Thursday, January 9, 2014

Tips for a Beautiful Life

It's a new year once again and it seems that it's also the time for resolutions and goals, and making positive changes in our lives, so I thought I'd share this list that I found awhile back. I can't really remember where I found it, but I held on to it for whatever reason and I'm glad I did. Now, I'm not saying that you have to do each thing word for word or follow it to a T, or even agree with each and every tip, but I think it is a great guideline for a better year and a healthier/happier life in general. We've all probably seen most of these tips individually, but it's nice to have them in a list. Maybe hang it in our office or somewhere where you'll see it often. It might be a nice pick-me-up when you are having "one of those days" or just need a little reminder...

25 Awesome Tips for a Beautiful Life

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day and while you walk, SMILE. It is the ultimate antidepressant.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
3. When you wake up in the morning, pray to ask God's guidance for your purpose today.
4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less manufactured/processed foods.
5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, broccoli, and almonds.
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 that you cannot control. Instead, invest your energy in the positive and the present moment. 
8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out credit card. 
9. Life is not fair, but it is still good.
10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Forgive them for everything! 
11. Don't take yourself too 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. Help the needy. Be generous. Be a giver, not a taker! 
18. What other people think of you is none of your business.
19. Time heals everything. 
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, pray to God and be thankful for what you've accomplished today!
24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed!
25. Share this with everyone on your list to help them lead a happier life!

...Some of these may be easier said than done, but, like I said, it is a great general guideline for making life a little more healthy and stress free. I need to work on many of these myself! Do you have any tips that you would add to the list? Feel free to share! 

Happy New Year, all! I hope it's your best yet!

 ~Trin     

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