Thursday, November 11, 2010

10Tips for Making Life Easier

Oral-B is celebrating their new Oral-B Glide Floss along with kicking off their program “Glide Into the Holidays” which benefits Operation Smile, an international children's charity that provides free surgeries for children with cleft lips and cleft palates. For this celebration and to get the word out, they have asked bloggers to share tips for making their life easier.

We all live hectic lives. There always seems to be so much to do and so little time to do it. Life is hard and once we accept that, it becomes easier. Here are my tips for making life easier:

1. We have all hear the expression, don’t sweat the small stuff. This is so true. So many times we concern ourselves with little things that just add to our stress.

2. Understand the difference between needs and wants. We need air, food and water to survive. Everything else is a want. When we think that other things are needs and we can’t get them, we become frustrated.

3. Watch your self-talk. Do you constantly use words like should and must? These words puts a lot of stress on ourselves. I should have a gift for the teacher, I should have a clean house at all times, etc. Wow—with beliefs like that, if you don’t have a gift for the teacher or you don’t have a clean house, you will feel awful. Why not change it to “it would be nice?” It would be nice if I had a gift for the teacher. It would be nice if my house was clean. The stress is reduced tremendously.

4. Deal with mail and papers as they come into the house immediately. This way, you can avoid big piles later. I struggle with this but do try to go through it daily. I make 3 piles: recycling, bills, things to read later (magazines, catalogues). Bills are then put in a basket so they don’t get lost.

5. Make time to exercise. When we exercise, we feel more energetic and think more clearly.

6. Keep up on day to day tasks. Do a bit of cleaning and laundry everyday, then things don’t pile up and your house stays neat and clean.

7. Eat right. If we put junk into our bodies, we lack energy and feel tired and worn out.

8. Make time to play. Have a hobby, sport, games, anything. Just something fun to look forward to.

9. Be realistic about what you can accomplish in any given day. Sometimes, you just have to let things slide.

10. Live by the motto: “Lord grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to chage the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

Sometimes, we all have to be reminded of what we actually have the power to do to make our lives easier. I would suggest you write a list of simple things you can do to change your life to make it easier and then review it often.

My readers may enjoy learning more about the the Oral-B “Glide Into the Holidays” Program so I am going to include the following information:

"To help make the holiday season easier, Oral-B Glide along with “General Hospital” star Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo, will kick off the “Glide Into The Holidays” program benefiting Operation Smile, with a free skate day on November 11th at New York City’s Wollman Rink in Central Park. At the event, families are invited to Glide on the ice to raise money for Operation Smile, an international children’s medical charity that provides free surgeries to repair cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities for children around the globe.

To grant holiday wishes to kids globally with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities Oral-B Glide will make a donation for every pledge made at the event. Additionally, Oral-B Glide and Vanessa hope to inspire others to stick to their oral care routine this holiday season by pledging to switch to Glide online through Facebook and Twitter. For every person who tweets or posts on Oral-B’s Facebook wall with the hashtag #Switch2Glide through February 28, 2011, Oral-B® Glide™ will donate $1 to Operation Smile with a guaranteed donation of $10,000 over the course of the entire campaign."

For every person who tweets or posts on Oral-B’s Facebook wall with the hashtag #Switch2Glide through February 28, 2011, Oral-B® Glide™ will donate $1 to Operation Smile with a guaranteed donation of $10,000 over the course of the entire campaign.

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Disclosure:  I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Oral-B blogging contest, making me eligible to get full-sized Oral-B Glide products and a $30 Target gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.


Klara Jones said...

Your advices are really amazing I'm sure you already helped lots of people.

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