50 Life Secrets and Tips

1. Memorize something everyday. Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory
functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options. 2. Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions. Those who are heavy set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content. 3. Develop an endless curiosity about this world. Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Try new things. Get out of your comfort zone and try to experience as many different environments and sensations as possible. This world has so much to offer, so why not take advantage of it? 4. Remember people¶s names so that they feel appreciated and for your own future benefit when you want something from that person. To do this, say their name back to them when they introduce themselves. Then repeat the name in your head a number of times until you are sure you have it. Continue to use their name in conversation as much as possible to remove any chance of forgetting it. If you¶re still having trouble, make up a rhyme about their name: ³Dan the Man´ or ³Natalie flatters me.´ 5. Get fit! It¶s ridiculous to think that we have one body, one sole means of functioning, and people are too lazy to take care of themselves. Fit bodies lead to better health, confidence and more success with the opposite sex. I¶d say those are 3 very good reasons to get in shape. 6. Learn to focus only on the present. The past is unchangeable so it is futile to reflect on it unless you are making sure you do not repeat past mistakes. The future is but a result of your actions today. So learn from the past to do better in the present so that you can succeed in the future. 7. Even more specifically, live in THIS moment. Even 10 minutes ago is the past. If you live purely in this moment you will always be happy because there is nothing wrong in this splitsecond. 8. Smile more often. Whenever you get a grin on your face, your brain is releasing serotonin, the happy hormone. Smiling is the natural way to force yourself to be happy. Many people even smile for five minutes straight in the morning to get themselves in a great mood for the day. It is a very powerful tool that is utilized less and less as we grow older and need happiness more than ever. Just remember that while happiness leads to smiles, smiles also lead to happiness. 9. Drink water. Hydration is tremendously important for overall health. Soda has absolutely ZERO nutritional content; it¶s like pouring a punch of sugar and syrup into your cup. Instead, fill it with life-replenishing water. It may taste plain at first if you¶re coming off of a heavy soda-drinking streak, but you¶ll soon find yourself addicted to it. 10 glasses per day is optimal, how many have you been getting lately? 10. Don¶t take life so seriously! Learn to laugh at the little things and this whole ³existence´ thing will be a whole lot easier. Be amused by your mistakes and failures and be thankful that you learned your lesson and won¶t mess up like that again. And most importantly do things that you enjoy! Life is not strictly business, it can be mixed with pleasure. 11. Think positive thoughts. When you find yourself thinking a negative thought, stop it immediately by any means necessary. Slap yourself in the face, yell something positive at the top of your lungs or jump up and down. Do whatever it takes to get back to a positive mindset as such is essential for continual happiness and success. 12. Read books. No explanation needed. 13. Get in the sun. Superman was completely re-energized when he flew out to space and soaked in some rays and you can do the same right outside your front door (if you live in a constantly dreary place, my apologies). The sun feels amazing: your entire body will be coursing with warmth and life. 14. Help others. I¶ll just give you a plethora of reasons why this is a MUST

If you get all of your worry out of the way and have the mental fortitude to keep from reverting back to them. The ³required´ 8 hour/night is for normal people. Sounds a bit cruel at first but it only stings for a 22. maybe you¶ll find a place you love so much that you decide to move. 17. Then proceed to light the paper and fire and watch it disintegrate. observing nature. Fully adjusting to a new sleep cycle can take up to 21 days so don¶t give up if you feel tired after switching to 5-hour nights. actually write it down and burn it. The most satisfying thing in the world (yes. Start your day off right. 23. and so on. This goes back to becoming an explorer: this world is your jungle so go explore! Who knows. o 18. If you¶re reading THIS article on THIS site. your days will be more enjoyable and fulfilling. waking existence is much more fulfilling and efficient. I guarantee that once you start doing this. you also feel like a good person o You might be able to call in a favor later when you need some help o Karma (if you believe in it) o Because there are more people in this world than just you 15. IF this really sparks your interest. Duh. This way you can be extremely efficient with your time and avoid focusing on negative things as much as possible. Imagine the positive repercussions a new environment could have on your life. Figure out what your goals and dreams are. Travel. So many people wander aimlessly through life simply go for whatever small thing they want moment by moment. Set aside a specific time to worry each day. decide what your perfect life consists of and begin to put the steps in motion to reach that place. much better) is overcoming a challenge and reaching a goal. Ponder all of your problems and anxieties during that time so that they will not distract you during work or moments of pleasure. These books will help you decide what you want to do in this life and how to get to that point. Place a rubber band around your wrist and snap it against your skin anytime a negative thought finds its way into your head. you are not normal.) Do the things that make you feel blissful. So figure out how much sleep YOU really need and adjust accordingly. As enjoyable as sleep is. The Rubber Band Method This is the third and final way to rid yourself of negative thoughts (hopefully by now you have figured out that this is very important!). We are the happiest when we are growing and working towards something better. Read them! 19. Utilize µThe Burning Method. 20. Pay it forward o You grow by giving and helping others. optimistic and empowered so that you can set a positive tone for your day. 16. If you help someone they will feel more obliged to help someone else.Helping people has a ripple effect. better than sex. They will also profoundly change the way you look at the purpose of existence. Anyone who has ever gone anywhere will tell you that traveling is one of the most exciting and life-changing activities that you can do. Instead. Sleep less. 21. Observing a different culture will expand your mind while making you further appreciate the life you already live. Wake up and set aside an hour for personal development activities (meditation. Being known as trustworthy is an excellent trait to maintain and essential to having integrity. you will be much happier on the daily. This classical conditioning technique associates a slight pain with negative thoughts like Pavlov associated food/salivation with the sound of a bell. close your eyes and imagine writing down the thought on a piece of paper. Read ³Bringers of Light´ and ³Conversations with God´ by Neale Donald Walsch. You won¶t have any problem ridding your mind of the thought after doing this. Today is going to be the best day of your life. . self-introspection. It not only feels amazing physically. Be honest at all times. It can change you in ways you never expected o Your relationship with that person will become stronger o It¶s the most fulfilling thing you can do on this planet. etc.¶ Whenever a fear or worry or complaint comes to mind. Even better. check out alternate sleep cycles with which you can be fine off of 2 hours of sleep per day. Lies lead to nothing but trouble.

The only person that can make you unhappy is you! You are the one that decides to be affected by the words and actions of others. This is going to be extremely hard at first! You might find it boring or just plain impossible to think of nothing. Focus is key in this exercise. 29. just plain wonderful. Yes. 25. Sleep feels good. If you complain all of the time. Relax! This one is for you work-o-holics out there (myself included). Visualize daily. Learn to be unaffected by the words of others. The only way to really understand this sensation is to try it. one that you can now work on changing. Learn to lucid dream. Here it is: If I went up to you and called you a fire hydrant. but you will get better and you will learn to love it. travel to other planets. Plus the outcome. Books are full of information that can enhance your knowledge-base. etc. Obviously you are not a fire hydrant. but I assure you that this book will change you in an amazing way. 28. so why would you react with such anger? The only exception is when someone calls you something that is true! In this case. vocabulary and yourself as a person. Forgiveness is something that most people fail miserably at even thought it¶s so simple. Meditate everyday for at least 20 minutes. There is a lot more to this concept. 30.second. Learn to control your emotions. Most people get very upset when they are called negative names by others.. 32. Develop the ability to forgive. having only positive thoughts. This book will give you the knowledge and instruction to be happy at all times regardless of the circumstances. In this modern world where everyone is so connected to everything else via cell phones. that does not mean you can¶t decide where your stream flows. Be the person that makes others feel special. What kind of skilled human are you if you cannot even control your own thoughts? While the human mind is described as being a stream of consciousness. If you¶re having trouble focusing and continually find that your mind has wandered to something else. Take a class in speed reading. but its rather boring and unproductive. this sounds like an oversimplification of happiness. you can find the strength within yourself to overcome it. Learn to control your mind. TV and internet. you should thank them for alerting you to a weakness. Grudges only bring more misery to those who hold them and prevent good relations with the target. Be known for your kindness and sympathy. and focus on your breathing or try to think about nothing. 27. so check out the full article on visualization and the law of attraction here. The ability to quiet your mind and relax your body is an art and skill that everyone should develop. 24. you will feel extremely clear headed and. read about meditation in the following life tip. Simply sit somewhere. 26. Realize this so that the next time you experience a negative emotion. night time can be even more exciting than when you are awake. party with a celebrity. I promise. They are foolish for saying such things. far outweighs a little slap on the wrist here and there. YOU makes mistakes all of the time so why not have mercy when other do? Remaining angry feels horrible while forgiving someone brings a refreshing sensation to the mind and healing to the relationship. You can do anything: fly. preferably in nature. Read ³Zen and the Art of Happiness´ by Chris Prentiss. you will run into more of the things you complain about. 34. would you be upset? Of course not. wealth and happiness. work is very important and productive but you need to take some time to chill out everyday or you are going to burn out . The same concept applies to when someone calls you something that you know you are not. so choose a quiet environment where you won¶t be disturbed. well. but there is a simple trick to overcoming this. you are a human being. get intimate with your dream boy/girl. The same goes for good things like health. Many lucid dreams have also reported being able to speak directly with the subconscious during dreams by demanding to be taken to it after becoming lucid. Speed reading is an easy way to get at this info faster so that you can have more time for other endeavors. For those that know a thing or two about your subconscious. Techniques like meditation and the 3 ways to flush out negative thoughts will aid you immensely in learning to control your mind. most people rarely enjoy the beauty of silence. It has been said and proven time and time again that what you focus on is what you get. Yes. that is a BIG deal. 33. or to realize when you are dreaming so that you can control your dreams. Post-meditation. With lucid dreaming under your belt. 31. So spend some time in the morning imagining yourself achieving whatever it is that you currently desire.

You know. it¶s not the most stimulating lifestyle for your brain. This will probably feel very stupid at first but if you keep trying. Call it a hobby or a passion. Come up with a life mantra. Above any other muscle group in the entire body. Instead. creating short films. People won¶t know what to think of you if you have nothing more to say beyond ³My name is _______. you may be going into business with or marrying this person you¶re meeting for the first time if you make a good impression. Who knows. ping pong. Make sure it¶ not so specific that it rarely applies but also not so general that it¶s not personal. Additionally. 38. you will eventually pin down the muscle you need to flex to get that one brow up 37. 41. you need to reward yourself for a job well done. Your ability to balance comes almost completely from the strength of your abdominal muscles and balance is vital to performance in any physical activity. firm handshake and the small talk that generally goes along with meeting someone for the first time. Your occupation does not count! Make it something that you can practice often enough to excel at. or go pick up another major at your nearest college. doing too much of the same exercise will eventually give no results. the most impressive to the opposite sex. but that¶s just me. but hey. There is something both alluring and mesmerizing about someone that no one knows fully about. and unicycling. Be sure and make an excellent one. It can be anything but I would recommend choosing something that: 1) You are passionate about 2) You can bust out at any moment to display your skills for any discerning crowd. Work on making good first impressions. for guys. I¶m not saying to confide in no one or to alienate yourself. Switch it up! 42. surfing. just get damn good at it. Be mysterious. look at your conversation partner dead in the eyes and keep them locked on o Master the piercing stare. master the art of sudoku or crosswords. Just think James Bond. Read something inspirational right before bed and after waking. Practice a strong. This will set get you in a great mood for sleep and for the day. 36.faster than a candle with no oxygen. There is a huge difference between making a life and making a living. You know when someone looks at you and it feels like they can see into your soul? Well that¶s not a hereditary characteristic. Read anything from a famous speech to your favorite self-improvement book. While that may feel safe. 39. 40. Work out those abs. Get good at something. Examples: Magic tricks. it just takes practice. This one isn¶t necessary by any means. My mind goes immediately to aerobatics and break dancing. What¶s the use of doing all of that work if you can¶t have a little fun from time to time anyways? 35. the abs are the most important AND. Raise both of your eyebrows but use your hand to hold down the brow that you want to stay down. Try to read something that get¶s you really excited in the morning especially so that you¶ll leave your house beaming with energy and wonder. check out this video. so try something that you do NOT know how to do! Buy a model car kit. Don¶t let off everything about you and definitely leave out some major details. as mentioned previously. Looking away (especially down) is a sign of inferiority and unsureness. The point is you need to be learning new things to keep your brain honest.´ Also make sure you remember names. Learn to use your eyes to their full potential: Make constant eye contact when in conversation. like ³Carpe Diem´ or ³Live life to the fullest. Form new synapses by forcing your mind to work in ways it has not worked before. whatever it is. You¶ll know you have it when it¶s intimidating to continue looking at yourself o Master the one-eyebrow raise. They go to the same job everyday. Do what you love. Just like physical workouts. nice to meet you. the center point of your body.´ but not as cliché. It makes no sense to . which one are you making right now? So many spend their entire lives trying to make as much money as possible so that they can afford to do what they really want later. Work on sharpening your gaze in the mirror. Keep your brain sharp. o 43. Summary: they¶re very important. hang out with the same friends and eat at the same places. For more info on how to work out your abs. They constitute your core. The majority of people are stuck in ruts. Make it something that really hits home with you so that you will actually stick to it. Those synapses have been built up enough. why not? Pick a brow to learn with and go look in a mirror.

Start visualizing yourself as THAT person. believe that you already are charismatic even if you fail at beign the center point of the next party. Don¶t burn bridges. if you are quitting your job. A must read for completely understand who this life thing works. but when you get into it. etc. Most of us already stay awake in bed at night pondering the events of the day anyways so why not document those thoughts in an organized fashion? That will allow you to look back and observe how your way of thinking has changed over time. Choose your friends wisely. the kind of personality that is surrounded by people constantly and is the life of the party. Love. Love. envy. Read ³New Pyscho-Cybernetics´ by Dr. This book will explain why the content of your thoughts has such a profound effect on your life through religious. Love your friends. disgust and all other negative emotions into their lives. You are affected far more than you think by the people you spend your time with. Follow your bliss and you will be a thousand times more happy than your retirement date and 40+ years younger. If you truly want to be a master of life. 47. let love be in your every action. Do your friends share your values? Do they encourage you when you speak of your goals and dreams or do they scoff? Make sure the people around you are conducive to the lifestyle you want to lead or you will find yourself being dragged again and again into behavior that distances you from your desires. (this thought led to that thought which led to this thought. If you can track where the thought came from. Keep a journal/diary. . Learn to use and trust your subconscious/intuition. It sounds like a very monotonous habit at first. but you must be firm! Don¶t let anyone get in the way of you being all that you can be. You know. don¶t chew out your boss before leaving! You might run into him/her again later and life and wish you had never severed ties so harshly. Most importantly. Learning to accurately discern between the two will allow you to tap into knowledge that you don¶t consciously have. 49. Love is so rare in this world when compared to the massive presence of hate that by exuding love. Lie to yourself constantly and tell yourself that you are more warm and gregarious than Ronald Regan.) then it was not from your subconscious. We only live life once so why wouldn¶t you want to spend it pursuing your bliss? To do anything else would be a tragic waste of the freedom you are allowed if you are reading this right now. 48. Maybe take a short course on dynamic speaking and learn some jokes. that little book will become a great way to organize your thoughts and track your growth over the years. By that I mean maintain your relationships with people even if you think you are never going to see them again. Think Gandhi. This can be a hard task to follow through with if you realize you good friend is one of these saboteurs. Plus there is already too much hatred in this world. But if you accomplish this. listen not for words but for a feeling that tells you to do something. Love is all there is. Develop a charismatic personality. Belief is the first step! Reality will come soon after. you will be seen as a leader among everyone that allows hate. 45. Friends with a habit of producing negative thoughts will especially hinder you. For example. You never know when you might need the help of someone you knew in the past. 50. Love. family and enemies alike. philosophical and scientific arguments. Take the time to learn some party tricks and sleight of hand. When you spend time in silence everyday.settle in life until you¶re 65 so that you can retire and do what you want when you¶re already WAY past your prime. Maxwell Maltz. 44. you will immediately see yourself and the people around you change. why add more towards the people you interact with? 46. Do not mistake your own reasoning and thoughts for those of your subconscious. which is why it is listed at #50. This is the most difficult thing to do out of this entire list.

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