I stumbled upon this amazing blog a few weeks ago. It is basically a collection of peoples own "Five Rules for Life". I started thinking about my own rules for life. Everyone lives by their own "code" or beliefs, but how many of us actually put it into words. So I started to write down the things that are most important to me and that I try to live by, sometimes successfully, sometimes not so much. I decided to share my final list with you.
Kylie's Five Rules for Life (in no particular order)
I spent many years living in a loveless and laughless home. One thing I have learned is that no matter what life throws at you, being able to laugh is on of the keys to happiness and a sense of overall wellness. Learning to laugh at the little things has been key to being able to move forward in my life.
Love openly and honestly
Ahhh…. Such a hard one to learn. If you don’t love with honesty you are living a half life. Tell those you care about how you feel. Love with your whole heart. Don’t hold back. And in return you will allow that same love to be reciprocated.
Treat other with the same respect that you would like to be treated with. From your nearest and dearest, to the check out chick at Coles. Everyone is a human with feelings and deserves respect. I have found that if you give respect, you then get respect.
Own your actions
This is about accepting responsibility for your own actions, whether they are actions you are proud of or actions you are ashamed of. I spent many years blaming other people for all the problems and dramas in my life, but when I started to take some responsibility and own my actions, my life became less drama-filled. From the smallest action of the day (eg, what time you get out of bed, what you put into your mouth) to what words come out of your mouth, to the biggest of decisions – own your actions. If you are ashamed of them, learn from it and don’t repeat it – but still own it.
Believe in Karma
I believe that what you put out to the universe is what you will get back from it in return. Therefore it is important to live your life in a way that honors this. If you don’t want an action or attitude directed at you, don’t direct it at others.