“If you are interested in something, you will focus on it, and if you focus attention on anything, it is likely that you will become interested in it. Many of the things we find interesting are not so by nature, but because we took the trouble of paying attention to them.” ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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Many people tend to make things more complex than they have to be. Even when the answer is right in front of us we may overlook what is already there in search of a more complex approach. The same thing happens when we go looking for self-improvement, or ways to be happier and live a more fulfilled life. Trained to look over the simple explanations, we oversee them by a long shot. Happiness doesn’t have to be complex and difficult.

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We all get stressed, feel anxious, and get depressed on occasion. We live in a world with constant stimulation where it can feel like we never have enough time. If we’re aren’t careful this stress and anxiety will wear us down until we’re exhausted. I have learned that it’s all too easy to get myself stressed out if I don’t take measures to cope and relax.

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