For Peace of Mind

I started to think about those basic things that could be done to make life easier, less complicated, and more peaceful on a daily basis. Here's what I came up with, in no particular order. I laughed after I wrote the list, but I also think it's a good guide for me to check back with on occasion-- I'd like to be a high achiever in the "peace of mind" category, too. I hope it helps you decide what your list will contain.

  • Yearly Credit Check
  • Yearly Exam (important for men and for women)
  • Back up the Hard Drive Again
  • Weekly Self-Exam
  • Laugh More (with friends is good)
  • Get the oil changed and the wiper blades replaced sometimes
  • Listen to good music on a good sound system
  • Walk More, Gossip Less
  • Keep your tax packets from past years together in one place
  • Use a pop-up reminder program for birthdays
  • Own 3 pairs of sunglasses
  • Get your pet fixed
  • Have comfey dining chairs
  • Take a daily multivitamin that tastes good
  • Buy Organic Foods
  • Wake up 5 minutes earlier
  • Get to know your neighbors
  • Rent a Safety Deposit Box
  • Floss
  • Keep your favorite children's books handy
  • Throw out the skinny jeans, the fat jeans, and the itchy designer sweaters (anything you are keeping out of guilt-- doesn't fit, cost a lot, a recent gift, what if, never wear it but...)
  • Own a shredder
  • Set up a savings account with auto deposit from your checking each month
  • Collect Memories, not stuff
  • Schedule Alone Time, Beach Rambles and Tea Breaks, Too
  • Smile when they want to take your picture, even if you feel like a drowned rat
  • Don't burn candles on plastic surfaces
  • Change your pillow case more often than your sheets
  • Switch to Frozen Yogurt
  • Plan to sleep in sometimes
  • Dream.

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