Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Words to live by

Someone asked on Facebook the other day if anyone had any words of wisdom to live by - I do!  
Here's a few of the things I say work.  Feel free to apply them if you'd like.  

Aim Low. 
What I mean by this is that you should expect the worst.  It sounds really depression and pessimistic but it's not.  If you expect a low outcome then you wont be so disappointed then things don't turn out and you'll be really excited and surprised if they go well! Be real.  For example, I expect to get 5 hours of sleep a night.  If I happen to get 6 - WOWZA!  Or, we had a youth event last week at which I expected 40 students tops to show up for - imagine my excitement when 115 students came! On the flip of that - I expect that Charlie will cry every day when we go pick Savannah up - and when he does, I just know that's life and we'll deal with it. I don't get upset - I just expect it. 

Dont dress how you feel - dress how you WANT to feel.  
This is a little variation of the the "dress for the job you want, not the job you have" idea.  If you're getting ready for the day, think about what you want to feel like.  Maybe right now you feel tired and worn out - but do you WANT to feel that way?  Probably not.  You probably want to feel like you have it together and you're ready to tackle stuff.  If you dress that way, even if you're just heading to the store, you'll have a better chance at feeling that way.  

Rinse your sinuses. 
If you have a cold at all, or if you're starting to get one, get a Nettie Pot like this one.  Then put as hot of water in it as you can stand (these are not the recommended instructions that come with it, but I recommend it), add the solution, and put it up your nose.  I'm telling you, even if your eyes water while you're doing it - go for the hot water.  I try to do this once a day always, and two to three times a day when I'm sick. It's good stuff. 

What words or things do you live by?


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