No Fuel? How To Fill Your Tank!

“Energy can neither be created or destroyed. It can, however, be transferred or converted.” – Law of Physics

Having energy is different from having health. We can be disease free and still have no pep. When we lack both physical and mental energy, the easiest task seems difficult.

There are differences in the way we fill our mental and physical tanks. You need both kinds of fuel in order to lead a full, fun life.

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Things We Cannot Live Without

“I love old funky things. Color just makes me happy, and things all lined up.” – Bobbi Brown

It is a very good idea to know what you value.

By taking time to think about the things in our lives that we cherish and make us happy, a deep sense of gratitude will emerge.

Making a list of your favorite things will provide a reminder that you can access anytime you need a happy break from everyday routine.

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Life Rules

“I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.” – William Ernest Henley

Decisions are easy if you know what kind of life you want.

Everyday you get to decide how you will live but sometimes we forget. Often we do not have control over what happens to us, but we do have control over how we respond.

It is when things seem spinning out of control that we need to remind ourselves of the kind of person we want to be. If we are sure of our own values then

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The Tyranny of the “To-Do” List

“Habit is no small matter. It dulls our senses.” – Winston Churchill

It hit me smack on the head one day while I was making a “To-Do” list that this is a crazy thing to be doing. Every evening before bed, I had been in the habit of making a list of things that must be done the following day. And every morning I would consult it first thing and start doing them. As far as I was concerned the purpose of the day was to accomplish all of the items on the list.

To be fair there were certain things that were on the list that needed to be done like commitments to others, appointments, and work. There were also, however, things of less importance like household chores, mail, and errands. Everything on the list took on a feeling of urgency.

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Happy Is Beautiful

“Taking joy in living is a women’s best cosmetic.” – Rosalind Russell

My mother, who is 97, lives in an assisted living community where she wears comfortable clothes and no make up except lipstick. One time I showed up at lunch time to surprise her while she was eating with a group of women. As I quietly walked up to her table, she saw me and her face lit up in a smile and was transformed before my eyes into an absolute beauty. I realized then how much happiness is the key to being attractive to others. So although I still wear mascara and color my hair, I try never to leave home without a smile.

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