I just started rereading an interesting book by Michael Gelb, How To Think Like Leonardo DaVinci. I think I have read it at least three times and one of these days I am hoping it will have a real and noticeable positive effect. One of my favorite little sections is a two pager called "The DaVinci Diet". I don't have time to copy the whole thing out for you (and we might be flirting with some sort of plagarism issue there anyway, but the upshot is to eat healthy stuff, drink lots of water, make meat portions small, don't get stuck in a rut (try new and interesting foods), my favorite "enjoy a little wine with dinner", and enjoy your food (whenever possible, dine, don't just "grab a bite").
It is all good advice.
Perhaps coincidentally, I recently received a nice email from a lovely and brilliant lady which lists forty things to do to lead a healthy and happy life. Here are a select few:
2: Enjoy 10 minutes of silence each day.
3: Play games and read books. This may put a crimp on your television time. All the better.
4: Try to make at least three people smile each and every day. I assume this should be done in such a way that the people who are smiling are not simply reacting to a prank you might pull on some other unfortunate soul.
5: Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
6: Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
7: Enjoy the ride. Remember this is not Disney World and you certainly don't want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.
But there is one thing I would like to add.
Enjoy a steady diet of hugs. These must be given and received for maximum benefit. If you have any inkling that someone precious to you is having a rough time, and especially if there is a possibility they could think they have been a disappointment to you, a hug is prescribed. And when one is offered, it is good to accept. There will be benefits for both parties.
Just be careful at work. And don't be creepy about it.
Go Ye Forth and Do Likewise.