Live a happier, more meaningful life with these 5 great tips!

Live a happier, more meaningful life with these 5 great tips!

via the Huffington Post by Fauzia Burke

We do our best work, when we love what we do. As the owner of a online marketing and publicity firm that helps authors promote their books and brands, I've had a lifelong love affair with books. Helping authors share their message is my passion. Reading just one book (okay, even just one powerful sentence) can change your life.

Recently I read Are You Fully Charged? The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life by Tom Rath* and watched the new documentary Fully Charged, and I immediately made some tweaks in how I go about my day. I read Tom's book StrengthsFinder 2.0 many years ago and it helped me uncover my individual strengths. His new book and documentary focuses on small changes we all can make to create better, healthier, and more meaningful days.

Success happens when you do both: identify what you're good at, then interact with others in a constructive way and take care of yourself. As Tom puts is, "The actions you take throughout every single day accumulate to shape your years, decades and overall life." Here are five of his principles that I am using to enhance my days. I hope this tips will improve your day as well.

"Trying to do a little bit of everything leads to doing nothing of substance." – Tom Rath

1. Focus on less and do more. If we try and divide our time and attention into too many different directions, we get wrapped up in being busy rather than being productive. Multi-tasking isn't an efficient use of our time, because we lose time and concentration every time we switch tasks. Now I work one hour on email and one hour off to prevent distractions. This strategy allows me to stay focused on the projects and priorities that are most important for the day. I have found that starting my day with the question: What do I need to accomplish to make today happy and productive? is a great way to focus on less to finish what matters most.

"The food you eat every day not only influences your energy levels, it also affects your mood." — Tom Rath

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