Thursday, December 16, 2010

best advice ever.

1. Pray

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. Carry a spiritually enlightening book with you to read while waiting in line.

17. Get enough rest.

18. Eat right.

19. Get organized so everything has its place.

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

21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.

22. Every day, find time to be alone.

23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray.

24. Make friends with Godly people.

25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.

26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good 'Thank you Jesus .'

27. Laugh.

28. Laugh some more!

29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.

30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).

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

32. Sit on your ego.

33. Talk less; listen more.

34. Slow down.

35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.

36. Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before. GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU.


Tucker said...

I need to take this advice! how true it all is (:

Marz said...

Thank you for the reminder, all of this is very true and yet it's still SO hard to sometimes follow even the best advice (I'm working on it I promise!) So thank you for the motivation! Actually I couldn't have read this at a better time. Today I was feeling really drained. To top it off I had some car trouble at the beginning of the week. I got the call from the mechanic that it was going to cost $600 to fix. UGH! I know it could be worse, but seriously last thing I needed right before Christmas. However, it could be a lot worse. I had to make myself remember that and to just be thankful and to just let it go. God always provides! So thank you again for these "how to live life well" guidelines! We can all def. benefit from this post

Ashley said...

You are so welcome! I needed the reminder myself, so thought I would share. I'm very sorry to hear about your car troubles. I've been there and know how it feels. Hope everything works out without costing you too much $$$.

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

This is so great. Thank you <3