Monday, January 19, 2009

Tips for a Better Life

I got this from Lizza's post on Facebook and I thought it was interesting.

Tips for A Better Life

1. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day. And while you walk, smile.--> this works in cheering you up, but not all the time. And it also depends on what's bringing you down.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.--> this works, definitely.
3. Sleep for 7 hours.--> aah yes.
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.--> hard, hard, hard.
5. Play more games.--> huh?
6. Read more books than you did the previous year.--> trying.
7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.--> oh god. ok, fine. Prayer.
8. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.--> I think they should have made the '&' an 'or'.
9. Dream more while you are awake.--> haha! All the time.
10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.--> uh-oh
11. Drink plenty of water.--> ok.
12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.--> I think I can manage this...
13. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.-->HUWAAT?
14. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.--> hmmm
15. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.--> this is like telling water not to be wet.
16. 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.--> really? no wonder! I suck at being a student. Does that mean I suck at life too? hahahaha.
17. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar. --> good idea.
18. Smile and laugh more.--> trying.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.--> again, water.
20. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.--> really.
21. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.--> I'm getting better at this.
22. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.--> no comment.
23. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about. Don't compare your partner with others.--> ok, this looks easy.
24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.--> I AGREE.
25. Forgive everyone for everything.--> huh?
26. What other people think of you is none of your business.--> we are not islands!
27. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.--> ok, if you say so.
28. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.--> indeed.
29. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.--> this reminds me of Livi.
30. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.--> ok.
31. The best is yet to come.--> I HOPE SO!
32. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.--> sigh, ok.
33. Do the right thing!--> I second the motion.
34. Call your family often.--> I do.
35. Your inner most is always happy. So be happy.--> Your inner most what is always happy.
36. Each day give something good to others.--> give or do? big difference there.
37. Don't over do. Keep your limits.--> I agree again.

For more on wonderful happiness ideas, please join the group "The Happiest Day of Your Life"

Now isn't this list giving you things to think about?


anya said...

... are there tips on HOW to follow all of these tips? Heheh.

vicki said...

Nah. Just like any list. It tells you what to do but not how to do it. Didja think it would be that easy? bwhahahaha!

Mom Tips said...

Hey, great list, long though. I guess one could start by making a priority on which ones to implement first, then go from there.

vicki said...

Mom Tips, I think you're right. It can be very overwhelming huh?