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“The problem with winning the rat race is you’re still a rat,” Lily Tomlin.

Often during many moments of the day, we feel as if we are in a rat race. We can experience this stressful state going to work, or taking our kids to school and all of their activities. But what if we saw our daily life as an opportunity to live out our passions and purpose? We’re no longer rats in a maze, but stars of our shows.

So take a moment and journal about how you’d like your days to flow. Add and subtract elements to this newly directed life and make it a happier and more balanced one. Now list 5 ways that you can add more purpose and passion into your life each day! Begin the steps of change today!

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“Because gratitude is the key to happiness, anything that undermines gratitude must undermine happiness,”Dennis Prager.

One of the most important concepts that many of the psychologists are bringing to the discussion about happiness is how to keep connected to our inner resources of gratitude. Happiness is not about amassing more possessions and accomplishments. Though having more clothes, nicer homes, and better jobs can play a big part of our cultural norms for happiness; they are not the answers to our inner joy. Happiness can be as easy to find as enjoying an evening with your girlfriends cooking a pot of spaghetti.

So turn your focus on one source of happiness, your sense of appreciation for what makes you shine from within. Highlight something that is a bedrock in your life that gives you a true sense of purpose and passion–without which your life would be less fulfilled. For me, this is about supporting others as they find their innate sense of creativity and joy. So, now it’s your turn. Write about what really fires you up and ignites your inner sense of gratitude for life!

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