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6 Lazy ways to get Happier, Sexier, Healthier, Richer.

What’s one healthy magical little specific awesome habit that you have, daily, that makes you happier and healthier? Leave a tip in comments, below.

Master this one simple (yet impossible) trick and you’ll be happier, healthier, sexier, even richer. Do nothing fully and properly before doing anything. Practice it diligently and with good cheer…even for two minutes in the morning and two at night.

Here’s 5 Peculiar Tips, from Tanya. We miss Tanya.

6. You can’t “get” Happier, Sexier, Healthier, Richer. You can, however, learn to “be” Happier, Sexier, Healthier, and even Richer. How? Relax. Be yourself. But don’t be caught up in yourself. How? Well, there’s lots of ways. Most involve the breath. Relaxing. Opening up. My suggestion is the most basic: nothing. Do nothing. Practice doing nothing. It’s the opposite of multi-tasking. Do less, and do it better, and more fully. Do life fully.

There’s an easy technique for practicing this, called meditation. Here’s how. Do it twice a day, every day , if only for a few minutes. Everyone has time for a few minutes.

But you can start right now without calling it meditating simply by breathing, relaxing, sitting up, relaxing again, breathing again, and doing less. Don’t fill the gaps of your life. If you’re caught in traffic, look around and enjoy where you’re at. If you’re at a stoplight, waiting to be able to walk across the crosswalk, don’t check your phone.

The phone is a brilliant test of how present we are. Check it less. Check it only when you need to.

That’s it.

Less.

Meditate.

Don’t multi-task.

You may not be fully happy, rich, healthy, sexy or holy. But you’ll be on your way. You’ll feel happier, your experience of life will be richer and your business acumen will refine in its charm. You’ll breathe and eat more fully and better, and you’ll shine from the inside-out, making you more attractive.

 

 

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Apr 22, 2014 3:50am

One thing that I started during Lent — a time of deep reflection and meditation — was a "medical fast" (I'm not sure that's what it's called but I think so). The idea is that, twice a week, I eat only consume 600 calories or less (women is 500 or less). My intension was to add to my daily practice. Lent is 46 days (Sunday's don't count) and that equates to 12 days total. However, at the end of Lent, I have lost roughly 10lbs and feel a lot better physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

wendy Apr 16, 2014 8:34pm

Hey – #5 Light incense – in another post you say that incense is actually bad for you. What are your thoughts on it?

Marta Apr 16, 2014 7:08am

Encuentro este texto excepcional…! Muchas gracias, muy sabio.

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