Thursday, January 15, 2009

Tips For A Better Life

OK, I admit it - I've become rather obsessed with Facebook.

Well, maybe that's a bit strong. But I do check my friends' status at least every day - just to kind of keep up with people. I know there are a lot of wacky things there - like sending people virtual drinks and hitting them with virtual snowballs. I don't pay much attention to those things. I want to get to know people and find out what they like. Ultimately I'd like to grow my business, and I need to know what people are interested in and what they're seeking out so I can better position my business to help them achieve what they want.

Today one of my friends posted this slideshow with tips for a better life. It's another of those things you really probably already know. But as we've discovered over and over at this blog, it's not really what you already know - it's what you DO with what you know that matters.

So here is a list from this great Facebook site by Nithya Shanti, via Krystal Pine. The list is a little different than the slideshow, but they're both fabulous. Enjoy!

Tips for Better Life

1. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day. And while you walk, smile.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
3. Sleep for 7 hours.
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
5. Play more games.
6. Read more books than you did the previous year.
7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.
8. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & 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 plenty of water.
12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
13. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
14. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
15. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
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.
17. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
18. Smile and laugh more.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
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. Don't compare your partner with others.
24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
25. Forgive everyone for everything.
26. What other people think of you is none of your business.
27. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
28. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
29. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
30. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
31. The best is yet to come.
32. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
33. Do the right thing!
34. Call your family often.
35. Your inner most is always happy. So be happy.
36. Each day give something good to others.
37. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
38. Share this with someone you care about.


At 4:41 PM, Blogger Dorothy said...

number 25 is a difficult one to do..I rarely forget however maybe I could consider forgiving....I'll give it some thought..great post..

Dorothy from grammology

At 1:15 AM, Blogger Kingbachbone18 said...

Did you seriously just rip this person off? Some of your post is word for word, some words are changed here and there....

At 1:17 AM, Blogger Kingbachbone18 said...

I'm sorry, I just realized that you gave the credit to someone...Sorry for the earlier post!


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