1. Think daily. Meditate.
-When is the last time you did this? I try to do a little meditation or relaxation at the start of the day.
2. Get in the zone.
-Whatever I’m trying to do, I try to focus on it so it is my priority.
3. Make it a point to do something bold every day.
-It’s easy to regret your awkward conversations but hard to regret the ones you didn’t have.
4. Learn something new.
-I trained my dog to lay down. What have you done that’s so great?
5. Debate something.
-I miss my old few friends that could get together and argue about the most random of topics, or events in our lives.
6. Spend time with a child.
-Pretty soon I’ll be spending a lot of time with a child, but I made a point before to visit my nieces and nephews. I love the wonderful insights innocence gives them.
7. Go outside.
-When it’s nice out, go out. Walk your dog, stretch your legs! Go to a park and walk bare foot in the grass. It’s one of my favorite relaxation techniques.
8. Recognize what makes you happy.
-This is what’s hardest for most people I know. They get too stressed or wrapped up in life/themselves that they no longer know. It becomes more “escapism” than happiness.
9. Stop broken thoughts.
-I’m guilty of this. Disjointed. Broken. Half-complete. I’m getting better.
10. Don’t stress about it.
-This is one tip I can’t help but stress (heh). Don’t stress about it. don’t put yourself in situations where you feel the need to stress. Don’t bite more than you can chew, and if you do, realize you will get through it eventually.
Honestly, they seem to be simple steps – but I think people get so bogged down and wrapped up in themselves (and life in general) that they forget about these things.