10 Golden Rules of the Art of Total Wellness
1st: BELIEVE IN GOD
There is no better alternative.
The rest are just supplementary.
Always bring our Joys and Sorrows to God.
God is our utmost best friend and companion.
As long as we go through our labours and hardships in His company, we will not find them too hard.
2nd: ACCEPT STRESS AS PART OF LIFE AND LEARN HOW TO AVOID IT WHENEVER POSSIBLE
If you want completely zero stress throughout your life…you will be disappointed. But if you accept that life could be stressful and know how to avoid it whenever possible, your life will be much happier.
3rd: SAY TO YOURSELF “I AM SPECIAL”
Repeatedly remind yourself of this phrase because special people behave and think more positively and handle stress much better than a normal person. There’s nothing wrong with being a normal person except that there are too many of them around and sometimes when they handle a problem it is as though the world is coming to an end.
4th: ONLY CARRY ONE BALL WHENEVER YOU GO AND THAT IS THE “WHITE RUBBER BALL”
If you back-stab someone or say something bad in his/her absence, please seek forgiveness because even God may not be able to forgive you until you have done so. I know it is tough to ask forgiveness but I believe it is tougher to handle the Black Rubber Ball effect when it comes.
5th: YOU ARE NOT ALONE whenever you suffer from any problem
It is only a matter of degree. For each of us who can afford to read the book, there are so many more who are worse off than us. Don’t look at things like a horse with blinkers on. Open up and you’ll be surprised that you can say to yourself that after all “Its’s No Big Deal”. Also remember, lest you forget your basic tenets “No amount of money can buy happiness”
6th: TALK TO THE FLOWERS & LAUGH
Talk to the flowers and be friendly with nature and animals because they will never hate you or back-stab you. If they could talk they would always say nice things about you and love you until they die.
Laugh if not smile at least once a day. Find any excuse to do this. If you can’t just smile even if it is for no apparent reason. Try now and see the automatic chemistry changes in your brain. Come to think of it, the brain can be tricked into thinking that you are happy. A real smile or genuine laughter means happiness to your brain.
7th: USE SEVEN STEPS IN MANAGING STRESS
Checklist method to handle all problems that cannot be solved by normal thinking or problem solving techniques:
Check your emotions
Diffuse your emotions
Find facts and figures
Make a decision
Remember the power of a piece of paper
Change your mental computer
Remember the power of unspoken words
8th: THE SEVEN SERIES OF SUCCESS
Always go back to your life line whenever you lose track of your life. Always make sure you strive to achieve the following 7 series of success:
Peace of mind
Good health and vitality
Long term love and relationship
Self-actualisation (the power of giving back)
Value this moment, Now!
Focus on your life line and check on your time management.
Rest and get enough sleep.
Exercise moderately but consistently.
Eat-smart. Drink plenty of water and eat lots of fruit and vegetables.
Practice a new dieting paradigm:
Eat breakfast – like a pauper
Eat lunch-like a queen
Eat dinner-like a king
Note: Breakfast of clean plain water and fresh fruit is best. Take fruit before every meal.
10th: Use 888-breathing technique
Use the 888-breathing techniques whenever you have forgotten the first nine golden rules of the art of total wellness.
Breathe in for 8 seconds. (say: “God, Thank you, I am alive”)
Hold for 8 seconds. (say: “I’ll do my best, I am special”)
Breathe out for 8 seconds. (say: “I’ll only say good words”)
Repeat the cycle 3 times.