Just do these, and your life will be fantastic!

  1. Eat well, and if needed, figure out what you’re not getting from food and take supplements. And be sure to drink enough fluids.
  2.  Exercise every day, at least by stretching. Twenty minutes is ideal, more if you need to lose weight.
  3. Have a plan. Then use it. Put the top three items you want to do at the top of your daily to-do list, and do them first.
  4.  Spend time with your family and friends.
  5. Have a job you love. If you don’t love it, find one you will.
  6. Take breaks. Don’t work while eating meals, and if you’ve been sitting for an hour, stand up and move around for several minutes.
  7. Spend some time in nature.
  8. Laugh.
  9. Hug someone.
  10. Count your blessings every night before bed. And be sure to get enough sleep.


How do you see your life? As a journey? A story. A dream?

If you could write the story of your life, how would you like it to be? Imagine your perfect day. What happens when you get up in the morning? Are you happy to be alive? I hope so! Do you have something fabulous to look forward to? A great breakfast, or a brisk walk  in the sunshine, talking to your loved ones, or even—work!? Again, I hope so.

Maybe your life isn’t as pleasant as you’d like because you haven’t really thought about how you want it to be. If that’s true, here are some ideas to make it better.

  • First, write down a few things on separate pieces of paper (that handy small legal pad is ideal for this) you’d like to do in the near future. Maybe there’s a hobby you’d like to pursue. Or you want to lose a few pounds. Or you want a new job. Maybe you’d like to adopt a pet.
  • Under each desire, list the steps you’d have to take to get what you want and the cost in time and money.
  • Next order the steps they need to be taken in.

Then GO! Start with Step 1 as soon as you can. Today, hopefully.And when you get ready for bed each night, are you happy with how your day went? What could you do to make it better tomorrow? This is called an examined life.  A lot better than an unexamined life!