Thursday, October 7, 2010

22 Tips to Help Make Every Day a Good One

1. Sit quietly in a chair every day for 15 minutes with NO distractions.

2. Floss. Very important this one. Not flossing linked to all kinds of unpleasant things. Keep several containers of it around the house, next to your bed, near TV/comuter, in your purse/briefcase. That way you have a better chance of getting it done. It only takes 30 seconds. Really no reason not to do it.

3. Give someone a compliment or/and do a good deed daily.

4. Get out and WALK every day for 30 minutes, if you don't have 30 then 15.

Make good choices. Every good choice you make reinforces other good choices. Only you know what the better choice is.

6. Take a vitamin pill and if you live in the Northern US or in Canada pop a vitamin D.

7. Do some daydreaming

8. Call your mom or someone close to you every day just to say hi.

9. Drink a full glass of water. More is better but one is great.

10. Make sure your kitchen is clean each night.

11. Have something to look forward to. Make plans to get together with a friend.

12. Think twice before you buy anything.

13. Make your bed

14. Smile

15. Avoid comparisons.

16 Say thank-you like you MEAN it.

17. Have a goal. If you don't have any, make one, or two or three....

18 Eat some greens. Have a salad.

19. Stop and admire the things that please you.

20. Stretch

21. Suck in your belly button each time you think of it:) Hopefully it is several times a day:)

22.Try not to worry.....

“Worry is like a rocking chair--it gives you something to do but it doesn't get you anywhere.
"Worry often gives small things a BIG shadow"

Anything to add? Please feel free to pass this on.

p.s. The picture above is Halifax in the distance.


Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

i love this. i have a jar filled with positive quotes and affirmations at my work bench to help me stay up-beat. i have found the best way for me is to count my blessings...i love the song in "white christmas".

Kate said...

oh this is so helpful!sound advice,I need to buy floss again.

Kristine said...

That photo is absolutely gorgeous. I'd love a copy to put on my wall at home.

Thanks for the lovely advice! We all need reminders every now and then.

Teresa aka Tess said...

23. If you won't say it to someones face then don't post it on Facebook or any other social networking site.
Great tips Shelagh, love the photo.

Unknown said...

Great tips! Oh I suck my belly in pretty much every 5 mins on a an average day haha. doesn't seem to do much though...hmmm

Love the photo too, the sky can be very pretty here sometimes can't it?!

Sharon said...

Very good tips! Love the photo! Amazing.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Great list Shelagh. I do half of them every day and try to do 2 or 3 more.

The only other advice I'd add is to sing or dance as often as you can.

Kate on Clinton said...

Wonderful list - it is good to be reminded to do so many of these simple things that good for the soul and general well-being.

leendadll said...

i just posted pics of the shoes. with the exception of my customizations (blue trim, pink stitching & pink laces) they look just like the previews - but a little less glossy

Andrea on Third Street said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing.

christina said...

I absolutely love this!

Anonymous said...

So true - many words of wisdom here. And a gorgeous photo too!

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

Such a lovely list of simple 'can do's'! Thank you for the reminder...

Caroline said...

Oh my...just stumbled across your blog! LOVE! What a fabulous post.

Jeanne said...

I love this
I love all you share

Unknown said...

24. Whisper a thank-you to the Universe for placing people (and blogs) in your life that celebrate all that is precious and priceless in this journey.

I'm glad I stopped by today via Soul Aperture.


Lisa Johnson said...

Awesome post! Thank you for this! ; )