What Do You Think Of These Rules For Life?

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Someone sent me these a day or two ago.... I'm not sure if I want any more rules in my life, but there's something about them!!

1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy.
5. Make time to meditate
6. Play more games.
7. Read more books than you did in 2009.
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minute walk daily. And while you walk, smile.
11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake.
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner of his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like maths class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6 !
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD or whatever you believe in heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come.
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD or whatever you believe in
39. Your inner most is always happy. So, be happy.
#life #rules
  • Profile picture of the author Monika Mundell
    Hey James,

    I LOVE these rules. I admit that I struggle with some (especially eating right and exercise, but in general I already subscribe to most of these "rules" and think they rock. Even so, I do not like rules, I see these more like guiding beacons to live a wonderful life with lots of meaning and fun.

    Thank you for posting this. If I had a printer I'd print this and hang it up on the fridge but that would go against "rule" no.4
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  • Profile picture of the author Bryan Douglas
    Ha, I thought this was going to be something stupid.

    I like them. I actually think they are pretty good to live by. Thanks for posting them up!
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    • Profile picture of the author Mikael-C

      If you just follow the first 10 of these rules - sure your life will change...your body too...
      but if you can follow every one of these rules - it will be amazing...2010 will the Year...

      That's let me think about this little principle:
      - Don't live in the past - Past is Past and you could never change it
      - Don't live in the future - Future is not there and some things will never happen
      - Live in the Present - Be here and there - it's your realtime and a precious moment...
      Start at this point, make everything you could to live the best years of your life...

      At one point, everybody get his shift...and at this point everything change.
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