Monday, October 24, 2011

A letter to the stressed out.

Ideas I found that actually work for me: 
1. Take a 10-30 minute walk each day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate antidepressant.
2. Try to get enough sleep.
3. Make time to pray.
4. Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
5. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
6. Drink plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds, and walnuts.
7. Don't take yourself too seriously. No one else does.
8. Make peace with your past so it doesn't screw up the present.
9. Love and time can heal.
10. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes every day. Buy a lock if you have to.
11. Try to make at least three people smile every day.
12. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful, or joyful.
13. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
14. Laugh more.
15. Remember that you are blessed.

A Regretful Letter.

"How much larger your life would be if your self could become smaller in it; if you could really look at other men with common curiosity and pleasure...You would break out of this tiny and tawdry theatre in which your own little plot is always being played, and you would find yourselves under a freer sky, in a street full of splendid strangers."

- G.K. Chesterton 

I realized today that I've fallen into some selfish tendencies. I wrote this post to mark my conscious effort to change them.

I went camping this weekend and took this photo. I liked it... thus the reason you see it here.