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45 Things You Can Do to Get Happy No Matter Where You Are

45 Things You Can Do to Get Happy No Matter Where You Are

    In any given moment, no matter if you’re at work, home, or sitting at Starbucks sipping on a caramel cappuccino, there are at least eight trillion things that you can do to suck a little more fun out of life.

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    It’s time to stop whining about the temperature outside and start loving every oozy minute. Here are 45 things that you can do to feel happier right now. I do suggest opening your agenda and choosing one to do every day for the next 45 days. Then call me (maybe) and tell me just how happy you are!

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    1. Take a power nap (20 minutes).
    2. Leave a generous tip at a restaurant.
    3. Become a vegetarian/vegan.
    4. Get rid of 3 things you never use.
    5. Write down 3 things you’re grateful for.
    6. Don’t use Facebook for the rest of the day.
    7. Stop watching/reading the news for a week.
    8. Buy a new album on iTunes.
    9. Write a journal entry.
    10. Meditate.
    11. Go to the local coffee shop and talk to the barista.
    12. Sign up for a fitness class.
    13. Set a fitness goal.
    14. Watch a romantic comedy.
    15. Grab a book at the library.
    16. Join a book club.
    17. Take a deep breath.
    18. Clean your bathroom. Just do it. There are surprising benefits to a clean space.
    19. Sit on a park bench.
    20. Talk to the stranger next to you.
    21. Send someone a card “just because”.
    22. Go for a walk.
    23. Buy a plane ticket…to anywhere.
    24. Call a friend.
    25. Email a friend.
    26. Set a goal and get super-motivated.
    27. Stop being busy. Start being productive. Ask yourself: “Is my work producing direct results?”
    28. Cancel everything on your schedule that you’re not excited to do.
    29. Hell, just cancel everything on your schedule.
    30. Hide your credit card.
    31. Start your life list.
    32. Clean-up your desktop. Use Alfred to find things on your computer. It’ll change your life!
    33. Watch a TED talk.
    34. Go for a bike ride.
    35. Turn off the computer for the rest of the day.
    36. Smile.
    37. Buy someone lunch.
    38. Make a list of every kick ass thing you’ve already done in your life.
    39. Draw a picture
    40. Make a decision to stop doing what’s making you unhappy.
    41. Make a list of things you want to do before your next birthday.
    42. Drink some water.
    43. Take a picture of something beautiful.
    44. Read Zen Habits.
    45. Stop reading this. Get off your butt and do something. NOW.

    Like I said, the options are limitless. So, I’d love to hear what you think in the comments. What one little thing do you do in order to get happy fast?

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    Last Updated on March 24, 2021

    8 Smart Home Gadgets You Need in Your House

    8 Smart Home Gadgets You Need in Your House

    We’ve all done it. We’ve gone out and bought useless gadgets that we don’t really need, just because they seemed really cool at the time. Then, we are stuck with a bunch of junk, and end up tossing it or trying to sell it on Ebay.

    On the other hand, there are some pretty awesome tech inventions that are actually useful. For instance, many of the latest home gadgets do some of your work for you, from adjusting the home thermostat to locking your front door. And, if used as designed, these tools should really help to make your life a lot easier—and that’s not just a claim from some infomercial trying to sell you yet another useless gadget.

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    Take a look at some of the most popular “smart gadgets” on the market:

    1. Smart Door Locks

    A smart lock lets you lock and unlock your doors by using your smartphone, a special key fob, or biometrics. These locks are keyless, and much more difficult for intruders to break into, making your home a lot safer. You can even use a special app to let people into your home if you are not there to greet them.

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    2. Smart Kitchen Tools

    Wouldn’t you just love to have a pot of coffee waiting for you when you get home from work? What about a “smart pan” that tells you exactly when you need to flip that omelet? From meat thermometers to kitchen scales, you’ll find a variety of “smart” gadgets designed to make culinary geeks salivate.

    3. Mini Home Speaker Play:1

    If you love big sound, but hate how much space big speakers take up, and if you want a stereo system that is no bigger than your fist, check out the Play:1 mini speaker. All you have to do is plug it in, connect, and then you can stream without worrying about any interruptions or interface. You can even add onto it, and have different music playing in different rooms.

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    4. Wi-Fi Security Cameras

    These are the latest in home security, and they connect to the Wi-Fi in your home. You can use your mobile devices to monitor what is going on in your home at all times, no matter where you are. Options include motion sensors, two-way audio, and different recording options.

    5. Nest Thermostat

    This is a thermostat that lives with you. It can sense seasonal changes, temperature changes, etc., and it will adjust itself automatically. You will never have to fiddle with a thermostat dial or keypad again, because this one basically does all of the work for you. It can also help you to save as much as 12% on heating bills, and 15% on cooling bills.

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    6. Smart Lighting

    Control your home lighting from your remote device. This is great if you are out and want to make sure that there are some lights on. It is designed to be energy efficient, so it will pay for itself over time because you won’t have to spend so much on your monthly energy bills.

    7. Google Chromecast Ultra

    Whether you love movies, television shows, music, etc., you can stream it all using Google Chromecast Ultra. Stream all of the entertainment you love in up to 4K UHD and HDR, for just $69 monthly.

    8. Canary

    This home security system will automatically contact emergency services when they are needed. This system offers both video and audio surveillance, so there will be evidence if there are any break-ins on your property. You can also use it to check up on what’s happening at home when you are not there, including to make sure the kids are doing their homework.

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