What these lists suggest is that your inner world becomes more orderly and clear, your actions in the outer world should follow suit. Both sides of the equation are important. Just remember that without inner clarity, all the external neatness and organization won't serve as a substitute. Inner fulfillment is the goal of life.
  1. DO:
  2. Make your surroundings orderly and uncluttered.
  3. Take a close look at stresses that need to be addressed.
  4. Keep away from negative influences.
  5. Find a friend or confidante who shares your vision of clarity and fulfillment.
  6. Center yourself several times a day whenever you feel distracted or unsettled.
  7. Go outside to experience the calm and inspiration of Nature.
  8. Follow a regular daily routine.
  9. Get eight hours of good sleep every night.
  10. Regular meditation also leads to changes in your daily life.
  11. DON'T
  12. Remain in situations that turn disordered and stressful.
  13. Push your work time to the limit of exhaustion, mental or physical.
  14. Be tied down by other people's opinions and attitudes.
  15. Let stress go unaddressed.
  16. Let a good night's sleep slip by more than once or twice a week.
  17. Immerse yourself in bad news and the world's chaotic unrest.
  18. Ignore your body's signals--be aware of when it wants rest, nourishment, down time, and a chance to reset itself through meditation and quiet time alone.
  19. Forget to provide yourself with pure food, water, and air.