How to make yourself “Healthy, Wealthy and Wise”
1. Put your life values in order.
If you know your goals and priorities, you were less likely to be overwhelmed by the demands of daily living.
2. Learn to like yourself.
You are a unique individual, Respect your abilities, recognize your needs and forgive your errors.
3. Develop relationships.
Find others that you can talk to honestly and in a personal way. Be willing to give and take.
4. Learn to accept what you cannot change.
Some circumstances are beyond our control. Set realistic expectations and start to work on them, with help if necessary.
5. Define tasks at hand.
Determine what you need to accomplish and the best way to proceed. Work on only one talk at a time. When anxiety creeps in, ask yourself if you are doing your most important task. If so, take a deep, relaxing breath and continue, if not switch to your highest priority task.
6. Work off tensions.
Get some kind of regular aerobic exercise. Exercise helps rid you of the tension and strain of daily living.
7. Eat wisely.
Reduce the amount of caffeine, sugar, salt and fat in your diet.
8. Develop an escape.
Choose a hobby that is strictly for your own enjoyment and one you can engage in regularly.
9. Take time for fun.
Do what you enjoy. Treat fun time as important and do not let anything interfere.
10. Learn to relax.
Try deep breathing, muscle relaxation, meditation or something else you enjoy. If necessary, read a book, listen to a tape or attend a class to really learn how to relax.
11. Talk about your troubles.
Confiding worries to a special friend may relieve your stress. Often another person can help you see your situation from a new perspective or help find a solution.
12. Practice being assertive.
The very act of asserting yourself, speaking up to say how you feel, can help you feel better.
13. If you often feel anxious, depressed, worried, frustrated or fearful, seek help.
Sometimes you need assistance from professionals to get you back on the right track.
14. Make one change at a time.
Do not try to make dramatic changes overnight. Be kind to yourself and take it easy.