Focus

Whether it’s in school, life, or work, staying focused and persistent is one of the best things we can do. Here’s Dear Mishu’s advice on focus.

I am job searching and it’s so discouraging, Jasmin asks, Mishu answers..

I am job searching and it’s so discouraging, Jasmin asks, Mishu answers..

Dear Jasmin,
You are not your job. You are not what the people who you hope will hire you think you are. You’re a complete human being. Can you find things to do that remind you of that and make yourself feel good and successful?

How can I change my life, Jasmin asks, Mishu answers

How can I change my life, Jasmin asks, Mishu answers

Dear Jasmin,

You don’t always have the power to change your life, but you *can* change how you relate to the things that happen to you. I used to live in a house with a big yard and I loved lying in the sun all day. Now I live in an apartment which kind of sucked at first. So I figured out where the sun hits in the apartment at different times of day, and I move around to catch the sun and really enjoy myself!

FOCUS ON DOING FOR OTHERS and stop focusing on yourself ~ Mishu

FOCUS ON DOING FOR OTHERS and stop focusing on yourself ~ Mishu

So sad (and angry) about the way humans treat each other. 20-45 million in SLAVERY around the world in 2017! How can we draw attention to this?  – Mishu

THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE instead of what you are lacking

THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE instead of what you are lacking

THINK ABOUT
WHAT YOU HAVE
instead of what you are lacking

~ DearMishu, Advice Column

I’M SO SICK OF HUMANS!

I’M SO SICK OF HUMANS!

I’M SO SICK OF HUMANS!

~ Mishu

What is the secret to happiness, Hemi asks Mishu

What is the secret to happiness, Hemi asks Mishu

Dear Hemi: To be happy, focus on the basics — friends or family, nature, and your passions (mmm… squirrels). What to avoid if you want to be happy? Anything I wouldn’t be interested in (hint: dogs are not interested in money, fame or comparing ourselves to others)  #dearmishu #wwmishudo

The Inside Story

Have you ever noticed that dogs seem to always be happy? And that the smallest things make them happy – such as you standing up, calling their name, or spending a minute or two playing with them? Dogs are happy, and dogs make us happy (and healthy!) read more

I’ve never caught a squirrel, but I try every day. What can you say that about? ~ MIshu

I’ve never caught a squirrel, but I try every day. What can you say that about? ~ MIshu

I’ve never caught a squirrel, but I try every day. What can you say that about?
~ Mishu

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“Accepting responsibility for something does not mean you are at fault. You’re just responsible”
~ Dear Mishu

Trouble studying because of your phone? Bruno asks, Dear Mishu answers

Trouble studying because of your phone? Bruno asks, Dear Mishu answers

Dear Bruno:  Are you a doctor on call?  A parent whose kid is outside?  If not – put your phone in another room and turn it to silent!…. When you’ve finished your studies, maybe you’ll be *important* enough to need to be reached at all times….  Do you think I’d be able to learn a new trick with squirrels running around?

The Inside Story

Our smartphones bring us a lot of convenience, fun, and connection to the world. But they can also be a source of stress.  This is especially true when they distract us from doing what we need to do to reach our goals. Cell phones can also pose some health risks, so it’s a good idea in general not to have them near or on your body at all times. read more

How can I stop wasting time? Tyler asks, Mishu answers.

How can I stop wasting time? Tyler asks, Mishu answers.

Dear Tyler,

Why are you wasting time? Figure that out and you’ll know what to do.  #NowIsNow

The Inside Story

Procrastinating, or wasting time, is pretty common. The thing most of us forget is that just fighting the tendency won’t help. What will help is figuring out why we are wasting time. Because when we find ourselves wasting time, there’s usually a good reason. And knowing that reason is the source of making a change.

Maybe we just really don’t want to be doing the activity that we’re supposed to be doing. That’s possible, and although it’s not always possible to avoid unpleasant or boring tasks, sometimes knowing that you really don’t like something can help you eventually make a change in your life. read more

I’m so stressed, I can’t get anything done. Help! Frankie asks, Mishu answers. #DearMishu #StressedOut

I’m so stressed, I can’t get anything done. Help! Frankie asks, Mishu answers. #DearMishu #StressedOut

Dear Frankie:

I usually “shake it off” when I’m stressed. Try this:  jump rope, dance, go out for a run! Then tackle your work by doing one thing at a time. You’ve got this!…  Love, Mishu  #DearMishu #StressedOut

The Inside Story

It’s pretty clear that dogs don’t experience stress in the same way humans do. For one thing, they don’t have to do lists and calendars. Not even working dogs.

But they do get stressed – by a new place, an overstimulating play session, thunder…. read more

If you work really hard for something, and you still can’t seem to get it how do you stay #motivated? #DearMishu

If you work really hard for something, and you still can’t seem to get it how do you stay #motivated? #DearMishu

Dear Eva,
Oh, I’ve been there! Do you know that I’ve never, ever caught a squirrel?! (I have caught a few rats, but that’s not really my #passion)…. I think that the key is to start fresh every day: don’t think about all the other times you tried and failed. Just think about today, #now, and how amazing you are that you’re pursuing your dream. It’s #beautiful, what you’re doing…. Does that help?…  Love, Mishu #DearMishu #dogsofinstagram

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