Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Great Tip Tuesday!

Tips for a better life - huge THANKS to Pamela for sharing this with me!

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 2008.
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 six.
9. Dream more while you are awake.
10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants. 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, 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. (Or email them to death!!!)
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. Please Forward this to everyone you care about. I just did.

And don't forget to read Thomas' post below this one!! It's his ONE DAY of posting on my blog, lol!!


Lori said...

Wonderful Post!!
Thank You! :)

kel said...

I love those! I agree with the daily walk.... they definitly help!

♥georgie♥ said...

Ohhhh these are GREAT Tips!!!

Anonymous said...

That was so awesome. I'm going to email those to my sisters. I can't tell you how much I needed to read all 39 of those things this morning. Thanks for brightening my day!!

Mama Wheaton said...

Great tips! Thank you for sharing.

Denise said...

Great list....I loved it!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this list! I'm so glad you posted it.

Kristen said...

Great tips and Thomas should post more often!

Anonymous said...

Ok, I gotta do all that stuff? How much time do I have. I'm not good with deadlines. Actually I am. That was a falsehood. Who uses words like falsehood anyway? Glad I don't.

You sure post quickly!

Heatherlyn said...

Some of those are great! Thanks for sharing!

LadyStyx said...

Some of those ideas were wonderful.

Veggie Mom said...

Thanks for the tips! I'm always looking for ways to remain upbeat and positive!!

Anonymous said...

These are great-I'm gonna print these out to remember!

ChicagoLady said...

A 10 minute walk in this weather will give me frostbite! LOL

If I record my favorite shows on a DVR so I can get more sleep, when do I watch them?

I think catching those wild Alaskan salmon will give me a good workout. And who wants to eat a tame one?

"Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful" so do I get rid of me?

I have gotten better about calling family more often.

The best IS yet to come. I know summer is coming. It is coming, right? Please tell me it's coming.

tara @ kidz said...

These were great tips and ideas and reminders. Thank you thank you!

Zen Ventures said...

Great great tips! There's so much in here that we can use.

Zen Ventures
Tosty Brown

Vickie said...

But, night time is when I catch up on my DVR.

Those are great tips. I remember when I had my first baby, we would actually take hour walks around the neighborhood. I loved it. I would look at everbody's flower garden and dream of how I would do mine.

Mother Goose said...

what wonderful tips, i love these!

Cassie said...

Those are great things to think about! I really like #33, and #4 I would have to finish with "haul my lazy butt out of bed"! But seriously, it is a great list!!

Ter said...

good list.

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