Sorry for the absence of late everyone… I’ve been a bit all over the place with job hunting lately and haven’t gotten around to getting on here and typing stuff up. Though I have had plenty of ideas of topics I’d like to write about.
So for starters I am going to share with you something I saw on another blog and thought it was just fantastic!! So I’m abridging it a bit and sharing with you my favorite ones 🙂
Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone – and doing a bit of good in your daily life
1.) Don’t say “yes” when you mean “no”. It’ll make you resentful. Say what you mean and mean what you say
2.) Try to make a gratitude list each day. Include big things and little things. Invite your friends to make their own lists; you can all email one another each day, sharing your gratitude.
3.) Call your parents or grandparents. Sometimes, a five-minute phone call is all they need to feel loved.
4.) Curb your jealousy. Be happy for others.
5.) Be willing to be wrong. If someone has a grievance with you, really try to see her point of view. If called for, apologize. It’s hard to do, but it feels really good and makes life so much easier.
6.) Be a good friend to your friends. Tell them what’s good about them, that you appreciate them, and make the effort to spend time with them.
7.) Go vegetarian. Animals raised and slaughtered for food suffer immeasurably. Visit http://www.GoVeg.com for a free vegetarian starter kit.
8.) Do your best to think good thoughts. They affect your health, happiness, and the people around you.
9.) Practice accepting compliments. The person complimenting you is giving you a gift. Receive it graciously, even if it is difficult.
10.) Be generous with your compliments. Don’t blow smoke up anyone’s ass. Just say nice thing when they occur to you.
11.) Forgive those who have wronged you. Holding onto anger and resentment poisons your body and your life. There are no benefits in staying mad. Let go. It’s okay.
12.) Forgive yourself. It’s okay to be imperfect and to have made mistakes. Try to do better, that’s all.
I love those suggestions…. or rules… or guides… whatever you chose to call them. They all make perfect sense. I think my favorite one is number 9 because personally I have such a difficult time with that one. It all boils down to self esteem. If you don’t have enough self esteem and don’t think all that highly of yourself then there is no way you are going to accept someone else who is complimenting you. What I have found is that those who are giving you a compliment when you blow it off take it as an insult. They find it annoying that you are brushing it off. So even if you may not agree with it or find it difficult to accept, just keep that part to yourself, smile and accept it, and move on.
So copy those down and post it on your desk or your refrigerator at home, somewhere you will see it every day. That’s what I did!! 🙂