Lately, I’ve been thinking about The Happiness Project, and some of the tools Gretchen Rubin recommends, specifically the Personal Commandments – the internal rules we hold so dear that they define our interactions with the world. And I thought I’d share mine:
1. Know thyself. Become who you are.
2. Be kind.
3. Trust your gut.
4. Don’t save stamps.*
5. Slow down.
6. Avoid assholes.
7. Get dressed. Show up. Be present.
8. Do the work.
*This one takes some explaining. In our house, saving stamps means holding on to past injustices as a way to justify present anger. It’s counterproductive and defeats Commandment #2.
So, what about you? Do you have a list of personal commandments that direct your life? Please share!