40 insights to break habits and build strength to become your best!

BY Dwight Bain, LMHC,NCC & Certified Life Coach

Physical & Spiritual
1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more natural foods, rich with nutrients while avoiding processed foods
4. Live with the 3 E's - Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy for others
5. Build restful activities into your day to reduce stress
6. Play outside more, so you can 're-create' natural energy
7. Read more inspirational books than you did last year
8. Sit in silence to meditate and reflect on God's blessings to you
9. Sleep for at least 7 hours a night
10. Make sure to add in gentle exercise, like a brisk daily walk. Every step adds value to your life

11. Spend your time and energy focused on your personal best instead of comparing yourself to others
12. Focus on positive thoughts about things you can control; instead of wasting time on what you can't
13. Know your limits so you don't over-do, over-extend or over-spend
14. Learn to not take your mistakes so seriously, no one else does
15. Invest time with meaningful talk, life is too short to spend time gossiping
16. Dream big dreams while you are awake to enjoy it instead of only dreaming while asleep
17. Being jealous of others is a waste of time; focus on the blessings you have to avoid wanting more
18. Deal with the past and be done with it. Remember that yesterday ended last night
19. When you hate others it hurts you more than it hurts them. Set boundaries and be done with it
20. Learn forgiveness. Accepting forgiveness from God allows you to give forgiveness to others
21. Happiness is an inside job. No other person can make you happy for very long; learn
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree...

25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change..
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come..
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Last but definitely not the least:
40. Pray more, and panic less

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