Thursday, January 17, 2008

Tips for an Exceptional, Superb & Powerful Life!

1.) Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate antidepressant.

2.) Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.

3.) Buy a Tivo (DVR), tape your late night shows and get more sleep.

4.) When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to________ today.'

5.) Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.

6.) Watch more movies, play more games and read more books than you did last year.

7.) Always pray and make time to exercise.

8.) Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of Six.

9.) Dream more while you are awake.

10.) Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less foods that are manufactured in plants.

11.) Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.

12.) Try to make at least three people smile each day.

13.) Clear your clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.

14.) 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.

15.) 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.

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

17.) Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.

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

19.) Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

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

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

22.) Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

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

24.) Ladies - Go on and burn those 'special' scented candles, use the 600 thread count sheets, the good china and wear our fancy lingerie now. Stop waiting for a special occasion. Everyday is special.

25.) No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

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

27.) Forgive everyone for everything.

28.) What other people think of you is none of your business.

29.) Time heals almost everything. Give time, time!

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

31.) Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch with them.

32.) Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

33.) Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. God provides remember?!

34.) The best is yet to come. (in Heaven)

35.) No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

36.) Do the right thing!

37.) Call your family often.

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

39.) Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

40.) 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.

LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH. LIFE'S A GIFT ... UNWRAP IT! Have a Blessed day. Please share with friends!



Bev Mahone said...

I practice #12 as often as I can because I realize there is alot of power in a "smile."

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Vicki, for this wonderful and inspiring list. These words are wise and great reminders of how to live with joy and purpose. Life is, after all, precious and all too short and we must celebrate and treasure every single day!

Anonymous said...

Lots of great, easy to incorporate ideas here, thank you.

Debbie Stevens said...

Thanks for the list of inspiration mate, I will rise each day saying Today, I choose to follow God's lead...God bless!

Anonymous said...


All of these tips are not only wonderful, but vital to good health. It exhausted me just to read them! LOL If only we would do even half of them, our quality of life and that of those around us would improve.

Pam Archer,

Melodieann Whiteley said...

What great tips. I certainly could benefit from following some of them. Thank you so much for sharing them.

Pop Art Diva Enterprises said...

Great list - I loved the idea of making 3 people smile! I try each day to do something nice wherever I see an opportunity - and there is always an opportunity to bring some light into someone's life!

Terri, aka PopArtDiva, The Martini Diva, The DIVA of TINY FOODS ,The Normal Challenged Artist, The DIVA of DIVAVILLE

Claudia Meydrech said...

Hi Vicki,

This is the kind of list I want to print out and keep on hand to refer to, the next best thing is to link to it with a few words to my "Sunday Inspiration" on HerBulletin of Happy Nutritionist's Nuggets...I hope it brings a few visitors to your lovely blog. God bless you today!


Sarah Mäkelä said...

Hey Vicki, it was great talking with you at the Michael Hauge retreat.

I tagged you! You're it! The details are on my blog at

=) Have a great day!

Karen Lingefelt said...

Vicki, you forgot #41: Give Karen L your teddy bears!

Oh, and you've just been tagged.

Anonymous said...

So many of these spoke to me I can't begin to list all of them but I loved the one where you suggest we spend more time with people over 70 and under 6. It's always good to remember where you've been and see where you're going.

I'm taking #4 with me to my art show tomorrow to remind me that my purpose there is to sell art, not to read, not to chat but to make my living.

And everyone please take #37 to heart. When your family is gone it's to late to talk to them, laugh with them or tell them you love them.