Monday, October 25, 2010

40 Ways to Live a Better Life

this was sent to me by a friend. Makes you think, doesn't it? We really do have a beautiful life.

40 Ways to Live 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 and 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 last year.

7.Make time to practice meditation, and prayer. They provide 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 plenty of water.

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, OR 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. No one else does.

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.Remember God heals 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 right thing!

36.Call your family often.

37.Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: 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 Disney World and you certainly don't want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.

40.Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can't change.


Shawn Becker said...

Your post is amazing..I want to Copy it and put it on my mirror! I found you through Java and I am your newest follower.


Amber said...

Hello darling, thank you for stopping by and leaving a message, they always make me smile. Palma de Mallorca is a wonderful island and we are very lucky to have spent so much time here. The sun is shining today and all looks lovely, time to take the dog for a stroll around the cathedral area. Have a great day honey. amber xx

Amber said...

Ooh, sounds like a great trip. My husband and I worked on yachts for many years so have sailed all over, especially the med. Still not a fan of Monaco, but love the South of France. Congratulations on being married for 30 years, we are only 1 year in but have spent the past 8 years together 24/7, so we are well on our way. amber xx

Tricia said...

This is awesome!!

RHoNW said...

Great Post!!!