Be positive!

Getting through problems

This year has been tough 😖, not only Covid-wise but I’ve been robbed & tricked recently 🙄, my grandma passed away 🖤, I’ve lost some friends 💔, I’ve had plenty days when I felt powerless…
I cried a lot, been shuting everything away and been hiding at home 😶
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But I’m not telling you all this to make you feed sorry for me, no no. I’m telling you all this to show you that happy & positive people aren’t people without problems 😉. Happy & positive people are positive DESPITE their problems 💪
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Everyone has some problems, each one of us is battling with something but the key is to not give up, to get through it and stand up wiser and stronger 💪.
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I know I have learned a lot through my last experiences and definitely won’t make some mistakes again. You should learn from your problems and/or mistakes too! 😀
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Chin up, it will be all good! 😊
Just focus on the positive, throw some strawberries 😜 and enjoy life! 😊

Smiley Future

Smiley Future – Step 72: LAST ONE

All our Smiley Future steps have been, no doubt, a journey into ourselves ☺. I hope that it was a good and constructive experience for you, which you can benefit from everyday now 🙏. I congratulate you on your courage and persistance! 😎 I hope that you’ve found your way to benefit most and use the tips I’ve shared here.
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Here’s last task for you: thank yourself for the effort and all the work with some amazing award 🏆. If you’ve planned what’s gonna be your award here’s finally the time for it! If you haven’t planned it – find your favourite way to celebrate. Appreciate yourself and tell yourself, and say it loud!, that you are proud of yourself! 💪
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Answer those questions:
* What have those steps have taught me about myself? 🤔
* What came easily? 🤔
* What was a challenge for me? 🤔
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And that’s the end of Smiley Future steps! But don’t worry, there will be another series about gaining confidence and motivation soon! 🤗
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Source: @chodakowskaewa‘s book “90 days – design your tomorrrow”

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Smiley Future – Step 71

We’re almost at the end of our Smiley Future cycle! 😀
Let’s sum up practicing gratitude – have you managed to practice it in your everyday activities? 🤔
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Which of those practicing gratitude excercises has proved to be best for you?
🔸️ Finding 3 reasons to be grateful everyday in the evening (step 56)
🔸️ Showing gratitude towards other people (step 57)
🔸️ Gratitude towards your body (step 58)
🔸️ Gratitude for what’s not material (step 59)
🔸️ Gratitude for your surroundings (step 60)
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Has practicing gratitude had an impact on you, your surroundings? 🤔 If yes, in what way?
Write down your reflections 📝
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Next week: Last step – Summing up all Smiley Future steps
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Source: @chodakowskaewa‘s book “90 days – design your tomorrrow”

Self-Love

SELF LOVE: 30 ways of practicing self-love and self-care pt.5

Time for 5th and last part of our 30 ways of practicing self-love and self-care with 6 more self-care tips for you!
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🔸️ 25. Give up the need for approval from others 😉
🔸️ 26. Be realistic. There is no person on this earth that is happy every single moment of every single day. You know why? Because we are all human 😉. The key is to stay positive DESPITE the negative situations 😀
🔸️ 27. Let go of past trauma and wounds. This can be a really tough one and it may be one of those times you need to turn to others for support. We don’t have to carry that around with us anymore. We deserve better 🤗
🔸️ 28. Find your happy place ❤. Where’s the one place you feel totally at ease, calm, happy, positive, high on life? Go to that place when you are going through hard times, or imagine yourself being there. Think about how it feels, what it smells like, what it looks like.
🔸️ 29. Remember that problems and/or tough situations make us stronger, wiser and better! We should learn from them and never give up! 😊
🔸️ 30. Have fun! 😜 Get out there and do the things that light your fire. Enjoy them, enjoy being you and enjoy your incredible life.
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Hope you enjoyed all the tips how to practice self-love and that you’re gonna use them! 🤗

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Smiley Future – Step 70

Continuing summing all our steps up try answering this question: did you find practicing mindfullness useful? 🤔 Just to remind you, we had those steps:
🔸️ Practicing mindfullness: observation (step 51)
🔸️ Practicing mindfullness: awarness (step 52)
🔸️ Practicing mindfullness: listening (step 53)
🔸️ Practicing mindfullness: submergence (step 54)
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Have you managed to increase your mindfullness? 🤔
Has practicing mindfullness had an impact on you, your surroundings?
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Write down your reflections 📝
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Next week: Summing up: Mindfullness in your everyday activities
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Source: @chodakowskaewa‘s book “90 days – design your tomorrrow”

Smiley Future

Smiley Future – Step 69

Today let’s focus on summing up on your tools which we used for the last 16 months in our Smiley Future 🤗. Which ones became most useful to you? 🤔
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Here’s a list of those most important ones:
🔸️ Building a goal with SMART method (step 6)
🔸️ Implementation intention (step 10)
🔸️ Process visualisation with positive or negative outcome (step 11)
🔸️ Training will power: reducing stress (step 17), improving your willpower by breathing (step 18), autoobservation (step 19), beating tiredness and feeling burnt out (step 20), finding the source of your ‘I desire’ power (step 20) – which of those elements did you find most useful?
🔸️ Ways of being good to yourself (step 25)
🔸️ Ways of deferring gratification (step 30)
🔸️ Ways of beating procrastination (step 32)
🔸️ Ways to fight lack of motivation (step 37)
🔸️ Working on your sabotagin thoughts (step 42-45)
🔸️ Observing the impact of emotions on your willpower (step 47)
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Which one of those tools helped you most? 🤔
In what way can you use them in the future?
Write down your reflections 📝
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Next week: Summing up: Practicing mindfullness
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Source: @chodakowskaewa‘s book “90 days – design your tomorrrow”

Self-Love

SELF LOVE: 30 ways of practicing self-love and self-care pt.3

SELF-LOVE 🙏💚
Time for 3rd part of our 30 ways of practicing self-love and self-care with 6 more self-care tips for you!
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🔸️13. Start each day by telling yourself something really positive 🤗. How well you managed to do something, how lovely you look today. Anything that you would say to your friend to make her/him smile – tell that to yourself! 😁
🔸️14. Eat healthy! 🥦 Fill your body with food and drink that nourishes it and makes it thrive.
🔸️15. Don’t believe everything you think 🚫. There is an inner critic inside of us trying to keep us small and safe, remember about that!
🔸️16. Surround yourself with positive people who love and encourage you 💞. Support each other, help each, be good to each other!
🔸️17. Stop the comparisons. There is no one on this planet like you we are all unique in our own way and that’s what makes this world beautiful! 😍
🔸️18. Step outside of your comfort zone and try something new 🤩. It’s incredible the feeling we get when we realize we have achieved something we didn’t know or think we could do before.

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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! 🤗

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Keep smiling!

Groundbreaking research from the University of South Australia confirms that the act of smiling can trick your mind into happiness, simply by  how you move your facial muscles 😀.
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The new study evaluated the impact of a convert smile on two situations: perceptions of face and body expressions 🤔. ➡️In both situations a smile was induced by participants holding a pen between their teeth 😬, forcing their facial muscles to replicate the movement of a smile while a comparison group didn’t hold  a pen.
➡️Both groups were shown a range of facial expressions (from frowns to smiles) and a series of body movements (from „sad walking” videos to „happy walking” videos).
➡️Under the „pen-in-the-teeth” conditio, the forced „smiling” facial position caused the participants to interpret the facial muscles and body movements of others as more positive, compared to the „no-pen” group 😉.
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When participants forced a smile, it stimulated the amygdala – the emotional brain center 🧠, which is turn released neurotransmitters to encourage an emotionally positive state 🤗
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According to the Chief investigator, Dr Fernando Marmolejo-Ramos „When your muscles say you’re happy, you’re more likely to see the world around you in a positive way” 🤩.
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He concludes that if the brain can be tricked into perceiving stimulation as happy, this mechanism could be used to boost mental health conditions such as reducing anxiety or depression 😊
 
 
Remember – keep smiling! 😊😁😀😆😄😃😉🙂

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Social media clean up

How do you feel scrolling instagram or facebook? 🤔 Are you smilling seeing photos of others, do you feel inspired reading their posts, are you motivated hearing about their successes? 🤗
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Make sure you follow people you feel good about ⚠️. If there’s any account you follow that makes you feel bad about yourself, that makes you feel worse 👎, unloved 💔, unsuccessful, unattractive or any other negative emotion – unfollow now!!! ❌
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Just like you wouldn’t talk to a person you don’t like or that makes you feel bad, don’t do it online either! 😉 Surround yourself with positive people only, with people that inspire you, motivate you, that send positive vibes only! 🤗
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I love scrolling instagram and seeing people I follow succed, it makes me feel motivated! 🤩