simplify your life
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15th Sep 2011, 11:07 PM #1
simplify your life
simplify your life
Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple,
and the simple thing is the right thing.
- Oscar Wilde
when we were young we saw the world through simple, hopeful eyes. We knew what we wanted and we had no biases or concealed agendas. We liked people who smiled. We avoided people who frowned. We ate when we were hungry, drank when we were thirsty, and slept when we were tired.
As we grew older our minds became gradually disillusioned by negative external influences. At some point we began to hesitate and question our instincts. When a new obstacle or growing pain arose, we stumbled and a fell down
In order to solve the problem that caused us to fall, we avoided it all together.As a result, we ate comfort food and drank alcohol to numb our wounds and fill our voids. We worked late nights on purpose to avoid unresolved conflicts at home. We started holding grudges, playing mind games, and subtly deceiving others and ourselves to get ahead
Over the course of time, we made our lives more and more difficult, and we started losing touch with who we really are and what we really need.
Letís make things simple again. Itís easy.
Simple ways to simplify life
1, Be yourself.
2 .Listen to your body
Listen to your body Ė it will tell you what you need.
3. Slow down and do nothing
Take about 15 minutes each day and grab a cup of coffee or tea and give yourself time to think about whatever it is you want to think about.
Mind reading never workout
5. Your health is your life, keep up with it. Get an annual physical check-up.
6.Live below your means.
Create a budget and savings plan and stick to both of them.
7.ďto doĒ list each day
Make a to do list everyday. Its makes your life easy to live
8.Exercise to help you discover your source of strength
9. Savor every moment
To be in the moment is to live in the moment.
10.Get enough sleep every night. An exhausted mind is rarely productive.
11. Get up 30 minutes earlier
so you donít have to rush around like a mad man.
12.Get off your high horse, talk it out, shake hands or hug, and move on.
13.Put on a happy face
Sometimes we have to fake it until we make it.
elevates your mood and enhances a more positive attitude as well as fosters better personal self-esteem and confidence.
15. Pursue your goals
create a life full of passion and enthusiasm.to pursue our goals
16.Finding your calling
Some find meaning in religion or spirituality while others find purpose in their work or relationships . Be happy to be here(world)
17.Donít drink alcohol or consume recreational drugs when youíre mad or sad. Take a jog instead.
18.Get rid of stuff you donít use.
19. Use technology to automate tasks.
20. Donít steal.
21.Say ďI love youĒ to your loved ones as often as possible.
22. Finish one project before you start another.
23. Forget regret
Leave your mistakes and regret in the past. They donít define your value, then or now. When you stay in the past you become stuck and unable to move forward
25.Learn to cook, and cook.especially Indian food
26.Make a weekly (healthy) menu, and shop for only the items you need.
27. sing,hear or play music
28.Stay out of other peopleís drama. And donít needlessly create your own.
29.Smile often, even to complete strangers.
30. Treat everyone with the same level of respect you would give to your grandfather and the same level of patience you would have with your baby
31.Apologize when you should.
32.Be curious. Donít be scared to learn something new.
33. Donít be shy. Network with people. Meet new people.
34.Spend time with nice people who are smart, driven, and likeminded.
35. Donít drink and drive.
36.Drink water when youíre thirsty.
37.Donít eat when youíre bored. Eat when youíre hungry
38.Let go of things you canít change. Concentrate on things you can.
39. Realize that the harder you work, the luckier you will become.
40. Set priorities for yourself and act accordingly.
41. However good or bad a situation is now, it will change. Accept this simple fact.
42.Excel at what you do. Otherwise youíll just frustrate yourself.
43.Realize that youíre never quite as right as you think you are.
44.Mature, but donít grow up too fast.
45. Be sure to pay your bills on time.
46. Spend a little time now learning a time-saving trick or shortcut that you can use over and over again in the future.
47.Ask someone if you arenít sure.
48. Donít waste your time on jealously.
49.Play to your strengths
One way to achieve flow is by understanding and identifying our strengths and core values, and then begin to use these every day
50. Learn from failure
Learning from failure and having regret are two separate things. Regret is an emotion; a feeling of disappointment along with a modest amount of shame or guilt. But to look back at a circumstance and figure out what went wrong gives you some very important information.
51.Believe you are worthy
Whatever your goal, your dream, or your desire, you are worthy of achieving it.
52.Take 100% responsibility
Except in rare and unfortunate circumstances, you are responsible for the quality and condition of your life. Your career, your relationships and your happiness are all under your direct control. Avoid finger-pointing and embrace the control you have in your life.
53.Know what you want
Understanding what and where you want to go in life will provide you with a vision and an insatiable spirit for the journey.
54.Stop doing whatís not working in your lifeComfort can be your biggest obstacle to growth and happiness. Take an honest look at your own life. Are you doing things you know donít work; but you keep doing them nonetheless because either you are too scared to try something new or you donít know any other way
55.Perform one act of random kindness daily
Hold the elevator door open for someone who is a few steps behind you or lift the bag and place it in the overhead bind on the airplane for someone who canít manage this task. Kindness breeds more kindness. The concept of ďpaying it forwardĒ is real and effective.
56. Listen, really listen, when someone is speaking to you
Listen without judgments or criticism. Try to avoid any self-referencing and be fully present for whoever needs it.
56.Keep the faith
At the end of the day when you are weary from all of the effort and energy you have expended and you are sore and tired from being hit hard so many times, but the dream is not realized, the one thing that tells you to keep going; to get up tomorrow and to keep moving forward, is your faith.
There are no accidents without value. When you get hit hard and land on your back, look for the reasons and for the value in this. Open your heart and trust this happened for a reason
How many times do you say the words ďthank you,Ē in a day? How many times do you hear these same words? If you are doing the first thing, saying ďthank youĒ, the latter will naturally happen.
58. Remember the kid you were
As adults, we sometimes forget how to play, how to relax, or just how to be a kid again.This keeps us from feeling the joy and happiness of just cutting loose and playing.
59.Spend time with your friends
Learn to make the friendships a priority in your life.
60.Donít overdo it
Too much of a good thing may begin not to feel as good if the ďthingĒ becomes more of a routine, or an expectation. Set healthy and reasonable boundaries for yourself and donít overdo it.
Life is still easy enjoy it.
29th May 2015, 07:07 AM #2
Re: simplify your life
With the blessings of the lord, I am a self motivator and do not get bogged down so easily in life