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  1. #1
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    Nov 2009

    Default How to Have a Good Life

    Live within your means, budget if necessary and recycle as much as possible to save funds and your environment.

    Pay attention to your thoughts, feelings & actions, let go of any feelings that may cause you or other people harm.

    Do things that are helpful. Open the door for someone, hold an elevator for someone, and yield your seat to others.

    Be spontaneous, this keeps the mind able to be creative and spontaneous assistance is less likely to be fueled by expectation of something in return.

    Appreciate the things that you have, you won't have them forever after all.

    Practice kindness & tolerance. Especially with yourself, if you can't be kind to yourself, you can't be kind to others

    Smile. Occasionally the main reason we don't is because our faces have settled into a dour expression. Use those smile muscles!

    Exercise and eat healthily. Even if its just walking or doing housekeeping, keeping active will keep you active long term.

    If you can't afford to give gifts, make your own preserves, plants & flowers or crafts instead.

    Meet friends and keep contact with those you appreciate and appreciate you. Friends that use you as a comfort rug or doormat may be exploiting you and your well-being. Know your neighbours, family and people around you, while respecting their privacy.

    Try to fix your own problems, that way you can understand them better.

    Explore & Experiment. Go on holidays or even travel your local area if you've never seen it. Try new ideas, cuisines, cultures, courses & languages. By taking a gamble on things and working with the results is truly living.

    Visit museums, art galleries, botanic gardens, opera & orchestras and other community events and fairs. These services are there for people to see and are often run by volunteers themselves.

    Set your limits, know what you can do, what you can accept. Practice equanimity for the things you can't.

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    Sep 2003


    Excellent article and I am sure this will help lot of people..

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