Let me start this blog post by saying that I am not a fan of rules. You could probably say that I have issues with authority, and as I have gotten older I have come to realize that there are very little “real” rules in life, because heck you get to design your life the way that you want to. Having said that I do think there are a few rules, if you want to call them that, that everyone should live be to help them live their fullest most lived life.
- Make peace with the past so that it doesn’t affect your present or future: We cannot control the past so why dwell on it, especially if it is only going to negatively affect our future and present.
- Don’t worry about what other people think: Other people’s opinions really don’t matter in your life. It is your life, and you have got to live it for you how you want to live it.
- Time heals most things: I will never tell you that time heals all wounds because it doesn’t. Some things break us so deeply that we never fully heal, but time does help, and it can heal many things.
- You are in charge of your own happiness: This one took me a long time to understand, but it is your life and you are in charge of it. When you realize that you come to understand that your happiness is also in your hands, and you just have to take it back.
The simple fact is that while there aren’t many “real” rules in life, and in my opinion you do get to design and live your life the way that you want, there are some “rules” that I recommend everyone adopt. These aren’t things like making your bed every morning, but rather the deeper soul level things that will help you live your best life, reconnect with yourself, and truly live for you.