Smiley Future

Smiley Future – Step 66

Today I highly encourage you to create new reward system, now regarding maintaining the change 🏆
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Start rewarding with complimenting yourself on even smallest successes 🤗. I know it may not be easy and you are probably not used to catching on your sucesses but more on your mistakes or failures 🤔. It is worth though to try it out and redirect your attention to progress and accomplishments 🤩.
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If you are having problem with that write down all the compliments you like to hear and use them on every occassion of even smallest acomplishments 😎. Every day. If nothing comes to your mind try those examples: „You’re doing great!”, „Good job!”, „Keep going!” 👏
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Another step of conscious rewarding yourself is to create reward system, for example once a week or once a month 😊. Let it  be something that will make you very happy (but won’t be a conflict to your main goal) 😀
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Next week: Suming up: conclusions on successes and mistakes
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Source: @chodakowskaewa‘s book “90 days – design your tomorrrow”

positive news

POSITIVE NEWS

🤗 POSITIVE NEWS 🤗
Pokémon Sends Rare Cards To Boy Who Sold His Card Collection To Save His Dog
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Brave seven-year-old boy swims a MILE to shore to get help for his sister, 4, and dad after they were swept away by a powerful current
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94-year-old woman graduates from high school after dropping out during WWII
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Couple Hides $1000 Cash Inside Baby Supplies at Target to Help Other Families – After Recalling Their Own Struggle
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Biden to suspend Trump-era oil drilling leases in Arctic refuge

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Self-Love

SELF LOVE: Summer Care: 3 DIY Watermelon Juice Face Masks For A Flawless Skin

➡️ Watermelon Juice And Yogurt Face Mask For Glowing Skin 🤩
Yogurt is known do to wonders for our skin and hair. The combination of watermelon juice and yogurt can give you a supple and radiant skin. Regular use of this face mask will makes your skin look younger and healthier 😊.
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Take a small bowl and add half cup of watermelon juice in it. Add one tablespoon of yogurt, and mix both the ingredients well. Apply the face mask on your face and neck, and let it stay for 20 minutes. Wash it off with cold water. 🤗
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➡️ Watermelon And Lemon Juice For Dry Skin 😊
If you have a dry skin, then bring this face mask to your rescue. Lemon will gently exfoliate your dry, dead skin cells, whereas honey and watermelon juice will moisturise and hydrate your rough skin 😁
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Take 2 tablespoons of watermelon juice in a small bowl; add one tablespoon of lemon juice and one teaspoon of honey in it. Mix all the ingredients very well. Apply this face mask on your face and neck. Let it stay for 10 to 15 minutes, then wash it off with water 😊
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➡️ Watermelon And Raw Milk For Brighter Skin
Milk is a great cleanser, especially raw milk, which makes your complexion fairer and brighter. It is also a great moisturiser that is known to heal dry skin cells. Milk is also known to treat sunburns and sunspots. Watermelon juice will rejuvenate your face and give you a fresh look 😎
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Take one tablespoon of watermelon juice in a bowl. Add one tablespoon of raw milk, and mix them well. Apply the mask on your clean face and let it stay for 20 to 25 minutes. Wash it off with cold water 😊
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Source: https://food.ndtv.com

Health · positive

How to boost happiness!

Want to boost happiness but don’t know how? 🤔 You’ve tried many methods, new things but still don’t know exactly what to do to be happier? 🤷🏼‍♀️ You’d like less abstract tips and more scientific facts and useful tips on happiness? Look no further! 😀
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As you may know there are 4 basic hormones  that impact our mood and feeling of happiness:
🔅dopamine
🔅endorphins
🔅oxytocin
🔅serotonin
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Now how to make them work and make you happy? Easy! Just try out the activities that boost those hormones! ☺
For dopamine, the reward chemical, try:
➡️ eating yummy food (this is why I can’t get through any diet, eating gives me too much joy! 😅)
➡️ achieving a goal
➡️ completing a task (with last two remember to set small goals and small tasks – this way you’ll get a dose of dopamine)
➡️ self-care activities (check out self-care challenge we did in February – you’ll find it in my Stories Highlights)
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For endorphin, the pain killer you’ll need:
➡️ exercising 💪
➡️ listening to music 🎶
➡️ watching a movie 🎬 (I think you know by know where and when to look for Positive Movies Recommendations! If you don’t – I post them here every Sunday)
➡️ laughter 😂
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To boost oxytocin, known as the love hormone, those activities will work:
➡️ socializing
➡️ physical touch
➡️ petting animals 🐶🐈
➡️ helping others
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And last but not least – serotonin, the mood stabilizers:
➡️ Sun exposure 🌞
➡️ mindfullness (see Chill Sessions in my Stories Highlights) 🙏
➡️ be with nature (spring is here, enjoy it!)
➡️ meditation 🧘🏼‍♀️
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As you can see, with Smiley Society I try to boost all those hormones for you! 🤗 We have self-care Thursdays 🧖‍♀️ and plenty healthy recipes 🥑 for dopamine, positive movie recommendations 🎬 on Sundays to boost endorphins, Smiley talks 💬 and e.g. Fun challenge we did in May for oxytocin (there will be definitely a challenge about helping others soon) and I post videos for mindfullness 🙏 and meditation 🧘🏼‍♀️ from time to time too for serotonin!
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Let me know what else can I do and how can I help to make you happy! 🤗

Smiley Future

Smiley Future – Step 65

Last week we talked about possible difficulty in maintaining a change e.g. during holidays 😬. There might appear other obstacles and that’s why I highly encourage you to create new implementation intentions! 🤗 This tool shouldn’t be underrated!
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Task for today: Create new implementation intentions – if you need to remind youreslf how to do it check out step 10 of our Smiley Future 😉. This time make those intentions about maintaining the change. They may differ from the first ones you’ve created in the beginning of our challege then. So don’t skip that step! I promise you it is worth doing it!
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Next week: Create new reward system
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Source: @chodakowskaewa‘s book “90 days – design your tomorrrow”

positive news

POSITIVE NEWS

🤗 POSITIVE NEWS 🤗
She thought her lottery ticket was a loser and tossed it. The store owner saw she won $1 million and tracked her down.
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English Footballer Marcus Rashford Donates Millions For Child Poverty, Becomes Youngest-Ever to Top ‘Giving List’
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Detroit judge who gave drug dealer a second chance swears him in as a lawyer 16 years later
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Waste Management offering no-cost college program for employees
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Galápagos tortoise found alive is from species thought extinct

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Kopia Marie Curie

Self-Love

SELF LOVE: Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe 🍋

This Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe makes a great-smelling, rejuvenating sugar scrub that you can either use yourself or package in a pretty jar or mason jar to make a thoughtful and homemade gift 🤗🎁
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INGREDIENTS
🔸️1/2 cup Sugar
🔸️ 1/4 cup Coconut Oil 🥥
🔸️1 Lemon 🍋
🔸️ Optional: A few drops of Lemon Essential Oil
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➡️Pour sugar into bowl.
➡️Squeeze lemon juice and add to sugar.
➡️Mix in coconut oil (add more if you like a wet consistency).
➡️Zest lemon and add to mixture (reserve a little to garnish top of scrub in jar).
➡️Add your sugars to the jar.
➡️Add a printable label to the front and maybe a ribbon to gift.
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Source: https://thriftyjinxy.com

Smiley Future

Smiley Future – Step 64

Today we’re gonna finish creating new plan for maintaining change 🤗 – lets focus on last 2 letters of SMART method so answer those questions:
➡️Is your plan realistic?
➡️Will you be able to realize this plan now not as a part of a challenge/project/diet but as a new way of living 🤔? Have a moment to think whether it goes well with your everyday routine/schedule
➡️ What do you need to make the plan for maintaining the change realistic?
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Now time to set a new time bound – after what time will you realize you’ve achieved to maintain the change and that you’ve managed to make it a permanent change? Set a specific date 😉
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At first it can be after e.g. 3 months. Let this time be a test whether you’ve managed to maintain the change and maybe to check what do you need to change to make it permanent. It is very important to test it so you won’t go back to old bad habits 😉
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Next week: Create new implementation intentions
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Source: @chodakowskaewa‘s book “90 days – design your tomorrrow”

positive news

POSITIVE NEWS

🤗 POSITIVE NEWS 🤗
Leonardo DiCaprio leads $43m pledge to restore the Galápagos Islands
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University Cancels $700,000 in Debt for Graduates Hit By Pandemic
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Paralyzed Patient Can Now Write as Fast as Smartphone By ‘Mindwriting’ With Brain Signals
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New Hope For Babies Born Without Immune System as Gene Therapy Breakthrough Looks Like Cure
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Google Flies in To Help Girl Scouts With Cookie Sales Shortfall – Delivering Thousands of Boxes Via Drone

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Smiley Future

Smiley Future – Step 63

Today another hint helpful in maintaining change 🤩. Think whether maintaining change is attractive to you, in other words what’s your motivation 🤔
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Answer this question:
➡️Why do you want to maintain the change? 🤔 Write down all the reasons that come to your mind 📝 and keep it so you could go back to it in moments of weakness or doubts in maintaining your change 😉.
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Task for today: I encourage you to create new benefit card (check out step 38) this time focusing on benefits of maintaining your goal 💪
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What benefit card is? It is simply a list of all reasons why you’d like to maintain your goal 🤩. If you’re wondering what’s the point in writing them down and you think „I will remember them” – I’ll surprise you: in the moments of lost motivation it is easy to forget why you want something so much 😉. When you find a temptation in reach of your sight (or hand), you’re stressed and/or tired or you’re in a bad mood those reasons suddenly all get forgotten 🤷🏼‍♀️
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In those kind of situations benefit card might come very useful. Have it always with you (for example as  a note in your phone 📱) and read it in difficult moments to make it easier to maintain your goal 😉. It is best though to read it everyday, even when you’re feeling motivated.
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Benefit card next to process visualisation (step 11) are great tools to strengthen your strong will 💪
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Next week: Permanent change
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Source: @chodakowskaewa‘s book “90 days – design your tomorrrow”