Sunday, January 25, 2009

24 Tips for a Better Life


Subject: 24 TIPS FOR A BETTER LIFE - 2009

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 is able to heal anything.

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.


Holly said...

o Barb - I feel like you wrote this JUST for me today...thank you! Love, Holly (stuck in the past, unable to forgive at times, worried about $$, not truly appreciating what is here and now, but working on it)

barb cabot said...

Holly, everyone has those days, so I posted this for all of us. You are not alone.

annette said...

I read you insights and vow to follow them and if i only manage to follow them for that 1 day, they will help me be a healthier and kinder person for that day.

Candi said...

Love it, thanks Barb.

Anonymous said...


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.Macri.Photography. said...

i hear you holly. hang in there, you are NOT alone.

thank you for posting this, barb. it speaks to me on so many levels, especially #16 and #24.


.Macri.Photography. said...

posted this after being inspired by your post!

Sandrac said...

Excellent advice, Barb -- thanks!

Wendylee said...

What a great list thankyou for sharing.

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