appreciate the world for the beauty that it holds, right now.

#7. Start valuing the lessons your mistakes teach you. – Mistakes are okay; they’re the stepping stones of progress. If you’re not failing from time to time, you’re not trying hard enough and you’re not learning. Take risks, stumble, fall, and then get up and try again. Appreciate that you are pushing yourself, learning, growing and improving. Significant achievements are almost invariably realized at the end of a long road of failures. One of the ‘mistakes’ you fear might just be the link to your greatest achievement yet.

#8. Start being more polite to yourself. – If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow that person to be your friend? The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others. You must love who you are or no one else will.

#9. Start enjoying the things you already have. – The problem with many of us is that we think we’ll be happy when we reach a certain level in life – a level we see others operating at – your boss with her corner office, that friend of a friend who owns a mansion on the beach, etc. Unfortunately, it takes awhile before you get there, and when you get there you’ll likely have a new destination in mind. You’ll end up spending your whole life working toward something new without ever stopping to enjoy the things you have now. So take a quiet moment every morning when you first awake to appreciate where you are and what you already have.

#10. Start creating your own happiness. – If you are waiting for someone else to make you happy, you’re missing out. Smile because you can. Choose happiness. Be the change you want to see in the world. Be happy with who you are now, and let your positivity inspire your journey into tomorrow. Happiness is often found when and where you decide to seek it. If you look for happiness within the opportunities you have, you will eventually find it. But if you constantly look for something else, unfortunately, you’ll find that too. Read Stumbling on Happiness.

#11. Start giving your ideas and dreams a chance. – In life, it’s rarely about getting a chance; it’s about taking a chance. You’ll never be 100% sure it will work, but you can always be 100% sure doing nothing won’t work. Most of the time you just have to go for it! And no matter how it turns out, it always ends up just the way it should be. Either you succeed or you learn something. Win-Win.

#12. Start believing that you’re ready for the next step. – You are ready! Think about it. You have everything you need right now to take the next small, realistic step forward. So embrace the opportunities that come your way, and accept the challenges – they’re gifts that will help you to grow.

#13. Start entering new relationships for the right reasons. – Enter new relationships with dependable, honest people who reflect the person you are and the person you want to be. Choose friends you are proud to know, people you admire, who show you love and respect – people who reciprocate your kindness and commitment. And pay attention to what people do, because a person’s actions are much more important than their words or how others represent them.

#14. Start giving new people you meet a chance. – It sounds harsh, but you cannot keep every friend you’ve ever made. People and priorities change. As some relationships fade others will grow. Appreciate the possibility of new relationships as you naturally let go of old ones that no longer work. Trust your judgment. Embrace new relationships, knowing that you are entering into unfamiliar territory. Be ready to learn, be ready for a challenge, and be ready to meet someone that might just change your life forever.

#15. Start competing against an earlier version of yourself. – Be inspired by others, appreciate others, learn from others, but know that competing against them is a waste of time. You are in competition with one person and one person only – yourself. You are competing to be the best you can be. Aim to break your own personal records.

#16. Start cheering for other people’s victories. – Start noticing what you like about others and tell them. Having an appreciation for how amazing the people around you are leads to good places – productive, fulfilling, peaceful places. So be happy for those who are making progress. Cheer for their victories. Be thankful for their blessings, openly. What goes around comes around, and sooner or later the people you’re cheering for will start cheering for you.

#17. Start looking for the silver lining in tough situations. – When things are hard, and you feel down, take a few deep breaths and look for the silver lining – the small glimmers of hope. Remind yourself that you can and will grow stronger from these hard times. And remain conscious of your blessings and victories – all the things in your life that are right. Focus on what you have, not on what you haven’t.

#18. Start forgiving yourself and others. – We’ve all been hurt by our own decisions and by others. And while the pain of these experiences is normal, sometimes it lingers for too long. We relive the pain over and over and have a hard time letting go. Forgiveness is the remedy. It doesn’t mean you’re erasing the past, or forgetting what happened. It means you’re letting go of the resentment and pain, and instead choosing to learn from the incident and move on with your life.

#19. Start helping those around you. – Care about people. Guide them if you know a better way. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you. Love and kindness begets love and kindness. And so on and so forth.

#20. Start listening to your own inner voice. – If it helps, discuss your ideas with those closest to you, but give yourself enough room to follow your own intuition. Be true to yourself. Say what you need to say. Do what you know in your heart is right.

#21. Start being attentive to your stress level and take short breaks. – Slow down. Breathe. Give yourself permission to pause, regroup and move forward with clarity and purpose. When you’re at your busiest, a brief recess can rejuvenate your mind and increase your productivity. These short breaks will help you regain your sanity and reflect on your recent actions so you can be sure they’re in line with your goals.

#22. Start noticing the beauty of small moments. – Instead of waiting for the big things to happen – marriage, kids, big promotion, winning the lottery – find happiness in the small things that happen every day. Little things like having a quiet cup of coffee in the early morning, or the delicious taste and smell of a homemade meal, or the pleasure of sharing something you enjoy with someone else, or holding hands with your partner. Noticing these small pleasures on a daily basis makes a big difference in the quality of your life.

#23. Start accepting things when they are less than perfect. – Remember, ‘perfect’ is the enemy of ‘good.’ One of the biggest challenges for people who want to improve themselves and improve the world is learning to accept things as they are. Sometimes it’s better to accept and appreciate the world as it is, and people as they are, rather than to trying to make everything and everyone conform to an impossible ideal. No, you shouldn’t accept a life of mediocrity, but learn to love and value things when they are less than perfect.

#24. Start working toward your goals every single day. – Remember, the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Whatever it is you dream about, start taking small, logical steps every day to make it happen. Get out there and DO something! The harder you work the luckier you will become. While many of us decide at some point during the course of our lives that we want to answer our calling, only an astute few of us actually work on it. By ‘working on it,’ I mean consistently devoting oneself to the end result. Read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

#25. Start being more open about how you feel. – If you’re hurting, give yourself the necessary space and time to hurt, but be open about it. Talk to those closest to you. Tell them the truth about how you feel. Let them listen. The simple act of getting things off your chest and into the open is your first step toward feeling good again.

#26. Start taking full accountability for your own life. – Own your choices and mistakes, and be willing to take the necessary steps to improve upon them. Either you take accountability for your life or someone else will. And when they do, you’ll become a slave to their ideas and dreams instead of a pioneer of your own. You are the only one who can directly control the outcome of your life. And no, it won’t always be easy. Every person has a stack of obstacles in front of them. But you must take accountability for your situation and overcome these obstacles. Choosing not to is choosing a lifetime of mere existence.

#27. Start actively nurturing your most important relationships. – Bring real, honest joy into your life and the lives of those you love by simply telling them how much they mean to you on a regular basis. You can’t be everything to everyone, but you can be everything to a few people. Decide who these people are in your life and treat them like royalty. Remember, you don’t need a certain number of friends, just a number of friends you can be certain of.

#28. Start concentrating on the things you can control. – You can’t change everything, but you can always change something. Wasting your time, talent and emotional energy on things that are beyond your control is a recipe for frustration, misery and stagnation. Invest your energy in the things you can control, and act on them now.

#29. Start focusing on the possibility of positive outcomes. – The mind must believe it CAN do something before it is capable of actually doing it. The way to overcome negative thoughts and destructive emotions is to develop opposing, positive emotions that are stronger and more powerful. Listen to your self-talk and replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Regardless of how a situation seems, focus on what you DO WANT to happen, and then take the next positive step forward. No, you can’t control everything that happens to you, but you can control how you react to things. Everyone’s life has positive and negative aspects – whether or not you’re happy and successful in the long run depends greatly on which aspects you focus on. Read The How of Happiness.

#30. Start noticing how wealthy you are right now. – Henry David Thoreau once said, “Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” Even when times are tough, it’s always important to keep things in perspective. You didn’t go to sleep hungry last night. You didn’t go to sleep outside. You had a choice of what clothes to wear this morning. You hardly broke a sweat today. You didn’t spend a minute in fear. You have access to clean drinking water. You have access to medical care. You have access to the Internet. You can read. Some might say you are incredibly wealthy, so remember to be grateful for all the things you do have.

This is such a wonderful list. If we take little steps every day and practice these things, we can make great improvements in our lives. Share this post with your friends and loved ones.

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10 Reason to Open a U.S. Bank Account

10 Reason to Open a U.S. Bank Account

The Value of a Single Day By Robin Sharma

The Value of a Single Day
By Robin Sharma

Each day of your life’s an awesome gift. 24 hours to savor beauty, grow personally, inspire others and advance your dreams.

It’s so easy to discount the value of a single day. But as you live each day, so you craft your life.

And in each day lives massive opportunities that are so easy to miss. Please consider that within this day alone you can:

— forgive someone you’ve been carrying anger toward your whole life

–start reading the book that will reconfigure the way you see the world

— go for your first run…and in so doing, begin the game-changing habit of daily exercise

— begin a work project that makes you a legend at your company (and the Lady Gaga or Jay-Z of your industry)

— join The 5 am Club and experience the power of spending your first 60 minutes developing your best (you can find my training videos on getting up early by just searching for them online)

— stop putting poison into your mind via a steady stream of news, gossip and complaint (the job of the news is to frighten you into watching more)

— inspire a stranger with a staggering act of unexpected generosity (the one who loves the best wins, yes?)

— reconnect with an old friend

— write a love letter to someone you adore

— achieve a goal you’ve put off for years

— make a decision to move to a new city or write the first 10 pages of the book you’ve always wanted to write

— learn to ski, sail or paint (yes, mastery demands years…but you can start the process today)

— record a video that goes viral and helps a million people

— give a speech that changes the world

Today’s a blessing. You can make it the single best day of your life yet. Wouldn’t that be cool? You actually write out a game plan to make this the single greatest day of your life yet. And then you release your excuses and live it.

Do a little better tomorrow and within a few weeks, you’re at an all-new level of world class.

Anyway, just sharing some thoughts on a rainy afternoon of writing in my hometown.

Because I want you to fly…

All green lights and I honor your greatness. Robin

Малко за нежните половинки

Последните изследвания сочат, че самотните жени са по-активни в социалните мрежи и са по-склонни да споделят лична информация за себе си. Това какво означава според вас? Ако някоя мацка постоянно си ъпдейтва статуса, значи, че е нуждаеща се или най-малкото е свободна.

Един от големите плюсове на дигиталното ухажване е, че то ви дава възможност да забележите кофти нещата преди да сте инвестирали много време или още по-зле – емоционален заряд към мадамата. Примерно ако новата ви изгора си има гадна жилка и си пада малко кучка, това определено ще си проличи някъде в нейния Facebook профил. Същото се отнася и ако все още има увлечение по бившия си или не обича да стои жадна и си кърка като казак. Щом веднъж се научите да откривате уликите, ще ви бъде лесно да разберете дали набелязаната девойка е тази, която наистина търсите.

1. Твърде драматичното момиче

Типичен статус: “Накрая можеш да разчиташ само на себе си!”

Този тип жени или са в постоянен ПМС, или просто са си родени кучки и са обречени да умрат като кучки. Те няма да ви имат доверие, ще ви се карат, даже ако сте по-слабичък, може и да ви набият. Загадъчен и търсещ внимание пост трябва да ви казва, че момичето, от което се интересувате, е пасивна, агресивна и твърде висока летва. Накратко – не си заслужава главоболията.

2. Несигурното момиче

Типичен статус: “Чувствам се грозна и отвратителна днес…. 

Момичета, които си пишат такива тъпотии, обикновено имат сериозни проблеми със самочувствието или просто са толкова жадни за внимание, че си просят комплименти във Facebook. И в двата случая – не ви трябва жена, която да си избива комплексите.

3. Долната пияница

Типичен статус: “Ппппооочвами да пииййййм!!!!  (drunk)”

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Да, определено тези мацки звучат като супер прекарване – пеят и танцуват върху бара и се наливат като студент в първи курс. Но в никакъв случай няма да е толкова сладка или секси, докато ви се налага да държите нейната глава, докато тя се кара на тоалетната чиния или да се опитвате да спорите с нещо за нея, докато тя е размазана и не разбира и думичка от това, което казвате.

Момичето с клишираните духовни сентенции

Типичен статус: “Бъдете промяната, каквото искате да видите в света.”

Ние уважаваме жените! Особено тези, които правят постоянни опити да се подобряват. Но да си напишат някаква духовна тъпотия, която и те самите не могат да си обяснят, е като да си облечем униформа и да се мислим за полицаи. Няма как да стане! Това са тези мацки, които макар да изглеждат екзотични, цяла вечер ще ви надуват главата с псевдо интелектуални глупости, но няма да ви кажат цвета на бельото си. Пълна загуба на време.

Момичето, което следи бившия си

Типичен статус: “Току-що видях бившия си с най-грозното момиче на света. След мен живот няма LOL!”

Всяко споменаване на нейния бивш трябва веднага да замрази всякакво желание у вас за развитие с това момиче. Ако все още има снимки с бившия си из целия си профил, тя определено не го е надживяла. Продължете напред, а тази да си ближе лютите рани…

Постоянно оплакващата се

Типичен статус: “Мразя шибания трафик!!!! Мразя шибаните полицаи!!!! Мразя тъпата си работа!!!! Мразя абсолютно всичко!!!!!”

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Ако жената, която омайвате, е толкова разстроена от трафика или някой несръчен барман, че да се възмущава чак в социалните мрежи, значи или има твърде много неизразходвана сексуална енергия (едва ли), или просто обича да се оплаква повече от всичко на света. В доста случаи тези жени таят в себе си изключителен гняв, така че препоръчваме да ги отбягвате. Замислете се за нещо: щом така се ядосва, че е изпуснала зелената светлина и е заседнала в трафика, как би реагирала ако ви хване да гледате среднощните приключения на Джена Джеймисън (знаем, че обичате да го правите).

Супер набожното момиче

Типичен статус: “Молете се на Бог, сякаш нещата зависят от него, защото наистина е така!”

Статуси, които възхваляват Бог, обикновено идват от момичета, които никога няма да ви дадат първото място в сърцето си. То принадлежи на Бог, а никой от нас простосмъртните не може да се сравнява с Бог. Ако искате да правите секс преди първата брачна нощ, определено не се занимавайте с тях.

Момичето, което поставя ултиматуми

Типичен статус: “Ако не се съгласявате с мен, махнете ме от приятели!”

За някои хора да давате мнение или съвет просто не е достатъчно. За тях трябва да е последвано от ултиматум, защото са твърде еманципирани да се съгласяват с мнението на другите. Например – “Ако се съгласявате на брак със скучен секс, по-добре ме махнете от приятели!”. Направете си услуга и наистина я махнете от приятели.

Конфликтното момиче

Типичен статус: “Ако ще говорите глупости за мен, КАЖЕТЕ МИ ГИ В ЛИЦЕТО, МЪРШИ ДОЛНИ!”

Подобно и на предишната категория момичета, тези също търсят доказване, но в повечето случаи тук говорим за жажда за конфликти и бой. Но такъв истински бой, в който се късат дрехи, скубят се коси и наоколо хвърчи силикон от изкуствени цици. Страшна работа! Всяка караница с такава жена е като спор с радиото. В крайна сметка ще се спечели от този, който може да крещи по-дълго и по-високо. Бяхте предупредени!

Маниакално досадното момиче

Типичен статус: “Току-що видях лилава пеперудка! Ей така случайно!”

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Да, те са сладки и понякога изглеждат наистина оригинални. Но колко време ще мине преди нейното абсурдно ниво на въодушевление от всяка малка тъпотийка, която тя вижда, да ви докара до истинска и неподправена лудост. Имаме предвид, че да видите лилава пеперуда определено не е чааааак толкова случайно, мамка му!”

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Arduino bluetooth UART communicaion

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Hello Every body , This is my first artical on Instructable.com , I’m so happy for that , and I will start by How to connect arduino with bluetooth , I suffered a lot of problems when I try to connect it as the website and instructable artical did , So i decided To share my experience with You

The bluetooth module I will use today is HC-05 which is so familiar and cheap ,

Most tutorial on The website Connect the bluetooth with default Rx and Tx on the arduino Board , I faced a lot of problem and bluetooth didn’t work will .

But arduino  support something Called Software Serial , which allow You to change any arduino board pin to serial pin

http://arduino.cc/en/Reference/SoftwareSerial

so After reading this article you will be able to:

1) Connect arduino Board with PC By Bluetooth , to send and receive data .
2)Connect arduino Board with Any android device .

so you can send your information , Like Sensors reading , from arduino to PC Or android device , and you can build your Home automation system by bluetooth , and controlling your robot wirelessly

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Step 1: Material and connection

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you need to do this experiment :

1) Arduino Board ” I used Arduino Uno “.
2) Bluetooth module HC-05.
3)Solderless jumper.
4)Bread Board .
5)Battery 9V “Optional”.

The connction between  Arduino and bluetooth is like the schematic above

Step 2: Connect Arduino with PC

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We now want to send or receive Data between arduino and computer , first we need to make a Communication link to Definition arduino Board to the computer .

We will need a software called Tera Term to show the data received or what we want to send through it .

You can download Tera Term or any terminal emulator software , you can download Tera term  from this link :

http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA002416/ttermv14.zip

To make a link between your Arduino and bluetooth , do the following :

1) Go to the  bluetooth icon , right click and select Add a Device

2) Search for new device , Our bluetooth module will appear as HC-05 , and add it

3) The pairing code will be 1234 .

4)after make a pairing , we can now program the arduino and upload a sketch  to send or receive data from Computer.

Step 3: Arduino Code

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As I mentioned before , I will use software serial library to make pin D10 & D11 As Tx & Rx instead of using the default Rx and tx ” D0 &D1 On most arduino Board ” .

this program below allow us to control LED connected to D13 To blink on/off , by press # 1 from PC Keyboard the LED blink on , and if we press 0 LED blink off !

To send the Control commands from Computer to arduino , Go to the tera term , Run it , and choose Serial , and select the bluetooth Serial from the list as Shown on the picture .

The code below :

// This program shown how to control arduino from PC Via Bluetooth
// Connect …
// arduino>>bluetooth
// D11   >>>  Rx
// D10   >>>  Tx
//Written By Mohannad Rawashdeh
//for http://www.genotronex.com/

// you will need arduino 1.0.1 or higher to run this sketch

#include <SoftwareSerial.h>// import the serial library

SoftwareSerial Genotronex(10, 11); // RX, TX
int ledpin=13; // led on D13 will show blink on / off
int BluetoothData; // the data given from Computer

void setup() {
// put your setup code here, to run once:
Genotronex.begin(9600);
Genotronex.println(“Bluetooth On please press 1 or 0 blink LED ..”);
pinMode(ledpin,OUTPUT);
}

void loop() {
// put your main code here, to run repeatedly:
if (Genotronex.available()){
BluetoothData=Genotronex.read();
if(BluetoothData==’1′){   // if number 1 pressed ….
digitalWrite(ledpin,1);
Genotronex.println(“LED  On D13 ON ! “);
}
if (BluetoothData==’0′){// if number 0 pressed ….
digitalWrite(ledpin,0);
Genotronex.println(“LED  On D13 Off ! “);
}
}
delay(100);// prepare for next data …
}

After uploading This sketch go to tera term and press 0 or 1 and see the results

This Video show the results of this code .

Step 4: Connect arduino To android Device

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after we finished from connecting arduino with PC By bluetooth , let’s move to how we can connect arduino To android device .

at first you need a terminal emulator on your andriod device to send or receive  data to arduino .

You can download this app from Google play .

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=arduino.bluetooth.terminal&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImFyZHVpbm8uYmx1ZXRvb3RoLnRlcm1pbmFsIl0.

after that , you can use the same arduino Sketch and control LED Blinking on or Off from android device .

just  type and t send #1 to make LED Blink on , or 0 to blink off .

this video below show how to control arduino I/O from android tablet .

Step 5: Receiving Data from arduino

Picture of Receiving Data from arduino
The last arduino Sketch that i wrote , used to send commands from PC Or android device  to android , Now in this program i will use arduino to Calculate the time since the start of the program in second , and send it Via bluetooth to any pairing device .

the code below

// This program shown how to control arduino from PC Via Bluetooth
// Connect …
// arduino>>bluetooth
// D11   >>>  Rx
// D10   >>>  Tx
//Written By Mohannad Rawashdeh
//for http://www.genotronex.com/

// you will need arduino 1.0.1 or higher to run this sketch

#include <SoftwareSerial.h>// import the serial library

SoftwareSerial Genotronex(10, 11); // RX, TX
int ledpin=13; // led on D13 will show blink on / off
long previousMillis = 0;        // will store last time LED was updated

// the follow variables is a long because the time, measured in miliseconds,
// will quickly become a bigger number than can be stored in an int.
long interval = 1000;           // interval at which to blink (milliseconds)
int ledState = LOW;             // ledState used to set the LED
long Counter=0; // counter will increase every 1 second
void setup() {
// put your setup code here, to run once:
Genotronex.begin(9600);
Genotronex.println(“Bluetooth On please wait….”);
pinMode(ledpin,OUTPUT);
}

void loop() {
// put your main code here, to run repeatedly:
unsigned long currentMillis = millis();

if(currentMillis – previousMillis > interval) {
// save the last time you blinked the LED
previousMillis = currentMillis;
Counter+=1;

Genotronex.println(Counter);

// if the LED is off turn it on and vice-versa:
if (ledState == LOW)
ledState = HIGH;
else
ledState = LOW;

// set the LED with the ledState of the variable:
digitalWrite(ledpin, ledState);
}
}

at the end ,