By Dr. Lissa Rankin
(with some changes of my own)
1. Sleep in and take naps.Yeap, it's not a waste of time, it's a nice treat for your brain...
2. Worry less about being late.
Arrive whenever you get there – and let others do the same. If you have to be somewhere on time, don't schedulle things in between. Less agenda = more quality time.
3. Grow a garden, nurture it, and eat from it.
And share it with others. Invite friends and family for a soothing juice or tea made from the plants you've grown. Create a small retreat for yourself and others.
4. Never give up your sense of purpose.
Your sense of purpose can be just to help a friend or someone in your family... your sense of purpose can be anything simple, like writing a simple blog, or calling friens oce and a while, or volunteering.
5. Get it on.
Sex isn’t just fun, it’s good for your health.
6. Take a placebo at least once per day.Have some kind of routine that sooths your mind, like hot water with lemon in the morning, or washing your face with cold water, or doing whatever reminds you to be more present.
7. Walk up 20 hills a day.Move your body, go outside, sweat.
8. Cultivate a sense of belonging.
Create some kind of group that meets up for dinners, pic-nics, whatever. Be part of something with other people.
9. Go to the church, temple, or mosque.Cultivate your spirit, try to think out of yourself, see yourself as part of something much bigger, maybe infinte and get into a non-physical state of being.
10. Surround yourself with people who follow steps 1-9.
The more you surround yourself with people engaged in whole health-inducing behaviors, the more it becomes part of your culture. If, however, you surround yourself with beer-guzzling, obese couch potato loners, it’s easier to become one yourself. When you surround yourself with healthy, inspiring people, you’re way more likely to live to be 100.