Oh ... Really?

Tips for a Powerful New Year

I'm not usually one for pop-psych, feel-good, glurges, but this list of ways to improve your life sounds pretty spot on. I also hate New Year resolutions ... my only resolution is to not make any resolutions, so I am ignoring what the calendar says. There's no time like the present to make improvements. I am going to try to implement some of these suggestions from Jon Gordon, energy coach??? Whatever ... they all sound like good things to do ...

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. Buy a TIVO, tape your late night shows and get more sleep.

4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement: My purpose is to___________ today.

5. Live with the 3 E's. Energy, Enthusiasm, Empathy.

6. Watch more movies, play more games and read more books than you did in 2006.

7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, tai chi, qigong and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.

8. Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.

9. Dream more while you are awake.

10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less foods that are manufactured in plants.

11. Drink green tea and plenty of water and eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds and walnuts.

12. Try to make at least 3 people smile each day.

13. Clear your clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.

14. 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.

15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.

18. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements:

I am thankful for __________. Today I accomplished____________.

19. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

20. Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disney World and you certainly don't want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.


Blessings for the New Year to all!

Posted by LissaKay on 12/30/06 at 02:57 PM in Personal
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Thanks, Lissa -- great list!
Posted by Netmom on 12/31 at 12:29 PM
Happy New Year, Lissa!
"10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less foods that are manufactured in plants."

Those foods that come off the outside of plants are more tasty than those you dig out from the inside of plants. Yep.

Posted by Bos on 12/31 at 10:29 PM
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