15 Things to Think About

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My wife, knowing what I’m doing in Nepal and over the next few months in other locales, sent me a link to a story about things to keep in mind to be happier. I don’t think she views me as unhappy, nor am I, rather they are some pretty good points and suggestions to stop wasting time, worrying about things one shouldn’t and ultimately draw more from each day.

Some decorative corn outside my room

Some decorative corn outside my room

The following points are taken from an article on the World Observer Online, which you can read in full for more depth. I’m not a religious or spiritual person, but a majority of the ideas raised are areas I can definitely do better at. I’ll make them mantras of a sort, think about them each day over the coming weeks and see what the impact is:

  1. Give up your need to always be right.
  2. Give up your need for control.
  3. Give up on blame.
  4. Give up your self-defeating self-talk.
  5. Give up your limiting beliefs.
  6. Give up complaining.
  7. Give up the luxury of criticism.
  8. Give up your need to impress others.
  9. Give up your resistance to change.
  10. Give up labels.
  11. Give up on your fears.
  12. Give up your excuses.
  13. Give up the past.
  14. Give up attachment.
  15. Give up living your life to other people’s expectations.

So there they are. Self-help enthusiast are likely familiar and schooled with them, most are fairly obvious, but surely actually putting some time and attention to them daily will yield positive results.

Some unrelated technological goals I will complete by the end of the month are:

  • Become skilled at working with online mapping tools
  • Integrate my online resources and tools as much as possible
  • Learn how to use and make a movie in iMovie
  • Build a personal website (this will have a deadline of June 30)

This afternoon/early evening I will do some exercises and go for a mountain bike ride. I must take of advantage of my global location and outdoor opportunities.

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