Words and easy strategies to live by.  I challenge you to make one of these simple truths a priority this coming week.  With the Hope of Peace for you and those that surround you…

Dr. Robinson

  • Pray.
  • Go to bed on time.
  • Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
  • Say no to projects that won’t fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.
  • Delegate tasks to capable others.
  • Simplify and unclutter your life.
  • Less is more. Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.
  • Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
  • Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time. Don’t lump the hard things all together.
  • Take one day at a time.
  • Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety. If you can’t do anything about a situation, forget it.
  • Live within your budget. Don’t use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
  • Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
  • K.Y.M.S. (Keep Your Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
  • Do something for the Kid in you everyday.
  • Carry a book with you to read while waiting in line.
  • Get enough rest.
  • Eat right.
  • Get organized so everything has its place.
  • Listen to a CD while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
  • Write down thoughts and inspirations.
  • Every day, find time to be alone.
  • Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don’t wait until it’s time to go to bed to try and pray…
  • Make friends with kind people.
  • Keep a folder of favorite quotes on hand.
  • Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and Hope is often a good “Thank you”
  • Laugh.
  • Laugh some more!
  • Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
  • Develop a forgiving attitude.  Most people are doing the best they can.
  • Be kind to unkind people. They probably need it the most.
  • Sit on your ego.
  • Talk less and listen more.
  • Slow down.
  • Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
  • Every night before bed, think of one thing you’re grateful for that you’ve never, never, been grateful for before.
  • Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn’t happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you end up worrying twice.