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Old 11-19-2009, 01:35 PM   #1
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Default 10 Things to Do Every Day

I used to read lots of psychology/self-help books and articles.

One of them that really stands out in my mind was an article with the title of this thread title.

I thought about putting this on the Spirituality sub-forum, but I wasn't sure it fit there so I'm putting it here.

I can't remember all 10 things. And I'm not positive I'm not filling in one or more of my own ideas, but it doesn't matter. I just think the overall concept is really cool.

Here's the list:
  1. Do a mental exercise.
  2. Do a physical exercise.
  3. Do something you've been putting off.
  4. Do something for someone else.
  5. Do something for pleasure.
  6. Do something with your hands.
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Old 11-19-2009, 02:36 PM   #2
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Hi seashore, great idea for a thread, thanks

here's a similar concept,
1. Wake up Early: This gets the day off to a great start. The early morning hours are full of spiritual energy and prana (life force) and are an ideal time for your daily meditation, yoga or other spiritual practice.

2. Sweat Everyday: If possible try to break a sweat everyday, and a sauna does not count. This means to get some form of exercise and keep the body in tip top shape. The body is not you, but is the vehicle through which you live and worship, so treat it like a temple and take care of it.

3. Daily Meditation: This is the most important criteria. This your way to connect to the divine and creation. It connects the Holy Trinity (no not that bible one, the real one) Body, Mind and Spirit. most people walking around are not connected to one or two of these.

4. Spend Time in Nature: The spiritual path can be described in 1 word Ė CONNECT. That one word describes all the Vedas, Gita, Upanishads, Bible, Koran, Tantras, etc. One of the best ways to connect is to be with Nature intimately.

5. Complete Your Daily Affairs
: Donít procrastinate, donít delay, donít put off what needs to done. The old proverbs are very wise. "A stitch in time saves nine" and "Donít put off till tomorrow what can be done today". Life, the moment, provides challenges to you and when you meet them, life opens up. If they linger, they are like blockages, they prevent your life from moving forward. Your inner voice will constantly remind you what needs to be completed. Heed this suggestion and you will be surprised at the rewards.

6. Spend Some Time Alone: Each day we should try to make some space for spending time alone. Not only that, we should spend this time not in entertainment. In other words sitting alone watching TV, or surfing the internet, or locking your puppy up in the bathroom and going to sleep does not count. One should try to just be alone without excessive stimulation and of course be Awake. When one is alone in this way, not escaping into some entertainment, it will give one visibility into the self in action. This is essential if one is to be a Light unto Oneself.

7. Do Your Daily Accounting at the End of the Day: This is a wonderful meditation to adopt into oneís lifestyle. It does not require much effort to do and the rewards gained from this simple technique are enormous. At the end of the day spend some time and reflect back on the day chronologically, from the time you woke up to the present time. Look back and see how you acted, what you said, how you said it, what you felt, what you thought etc. Especially reflect on situations that posed a challenge or were emotional in nature. Were you overly reactive, did you respond too quickly, did you really listen, were you honest and forthright? So much self-knowledge can be gained by this simple accounting method. I cannot over emphasize the value of this meditation, so do your daily accounting. It will help balance your life, prevent incomplete emotions from spilling over into the subconscious mind and give you tremendous insight.

8. Do at Least One Good Deed: Everyday do something good for someone else. Do something thoughtful, kind, generous. Greed, aggression, competitiveness, arrogance, ambition are so widespread, take a moment and contribute to the energy of thoughtfulness, generosity, compassion, humility and giving. Do it without focusing on the reward.

9. Get Some Entertainment: You need to relax and enjoy yourself daily as well. You will find that when you donít endless pursue the pleasure principle all day, the time when you do indulge, is so much more fun and enjoyable. You will really be able to laugh and be happy. You will be full of joy and humor. It is important for your mind, body and spirit.

10. Do Something Difficult: Everyday you should take on the challenge of doing something which is outside your comfort zone. It is easy to live in a cocoon, with a do not disturb sign on the door, but then chances are you are not growing and are instead falling into a pattern of reactive living. So have courage and take on the challenge of doing those things which you know deep inside you need to do, but have been able to cleverly avoid. It does not have to be running the New York Marathon, it could be as simple as making a difficult phone call, to turning off the TV, to volunteering to change the stinky diaper.

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Old 11-19-2009, 02:38 PM   #3
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Hi seashore, great idea for a thread, thanks

here's a similar concept...
I love it!
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:05 PM   #4
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...
11. In the morning look at the sky.
12. In the evening look at the stars.

...someone to add something?

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Old 11-19-2009, 05:07 PM   #5
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11. In the morning look at the sky.
12. In the evening look at the stars.

...someone to add something?

Love&respect


Thank you.
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:14 PM   #6
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Thank you.
You are welcomed...

...
13. Hug your beloved ones.
14. Hug your not-beloved ones.
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:38 PM   #7
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You are welcomed...

...
13. Hug your beloved ones.
14. Hug your not-beloved ones.
Oliver,

You've made my day!!
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:42 PM   #8
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Oliver,

You've made my day!!


15. Sing.
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15. Sing.
and Dance.
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:47 PM   #10
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and Dance.
Apsolutly!
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:48 PM   #11
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Think about something that makes you smile.
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:52 PM   #12
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Think about something that makes you smile.
That would be my two sons.
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:18 PM   #13
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We have a New Year coming up.

This is a nice time to think about this "To Do" list.
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:25 PM   #14
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16. Explore your inner multiuniversre
17. Heal your DNA - blueprint

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Old 12-29-2009, 02:35 PM   #15
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1. Do whathever you want to without following other peopleīs lists of what to do.


too stressful to do all those things you ask in a day. Relax people, relax....
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16. Explore your inner multiuniversre
17. Heal your DNA - blueprint

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Interesting! Thanks.
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:59 PM   #17
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1. Do whathever you want to without following other peopleīs lists of what to do.
Absolutely!
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Old 01-01-2010, 02:23 PM   #18
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1. Wake up Early: This gets the day off to a great start. The early morning hours are full of spiritual energy and prana (life force) and are an ideal time for your daily meditation, yoga or other spiritual practice.
Hmmm. People who stay up late at night are not going to be waking up early...

Is there something special about early morning daylight?
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Old 01-01-2010, 04:05 PM   #19
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count your blessings
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Yeah!!
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Old 01-01-2010, 04:19 PM   #21
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Smile............!
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Smile............!
That too!
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Old 01-01-2010, 06:11 PM   #23
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smiling is a good one...

how about laughing once a day?

or practicing one random act of kindness?
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Old 01-01-2010, 06:15 PM   #24
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smiling is a good one...

how about laughing once a day?

or practicing one random act of kindness?
Yeah - something to think about...
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Old 01-01-2010, 06:21 PM   #25
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I guess with some things, we can set out to do them, but with other things, they have to happen spontaneously, when events arise...
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