10 Rules

Have you ever thought about writing your own 10 personal rules? It may sound like a strange concept, but consider it. Could you think of 10 guidelines that would lead you to a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life? If you could give yourself any 10 rules to live by what would they be?

These past few months have been full of transitions for me. I have finished the chapter of my life in classrooms with tests and essays. I now have the ability to choose my work hours.. to choose what I do and when I do it. I can decide what I devote my energy and time to. I feel like I am embarking on the next chapter of my life with so many more choices than I am used to. This is all so very exciting.. but very scary! While stepping into this uncertainty, I am craving something solid.. some sort of foundation. Of course this makes me question, what is my foundation? What is at my core?

Some of my friends have an encouraging quote or mantra written on their bathroom mirror for them to see every day. I want to create something with my 10 rules to hang in my room to serve as a reminder. Think of it as a personal compass. If I ever face a difficult decision, I know that I can turn to these foundational rules. Here is what I have so far:

1) Be kind to others and to yourself

2) View everything as a learning opportunity

3) Focus on what you want, ignore what you don’t want

4) Always find something to be grateful for

5) Laugh as much as you can

6) Eat at least one fresh fruit or vegetable every day

7) Get out in nature as often as you can

8) Try something new each week

9) It’s okay to be eccentric

What do you guys think so far? I need a 10th rule and could really use your input! Do you have some personal rules? Any mantras you can share?

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!