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  1. Sleep enough.

Make sure you are getting the rest you need. So you can work hard at the things that really matter, with the people that really matter. That source of energy allows you to not only welcome a challenge but overcome it.

 

  1. Tell the ones you love that you love them. Over and over and over again.

There isn’t a person in the world that doesn’t enjoy hearing the words “I love you” or “You matter to me”. When someone matters so much, let them know. You never know when it will be too late to tell someone what they mean to you. Why not do it now, and tomorrow, and the next day.

 

  1. Show appreciation everywhere you can. Even the seemingly small places.

Gratitude. Be grateful for the things you have. Count your blessings. When a person can truly appreciate the things they already have, they open themselves up to all other incredible experiences life has to offer. Express appreciation and gratitude with the slightest touch, a smile to a stranger, a kind word, an honest compliment, or a tiny act of caring.

 

  1. Eat healthy, but not too healthy.

Take care of your body, its the only one you get. But allowing yourself to indulge every once in a while is also a requirement. You only get one body but you also only have one life.

 

  1. Cookies are good for the soul.

There’s nothing more that needs to be said with this one. This rule is undebatable.

 

  1. Be true to you.

Authenticity is a gift. Be who you are at your core. Always, no matter what, especially when it’s not the easy thing to do. Stand up for the ideas and people that matter. It can be extremely difficult to take a stance on something you believe when it seems everyone else is going in the opposite direction. But these moments allow your true character to shine through. These moments are your chance to prove what kind of person you are and what kind of person you want to be. Be someone that inspires others.

 

  1. Laugh

Laugh as often as possible, too often, and so hard that you throw your head back and almost pee in your pants.

 

  1. Listen

Listen with full attention. Show that you care. Show that you want to connect. Listen, not only for your turn to speak, but to understand.

 

  1. Learn

Exercise your mind in every way imaginative. Explore it. Challenge it.

Engage in a constant quest for knowledge and truth. Keep your mind active, curious, and hungry.

 

  1. Lead with Compassion

Be a sense of comfort for as many people as you can in your lifetime. Everyone is going through something.

 

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