Saturday, March 28, 2015

Life Improvements

1. Exercise

And if you can, exercise in the morning. This helps in so many ways. It will help you sleep better at night and be more alert during the day. It will help wake you up in the morning by getting your blood flowing. It will help to sharpen and focus your mind. It will help relieve stress. There are just so many benefits.

TEH : A must to make it a compulsory ... daily basis.

2. Don't say "I'll do it tomorrow" or "I don't have time."

Tomorrow tends to be the imaginary land that never arrives, and 95-99% of the time when people say "I'll do it tomorrow" or "I don't have time" it really means "I'd rather just be lazy."

TEH : Haha ... guilty. Procrastination. Ok ok ... I will try not to be lazy, tho that is my nature?

3. Don't make excuses. Just do it.

If there is something that you want to do, whether it is just something that you think would be fun, a new experience, or something to better yourself then do it. This sort of goes with point #2. If you're making excuses then all that means is your really don't want it that badly.

TEH : Yes, there are many things I wanted to do with my limited time(24 hours only) ... so, I have to learn to prioritize.

4.Read books.

Get off the internet. Stop reading pointless 3 paragraph articles and read something substantial. It will help expand your vocabulary, it will open your mind, it will inspire real thinking and creativity, and more.

TEH : Yup yup ... listening. I do enjoy reading books ... rather than online. Time to reduce my hours on internet!

5. Make sure you understand your credit score.

TEH : Learning to know more ... at least I have started from financial-idiot to someone more aware of personal finances.

6. Save money.

Be aggressive about it. In the next 5-10 years, you'll probably be extremely happy that you did so.

TEH : This is a MUST ... I need to be back being frugal ... used too much when I shifted to new place. Time to be aggressive in saving again.

7. Don't hold grudges.

Do not harbour hate. It takes a lot of energy to be mad at people so don't bother. Just let things go. And if someone continues to inspire these bad feelings in you, then let them go. It's that simple.

TEH : I have learnt these well ... but I do still have few negative humans around me, which I hope they will understand(one day?) why they are un-happy and why they still kept those hatred in them.

8. Laugh and smile.

Always. Having a bad day? First, Smile. A big one. Ear to ear. Force it. Smiling doesn't just happen when you are happy, but it always happens to make you happier. It's scientifically proven. Then go to YouTube (I know earlier I said get off the internet, but laughter is a necessity.), look up a funny video or your favorite comedian and just laugh. Just let go. It'll help.

TEH : It is not easy to SMILE when we are down ... we all knew that. Getting away from bad situation is hard enough ... but written here : FORCE IT. ok ...

9. Stop and smell the roses.

It's good to want to better yourself, but you also need to know when to take time for yourself and relax. Let your batteries recharge.

TEH : Yes ... need to learn to STOP ... PAUSE ... and err ... I don't like the smell of roses. Have a walk in the park would be nice.

10. Be thankful and grateful.

Sometimes it can be hard in the moment to realize that you actually have it pretty good, but every now and then just stop and think about everything that you have in your life. There is always someone who has it worse so you should be happy that you have what you have. It's also good to want to be better and to not just accept things for what they are, to challenge the status quo, but at the same time if you are always surging forward and you never stop to appreciate what and who is around you then one day when you finally do stop, you may realize there's nothing left.

TEH : Yes ... I always feel thankful to those supported me, being helpful ... and have taught me good lessons. Thanks.

There are half more ... but guess it is good enough to share here, about living.


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