Forty Tips for a Better Life

My co-worker Allan had been forwarding inspirational e-mails for the pas couple of weeks. I envy those people who finds the time to send out e-mail messages, be it forwarded stuff or personal e-mails. I hardly have the time to write each of my friends or relatives.

The world has become a busy and stressful place. Well, for me anyway. Sigh...

So the e-mail on tips for a better life was a good reminder for me - that I should be enjoying the journey through life. And that there is much more to life than work.

The italized sentences after each tip are what I feel about the tip.

  1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
  2. I tried walking to the bank and to the mall this afternoon, and after a stressful day in the office, it was what I needed.
  3. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
  4. Yes, every morning when I start my day reading the Bible.
  5. Buy a DVR and tape your late night shows and get more sleep.
  6. No late night shows for me. Sleep is more important.
  7. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, My purpose is to __________ today.
  8. This is worth a try!
  9. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
  10. I need more than vitamins for the 3 E's.
  11. Play more games and read more books than you did in 2007.
  12. My goal this year is to find the time to read as much books as I can.
  13. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, tai chi, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.
  14. I have been attending the Body Balance class at Fitness First. And I try to talk to God more.
  15. Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
  16. Sayang, my mother is under age 70!
  17. Dream more while you are awake.
  18. No need to remind me about this one as I do daydreaming a lot.
  19. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
  20. Oh yes...
  21. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.
  22. Why not!?!
  23. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
  24. I'm hoping I made more than three people smile today; I can be very witty with what I say.
  25. Clear clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.
  26. I'm getting there...
  27. 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.
  28. Amen to that! This seems like a reminder from Joel Osteen.
  29. 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.
  30. As my dear brother says, problems/challenges are very expensive ways to learn.
  31. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
  32. With the rising cost of food, I may be eating like a college kid with a maxed out card in all three meals.
  33. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.
  34. I used to smile a lot when I was younger. Now what happened!?!
  35. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
  36. I agree!
  37. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
  38. True.. so I'm a work in progress on this one.
  39. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
  40. Hmmm...
  41. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
  42. Very true. Especially with Jed. And with work.
  43. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
  44. I tend to just forget about the past and never bring it up.
  45. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  46. I'm happy with the life I am living.
  47. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
  48. Another Joel Osteen reminder!
  49. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?'
  50. This makes so much sense.
  51. Forgive everyone for everything.
  52. Not quite but getting there.
  53. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  54. And I really don't care what other people think of me except of those very few who matter in my life - my husband, family, and close friends.
  55. GOD heals everything, but you have to let Him.
  56. Without a doubt.
  57. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  58. I'm hanging on to this words. Looking forward to July 16.
  59. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
  60. See... Now why does work gets in the way of friendship?
  61. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
  62. Don't keep junk in your life.
  63. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
  64. Yes, the Lord made me complete, and He provides for my needs. There's definitely no reason to feel envious.
  65. The best is yet to come.
  66. How come I'm singing this.... "the best is yet to come..."
  67. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  68. A responsible adult is professional, in every aspect of life.
  69. Do the right thing!
  70. Even if it's the unpopular choice.
  71. Call your family often. (Or email them to death!!!)
  72. I always do.
  73. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am thankful for __________. Today I accomplished _________.
  74. I should start writing this in my journal.
  75. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
  76. Now let me post this somewhere where I can always be reminded of this tip.
  77. 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. Very well stated.

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