Handbook to Life

Handbook to Life


1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy.
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games.
7. Read more books.
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minute walk daily. And while you walk, smile.


11. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don’t have negative thoughts over things you cannot control. Instead, invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don’t overdo. Keep your limits.
14. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake.
17. Envy is a waste of time. Be grateful for what you have been given.
18. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
20. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
21. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away (like algebra class) but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
22. Smile and laugh more.
23. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.


24. Call your family often.
25. Each day give something good to others.
26. Forgive.
27. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
28. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.


31. Do the right thing!
32. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
33. God heals everything.
34. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
35. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
36. The best is yet to come.
37. When you awake alive in the morning, thank God for it.
38. Your inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

I actually read this sweet little handbook on one of my favorite blogs http://www.pbfingers.com/

She has a great blog about leading a healthy lifestyle mixed with some other fun stuff, and I absolutely adore her dog!

I’ve been tested quite a bit this week and am finding it very difficult to stay positive and breathe. I’m also sleep-deprived and ridiculously over emotional. Last night I went to Wendy’s in Meredith’s car because I slept through dinner since I only got 1 hour of sleep. When I was leaving the Wendy’s parking lot I looked right 2 cars were coming, but nothing was behind them, I checked left and a whole line was coming so I thought, “ok, I’ll wait until the last car goes and then I will pull out.” WRONG. A car came out of no where and I hit it….IN MY ROOMMATES CAR! My stress levels are through the roof right now and I don’t think I could possibly feel worse about what happened. Thankfully no one was injured and 3 very nice men who were on a prayer walk heard the crash and stopped to pray with me and stay with me since I was all alone until some of my senses came back and I called Scott.

After I called my dad and texted Meredith my phone died. I’m thinking well that’s the least of my worries, I’ll just charge it when I get back and everything will be back to normal…WRONG. I get back to my room, I charge my phone, the service still doesn’t work. I have no idea what is going on and not having a phone is just as stressful. Especially when you need to get in contact with your roommates parents 😦 and you can’t call your mother…MOMMY!!

Anywho those are my troubles right now and I am doing everything in my being to remain positive and remember to breathe, which is something that I tend to have a problem with.

I just keep reading the life portion over and over because I feel like those are really important for me to remember right now! Which ones were your favorite?

Enjoy your weekend and this beautiful weather! I’m planning on a long run to relieve some of this stress!

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