Tips for having a successful week

Tips to Having a Successful Week:
By: Diane Lang

Every week brings with it a lot of craziness and busyness. I know this week is the start of school and colleges in the NYC tri-state area and many of us are feeling overwhelmed already and its still the weekend. We expect to have stress but there are a few things you can do to create a happy, successful week.
 Here are a few tips to make each week better then the last.
1. Cleanse yourself of the “Crap” each day with a 5-10 minute meditation. We don’t need a lot of time to refresh and re-fuel from the craziness of the day. Take these few minutes to deep breathe, relax and let everything go.
2. Learn something new everyday – I start each day reading or listening to something new like a Ted talk. Lifelong learning is a key factor to happiness.
3. Pay it forward as much as possible- make someone else’s week while improving your own. Its a win-win situation, both parties will get a boost of happiness and self-esteem.
4. Unplug at least a few hours a week whether its at night or a weekend day. Release the pressures of technology by shutting off your iPads, laptops, cell-phones etc. On Sunday’s, if I don’t have something special to do, I don’t wear a watch. I release the burden of time and just enjoy the day.
5. Stop and smell the flowers – be more mindful by being more aware of the beauty around you. The green grass, the sun shinning, coming home to a pet, etc.
6. Check in with your body – How are you feeling? Are you sleeping enough? get fresh air? exercise? what did you eat? Are your basic needs met? Pay attention to the physical signs your body uses to show you such as fatigue, muscle aches, headaches, jaw pain, stomach aches. These signs are letting you know something needs to change.
7. Make a commitment to yourself every week to do and be your best. Be your best, not what others want from you and don’t’ compare yourself to others just be your best.  Expect bumps in the road but know that the big picture is the one you create.
8. Watch your self-talk – does your self-talk match your intentions and goals? Are you being kind to yourself? Are you treating yourself with respect and love? Treat yourself the way you would treat a best friend.
Have a great week!!

Diane Lang – Positive Living Expert, life coach and psychotherapist – is a nationally recognized speaker, author, educator, therapist and media expert. Lang is extremely mediagenic and offers expertise on a variety of health and wellness topics about creating balance and finding happiness through positive living as well as multiple mental health, lifestyle and parenting needs. In addition to holding multiple counseling positions, Diane is also an adjunct at Montclair State University.
Lang has been interviewed for numerous magazine and newspaper articles and has been a frequent guest on radio and TV shows including “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Network. Lang a regular featured expert on the “Expat Show” broadcasted weekly on the New York ABC affiliate WTBQ-AM, and a Blogger.

Lang speaks to employees of large companies to help reduce stress in the workplace and speaks to parents about how to create balance and find happiness along with a variety of other health and wellness topics. For rates, please contact Diane at:

Diane is also the author of two books: “Baby Steps: The Path from Motherhood to Career” and “Creating Balance and Finding Happiness.

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Diane Lang, practicing therapist, national speaker, educator, and certified positive psychology coach, has her master’s degree in counseling and is an adjunct in psychology at Montclair State University. She has written three books, and has been featured in various publications, and on TV and Internet shows. Diane speaks on various mental and emotional health topics including Happiness, Resiliency, Stress management, Parenting Positive Aging, Anxiety, and Depression in both teens and adults. Diane also specializes in Positive Psychology Positive Education and Positive Parenting. Thousands of individuals have benefited from Diane’s motivational and educational speaking, trainings, and coaching. Her Hands-on approach along with her background, education and experience has proven to be beneficial to all who attend her presentation. To learn more on how you could bring Diane to your organization please email
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