(It's too late to proof-read again :), but enjoy the fabulous tips from amazing women nonetheless. PS watch the links and you'll be in love!)
People who are easy to be around... (by writter and actress Natalie Hill, http://studio5.ksl.com/index.php?nid=54&sid=29859327)
Are good conversationalists (ask more questions than they answer, and they answer with more than one word. Perhaps even ending with a "have you ever felt like that/done that/said that?")
Be sincere (that also means be brave and take down some of your "guard.")
Say "yes" to opportunities (that don't compromise your integrity, of course).
Even if you want to say "no," say "yes" and become more well rounded with more experiences to share.
Serve others first.
Don't be worried who is going to do something for you. Sincerely serve!
Seven rituals to happiness (author Connie Sokol, http://studio5.ksl.com/?nid=54&sid=29797299 )
1. Get set
Before the throngs of multitudes (children) came, Christ went to the mountains alone to get set (relax, prepare, and/or ready). Wake up 20 minutes earlier to get dressed, deeper (because kids aren't crawling on you) morning personal prayer, start a load of laundry. Or take deep breaths. Or cuddle with spouse for 2 minutes to connect before you jump out of bed. Etc :)
2. Love in Moments
It doesn't have to be this huge program of love, just eye contact, a touch to the shoulder, a "good job!", etc.
3. De-clutter Something
As you're on the phone (for example) just throw out/put away 5 things from the junk drawer, fold a few pairs of socks, etc because you'll feel refreshed.
4. Bloom and Grow
Notice your talents and grow! Don't compare and get down, enjoy others talents and work on your own. Develope and expland into new ones, but share who YOU are.
5. Do One Difficult
Self disciple starts a feeling of self respect. Do just one significant part of the thing you don't want to do.
6. Positive Pause
Do something lovely or joyful for 10 minutes. Have fun!
7. Give Away Freely
Do something without any hope or thought of reward. Just do it out of the goodness of your heart. :)
Emotional Eating!! (Yikes! I'm thinking of the beginning of nap time... "Where's a cookie?") by counselor Michelle Lewis, http://studio5.ksl.com/?nid=56&sid=29826410
Determine: "am I actually hungry on a scale from 1-10?" 5 or lower you're body doesn't need food.
Delay: just for 10 minutes and the urge will subside a little.
Distract: Go do something else (for 10 minutes...) :)
Distance: Don't go straight to the kitchen after the kids are down, for example. Get distracted...in a room other than the kitchen.
Decide: After 10 minutes, decide if you're truly hungry and if so make it a mindful process (sit down, portion out).