2015 Handbook of Life

As 2014 dwindled, I got a mail from one of my colleagues (Yinka) and it so much touched me that i promised to post it here. It will help you in this new year. Try them out and see a better you.

Dear loved one,

Here are a few things to keep in mind.

Your Health:

  • Drink plenty of water every day to detoxify your body.
  • Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar so you can be here for long.
  • Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less of manufactured in plants.
  • Live with the 3 E’s – You must keep your Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy.
  • Make time to pray, you need divine strength everyday of your life.
  • Play games to challenge your brain and keep it young all the time.
  • Read more books to keep pace with your personal development drive.
  • Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day for deep, reflective and focused thinking.
  • Sleep for at least 6 hours daily so you can keep your energy level at pace.
  • Take a 30-45 minutes’ walk daily. And while you walk, wear a smile to relax.

Your Personality:

  • Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea of what their purpose is.
  • Don’t develop negative thoughts on things you cannot control i.e. the weather elements rather invest your energy in things that are in your reach i.e. your moods.
  • Don’t live overboard. Live within your strength; develop your capacity to overshadow your limitations.
  • Don’t take yourself so seriously. Relax deadlines are set by people but achieve your goals.
  • Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip or backbiting so you won’t be laid back..
  • Dream more while you are awake and put your thoughts in concrete plans with actions.
  • Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. The grass is not greener on the other side. You are gifted for your assignment.
  • Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind people about the mistakes of their past that will ruin their present happiness. The past is always what it is – the past!
  • Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others. Live in forgiveness. You owe everyone your love and forgiveness because you are not perfect.
  • Make peace with your past so it won’t always show up in your present. Don’t cover it any further; confront it to enjoy true freedom; no one is in charge of your happiness except YOU!
  • Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.  Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appears and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime. Laugh at your mistakes and refuel to face your future.
  • You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. Life is about win-win experiences.

Your Relationships:

  • Call your family often. You don’t have a space that can’t be occupied by your loved ones!
  • Each day give something good to others. Make people around you feel great about their lives.
  • Forgive everyone for everything even when they are unlovable and unforgiveable in your own estimations. Opinions are cheap but convictions are rare.
  • Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6 years so you can understand the dynamics of life.
  • Try to make at least three people smile each day.
  • Your job/business won’t take care of you when you are down. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

Your Life:

  • Always desire to do the right thing, without any compromise!
  • Get rid of anything that isn’t useful in your life; don’t waste your time and opportunities.
  • GOD can heal everything, especially the so called hopeless situations of our lives.
  • However good or bad a situation is; it will come to pass. It has definitely not come to stay.
  • No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. Consistency is the rule of life.
  • The best is yet to come. Always develop a good expectation of a favorable outcome.
  • When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD because Life itself is a gift! Be joyful!

Culled from Ayo Daniels’ e-votional.

Enjpy the new year


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