How to improve your life in 5 minutes

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EN   I’ve got a pretty good life, I can’t complain. But however good your life is, it’s so easy these days to get stressed, annoyed and just focus on the bad stuff. And life’s too short to be unhappy. One evening I was watching Oprah and she talked about the famous Gratitude Journal: spending 5 minutes before going to bed to write down what you are grateful for, for that day. I got really excited, I went to town and spent a good time looking for the perfect Gratitude Journal. I thought to give it a try and I’m so happy I did. What these 5 minutes do to you is make you remember all the good stuff that happened to you that day, they make you relax before you go to sleep, they make you forget about the stress you’ve got going on and they just make your life much better. In the end, it’s all about perspective – if you focus on the good stuff, bad things won’t affect you so much and you’ll enjoy your days more. Another thing that I found it does – it motivates me. It motivates me in the morning to make the most of my day so I can have something to write in my journal. So I challenge you to try it – it’s so good you can’t deny it!

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RO  Am o viata frumoasa, nu pot sa ma plang. Insa oricat de bine o ducem, e usor sa cadem prada stresului, sa ne lasam afectati de negativismul din jur, e usor sa ne pierdem timpul gandindu-ne prea mult la ce nu merge bine. Insa viata-i prea scurta sa fim nefericiti. Pur si simplu nu se merita. Si cred ca am gasit o solutie buna sa ne ajute sa eliminam negativismul.

Uitandu-ma intr-o seara la un interviu cu Oprah, am descoperit un nou concept: un jurnal al recunostintei. E vorba de 5 minute inainte de culcare in care ne gandim la 5 lucruri pentru care suntem recunoscatori si le scriem intr-un jurnal. Mi s-a parut tare faina ideea asa ca repede am fugit la cumparaturi in cautarea a ceea ce urma sa fie Jurnalul meu. Am inceput sa scriu in el cam acu’ doua saptamani si am observat ceva extraordinar: jurnalul asta ma obliga sa ma gandesc la toate lucrurile faine care mi s-au intamplat in ziua respectiva. Chiar daca a fost o zi nasoala, ma trezesc seara zambind, cu gandul la lucruile pozitive, pur si simplu imi schimb perspectiva si asta e tot ce conteaza. Ba mai mult, jurnalul asta ma motiveaza dimineata sa am o zi cat mai productiva, cat mai reusita  – ca sa am ce scrie la final de zi. E o idee atat de simpla, cu un impact atat de mare. Va recomand sa incercati!

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flowers girl andra doroltiIt was after 10 pm when I arrived home from work, on Saturday evening. I was tired and hungry, but excited to finally be home. He was waiting for me with loads of flowers put in all the vases and bottles that we had in the house. Now that was a surprise! But what he didn’t know was that even just one flower would have been enough. It’s the gesture that matters. And I’m a true believer of the expression – enjoy the little things. I am a dreamer and I get excited over a good cup of coffee, over a sunny day, over all these small things that simply make my day better. That’s why I’m lucky. I’m lucky because I get to enjoy each day and I prefer to focus on the good things. And Dan is the same as me, that’s why we make such a great team together. On Sunday I wanted to take some flowers with me, for the photos. Everyone was looking at me while I was proudly looking at him.

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Sambata seara am ajuns in sfarsit acasa de la munca, obosita si moarta de foame. Era trecut de ora 22 cand am intrat in casa si el ma astepta entuziasmat. Toate vazele si sticlele goale care le-am avut prin casa erau pline de flori. M-am bucurat enorm.. am si uitat de oboseala! (de foame nu, normal!) Dar ce nu stie el e ca m-as fi bucurat si daca era doar o floare. Pentru ca gestul conteaza. Iar eu cred cu tarie in expresia – sa ne bucuram de lucrurile simple. Daca e soare cand ma trezesc, sunt extrem de entuziasmata. Daca savurez o cafea buna deja ma simt mai implinita. Pune-mi un filmulet cu pisici pe youtube si gata, mi-ai facut ziua! De-aceea consider ca sunt foarte norocoasa. Pentru ca am tendinta de-a ma bucura (poate prea mult, dupa altii) de lucrurile simple, de zi cu zi. Iar Dan e la fel ca mine, de-aceea facem o echipa asa buna impreuna. Duminica am vrut neaparat sa ma etalez cu cateva flori pe strada, pentru a face pozele pentru blog. Lumea se uita curioasa la mine iar eu mandra, inspre el. 

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