Life Secrets

A portrait of a mixed race college student studying at campus

 

Memorize something every day. This leaves your brain sharp and your memory functioning.

 

Try to reduce your attachment to possessions. Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions can end up owning you.

 

Develop an endless curiosity about this world. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Try new things. Get out of your comfort zone.

 

Remember people’s names. They will feel appreciated and will remember you in return.

 

Get fit! Fit bodies lead to better health, confidence and more success with romantic endeavors.

 

Learn to focus only on the present. The past is unchangeable so it is futile to reflect on it unless you are making sure you do not repeat past mistakes. The future is but a result of your actions today.

 

Even more specifically, live in THIS moment. Even ten minutes ago is the past. If you live purely in this moment you will always be happy because there is nothing wrong in this split-second.

 

Smile more often. Whenever you get a grin on your face, your brain is releasing serotonin, the happy hormone. Smiling is the natural way to force yourself to be happy.

 

Drink water. Hydration is important for health. Eight glasses per day is optimal.

 

Don’t take life so seriously! Learn to laugh at the little things and this whole “existence” thing will be a whole lot easier. Be amused by your mistakes and failures and be thankful that you learned your lesson.

 

Think positive thoughts. When you find yourself thinking a negative thought, stop it immediately. Do whatever it takes to get back to a positive mindset as such is essential for continual happiness and success.

 

Read books. Reading is an amazing way to learn and grow.

 

Get in the sun. The sun feels amazing: your entire body will be coursing with warmth and life.

 

Help others. I’ll just give you a plethora of reasons why this is a MUST.

  • Helping people has a ripple effect. If you help someone they will feel more obliged to help someone else, and so on.
  • You grow by giving and helping others.
  • Your relationship with that person will become stronger.
  • It’s the most fulfilling thing you can do on this planet.
  • You might be able to call in a favor later when you need some help.
  • Karma (if you believe in it).
  • Because there are more people in this world than just you.

 

Be more honest with others and yourself. Lies lead to nothing but trouble. Being known as trustworthy is an excellent trait to maintain and essential to having integrity.

 

Sleep less. Fully adjusting to a new sleep cycle can take up to 21 days so don’t give up if you feel tired after switching to five-hour nights. The “required” eight-hour night is for normal people. If you’re reading THIS article, you are not normal. So figure out how much sleep YOU really need and adjust accordingly.

 

Figure out your goals and dreams. The most satisfying thing in the world (yes, better than sex, much better) is overcoming a challenge and reaching a goal. We are the happiest when we are growing and working towards something better.

 

Start your day off right. Wake up and set aside an hour for personal development activities (meditation, self-introspection, observing nature, etc.)

 

Use “The Burning Method.” Whenever a fear or worry or complaint comes to mind, close your eyes and imagine writing down the thought on a piece of paper. Proceed to light the paper on fire and watch it disintegrate. Even better, actually write it down and burn it. You won’t have any problem ridding your mind of the thought after doing this.

 

Travel. Observing a different culture will expand your mind while making you further appreciate the life you already live.

 

Winter sun at Heathrow Airport

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