Tuesday, June 24, 2008

24 Tips for a better life

A friend sent this to me today and I really liked it. I added tip #25 since it is so important.


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. Buy a lock if you have to.

3. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement,
'My purpose is to __________ today.'

4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.

6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

7. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

9. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

11. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

12. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

13. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

14. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter ??'

17. Forgive everyone for everything.

18. What other people think of you is none of your business.

19. FAITH heals almost everything.

20. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

21. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

22. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

23. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements:
I am thankful for __________. Today I accomplished _________.

24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
25. Be grateful for everything.


thailandchani said...

Very interesting thoughts! :)

Margene said...


MissKoolAid said...

Beautiful. And a good reminder to slow down and enjoy every minute.


Pam Aries said...

I seond aof these! How are you doing?

Gemma said...

I'm going to copy that list...I try to do alot of those things already but some days definately could use a reminder.
Thankful for you!

Julie said...

There is a lot of wisdom in this. I am going to print it out - once I get my print orders unjammed.

KaiBlueCreations said...

Aloha Kate..
very wise words!! thank you for sharing..
Peace, Kai xx

Beverly Keaton Smith said...

Great tips Kate...thanks for posting these!

Tan said...

Some very good thoughts. I especially like "will it matter in 5 years"

judie said...

Hey Kate. Really good rules to live by. Some I already do, some I should work on. I'm trying to get back to the blogging world, so I'll see you again soon. Take care, girl. xoxoxoxo

Janet said...

This is a great list. I printed it out and will keep it on the fridge to remind me every day.