9.19.2008

40 Tips for Better Living

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile - it is the ultimate anti-depressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.

3. Buy a DVR, tape your late night shows and get more sleep.

4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement,'My purpose is to * * today.'

5. Live with the 3 E's --- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.

6. Play more games and read more books than you did in 2007.

7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, tai chi, and prayer.They provide us with daily fuel for ourbusy lives.

8. Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.

9. Dream more while you are awake.

10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds and walnuts.

12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

13. Clear clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.

14. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negativethoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of thecurriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed outcredit card.

17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.

18. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

20. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

21. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

22. Make peace your past so it won't spoil the present.

23. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words:'In five years, will this matter?'

26. Forgive everyone for everything.

27. What other people think if you is none of your business.

28. God heals almost everything.

29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

30. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick.Your friends will. Stay in touch.

31. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

32. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

33. The best is yet to come.

34. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

35. Do the next right thing.36. Call your family often.

37. Each night before you go to bed complete the followingstatements: 'I am thankful for * *. Today I accomplished * *.

38. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

39. Enjoy the ride. Remember this is not a Disney World andyou certainly don't want a fast pass. You only have oneride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.

40. Please Forward this to your friends.May your troubles be less, May your blessings be more, Maynothing but happiness come through your door!

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"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. Live simply,love generously, care deeply, and speak kindly...... Leave the rest to God."
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source: an e-mail sent to me

6 comments:

javaqueen14 said...

This is a phenomenal list Blue Rose. Oh, I can take notes from this- this was a great email... thanks for sharing

shengmarie said...

Yeah right. This is a great list, and i will steal this from you, i am sure it will be okay... Thanks!

Jeanny said...

great tips sis. So positive indeed. :)

Blue Rose said...

@javaqueen: you're welcome java.
@shengmarie: sure sheng. feel free to grab the list.
@jeanny: ya!

Gracie said...

Great list! I should print and keep it somewhere visible all the time ;)

Blue Rose said...

@gracie: sure gracie! thanks for dropping by here.