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♥ Don’t take life so seriously! Learn to laugh at the little things and this whole “existence” thing will be a whole lot easier. Be amused by your mistakes and failures and be thankful that you learned your lesson and won’t mess up like that again.Make sure you spend some time alone each day.
♥ Be honest at all times. Lies lead to nothing but trouble.
♥ Develop the ability to forgive. "Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned." -Buddha
♥ Treat others how you wish to be treated - sure, it’s overused, but it really will help in the long run.
♥ Develop an endless curiosity about this world. Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events.
♥ "Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." -Marilyn Monroe
♥ You can only know more by going into the unknown.
♥ Accept yourself but never stop trying to find your identity - know who you are, and try to expand it.
♥ "Think before you speak, read before you think." -Fran Lebowitz
♥ Learn the rules, but remember, it’s okay to break them, as long as you don't harm anyone.
♥ Live a life that’s worth living - don’t live with fear, anger and hatred because it’s not going to get you anywhere.
♥ "Dream as if you will live forever, live as if you will die today." -James Dean
♥ Read. It will give you a place to escape to; whether it is horror, fantasy, romance or sci-fi -find a story that interests you. A library card may help with this.
♥ Don’t rely on others to do things for you; if you want something done, do it yourself.
♥ "Don’t count the days, make the days count." -Muhammad Ali
♥ Believe in something. It doesn't matter what it is, but believe.
♥ Be healthy. Eat well, sleep well, live well.
♥ "The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging." -Warren Buffett
♥ Find a passion; be it music, math, sport or science. Find something you can take real interest in, no matter how others may think of it.
♥ Find a talent; even if it’s something as simple as hula-hooping - find a talent and practice it.
♥ Discover a safe place; somewhere you can go when you feel sad, scared or angry.
♥ Choose your friends wisely. You are affected far more than you think by the people you spend your time with.
♥ Love is all there is. If you truly want to be a master of life, let love be in your every action.
♥ Memorize something every day. Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment.
♥ Try new things. Get out of your comfort zone and try to experience as many different environments and sensations as possible.
♥ Learn to focus only on the present. The past is unchangeable so it is futile to reflect on it unless you are making sure you do not repeat past mistakes. The future is but a result of your actions today.
♥ Smile more often. Whenever you get a grin on your face, your brain is releasing serotonin, the happy hormone. Smiling is the natural way to force you to be happy.
♥ Think positive thoughts. When you find yourself thinking a negative thought, stop it immediately.
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