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. My negative thoughts and moods are probably just passing distractions and probably unrealistic. Worry less about what others think. Get out and exercise. Get enough healthy food and sleep. Use music. Take notice, be aware. Slow down. Relax. Breathe calmly. Have patience. Limit social media, news and device use. Learn. Be creative. Over-think less. Seek positives. 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 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. 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. Let go of my "I wants", my ideals and what I fear to lose. Build resilience and flexibility. Build confidence. Change what I can and accept what I can't. Be grateful and satisfied for what I have.

Glenn Herbert 2017

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