October 9, 2017-Happiness depends on our focus

Hello October,

“Your happiness is determined by how you allocate your attention”, Prof. Dolan says, and it seems quiet an interesting idea;

so let’s see where my attention will go for the day. Because attention is the glue that holds our life together.

And by the way, happiness is both feeling pleasure and purpose.

Ok, I think I got it.

There is pleasure in being where I am right now, drinking a nice cup of coffee.

When my attention goes to the next part of the day, where I need to negotiate my rent, the attention goes to some worry thing.

When I think why I got into this, and it’s because I have a purpose, it feels better already.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38285223

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April 14, 2016: day 1 post-Switching from coffee to tea for a week?

Hello April,

yes, I wanted to switch from coffee to tea for a week. After all, I owe it to my British hosts… but I have to admit it is far from being easy for a coffee-lover-addict as me!

More the less, I wanted to stop adding sugar on my drink, and it seemed that it was easier with tea. Today I drunk three sips of coffee and threw away the rest. And continued the day with Earl Grey, Oriental Sencha, etc. It didn’t calm me down because my “coffee break” was less fun than before. A cappuccino latte with chocolate and cinnamon was much more appetizing.

Ok, I went to the Tea House in Convent Garden and bought myself a really nice tea. And I found a place where they serve also very dissent quality tea. But, but, but, it was not the same.

Oh, I also had a virtuous ” energy bar” when I was feeling hungry between meals.

But all this virtue started to get on me, I have to admit.

In any case, I will try to stick to my decision and give tea a chance, at least until the end of the week 😉

 

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March 31rst, 2016: day 40 out of 60 day challenge-Detoxing again

Hello March,

yes, I haven’t had any coffee or sugar- almost since yesterday afternoon. I guess the 3 coffees I had in the morning decided me to act. Now, I only ate salads and lentils from the Organic store next door. And a healthy orange-apple juice.

Do you think I can resist long enough? We will see. I thought two days is a good period of time to begin with. In any case, I don’t want it to fill like a punishment.

I thought that I deserve to take it slow and to recenter myself instead of stressing that with my book publication I left behind the current affairs in London.

I can do it! But I need to show myself some kindness in order to be effective.

After all, tomorrow is my 2 year Blog Anniversary and I want to celebrate!

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