16 Things to Do That Will Help You Enjoy Life More


On the Richter Scale of Significance, each one shakes a little.  But combine a few, and well, you might just be surprised at what happens.  Ready?

  • Desire the exceptional, but work hard to appreciate the normal, because there’s a lot more of it.
  • Stop being jealous. You’re seeing a highlight reel, not the whole game.
  • Talk to someone new, every day.
  • Repeat these words, out loud, and often: Action precedes motivation.
  • Stop waiting for the perfect time. There’s no such thing.
  • Hang out with people who are nothing like you.
  • Speak less. Listen more. And forgive even more.
  • Do something nice, anonymously.
  • Put your credit card in a bowl. Run water in the bowl. Place the bowl in the freezer.
  • Using a pen and paper, write a note to someone each week.
  • Be on time.
  • Do something that requires physical exertion. It doesn’t matter too much what it is, just do it. Then, repeat.
  • Visit a graveyard occasionally. Perspective lives there.
  • Pray. Whether you’re used to it or not, it’ll help you realize you’re not at the center of everything. And that’s a good thing.
  • Speak life. Don’t let your mouth second every motion made by your brain.
  • Fail trying.