One of my goals is to make life better for everyone. After thinking for a long time about what I could personally do to make life better, this list was compiled.
Each week we will release a new tip. So stay tuned and follow the story to help make your life better, and maybe someone else’s life better too.
The point is to stop living like zombies and start living. Pretty soon life will be better for everyone.
Week 1 Journaling
Keep a journal. It’s really simple. Everyday write down either with pen and paper or by typing it, the important thing is to journal for ten minutes every day. It’s best if you can write first thing in the morning just after waking up during your first cup of coffee.
Keep a journal for a few years and always review them every few months.
Week 2 Bad TV Habits
Stop watching TV. This one is a bit tricky. Really though if you want to be happy, you have to start living. Real people get their emotional stimulation from direct interaction with other real live people. Cats get their pixelated decaf from watch the tv.
For the next year, unplug your tv set, and spend the time you would be watching tv to do something more interesting. Like learning.
Week 3 Meditate
Ideally you should spend at least an hour meditating every day. This is quiet time that you spend in contemplation. If you’re too busy to meditate for an hour each day, then spend two hours, because you need the practice.
This will sharpen your mind. This will make you smarter. And better the rest of your life. It’s worthy of doing, and will help you in your daily life.
Week 4 Practice Compassion
If you practice compassion in your daily life, with all that you go about doing, when sudden problems arise, like someone cutting you off on the freeway, you have already prepared to handle the situation. Danger lies when something catches you off guard and throws you for a loop. Be prepared and practice compassion ahead of time, that way you don’t have any surprises.
Week 5 Listen to Music
Listening to music stimulates your mind for better creativity, and dealing with life. Ideally you should be listening to music as much as possible. Make a ten hour play list, and listen to it for a year everyday on repeat.
Notice how you feel? Also you should be listening to music when you are sleeping at night. Try some classical music. It will keep you going.
Week 6 Food and Stuff
Watch what you eat. The better food you eat the better you feel. Everyone should have access to good wholesome food that doesn’t make you feel like crap. Speaking of which, when you eat, set a timer, and see how long after you finish eating before you have to use the bathroom. If after two minutes you crap your pants the food likely isn’t that good.
Week 7 Coffee
Get enough coffee. After drinking coffee for a while, notice how you feel. Drink as much as one half gallon of coffee a day. If you’re doing everything else right, this shouldn’t bother you.
Just don’t brew your coffee so weak that it looks like tea.
Week 8 PEMI
Record your Physical, Emotional, Mental, and Intellectual scores a few times everyday to track your progress. The goal is to be Sustainable and function at 100% of your capacity. If your not working at 100% then find out what is hurting your performance.
This app is available now. It’s called PEMI. Look for it.
Week 9 Creativity
Be creative. You should have some ways of expressing yourself that are positive ways to make life good. Take up a hobby doing something creative that makes you feel good. If you take up art, don’t be afraid of making bad art, just make art.
Enjoy the experience. Do something creative like writing, or making music, or drawing. Find your creative edge and work to master it. There is something for everyone. Find your groove.
Week 10 Tell Someone Else!
Blog your experience. Share your journey as you go through these processes with others. As you’re working on all ten of these items all at the same time, your growth will start to progress and you will find yourself being productive and competent.