15 Ways To Get 'Pep' Into Your Life
While you may end up getting up earlier to do these suggestions,
you will definitely have to change your habits.
1. Read 10 pages of any inspirational book each morning: spiritual
books, the bible, self-help books or non-fiction stories. No,
not the racing form, or romance novel at this time of day -
this is for preparation to do a good job for your employer or
your own business today, remember? Are you unemployed? You will
need this time more than ever if you are presenting yourself
in any form, in words, in person, or on the telephone - one
must be prepared. If you cannot read, due to health or educational
problems, have someone help you with this.
2. Say a morning prayer each day. Try getting on your knees,
this is a plus. Pray to whomever you wish â€“ a Higher Power of
your understanding. Note: You are not that Higher Power! Ask
for guidance as your day unfolds. Remember to be grateful and
thank your Higher Power (Could be the Bingo god) for your good
3. Prepare for your day, take your vitamins! Start with a
good natural multiple vitamin. Make sure it contains iron for
extra energy. Cannot take iron, or do not need it? Some multi
vitamins do not contain iron; a vegetarian formula like an Eco
Green will do just fine. Add other supplements as you educate
yourself as to what your body needs and will best benefit from.
4. Lay out a plan for the day â€“ a list of short time goals.
This is also a good time to check your calendar to see what
is on the agenda for the day. Do everything on the list that
you possibly can. Use paper and pen â€“ Just do it!
5. â€˜Keep it Simpleâ€™ â€“ Do not forget to relax for 1 hour each
day, this does not include lunch. If you make TV your choice,
then stick to that one hour! Work on your hobby - but keep in
mind the one-hour rule.
I know your first reaction is one of guilt; you do either
too much exercise or not enough.
1. Admit the amount of exercise you do and what you tell others
may not always be the same.
2. Try fun stuff like walking to the grocery store, convenient
store, or clothing outlet. If you do not have any stores within
walking distance, try your backyard. Walk in a path or just
back and forth but do it for 20 to 30 minutes. Get in the car,
drive to a fancy neighborhood and do a park- and - walk. Try
to increase your walk each day to 1 hour â€“ an achievable goal.
3. Take the stairs. This can be done at work very effectively
and consistently. Use the same stairs everyday, start by doing
this for 5 minutes each day, and then increase the time to 20
minutes a day. Note to the women: You may need to change shoes
for this one.
4. March in place in front of the TV (here is your chance
to get another show in)! Drink plenty of water. This is an effective
way to exercise and it is a real money-saver, too.
5. Meet a friend at the mall. Walk around the mall for a
half hour or so. Do not - I repeat - do not buy any sugary snacks
or drinks. Watch your purchases. Just use the mallâ€™s air conditioning
and heating system free of charge!
Financial freedom is a great goal for maintaining a stress-free
1. Think positive - Do not say negative things like: â€˜I am brokeâ€™,
or â€˜I am sure to end up in the poor houseâ€™. Fake it until you
2. Spruce up the resume. I realize jobs are scarce at times
but timing is everything. E-mail your resume out every Sunday
to prospective leads in the newspaper. If your boss finds out,
use this opportunity to ask for a raise. If you are in business
for yourself, keep up with the latest marketing and sales events
in your field by networking, researching on the internet, and
3. Dress for success. Take baths and keep well groomed. Note
for the men: Trim out those hairs from your nose and ears! Are
you going to a funeral or social event and have the opportunity
to change clothes? Take this opportunity to make an impression
on new friends; this will help people remember you in positive
ways. Dress a little differently than most people and you will
be remembered. General rules: Tuck in, use a napkin â€“ chew and
talk at different times. Practice the good manners you were
4. Stay in the field you are in. Fix yourself up emotionally
first, before you go chasing dreams. After you are happy with
yourself emotionally then you can pursue a career change. Keep
in mind that with every career change, one must explore education,
seminars, and extensive training. Make sure to utilize a certain
expertise by interviewing managers and owners who are in the
same or similar kind of businesses.
5. Listen - Before undertaking any type of meeting, hone
up on those listening skills. You will not learn anything new
if you are the one doing all the talking.
Does the author do all of these things? Not all of them but
most of them. I have practiced them in my daily affairs and
have found the ones that serve me best. Practice progress not
As with any vitamin or supplement, please consult your doctor
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