- There is no such thing as multi-tasking, just effective task-switching.
- The right time for change is now.
- Replace TV with reading.
- If you want a relationship, have a two-way relationship. It’s the only kind.
- Identify who is a part of your support network. (Also, from Robin Sharma, I learned to “say goodbye to energy vampires in your life” – negative people who steal your enthusiasm)
- Create a Happiness Sticky and read it every morning.
- Keep a Gratitude Journal and write at least 3 points every night before bed.
- Give or receive a hug every so often.
- Don’t compare yourself to others. Beat the last you.
- Unplug at least 1 hour before bedtime.
- Listen to music. It’s the language that speaks to one’s soul.
- Add items into your calendar and create checklists instead of point-form to-do lists.
- Make a commitment to learn something new every week. (Did someone tell you every day?)
- Live in the present, literally. (Your friends online aren’t going to be the first people you turn to when you need help.)
- Spend quality time with your family. You have no idea what you’re missing out on.
- Dress up. Smell nice. Look smashing. Go out and have fun every once in awhile.
- Learn a second language.
- Diversify and work hard in all that you do, because hard work always pays off.
- Keep a budget and know your spending habits.
- Do not be lazy.
I end with 3 words: Balance. Wisdom. Faith. If you want an additional challenge: I challenge you to go on social networking websites for personal use once a day. (Maybe you can work your way to once a week.)
Good luck on accomplishing some of the items in this list! If you really want to be active about changing your lifestyle this upcoming year, start by printing it out and posting it up somewhere visible. 30 seconds of review each day, 30 consecutive days of changing one habit, and you’ll have established a completely new lifestyle for yourself.