I came across this wise advice at SIMPLE TRUTHS and thought it was worth sharing.
RULE #1 WAIT TO WORRY
What were you worried about this time last year? You probably don’t remember.
Did you know that only 8% of what we worry about ever comes true?
“Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength.”
RULE #2 KEEP AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE
Count your blessing and jot them down.
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it”
~William Arthur Ward
RULE #3 YOUR HEALTH IS YOUR WEALTH
If you lose your health, you lose everything… Take time to exercise, catch up on your sleep and eat right.
“One of the main qualities it takes to be successful is energy...it may be the only thing.”
RULE #4 JOY BOOMERANGS
Do something for someone else...the good you do boomerangs back to you!
“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”
~Booker T. Washington
RULE #5 LEARN TO SAY “NO”
We have limits to our time, energy and interests.
“If we always say ‘yes,’ we run a greater danger of severing relationships than if we refuse right away.”
RULE #6 UNDERSTAND THE POWER OF DISCIPLINE
If you discipline yourself today, you’ll enjoy your life more tomorrow.
“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you.
~Henry Ward Beecher
RULE #7 SURROUND YOURSELF WITH POSITIVE PEOPLE
Find people who will challenge you, believe in you and inspire you to improve.
“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.”