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9 Things You Should Never Do

9 Things You Should Never Do

I have always found occasional introspection to be a good life tool. When you stop to think about the things you do, it helps you self-correct. Some things in life are very important to do (like wash your hands, eat vegetables and smile) and others are important to avoid. Here is my list of the “don’ts.” Please add your thoughts in the comment field.

You should never…

  • Snoop through other peoplesí letters, emails and other personal communication.
  • Throw leftovers in the trash. Try to buy and cook only as much as you can use. †If it is left over, try to give it away.
  • Go back on a promise to children. They trust easily and completelyódonít break their heart.
  • Ridicule people who cannot help their condition or situation.
  • Carry a bitter grudge. Life is too short. Why bottle up negativity? Let it out or let it go. Smile.
  • Neglect two basic needs of your body: timely meals and timely sleep.
  • Ignore a niggling symptom. A persistent cough, pain or an unusual lump, even if small, needs your attention… Now.
  • Write an angry email or letter. Words really are arrows that cannot be unpierced.
  • Waste resources simply because they donít belong to you. Using too much water in hotel bathrooms, for instance. Or leaving the lights on in another personís house. Simple things, really, that reflect whether you care, or donít, about people and the planet you live on.

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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).


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10:12AM PDT on Jul 9, 2013


10:49AM PDT on Jun 26, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

12:44AM PDT on Jun 24, 2013

Thank you Shubhra, I am really enjoying your articles!

1:00PM PDT on Jun 23, 2013

Thanx for the reminder's and for sharing

8:13PM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

Thanks for this reminder about each little wisdom!

7:25AM PDT on May 26, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

5:01PM PDT on May 24, 2013

Can't wait for the list of "Always..."

8:19AM PDT on May 21, 2013

great tips...i wish more people would read and heed...

9:34PM PDT on May 20, 2013

My gf can take hint here

1:34AM PDT on May 20, 2013

I try to live by that everyday :)

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