Friday, June 19, 2009

50 Ways to a Better You

1. Take naps. Researchers at Harvard found an hour nap was as beneficial as a full night's sleep.

2. Don't take things personally. It's not raining on you alone. And maybe the waiter's dog just died.

3. Breathe. Holding your breath increases muscle tension.

4. When it's your turn to listen, don't think. Thinking interferes with hearing.

5. Eat only when you're hungry. If you're not hungry, but you're eating anyway, it's not food you're needing.

6. Smile. Especially when you don't feel like it.

7. Smell the flowers. Research shows the fragrance of lavender and lemon, for instance, can lessen depression.

8. Balance your checkbook. It's actually less stressful to know where you stand.

9. Say no when you mean no, and yes when you mean yes.

10. Don't watch the 11p.m. TV news. It won't make for a restful sleep.

11. Schedule fun. Put it on your calendar, or you might forget.

12. If you don't understand, ask. There are no dumb questions.

13. Stretch after exercising every time. If you do, you'll stretch your active years.

14. Don't fly on holidays.

15. Do what you say you're going to do. Even when you only say it to yourself.

16. Do puzzles; play games. Studies show it prevents senility.

17. Put the TV where you won't remember to turn it on.

18. Sit in the sun without sunscreen for 15 minutes a day. Vitamin D keeps bones strong. Sunlight lifts your spirits.

19. Assume the best. Studies show optimists live longer, healthier lives.

20. If you're a shower person, take a bath. It's relaxing.

21. If you're a bath person, take a shower. It's stimulating.

22. Eat only what you love. Not what you like, or what you tolerate, what you love.

23. Ask for a hug. Hugs are proven to lower blood pressure.

24. Strive for imperfection.Trying to be perfect causes stress. Stress lowers immunity.

25. Drink water. It's healthier than any other liquid.

26. Don't smoke.

27. Sit in hard chairs.They make you want to get up and walk around which is good for you.

28. Realize not everyone will like you.Trying to make them is too stressful. Stress raises blood pressure.

29. Be grateful. Because you have lots to be thankful for.

30. Finish eating before you are full. Aim for feeling satisfied.

31. When your worries keep you awake, write them all down. It will ease your mind so you can sleep.Throw the list away in the morning.

32. Never talk yourself out of how you feel. Feeling is healing.

33. Make yourself uncomfortable. Breakthroughs don't come from the status quo.

34. Ask yourself over and over, "What do I want?" How can you get it, if you don't know what it is?

35. Turn the volume down. Musicians will be happy to tell you how they lost their hearing.

36. Call your mother.

37. Clean out your closets, basements, and attics. Then give your stuff to people who need it.

38. Give advice only when asked.That's when it's most meaningful.

39. When you can't say anything nice, nod and smile. When people nod and smile at you, drop the subject.

40. Admit when your wrong. Apologize and make it right.

41. Keep your perspective. Only the end of the world is the end of the world.

42. Now is better than later. Procrastination causes stress. Stress constricts blood vessels.

43. Embrace change. It's constant. Resisting causes stress. Stress, strokes and heart attacks are related.

44. Let your gut be your guide. If it feels wrong, it is wrong.

45. Blame is a way of avoiding responsibility. Just fix the problem.

46. If you can carry on a conversation while exercising, you're not getting aerobic benefit.

47. Master your mind. Study after study shows positive thinkers have fewer health problems.

48. Lies are short-sighted. Honesty wins in the long run.

49. Have compassion. And include yourself.

50. Spend some time each day with your Source. Studies show those with a regular spiritual practice, no matter what type, live healthier longer.

1 komentar:

Mama said...

Thanks for your article.
Can you speak Indonesian language?
Where do you live?
God bless you, bye2.........

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