You’ll Be Happy Anywhere If You Do This One Simple Thing (*click here to comment)

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“The key to happiness is the decision to be happy.” @marwilliamson via @AddictiveDau #GetAddictedToTheGoodStuff


 

ADs,

 

It’s fair to say that in the West, we’re pretty obsessed with the idea of being happy.

 

We’ll spend a vast portion of our paycheck investing in a holiday, a new pair of shoes or fancy digital gadgets – so long as they promise to make us happier – now.

 

And yet, a recent survey revealed that 28-32 year olds in Britain were the unhappiest in the whole entire world.

 

So, all this spending ain’t really working out so well for us, after all. If anything, the more we spend, the less happy we seem to become (just think of the Credit Crunch!)

 

However, getting ‘happy’ is far, far simpler than we make it out to be – as we explain in today’s Life Nugget.

 

If we want to start feeling good more often, we’ve got to get out of the mindset that happiness lies in some material thing outside of ourselves:


 

“Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.” – Denis Waitley via @AddictiveDau #GetAddictedToTheGoodStuff (click to tweet)

 


The ‘To Do Of The Day’ is really straightforward in this Life Nugget, but we can almost guarantee you’ll feel heaps happier after doing it – so make sure you share your “happiness” in the comments below – and let’s start spreading the merry mirth.

 

Love always,

 

P & J xx

 

 

P.S. The yoga/ wellness retreat Persia mentions in the vid is: Vana Retreats

Using Quick Fixes To Make Yourself Feel Better? Try Doing This First (*click here to comment)

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“When you reach for a fix, ask yourself what you’re trying to feel.” @AddictiveDau #GetAddictedToTheGoodStuff

 

 

Hi ADs,

 

OK, this is gonna sound a bit weird, but bare with us…

 

Do you ever find yourself buying a coffee either when you’re feeling anxious or down, or before going into a nerve-wracking situation?

 

Let us explain.

 

We were chatting to our girlfriends the other day about how holding a takeaway coffee cup (particularly a Starbucks one for some reason) always makes us feel calmer, safer and a little bit cool, if we’re honest.

 

Random, we know! But it’s actually not all that strange when you think about it – it’s just one more example of how we humans use things (and sometimes even people) to change the way we’re feeling.

 

The problem is, whilst quick fixes like this (and others like a fag, a glass of wine or a quick stalk on Facebook) may help us feel better in the short-term, we’re always left either wanting more, or feeling somewhat short-changed.

 

In today’s Life Nugget, we’re going to share with you a crucial question to ask yourself BEFORE reaching for your fix of choice.

 

We think you’ll find this a very revealing experiment as we have – because it’ll force you to get really clear about when & why you turn to your particular vices (we find that this way they have less power over you).

 

When you’ve watched the vlog, let us know in the comments below if you also use Starbies coffee cups to change how you feel – and if it actually works for you!

 

And don’t forget to share your answer to ‘The To Do Of The Day’ from the vid – we’re interested to know 😉

 

Love,

 

Persia & Joey xx

 

P.S. Good to remember that:

 

“Quick fixes have long consequences.” @AddictiveDau #GetAddictedToTheGoodStuff (click to tweet)


– Something to think about!

Instantly Feel Better About Any Problem With This Mental Exercise (*click here to comment)

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“Your thoughts make or break your peace of mind; it’s your choice.” @AddictiveDau #GetAddictedToTheGoodStuff


 

Hi ADs,

 

Occasionally we find ourselves in situations that really challenge us emotionally.

 

Sometimes it’s over a big thing – we lose someone we love to a horrible illness, we have our heart broken, or we get made redundant from a job we love.

 

Sometimes it’s over something much smaller – but it still hurts.

 

We have a stupid fight with a family member, our wallet gets nicked on a night out, or we find out an old flame is getting married (and we’re still not 100% over them…)  

 

With pretty much all of the scenarios listed above, there’s very little you can do to change the situation once it’s occurred (aka: what’s done is done…)

 

HOWEVER – as you’ll see in today’s Life Nugget – there is a way to move through the pain a hell of a lot faster.

 

No matter how positive a path you’re forging for yourself, life – by definition – is unpredictable, so you need to have a strategy for coping when the going gets tough.

 

“How you choose to deal with pain will determine how long you stay in it”. @AddictiveDau #GetAddictedToTheGoodStuff (click to tweet)

 

Once you’ve watched the video, let us know in the comments below what “pearl” you can take from a painful or challenging situation you’re going through at the moment.

 

Excited to hear from you,

Persia & Joey

xxx

Hate Your Job? What To Say When People Ask What You “Do” (*click to comment)

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“Don’t ask people what they do, ask what they love to do.” @AddictiveDau #GetAddictedToTheGoodStuff

 

 

Hello ADs,

 

Picture this:

 

You’re sat at the reception dinner at the wedding of an acquaintance.

 

You’ve been making small talk with the good looking guest next to you for a while now, when – of course – they ask the dreaded question:

 

“So… What do you ‘DO’?”

 

For a lucky few, this question is a delight to answer; they get to wax on lyrical about how they spend all day every day getting paid to do what they love.

 

For many of us though, this question makes us want to crawl under a big rock and take a nap.

 

Maybe you’re a musician at heart, but are having to wait tables alongside your gigs and songwriting.

 

Maybe you’re a sculptor, but are also having to work an office temp job to pay the rent.

 

Or, maybe you make a shed load of cash in your city job, but feel like you’re selling your soul in the process.

 

Whatever your day-to-day vocation, today’s Life Nugget will give you a handy tool to turn this awkward moment into an inspiring, soulful & passionate conversation.

 

Although we live in a culture that puts the ‘Career’ on a pedestal, we personally find that:

 

“Passions are far sexier than job titles.” @AddictiveDau #GetAddictedToTheGoodStuff (click to tweet)

 

On our wavelength? If so, we’d love you to join in the conversation in the comments below – how do people react when you “re-frame” the dreaded “what do you do” question?

 

Loads of love,

P & J xx

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