Tuesday, January 27, 2009

24 Tips

I am super busy tonight. Just catching up on lots of school work and stuff for my Sunday School class. But last week I read something on my sweet friend Christal's blog that I loved. I hope she doesn't mind if I share it with you today. It's really good advice!!

24 Tips for a Better Life
There's a little something in here for everyone...




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. GOD heals almost everything. . . and He can heal everything if its in His plan. We just need to trust His bigger picture.

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.

9 comments:

Ginger said...

24 wonderful reminders! I needed to read these tonight!

Stephanie said...

I AM SOOOO EXCITED RIGHT NOW!! I have been blog-hopping for a little over a year and have enjoyed it thoroughly. The only problem has been that I feel ancient! It is so terrific to find another Christian, elementary school teacher, mom of teenagers! Yippeee!! I will definitely be returning to your blog for parenting support! :)
I want to thank you for posting the precious, tear-jerker of a letter the Bush girls left for our new first kids! So sweet!

Christal said...

So glad you used it we all need the reminders ! Hope your having a great week!

Megan L Hutchings said...

I am so glad I read this this morning ;)!

One of my favorites was the one about stating your purpose for the day!

Rebecca Jo said...

very good...

petrii said...

Betsy,

I loved this. These are GREAT reminders!!!

Have a Blessed day,
Dawn

Becky said...

Great post Betsy!

Meagan said...

All very good ideas! I hope you have a great weekend Betsy!!!

Jacquie said...

Those are great!! #16 and #20 were particularly meaningful to me right now!