Happiness Rules to Live By

The following comes from 40 Tips for a Better Life by Deepak Belani.

  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. Live with the 3 E's — Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
  4. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, tai chi, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.
  5. Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
  6. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
  7. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds and walnuts.
  8. Clear clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.
  9. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
  10. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.
  11. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
  12. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
  13. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
  14. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
  15. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  16. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
  17. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  18. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. Stay in touch.
  19. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
  20. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
  21. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it. Enjoy the ride.