21 Life Improvement Tips for 2016 (and beyond)

4 Jan

mountain-climbing-accidents-deaths-on-lhotse-person[1]This is too good not to share.  Here are 21 “Life Improvement” tips from Bill Phillips, Editor-in-Chief of Men’s Health, that “will make you feel great today… and tomorrow.”

  1. Get out of bed an hour earlier. (Shhh. Don’t wake your smartphone.)
  2. Drink an 8-ounce glass of water within 8 minutes of waking up in the morning.  Pound another after your shower.
  3. Start a protein-at-every-meal routine.
  4. Learn a new word every day. Bonus points if it’s not English.
  5. Take the long way to work.  Obey the speed limit!
  6. Say “Nice job” to a young person.
  7. See how fast you can run a mile.
  8. Buy a vegetable you don’t recognize.  Maybe even eat it.
  9. Read a poem.  Anything by Langston Hughes, W.B. Yeats, or Marshall Mathers will do.
  10. Send a postcard to somebody, anybody.
  11. Call your mom.
  12. And call a friend you haven’t spoken to in a year or longer.
  13. Book a flight to a city you’ve never seen.  You’ll sort out the details later.
  14. Sit quietly for five minutes, without distraction.
  15. Argue the other side.
  16. Compliment your wife.
  17. Better yet, do something you know she’ll appreciate, just because.
  18. Strike up a conversation with a stranger.
  19. Say thanks — and be specific.
  20. Turn the TV off at 10 p.m.  Extra credit if you pick up a book.
  21. Smile like you mean it, even if you don’t.  Because then you will.


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