Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Good advice to De- Stress One's Life

I came across this in a book I was reading this morning called "Loving and Leaving the Good Life" by Helen Nearing. She gave some advice to de-stress one's life I thought I would share:

  1. Do the best you can, whatever arises
  2. Be at peace with yourself
  3. Find a job you enjoy
  4. Live in simple conditions: housing, food, clothing; get rid of clutter
  5. Contact nature every day; feel the earth under your feet
  6. Take physical exercise through hard work; through gardening or walking
  7. Don't worry; live one day at a time
  8. Share something everyday with someone else; help someone else somehow
  9. Take time to wonder at life and the world
  10. Observe the one life in all things
  11. Be kind to the creatures.
With the times that we are living in today I think this is good advice. Sometimes we get so caught up in the day to day worries over the financial crisis that we forget to live our life. That is not saying to turn a blind eye to the things that are happening in the world that we live in. Take stock and prepare. Quit spending on frivolous items that you don't need. Build up your food storage and pantry area. Save your money- even a few dollars a week is better than nothing.

Try to stop worrying! You can't control wall street anymore than you can nail jello to a tree. You can only control you. Take charge of you and your well being and learn from this financial crisis. Our grandmothers and grandfathers made it through and so will we. One day and one step at a time.


Nancy M. said...

Great advice! You are right, we'll make it through.

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Great advice......wibderful post.....the simple life is the best!!


Anonymous said...

What a delightful blog!

TheWritersPorch said...

I have all of Scott and Helen's books and actually did a post in January on the called " The Good Life".I really admire those two!

QuiltedSimple said...

Great advice. I am addicted to CNN - and tend to obsess about things I cannot control....