13 April 2008

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. Lock the door if you have to.

3. Buy a DVD Recorder and tape your late night shows/games so that you can 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. (The ability to understand and share the feelings of others.)

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

7. Take your time to pray. Don't rush. It 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 foods that are manufactured in plants.

11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, 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, unnecessary things that drain your energy, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead, invest your energy in the positive and 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/queen, lunch like a prince/princess and dinner like a college kid with a limited charge card.

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

18. Life isn't fair, but it is wonderful.

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. GOD -- if He so chooses -- can heal anything. Pray regularly.

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 __________, (a friend or colleague). 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.

40. And remember that love starts with loving yourself.



Saitek said...

these are some excellent tips ima try 10 lol

Don said...

good stuff blu.

love definitely begins with the ability to love yourself.

life doesn't last forever. nope.

i stress *sigh*

i've never understood jealous hearted people. i guess thats because i was always trying to "get it."

@ However good or bad a situation is; it will change. sometimes its hard but i do believe with all my heart.

i pray. and the fact that i do pray immunes me from when people try and get inside my head. nothing good ever comes from not being in control of your own mind. i like that quote.

i struggle with #22 and #26

i do @ number 12

number 8 should be mandatory. that's life, full circle. i think thats why i miss my grandmothers so much. nothing like that old wisdom. that proven spirit.

and numbers 1 and 2 are definitely a trademark of mines. i am big on "me time."

good post, as always.

always inspirational.

karrie b. said...

# 8 is that deal blu. i love kids and the elderly. they have the purest hearts in the universe.


Eb the Celeb said...

Whew that list is very overwhelming... I had 1 and 2 down so I thought I was doing good... then it went downhill... I had a couple more in the bunch so I guess I got a lot of work to do in order to have a better life

Blu Jewel said...

saitek - trying to do 10 is better than doing none at all.

Don - trust and believe i've had a hard time with 22 & 26, but it did me the world of good when I managed to do them. Try and keep trying until you achieve it. I got faith in you. *smile*

karrie b. - what an honor! *lol* yes, the elderly certainly do have it going on. one of my closest friends is in her early 60s and I so enjoy her company.

Eb - I'm sure you have a good life, just gotta pick out what you need and what you can actually use to get the peace and balance.


Copasetic Soul said...

seems to be a good outline for a better tomorrow..

thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

So important @ "Take your time to pray. Don't rush. It provides us with daily fuel for our busy lives."


Don said...

@ blu jewel: thanks, and i do always try.

Blu Jewel said...

copa - my pleasure; hope you get to use some of them

b_more - Amen! Amen! Amen!

don - you're welcome and my pleasure