Tips to Manage your Life


  • Begin living now.  Stop living in the future or in the past.  Let go of what is lost.
  • Be reflective.  Write a journal of your daily activities, thoughts and moods.
  • Be honest about your feelings.
  • Set goals realistically.  Figure out ways to achieve your goals.  List your successes.
  • Dress in a way that is right for you.  Practice good posture.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Control your food input, eat nutritiously.
  • Express yourself.  Learn to ask for what you want.
  • Think positively.  Stop talking about your miseries.
  • Talk about your strengths.
  • Ask for positive strokes.
  • Do something exciting.  Take a chance… risk 🙂
  • Spend time alone.  Listen to your inner voice.
  • Learn what is and what is not controllable in your life.
  • Learn to accept what you cannot change.
  • Stop collecting people with problems.  Stop rescuing people.
  • Let other people round their own lives. Encourage others to take responsibility for their own welfare.
  • Get acquainted with happy & successful people.
  • Enjoy your relationships. Stop assuming others cannot get along with you.
  • Take some steps to straighten out a problem in your life right now.
  • Analyse your issues & figure out what can be done.  Make decisions & take some immediate action.  Stop letting things drift.
  • Think to solve problems rather than depending on luck or ‘magical powers’
  • Organise your work.  Focus on one task at a time.  Start sharing responsibilities.
  • Redefine your priorities.  Listen to feedback from others.
  • Face life with dignity.  Face painful questions squarely.
  • Encourage gentleness in yourself and others.  Start really caring about people.
  • Give yourself permission to be afraid, make mistakes and succeed.
  • Encourage others to feel good.
  • Seek out good friends.
  • Share yourself with friends and significant others.
  • Ask for help in a straightforward way.
  • Compromise occasionally.
  • Stop looking for someone to blame.
  • Give people a break.
  • Be good to yourself.  Find out what you are good at and enjoy doing it.
  • Develop your personal talents.
  • Stop being always available for running errands.
  • Do something you’d really like to do for yourself.
  • Make your environment comfortable.
  • Re-decorate your room/ office/ home.
  • Stop being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
  • Stop letting people push you around.
  • Get enough rest.  Take a nap.
  • Take some time off.  Learn to relax.  Enjoy leisure.
  • Take a break… if possible, a vacation.
  • Develop a varied life.
  • Get into loose fitting clothes at home.
  • Enjoy your sexuality.
  • Get a medical check-up.
  • Meditate.
  • Sing.  Dance.  Play.

Source: University of Minnesota Counseling & Consulting Services


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