Spontaneous Wisdom: 10/10/10 lists that make life better

As I sat down to write this week’s newsletter, I realized that today is a special day.  A special date, actually.  It’s 10/10/10.  So, inspired by these numbers, I decided to do something fun.  In an effort to help you take good care of yourself, I quickly made a list of ten things to say yes to, ten things to say no to, and ten things that contribute to a great life, overall.  I hope you find a few on the list that resonate for you!

Ten things to say yes to:

  1. Green vegetables.
  2. People who make you laugh.
  3. A goal or dream that won’t go away.
  4. Being in nature and getting fresh air.
  5. Sitting in sunlight.
  6. Spontaneous hugs.
  7. An invitation that feels exciting and scary at the same time.
  8. More rest than you think you need.
  9. Moving your body.
  10. An open door that feels like an act of grace.

Ten things to say no to:

  1. Rushing.
  2. Conversations with people who constantly drain your energy.
  3. Negative thoughts.
  4. The inner critic who tells you to play it safe.
  5. Pushing yourself to do more when you feel tired.
  6. Unhealthy guilt or shame.
  7. A request that immediately causes you stress.
  8. Second helpings when you feel full.
  9. More work when you already have a full plate.
  10. Living life from the neck up.

Ten things that contribute to a great life:

  1. A pet.
  2. An ability to laugh at yourself and others.
  3. A home that nurtures your soul.
  4. A loving partner to share the details of daily life with.
  5. The good sense to back out of arguments that never go anywhere.
  6. Beauty.
  7. Good friends who mirror the truth with love.
  8. The ability to say “I’m sorry.”
  9. Becoming adept at feeling your feelings and trusting them.
  10. A daily ritual of gratitude.
Take Action Challenge

This week, do your 10/10/10 list.  Do it quickly and spontaneously and notice what you learn about yourself.

This week’s video is extraordinary.  Dr. Chris Northrup posted the link on her twitter feed and I was blown away by the experience.  It’s a video of a woman going through labor and birth – an ecstatic birth experience.  The video is 18 minutes long, and if you don’t have time to watch the whole thing, please at least watch from around the 10 minute mark to the very end. You’ll find it here: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=149916791692395&ref=share Thanks, Chris!




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Cheryl Richardson is the author of The New York Times bestselling books, Take Time for Your Life, Life Makeovers, Stand Up for Your Life, The Unmistakable Touch of Grace and her new book The Art of Extreme Self Care. She was the first president of the International Coach Federation and holds one of their first Master Certified Coach credentials.

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