40 Steps To A Better Life

Hello Friends,

Hope all is well. Life is good and life should be good. It can be hard at times to recognize all the good that is around. We are constantly bombarded with all that is wrong our existence on this planet. It seems as though people and the media only focus on doom and destruction. All of these negative influences can affect your life if you allow it to.

It is time to take control of your life. You have the power to think and more importantly feel the way you want to. No one or no thing should be able to dictate your emotions.

The following are 40 things you can do to take back control of your life. These are simple exercises to remind yourself to just slow down and appreciate all the good that is around you.

Make it a point to carry out at least one exercise on a daily basis. Soon the exercises will become routine and when they become routine, your life will be anything but routine.

As you begin to focus on what is good in your life, goodness will continue to be in your experience. Let your focus be on what you truly want and that will become your reality.

The most important thing with these exercises is to have fun with them. Don't make it a chore. Life should be fun so if you have fun with this, the results will be fun as well.

The only one who can determine your happiness is you. Get started today and begin to see major changes in your life. Have a fun life. You deserve it. Many blessings and thanks for listening.

40 Steps to a Better Life - 2009

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you
walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.

3. Buy a DVR and record your late night shows and get
more sleep.

4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following
statement: My purpose is to __________ today.

5. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and

6. Play more games and read more books than you did in

5. Make time to practice meditation, and prayer. They
provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.

6. Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under
the age of 6.

7. Dream more while you are awake.

8. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat
less food that is manufactured in plants.

9. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries,
wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds and walnuts.

10. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

11. Clear clutter from your house, your car, your desk and
let new and flowing energy into your life.

12. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, OR
issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot

13. Instead invest your energy in the positive present

14. 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.

15. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and
dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

16. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the NEGATIVE BLUES

17. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

18. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

19. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else

20. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to

21. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the

22. Don't compare your life to others. You have no
idea what their journey is all about.

23. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

24. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: In
five years, will this matter?

25. Forgive everyone for everything.

26. What other people think of you is none of your

27. REMEMBER GOD heals everything.

28. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

29. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick.
Your friends will. Stay in touch.

30. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful
or joyful.

31. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you

32. The best is yet to come.

33. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

34. Do the right thing!

35. Call your friends often. (Or email them to death!!!)

36. Each night before you go to bed complete the following
statements: I am thankful for __________. Today I
accomplished _________.

37. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

38. Enjoy the ride.

39. Remember this is not Disney World and
you certainly don't want a fast pass. You only have one
ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.

40. Please Forward this to everyone you care about.


Chaya said...

Thanks for those words. Many people don't take time out for themselves throughout each day, but it is needed. Focus is very important.

Dexter Francois said...

Hi Chaya. Thanks for stopping by. I agree with you. Before you can help anyone else you have to help yourself first. Proper focus is key. Often we focus on everything that is bad in our lives and that is exactly what we attract more of. Focus on what you want out of life and the results will begin to change in a positive direction. Thanks again Chaya for visiting. You are an inspiration. Feel good!

Adrienne said...

Hi Dexter, Kim Parsons passed along your blog spot and I have been engrossed in reading and examining all that you stand for and what you have to say for about the last hour. I really enjoyed the "40 Steps"...so much so in fact that I would like to have your permission to redistribute it and invite friends of mine to follow your blog. Thank you for taking your precious time to pass along tools and tips to enrich the lives of those you touch and even those you may never see! I hope you have a wonderfully blessed weekend!

Dexter Francois said...

Hi Adrienne. Thanks for stopping by. It is a pleasure. I have known Kim since high school and we have recently been reunited through the wonders of cyberspace. It is always exciting when like minds comes together. It would be awesome if you shared this blog with your friends. My hope is to help people understand that they are precious beings with unlimited potential. Thanks again for visiting. I look forward to your future insights and contributions. Feel Good!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Chaya....
You know from last few days I was very upset but after going through this article I am again able to make my self happy!!!