Bring On 2009!

As the year draws to a close, we are thinking about ways to make the next year better. This year has been stressful for just about everyone, ourselves included. And so, in the spirit of resolutions, we've set a goal to live a happier, healthier 2009. We found some simple things we can all do every day to make that happen.

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 have to.

3. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to __________ today.'

4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants, and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, and almonds

6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

7. 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.

8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

9. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

11. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

12. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

13. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

14. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?'

17. Forgive everyone for everything.

18. What other people think of you is none of your business.

19. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

20. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

21. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

22. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am thankful for __________. Today I accomplished _________.

23. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

And a BIG THANK YOU to everyone for reading our little blog. Here's to more posts in 2009!


Barb said...

WOW...loved your list of do's for was great and wouldn't it be GREAT if everyone did that...Happy New Year to all of you Jenkins from this Jenkins ya tons

zobars said...

Happy new year to all of you too !!!!!

Lindsey said...

Perfect post! It was great to see you Janaan, lets do it again soon!

Shauna said...

I love this list!!