40 Tips for a Happy Life ...

It's so easy to get stressed out these days. A long commute, a silly quarrel, those 5 last pounds that just won't go away can bring anyone down. But how do we get rid of all the stress and negative feelings and actually start enjoying life again? Well, seems like there's a few simple rules that can make our lives happier. And here they are:

1. Take a 10-30 Minutes Walk Every Day. and While You Walk, Smile

2. Sit in Silence for at Least 10 Minutes Each Day

3. Sleep for 8 Hours a Day

4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy

5. Play More Games

6. Read more books than you did last month

7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, and prayer

8. Spend Time with People over the Age of 70 & under the Age of 6

9. Dream More While You Are Awake

10. Eat More Foods That Grow on Trees and Plants and Eat Less Food That is Manufactured in Plants

11. Drink Plenty of Water

12. Try to Make at Least Three People Smile Each Day

13. Don't Waste Your Precious Energy on Gossip

14. Forget Issues of the past. Don't Remind Your Partner with His/her Mistakes of the past

15. Don't Have Negative Thoughts or Things You Cannot Control. Instead Invest Your Energy in the Positive Present Moment

16. Realize That Life is a School and You Are Here to Learn. Problems Are Simply Part of the Curriculum That Appear and Fade Away like Algebra Class but the Lessons You Learn Will Last a Lifetime

17. Eat Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dinner like a Beggar

18. Smile and Laugh More

19. Life is Too Short to Waste Time Hating Anyone. so, Get Rid of Those Ill Feelings

20. Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously. No One else Does

21. You Don't Have to Win Every Argument. Agree to Disagree

22. Make Peace with Your past so It Won't Spoil the Present

23. Don't Compare Your Life to Others'. You Have No Idea What Their Journey is All about. Don't Compare Your Partner with Others

24. No One is in Charge of Your Happiness except You

25. Forgive Everyone for Everything

26. What Other People Think of You is None of Your Business

27. Time Heals Everything

28. However Good or Bad a Situation is, It Will Change

29. Your Job Won't Take Care of You when You Are Sick. Your Friends Will. Stay in Touch

30. Get Rid of Anything That Isn't Useful, Beautiful or Joyful

31. Envy is a Waste of Time. You Already Have All You Need or Definitely Will Get What You Really, Really Want

32. The Best is Yet to Come

33. No Matter How You Feel, Get up, Dress up and Show up

34. Enjoy Life Each Moment, Try New Things

35. Call Your Family Often

36. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy

37. Each Day Give Something Good to Others

38. Don't over do. Keep Your Limits

39. When You Awake Alive in the Morning, Thank God for It

40. Love Yourself, Because You Are Unique and Wonderful in Your Own Way

These are the tips I've heard from wise people over the years and I think they work wonderfully. But I am sure you too have some amazing tips on how to make one's life happier. Please share them with me!