Secrets of AdulthoodOuter order contributes to inner calm.Soap and water removes most stains.You can sometimes minister to your spirit through your body.Accept yourself and expect more from yourself.Lose yourself to find yourself.Take yourself less seriously - and take yourself more seriously.If you can't find something, clean up.Happiness doesn't always make you feel happy.If you're too tired to do anything except watch TV or cruise the internet, go to sleep.Give yourself limits to give yourself freedom.You have more time than you think. And less time.One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make someone else happy. One of the best ways to make someone else happy is to be happy yourself.Make people feel happier by acknowledging that they're not feeling happy.Schedule time to be unscheduled.Remember to GO OUTSIDE.People do best what comes naturally.Don't let the PERFECT be the enemy of the GOOD.Pay careful attention to anything you try to hide.One of the worst ways to use your time is to do something well that you didn't need to do at all.Nothing is more exhausting than the task that is never started.No one regrets having changed a lightbulb.Most decisions don't require extensive research.Money, technology, caffeine, adrenaline. Efficiency... is a good servant but a bad master.Loving actions inspire loving feelings.Keep it simple -- but not too simple.I wish I could not wish.It's easier to prevent pain than to squelch it.It's easier to demand a lot from yourself when you're giving a lot to yourself.Home is a physical space; it's also a state of mind.Hell is other people. Heaven is other people.A happy home isn't a place you can furnish, but an attitude of mind you must develop.The fun part doesn't come later; now is the fun part.Focus not on having less or having more, but on wanting what you have.You manage what you measure.You know as much as most people.Working is one of the most dangerous forms of procrastination.What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.What's fun for other people may not be fun for you -- and vice versa.What makes difficult tasks easy? Enthusiasm.To accomplish something, you have to do a lot of nothing.Things often get messier before they get tidier.The things that go wrong often make the best memories.There's an important difference between something that isn't used and something that's useless.The fun part doesn't come later, now is the fun part.The days are long, but the years are short.Succeed by failing.When the student is ready, the teacher appears.Spend out, to become rich.Sometimes you have to work hard to be lazy.Someplace, keep an empty shelf.Sometimes, material desires have a spiritual aspect.Focus not on doing less or doing more but on doing what you value.Flawed can be more perfect than perfection.Experience the experience.Enthusiasm is a form of social courage.Don't wait until you have some free time. You may never have any free time.Don't believe everything you think.Do nothing in excess -- not even moderation.Doing a little work makes goofing off more fun.You can choose what you do; you can't choose what you like to do.By doing a little bit each day, you can get a lot accomplished.Burn energy to create energy.Be selfless, if only for selfish reasons. Be selfish, if only for selfless reasons.Being giving can be a form of neediness.Always put your keys away in the same place.Always leave plenty of room in the suitcase.One Last ThingInterested in happiness, habits, and human nature?Sign up to get my free weekly newsletter. I share ideas for being happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. SubscribeWant to see a sample?