Why should we have organized and
happy rules we can’t live without?
Why oh why do we need RULES? Those pesky things make us do things in a certain way. Bah. I’m my own person and don’t want to be told what to do…But we do need rules. We need them to reach our dreams. We need to be organized and moving towards our horizon. The Key: know your…organized and happy rules we can’t live without.
Or do I? You see, people do want to be secure and certain. Certain they will be safe. It’s the way our brains operate.
That’s why rules are so important to our happiness and our SUCCESS! They keep us grounded and on track with our vision. But we first need a vision, don’t we? A HORIZON!!!
Here’s why habits WORK…
Organized and happy rules we can’t live without
When self-control fails-habits persist! Habits stay with us when we drift off our path.
They help conserve mental energy! We use habits in our subconscious.
You are more likely to reach your dreams if you use them! As you are chipping away at them and not drifting to and fro.
You’ll develop more self-discipline! Repetition is KING.
The vision of change is limitless…and more attainable.
Organized and happy rules we can’t live without…
Here is your assignment…
1. Write down one thing to be thankful for every day.
Use a notebook. Write it down on paper and put it in a jar. Keep a list on your phone. It doesn’t matter, as long as you’re doing it one way or another. Doing this will help you build a mindset that is thankful, grateful, and appreciative. Even on your toughest days, it’s almost impossible to be miserable when you remember the things that you can be thankful for.
2. Don’t let anyone make you feel like you don’t have worth.
Regardless of where you come from, what your background is, or what decisions you have made in the past, you have worth. You deserve to be happy and you deserve your dignity. There are a lot of good people out there, but there are also a lot of people out there who are going to try to bring you down. They don’t want you to succeed and they don’t want you to be happy unless you are less successful and less happy than them. Never allow these people to have a moment of your time. Instead, surround yourself with the people who are going to build you up, add goodness to your life, and want nothing but the best for you.
3. Remove unnecessary things out of your life
Whether it’s clutter, rude people, or stress that you could avoid, you will be so much better off if you cut the cord. Stop trying to adapt your life to things that aren’t making it any better and get rid of them. It will make your life a lot easier. Clutter clogs our minds and holds back our inhibitions and creativity.
Are you starting to see how this works?
We need… organized and happy rules we can’t live without.
4. Most of the time, when people are being rude, they’re usually seeing things that they don’t like about themselves.
Don’t be afraid of criticism. It’s important to be self-aware, and it’s important to listen to those you trust when they’re trying to help you make yourself and your life better. But that does not mean that you also have to listen to the people who are trying to tear you apart for their own selfish reasons. If someone is making you feel worthless or ashamed or insecure, it’s usually because they’re focusing on a part of themselves that they wish they could change, and they’re taking it out on you. You’ll usually be able to tell the difference, so if someone is ripping you apart for the sake of ripping you apart, distance yourself as much as possible from them, and find someone who’s actually worth your time.
5. Free organized and happy rules we can’t live without, get as much healthy sun as possible.
Keep all the shades up when you’re in your apartment. Go outside as much as you can. When it’s warm out, sit on the patio if you’re at a restaurant that allows for it. Sunlight can do so much for your mood and your state of mind. Remember my travel post about safe sun during Spring Break?
6. Stop people-pleasing. Decide what you want and go for it.
Contrary to what, people rarely dwell on us or think about us. They are very busy in their own world. Even if they do judge you, it will be brief and fast and then they will go back to thinking about themselves. This is not meant to sound judgmental or preachy – it’s a fact. So stop wasting your time worrying about the opinions of people who aren’t even thinking about you. Here is a great website called “Do It Scared” by Ruth Soukup. Best selling New York Times Author and blogger. It talks a lot about fear types and the People Pleaser! Good reading!
7. One of the best organized and happy rules we can’t live without, Finding some quiet time, every day.
Sit still, meditate if you like, hike, walk, do deep breathing. It’s difficult to do something like this in a world where we have to be productive every second of our day. Practicing quiet time is being productive. You’re allowing your mind and your body a chance to unwind, to decompress, to go over the day, to rest, to breathe. You will get better and better at it and have a clearer focus.
8. Be kind and don’t badmouth other people.
This is one of my big ones that we must pay close attention to. Saying bad things about someone else can feel good at the moment. It’s an instant high. Why? Because you’re putting someone else down and allowing yourself to forget about the things in your life that you’re upset about. But the high always ends, and you’re still left with the things you’re unhappy about in your life. Instead of wasting time worrying about other people, focus on your own life and the things you have the power to change. Another bonus is that when you avoid being shady, you also avoid keeping less negativity in your life.
9. Smile, even when you don’t feel like it.
This doesn’t need much support. There is research to prove it. SMILE 8 to 10 times a day. Make a SMILING practice a priority!
10. Do what you want to do, not what you feel like you should do. Stop the comparison and guilt games…
If you want to stay in bed and read, watch your favorite show, yack on the phone with friends, then DO IT!
Do what you need to do to keep yourself happy, and stop trying to live up to some arbitrary standards.
We are so much happier when we give ourselves what we want. And we are better moms, dads, sisters, brothers, and friends for it. We know ourselves best.
Your next step-
Grab a pad of paper, binder, or journal and start using these each day. Drop me a comment below. I would love to hear how it’s going and what you are experiencing using these rules. And join me each month with FREE worksheets that easily get different areas of your home organized