The idea of a top ten on Tuesday stuck with me. So yesterday, as I sat waiting for someone to show up to take my ID picture, I jotted down a few notes for another top ten list.
Yes, these seem pretty simplistic. But sometimes the simplest, most obvious things are the hardest ones for me to remember. I think of them as the human equivalent of getting oil changes, rotating the tires, checking tire pressure, and washing my car. It'll still run if I don't do those things. But not as efficiently, and not as long.
So here we go: Top Ten things I should do every day.
Sleep 7-8 hours every night.
Eat real food and drink water.
Floss once, brush twice. Our dentists would be proud of us if we all did this.
Use sunscreen and moisturizer.
Do something that requires physical effort.
Talk to someone. I don't mean talking in the process of doing something else, like ordering a pizza or checking tomorrow's work schedule. I mean talking to someone to make a personal connection with someone you want in your life.
Do something for fun. Not necessary that it be fun to do, as long as it's part of something done for fun.
Get rid of something. Yes, taking out the garbage counts.
Pray or meditate. Some wise friends say they need to take 30 minutes every day to pray/meditate/center themselves in order to get through the day with some sanity. Unless they're having an especially busy time, in which case they need an hour.
So what's on your list of 'things I really ought to do every day?'
(In keeping with the recent theme of my life, I'm going to add one more to the list: talk to your mummie.)
It took a lot of driving, and boarding the kittehs for a couple of nights, but I go a two-fer last weekend. Friday in Evansville IN, Saturday in St. Louis. It's going to be a few more weeks before I can see them again. Guess the everlasting party has interludes of work.