Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tips for better life in 2009


p.s. My dear Enny shared this with her friends and i can't get my hands off them till i got this on my blog. Enjoy them...Cheerio!

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1. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day. And while you walk, smile (though you might not be spotted by a talent headhunter ;p).

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day (Self reflection, contemplation is cool).

3. Sleep for 7 hours (beauty sleep meh).

4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy (Dont' be an energy sapper, give out positive chi to everyone you encounter), Enthusiasm ( you don't have to know rocket science to be thrilled in everything you do), and Empathy (that's why dealing with children and animals on daily basis is therapeutic).

5. Play more games (Aiyaaa..not game consoles ok).

6. Read more books than you did in 2008 (how about at least 1 book 1 month? I'm on 1 book + 1 Newsweek/Economist/TIME per week sanity dosage).

7. Make time to pray. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives (Food for our soul. I feel much better after Doa for I know there is always THE ONE up there listening to my heart pouring 'talk').

8. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6 (the former inspires you while the latter dares you to dream).

9. Dream more while you are awake (Daydreaming like me ;p but seriously, scientifically proven that visualising certain moments that you wish to succeed can set you to accomplish it in real life).

10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants (Read: processed foods and better still, eat home-cooked food).

11. Drink plenty of water (Check out my good friend's PT MACAM BAGUS take on how much is too much).

12. Try to make at least three people smile each day (They feel good, you feel good and the world is at least a better place to people who are connected to them and you, yourself).

13. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip (this is a total energy sapper and definitely will not fail to make you prejudice and a pessimist).

14. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness (Always forgive and forget. I thank Allah for my short term memory. Why would you want to hurt someone you love?).

15. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment (think good and everything will be alright).

16. 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 (Not a malaysian school though because when we start getting stressed out to attain better grades, we forget the purpose we have to go through this problem).

17. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar (boost the energy to start your day, a hungry man is an angry man, don't spoil your day early in the morning. The feel-good hormones in our body will keep us 'full' all day long).

18. Smile and laugh more (Indeed, laughter is the best medicine. I don't believe that we need to have another soul to smile and laugh. Read jokes and LOL).

19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others (pity them instead).

20. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does (this is part of great stress management).

21. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree (The real purpose is to share your views. Again, don't take yourself seriously and stop being an energy sapper).

22. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present (letting go - physically and emotionally - is good. Why not have your own spring cleaning every now and then?).

23. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about. Don't compare your partner with others (Always remember that we are born into this world for a very special purpose - pursue the road to that purpose).

24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you (I can't agree more - happiness starts with you).

25. Forgive everyone for everything (Another food for our soul).

26. What other people think of you is none of your business (It's good for your self esteem because nobody knows you better than yourself right?).

27. However good or bad a situation is, it will change (Be flexible and always be prepared. Come what may - it serves us a good lesson).

28. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch (It's always good to talk).

29. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful (why would you keep something that will remind you life sucks at one point of time?).

30. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need (if you have more of whatever that makes you envious, ask youself if it would be good for you?).

31. The best is yet to come (Be an optimistic. Another piece of good life mantra as you would always try your best to achieve better).

32. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up (procrastination will only weaken you).

33. Do the right thing (instead of doing the popular thing)!

34. Call your family often (filial piety and brotherhood makes us a responsible and caring human being).

35. Your inner most being is always happy. So be happy (no worries ;p).

36. Each day give something good to others (Maybe you want to watch "Pay it forward" - this is phenomenal).

37. Don't over do. Keep your limits (We know ourself better than others).

6 comments:

WanHidayat said...

Salam sis...

WMH here...hope u've heard about this WMH before...hehehe....

7 hrs of sleep...How cud I get this long sleep uh???...5 hrs pun dah rasa mcm impossible...

Lots of tip for healthy life...will enjoy reading your blog after this...

Wish u have a wonderful day sista!!1

Oscar the Grouch said...

Tip no. 6 (read more books) is the definite one I’ll be gunning for in 2009, if only I had the luxury of time.

Heck, I have not even read any of Paulo Coelho’s books.

So many books, so little time ...

Fi-sha said...

Salam WMH

Of course, I've 'heard' about you from PT MACAM BAGUS. Glad to know that both of you could get along so well in such a short period of time.Hope you are in the best of health...

Thanks for stopping by and boy, i really enjoy reading your "Chronicle"

I watched on Disc Channel this morning about the importance of sleep - that's when our brain is most active and during sleep, our brain will 'file' and 'catalog' our experience into long term memory or discard them for good. This is when the real learning takes place, ideas ignited and problems solved.

Bro, im also having problem getting 7-hr sleep. I'm not even beautiful and not getting my beauty sleep...arghhhhh :P

Take care!

Fi-sha said...

Hi Oscar The Grouch

A guy friend, who reads a lot, thinks Paulo Coelho's books are tad boring but I beg to differ, like millions around the world. You can borrow a few of mine if you want to. Just let me have your mailing address

So many books, so little time? Call me anti-social or what, i read while having my breakfast and lunch, while i'm in the bus or queuing hehhehheh..

Oscar the Grouch said...

Fi-sha,
That’s really nice of you, to offer me your books.

If given the luxury of time, perhaps I’ll consider taking up such a generous offer.

These days I only get to read while waiting for appointments, knowing Malaysians tending to be late for their appointed schedules :-)

Fi-sha said...

Dear Oscar The Grouch

Like love will find its way, book will also find their way to you Oscar!

Cheerio!