Friday, January 16, 2009

How to Live Your Life

...or rather, how I live MY life. Some of these may not resonate with you, but I have found that living this way makes me happy and keeps my head clear.

1. Find ways to connect to your spirit every day.

2. Go to bed on time.

3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.

4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.

5. Delegate tasks to capable others.

6. Simplify and unclutter your life.

7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)

8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.

9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.

10. Take one day at a time.

11. Separate worries from concerns . If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety . If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.

12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.

13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.

14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.

15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.

16. Get enough rest.

17. Eat right.

18. Get organized so everything has its place.

19. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.

20. Write down thoughts and inspirations.

21. Every day, find time to be alone.

22. Make friends with Godly people.

23. Laugh.

24. Laugh some more!

25. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).

26. Slow down.

27. If you like something about someone, tell them.

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