Sunday, September 07, 2008

40 Tips

A really great list that I got from Reenie.  I don't do everything on this list.  But I do quite a lot of it.  Enjoy!

40 Tips for a Better Life
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.
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.
7. Make time to relax every day. That provides us with daily fuel for our busy lives.
8. Spend 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 & 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, issues of the past, negative thoughts 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 the curriculum 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 out charge card.
17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the negative blues 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.
21. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
22. Make peace with 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 of you is none of your business.
28. Enjoy the ride. Remember this is not Disney World and you certainly don't want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it.
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. You are too blessed to be stressed!
35. Do the right thing!
36. Call your family often. (Or email them)
37. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am thankful for __________. Today I accomplished _________.
38. Take time each morning to talk with the Higher Power of your understanding.
39. Remember, the Universe has a Plan for Your Life.
40. Forward this to everyone you care about. I just did by posting it here!

8 comments:

Ginni Dee said...

Sally, I love this and plan to "steal" it from your blog to put on mine!! It's great advice. I hope all is well in West Bend! Can you believe how cool of a late summer we're having?? It's just so uncharacteristic for this time of year in the Midwest!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

That is a good list.

Sally said...

Ginni - This whole year has been uncharacteristic! Nothing would surprise me now.

Tanna - Yes it is. Now, if I could just learn to practice more of it...

mari said...

Sally, this is a great list. I'm printing it out and sticking on several high-traffic areas in the house. Number 1 really works. Number 16, I wish I could follow. And I try not to get depressed about 37 because I often go to bed thinking I did nothing. cheers!

Sally said...

Mari - I'm so happy that this can help. It seems so many people are in the doldrums these days. It's good to remind ourselves of what we have accomplished.

Reenie said...

Sally: This list seems to be making the rounds, which indicates people are striving for quality in their lives. I barely adher to a handful on the list, but am inspired. BTW, this list was given to me by a neighbor and good friend.

You're a good friend too! xoxo

Sally said...

Reenie - I am pleased and proud to be thought of as a friend to you.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That is a great list. If I could only follow 39 I'd be doing well.