36 Ways to A Better You


1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
4. Live with the 3 E’s - Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Play more games.
6. Read more books than you did in 2010.
7. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
8. Sleep for 7 hours.
9. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

10. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
11. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
12. Don’t over do. Keep your limits.
13. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
14. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
15. Dream more while you are awake.
16. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
17. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner of his/her mistakes from the past. It will only ruin your present happiness.
18. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
19. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
20. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
21. 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.
22. Smile and laugh more.
23. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

24. Call your family often.
25. Each day give something good to others.
26. Forgive everyone for everything.
27. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
28. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

31. Do the right thing!
32. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
33. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
34. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
35. The best is yet to come.
36. Your inner self is always happy. So, be happy.

List via Tumblr
All images via WeHeartIt


starsanderin said...

I really, really like this post.
Especially as a Health and PE teacher. So many good points.

Thanks for always commenting on my blog. Small blogs like me need love too!

Enjoy the weekend!

AllyM said...

I love number 17! It really does ruin the happiness in your relationships when that happens! Awesome blog post, so motivational!


Brooke Skousen said...

I love love this. Thanks for sharing:)

genevieve, sandbox romance said...

Totally digging this. Thanks!!

Alyssa May Edwards said...

Let me just say that I am obsessed with this post. I am going to print this off and put it on my bulletin board. Seriously. I love this. ♥


Alex said...

I absolutely love this. I was just sitting in my apartment trying to stay awake enough to finish homework, and this list just brightened my spirit. I like, No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. So great.
Thanks for sharing :]

Curves ahead makeup said...

this was so uplifting thanks for sharing

Laurita P said...

love so many parts of this. thank you.

Silver Strands said...

GREAT post. really.

Anonymous said...

I'm lucky if I even get 6 hours of sleep a night! The woes of college. I love my grandparents and my little cousins, and I love calling my mom everyday! You're just in a philosophical mood there, aren't you?

And that last photo makes me miss the beach so much.

- Sharon

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

This is such a great post #2 made me laugh because I only eat dinner I forget sometimes since I am a busy MOM.

I love #10 sometimes I find myself down that road and it's true the grass aint always greener on the other side.

aki! said...

I like the ice cream... and your health section.

Michelle said...

this is such great advice. also, LOVe that necklace below!

Samantha Joy said...

Where did those pumps come from they are amazing!! Please follow my blog :)


Anonymous said...

great photos!

jezmacmania said...

i LOVE this post! definitely things to live by.