Thoughts For Thursday: Resolutions

Thoughts For Thursday: Resolutions

Happy New Year everyone!!  I was reading a few blogs early this morning and my friend, Heather, posted this on her blog.  I thought it was pretty neat and it seems that the tips are fairly reasonable and doable so I thought I’d share it here for today’s TFT.   Making huge resolutions can be somewhat depressing and overwhelming… so read through these tips and, if you want,  pick a couple that suit your fancy, work on them, then come back and pick a couple more. 🙂

Inky Smiles!

40 Tips for an Exceptional New Year…

  1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
  2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you must. Buy a TiVo (DVR), tape your late night shows and get more sleep.
  3. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, “My purpose is to__________ today.”
  4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
  5. Watch more movies, play more games and read more books than you did in 2008.
  6. Make time to practice meditation and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.
  7. Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
  8. Dream more while you are awake.
  9. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat fewer foods that are not manufactured in plants.
  10. Drink plenty of water.
  11. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
  12. Clear your clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.
  13. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip,energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
  14. 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.
  15. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
  16. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.
  17. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
  18. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
  19. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 
  20. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
  21. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
  22. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  23. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, and wear the fancy underwear cause today IS special.
  24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
  25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: “In five years, will this matter?”
  26. Forgive everyone for everything.
  27. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  28. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
  29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  30. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
  31. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
  32. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
  33. The best is yet to come.
  34. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  35. Do the right thing!
  36. Call your family often.
  37. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: “I am thankful for __________.” and “Today I accomplished _________.”
  38. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
  39. Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disney World and you certainly don’t want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.

2 thoughts on “Thoughts For Thursday: Resolutions

  1. Happy New Year, Erin! What a wonderful, uplifting and positive perspective on the whole resolutions concept. Thanks so much for sharing!I’m so tickled to hear you liked what what in your package…*Ü*

  2. What great reminders! I am going to print this out and use this to help me stay positive! Thanks! Happy New year!

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