Sunday, July 20, 2008

Direct Your Life

A friend of mine sent me these 24 items that one should do every day. He sent it in one of those chain email things that everyone gets all the time and just deletes them. For some reason I read this one. Supposedly knowing and doing these things will make your life better. I don't think there are any scientific facts related to all these things that will prove that they will in fact improve your life. On the other hand I don't think any of them will hurt. So if you can take just one or two of these items into you daily life, I would think that at the very least your life will be a little more pleasant on some level and place your life in the direction that you want it to go.

1. Take (at least) 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. In stead 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 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 complete the following statements: I am thankful for __________.Today I accomplished _________.

24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
I'm adding this one.
25. I'm not Bitter, I'm Better.


blkbutterfly said...

love, love, love the post's title. :-) direct your life, indeed!

#16. i read about this in a book or magazine. except it framed in, will this matter 5 minutes, 5 weeks and 5 years from now? then you had to determine how important the task was.

#3 and #23: i've been working on doing these more often.

c0nn3ction said...

Thank you for a beautiful post.

Inspirational and true

Corey Keith said...

Man, what I needed on a Monday...

fuzzy said...

i must say I do many of these items, more than half! some I might want to protest, but I'll just agree to disagree!

jerzey_reality said...

As I've gotten older and continued maturing and developing I notice that I do a lot of these things for health and sanity reasons. Its amazing how following some of these items can change ur life for the better. Simple changes for major outcomes.

Turn me up a lil said...

Thanks for the love man

I really feelin the part about stating your purpose every day I might take that one and run with it.

4GOTTEN1 said...

I actually do a lot of this things didn't really know they were considerd good for you. Great post thanks.

Curious said...

I don't do the fruit and nuts thing. I try now again. I really do. I know that they're good for you but if there is something fried to eat it will trump fruit every time for me. I'm weak. The rest I already do in some form or another, but I like how you have specified them out and them easier to follow.

Eb the Celeb said...

all good stuff... thx 4 sharing

E. Terrell said...

great post man... thanks... it was just what i needed...

BronzeBuckaroo said...

The list seems very cool indeed with advice to take to heart.

taylorSiluwé ..... said...

Took my first walk today. And I took some interesting pictures too. I didn't do the smile though -- felt like a lunatic.

btw -- check out my Photo du jour. Its kinda in line with another recent post of yours, sorta.

Joseph said...

I love this D--I'm printing it out and hanging it on my wall.

Phat Boy said...

This is awesome and are really keys to a balanced life.

12. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

So true. This is something I've learned and it's funny how empowering it can be.

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