22 Tips for a Great New Year!!

1.) Smile more…this is a lesson from Amy who always wears an infectious smile!!! (Thanks for that)

Smiles are infectious to you and others.  Wearing a smile, even when there is nothing to smile about can make you feel better.

2.) Smile at someone-bet they’ll smile back at you!

Refer to first point, this is one infection that is good to pass around to others as much as you can!

3.) Write out your to do list, before going to bed.

This is a great way to be organized and to keep thoughts of, “What do I need to do tomorrow?” out of your head while you are trying to fall asleep.

4.) Get a good night’s sleep every night – you will feel so much better the next day

Your body repairs and recuperates itself while sleeping.  It helps you stay healthy and energized.

5.) Ask someone what you can do to help them.

Be a true servant to your fellow people.  No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care…so care for others and express it by asking what they need.

6.) Eat your vegetables-not sometimes….everyday!

Yes, this is what your mom used to say all the time and it was with good reason!  Veggies really are you home doctor. Minerals, vitamins, anti-oxidants…eat many and plenty.

7.) Read more

Take the time to expand your mind and grow your thinking.  I heard that the biggest difference between who you are today and who you will be in 5 years is based on the books you read and the people you know.

8.) Live in the moment

Enjoy everything that life has to offer today.  You never know what will be gone tomorrow so suck it all in and live every moment to its fullest.

9.) Exercise hard

There is no sense in trying to relax while you exercise.  It really defeats the purpose!  When you are done, you have to feel like you have accomplished something, not just have gone through the paces.

10.) Have an attitude of gratitude… be grateful

Everything you have in life should be viewed as a blessing.  Be grateful for even the tough stuff, because it will make you stronger and better when you fight through it.

11.) Take your vitamins

While food is a great source of nutrition, supplementing with vitamins is often necessary.

12.) Don’t put things off

No matter what it is, deal with it at the earliest opportunity.  Nothing gets better with time except wine, so take care of things early to keep them from going bad.

13.) Avoid negative people

Back to good old advice from mom! She always said, “You are judged by the company you keep and they will have an impact on you and how you are viewed by others.” Negative people have the ability to suck the joy right out of you and that defeats everything else you have to be thankful and grateful for.

14.) Drink at least 2 litres of water everyday.

You are made up of so much of the good stuff, replenish it and cleanse yourself.  A spring fed lake has more abundant life in it than a bog.  You want to ensure your lake supports healthy life, not stale and stagnant stink.

15.) Be there for others

There is no greater measure of a person than what they will do for others not on an everyday basis, but when others reach out for you or need you.  Be there for them.  They have asked you to be their support…be it and honour them by helping.

16.) Don’t blame others

Blaming others has become a mantra for so many of the ills that plague our society.  Well, the truth is, YOU control everything that affects you.  The choices we make as individuals plays a great part in everything we are and everything we do.  Sure, bad things happen to good people and often at the hands of others, but how it affects us defines who we are and who has the greatest control in our lives.

17.) Give more than you promise

Be a giver and do so in abundance! Remember, what goes around comes around.  If you give more than is expected or than you said you would, it will be remembered, respected and reciprocated.

18.) Keep it simple

This is the KISS principal.  The harder you make things, the harder they are! Simple right, so don’t make little things complicated. Simple is always best.

19.) Learn from every mistake

We are human and we make mistakes.  Learning from them and knowing not to make the same mistakes again separates the incompetent from the competent.

20.) Forgive others

It is rare that anyone truly does anything to intentionally hurt us.  Forgiveness is compassion, carrying a grudge only leads to misery and hate.   This will eat you alive if you carry it, so let it go!

21.) Forgive yourself

If you are going to forgive others, you have to first forgive yourself.  Be you biggest critic, be your harshest judge, but forgive yourself to heal.

22.) Never give up

Winners never quit, quitters never win.  History is full of incredible examples of people who had every reason to quit and no one would have batted an eye at the decision, but think of how great life is because they never quit. Lincoln, Edison, Bell, Franklin…the list goes on and on. NEVER GIVE UP!!!






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