Live life in BED. Be here now, Empathy and Compassion, Desire Less. Things I've found to help me worry and stress less and be a bit happier.

Live life in B.E.D... Advice to myself to help me worry and stress less, and be a bit happier. Mindfulness.

BE HERE NOW: Accept the uncertainty of the future and the mistakes of the past and live in the moment. Concentrate on one job or thing at a time. Change focus. Be mindful. My negative thoughts and moods are probably just passing distractions and probably unrealistic. Worry less about what others think. Get out and exercise. Get into nature. Get enough healthy food and sleep. Use music. Take notice. Be aware. See. Hear. Feel. Observe. Slow down. Relax. Breathe calmly. Have patience. Limit social media, news and device use. Learn. Be creative. Over-think less. Seek positives. Things could be worse. Trust the future. Be optimistic. I can handle anything. Go with the flow.

EMPATHY & COMPASSION: Friendliness and kindness for others. Be kind to myself. Accept myself. Accept others. Love nature. We're all interconnected, interdependent and made of the same stuff. Live naturally. Live easy. Manage fear. Manage anger. Don't hate. Judge less. Help improve conditions for others and myself. Be tolerant and open-minded. Smile. Laugh. Use humour. Have fun. Forgive. Persevere. Love. Connect with others. Talk to others about my problems and listen to others about their problems.

DESIRE LESS: Less attachment to property, work, money, alcohol, sex, hopes, ambitions, plans, opinions, beliefs, time, places, emotions, thoughts, my self and my ego. Don't compare myself to others. Manage my desires. Obsess less. Avoid Consumerism. Live simply. Give more. Expect less. Be humble. Get perspective, look at the big picture. Everything changes. Accept impermanence. This too shall pass. Let go of my "I wants", "shoulds", ideals, expectations, ruminations and what I fear to lose. Let go of the small stuff, focus on what matters. Build resilience and flexibility. Build confidence. Accept imperfection. Change what I can and accept what I can't. If I can't change it, change the way I think about it. Be grateful and satisfied for what I have.

Glenn Herbert 2017

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