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Thursday, December 31, 2009

40 Tips for a Better Life in 2010

This was passed on to me and I thought it was wonderful and wanted to share.

Author unknown.
40 Tips for a Better Life in 2010
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 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 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 e-mail 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. Share this with those you care about. I just did. May your troubles be less, May your blessings be more, May nothing but happiness come through your door!


Robyn said...

Hi Nancy,

I just wanted to answer your question you left on my blog. If I would have set the size to 11 1/2 it wouldn't have fit because that would not have been for the length but the size of the image and that would have been the width of it. I hope that made sense.

Have a great day!

Vicki said...

Ohhhh, I love this and will adopt this for my 2009!!! Thanks for sharing

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

I really like this list...have snagged it to send along to those family members that need to be pestered to death with emails. ;D

Thank you for visiting my corner the other day and for leaving a comment. It's a lot of fun to meet bloggers!

Pauline said...

THis is a very cool post.
I am going to copy if that is okay!

Theresa Yamasaki said...

These are great! Thanks for listing those ideas. Terrific!

SarahsMom said...

Had a very difficult 2008 which left me feeling tired, defeated, overworked, overwhelmed, and discouraged. With God's help I am determined to have a better 2009 and your list of 40 things is just the encouragement I need!

Thanks for sharing it!

Kat @ measuring my life in l-o-v-e said...

What great reminders! Thank you for sharing this. Happy New Year's to you and your family!

Grab a cup of coffee and take time to enjoy some posts from the past