Gen Zer of the Year 2021!!!

Good afternoon everyone!

I hope you are having a brilliant start to the week!

I am absolutely delighted to announce that a couple of weeks back, I won Gen Z Talks’ “Gen Zer of the Year” award for 2021!! I still can’t believe that I was nominated, let alone the fact that I won, such a fantastic award, which we’ll be taking a look at in a bit more detail in today’s blog!😁🙌🙌

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Escaping the Rat Race: Lessons from Buddhism — Pointless Overthinking

As humans we spend most of our lives in a state of perpetual craving and desire. We land a big promotion at work, but soon fantasize about continuing to move up the corporate ladder. We become consumed by discontent and dissatisfaction as we constantly compare our social standing to that of our peers.  Wealth, status…

Escaping the Rat Race: Lessons from Buddhism — Pointless Overthinking

Ways to Reset Your Happiness Set Point

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I wrote this over 7 years ago and as I reread it now, I realize that I really have reset my happiness set point. Enjoy!

Iwrote a post a few weeks ago about perfectionism. In the post, I brought up Hedonic Adaptation which involves a happiness “set point”, whereby humans generally maintain a constant level of happiness throughout their lives, despite events that occur in their environment. So whether it’s buying a new Mercedes or crashing your new Mercedes, your level of happiness resets to the same pre-event level. A reader asked that I expound on how I have tried to reset my happiness set point.

So I’ve tried to reset my “set point” and it turns out there is some science behind it. I think I first became aware of this by reading “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin. In the book, she chronicles…

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World Kindness Day 2021

World Kindness Day 2021 is here, and what a fantastic day it is indeed! To commemorate such a special day, we are going to be taking a look at where it comes from, what it’s designed for & how you can get involved, all in today’s blog!

So without further ado, let’s get into it!

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Sweeney’s Blogs – What a Community!!

Good morning everybody!

I hope you are all having a lovely start to the day!

When I first started Sweeney’s Blogs, back in February 2019, I didn’t just want to create a singular blog page – I wanted to build a community, a safe space where people can come to talk about all of the topics that genuinely matter to them. Over the last 2 & a half years, I have been so lucky to see that vision grow more & more into a reality, and it is such a rewarding process!!

Let’s take a bit of a closer look at this in today’s blog!

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Tokyo 2020 – Team GB Swimmers!!

Good afternoon everybody!

Tokyo 2020 is well underway now, and what an Olympic Games it has turned out to be!

I have been absolutely loving watching all of the events this year, with one of my favourites, of course, being the Swimming! Team GB have had some incredible athletes swimming this year, who have helped bring home a massive 8 Olympic Medals!! Let’s take a bit of a closer look at this in today’s blog!

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Experiment With Gratitude

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When was the last time you said “thank you”? With all your heart? Everybody preachesthat an “attitude of gratitude” is the key to success, but very fewreallypractice it. Well, start by experience gratitude first, as in doing an experiment with it, and take it from there.

I once did a gratitude experiment. I decided to write down at the end of the day all the things I was grateful for. I created a sort of a gratitude journal. Didn’t plan in advance what to write, went with the flow. Each evening, five minutes.

After 30 days I re-read it. I was amazed by this simple fact: the things I was grateful for grew from one day to another. It was like feeding them with my gratitude. Looking back after 30 days made it obvious: I experiencedmore of what I was grateful for in my life.

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Things are starting to look up

Good afternoon everyone!!

I hope you are all having a lovely start to the weekend! It’s a beautiful day here in Reading today, the sun is shining, it’s lovely and warm outside & everyone who I have seen so far seems to have a really big smile on their faces. To help celebrate this glorious day, I thought I would base today’s blog off of how things are starting to look up recently!

So without further ado, let’s get into it!

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The Power of Kindness

“In a world where you can be anything, be kind”

A very powerful quote, which has always resonated closely with me, and its meaning holds a life lesson for us all…

Let’s take a closer look at this quote, and at the power of kindness in today’s blog!

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What are you looking forward to doing “Post-Lockdown”?

It’s a beautiful day here in the Swansea Valley’s today, the sun is shining, it’s really warm outside and there is not a cloud in sight, what more could you ask for?! This lovely day has got me thinking of some of the things that I am looking forward to doing as we fully come out of lockdown in the United Kingdom.

Let’s take a look at some of my thoughts and ideas in today’s blog!

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Happy Easter Bank Holiday Weekend!!

Happy Easter Bank Holiday Weekend everyone!!

Easter for me, has always been a time where I try to relax and recharge, and despite all of the things that have had to undergo a change this year, due to the lockdown restrictions, I am still making the most of a somewhat quiet couple of days!

We’ll be taking a look at some more of my thoughts for Easter 2021 in today’s blog!

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Writing an Achievement/Gratitude List

A couple of weeks back, I got challenged by my professional mentor, Polina, to start writing an Achievement/Gratitude List, which is a list of all of the accomplishments and achievements that I am proudest of in my life.

I’ve never really done anything like this before, and found that it has had a very large positive impact on how I see myself.

Let’s take a bit of a closer look at this in today’s blog!

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Today is Going to be a Good Day!!

I woke up today in an absolutely amazing mood. I had a very late lie-in today, and as soon as I opened my curtains, all I could see was blue sky and the sun shining down. We don’t see sunny weather all that often in the Swansea Valley’s, and as it has been so bitterly cold recently, it was a very welcome surprise for me today.

The way that something so simple like the weather can have such a positive change on your mood never ceases to amaze me. I find that when the sun is out, I am naturally a lot happier, more energetic and more productive. So with all that being said, I know that today is going to be a good day!

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Random Acts of Kindness Week 2021

Happy Random Acts of Kindness Week 2021 Everyone!

Random Acts of Kindness Week this year, feel from the 14th – 20th February, with Wednesday the 17th February being 2021’s Random Acts of Kindness Day! This week and special day are an annual celebration of kindness, and the positivity and difference that it makes to each and every life that it touches. Kindness doesn’t cost a penny, and can be the most rewarding thing that you ever do!

We have all had a very difficult year so I strongly believe that is is more important to spread kindness now than ever before!

Let’s take a look at this in a little bit more depth in today’s blog!

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