Your Happiness Factor

Celebrating happiness, prosperity, hearth and home, good health.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

The Keys

The Keys


Here is another inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos

Don't worry about what other people think of you. 

They don't know what's going on in your life, just like you don't know what's going on in theirs. People are generally self-indulgent. If they're not buried into something on their phone, don't have headphones on or in, I can almost guarantee that they are worrying about themselves. 

We are selfish creatures. It's in our nature to worry about ourselves, first and foremost. Will I get to work on time? Is this outfit ok? Who knows what they are worried about?
The people you admire on a bus or wherever mess up as much as you do or have, they're just experienced enough and better at hiding the cracks. Who's to say that composed, beautiful girl that you see every day doesn't cry herself to sleep? 

A lot goes on behind closed doors that we cannot bear witness to. We all have issues both ongoing or one-offs. You cannot control how a particular issue will affect someone else. 

Only you have the power to control yourself and how you behave/act. The keys to your life are in your hand.

Stephanie Carfrae is a regular contributor. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos 

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Your happiness counts.

Your happiness counts

Another inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos

You don't think it does, or that your happiness makes a difference to everyone around you? 

When you are happy, radiance shines from within you. You are much better company when you are happy. Think about it, if you're down in the dumps about something people are less likely to want to hang out with you. 

So be happy, if not for yourself than others. 

You're never going to get this moment back, so go on crack on a smile. Worrying is not good for you, and I know there are thousands of things to worry about, but if we let it go and relax things just might fall into place and be how they're supposed to be. Worrying will not warrant this nor chase it away.  Worrying won't do anything to change the situation. 

One of my favourite quotes is: "Every sixty seconds you spend angry is a minute of happiness you won't get back."

If you worry about what other people are thinking you're not living. Live for you, take the chances you want to take, because life is too short to be stuck in a rut. Other people are strangers for a reason. You'll more than likely never see that person you passed by on the street again. & even if you do, they're unlikely to remember how you appeared (if you appeared bad or anything) in that instance.

Stephanie Carfrae is a regular contributor. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos 

Friday, 3 October 2014

Do you have emotional intelligence - what is your emotional intelligence quotient?

Do you have emotional intelligence - what is your emotional intelligence quotient?

"All learning has an emotional base."
-- Plato


The ability to express and control our own emotions is important to our success in life. But so is our ability to understand, interpret, and respond to the emotions of others. Imagine a world where you couldn't understand when a friend was feeling sad or when a co-worker was angry. Psychologists refer to this ability as emotional intelligence (EI).

Emotional Intelligence refers to the ability to perceive, control, and evaluate emotions - your own and other peoples'. Some researchers suggest that emotional intelligence can be learned and strengthened, while others claim it is an inborn characteristic. 

A number of testing instruments have been developed to measure emotional intelligence, although the content and approach of each test varies. The quiz at the link below presents a mix of self-report and situational questions related to various aspects of emotional intelligence. 

Do you have emotional intelligence - what is your emotional intelligence quotient? Take the quiz at the link below from http://psychology.about.com/ to learn more.


Take the test: http://psychology.about.com/library/quiz/bl_eq_quiz.htm

Monday, 29 September 2014

Change is neccessary!

Change is necessary!




Here is another inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos

Sometimes I don’t believe the effect I have on people. How far my words can reach. Whether I get an icy negative reception or a warm positive one. 


Luckily for me, it is usually the latter. And that is because I go into a situation with an open mind, because I am not panicking over what my boss may be thinking and/or feeling. 


This may seem naive or very easy for me to say, but the way I look at it: every day is a new day, and though people can’t change overnight, they can start. Though you mightn’t like it: everything is constantly changing; from our thoughts racing to the plate tectonics that make up the earth. You mightn’t be able to see it with the naked eye but there are changes happening all the time, if not to you than someone else. 


You need change in your life just as the seasons need to change to make up our year. It might not be happening fast, but in my mind’s eye, life is winding up your life in which a lot will change very quickly when released.



Stephanie Carfrae is a regular contributor. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos