I’m a rule follower.
I like rules.
I like knowing what’s expected of me.
I have all sorts of personal rules in my life.
If I haven’t left the house by 7pm,
I’m not going out.
I don’t drink alcohol alone in the house.
I drink a green juice every morning before I eat solid food.
I avoid keeping unhealthy food in the fridge or pantry.
(My newest rule…)
Bring the trash can in immediately on Fridays
When I get home from exercise class.
Each serves to help, guide or protect me
From something I want to avoid.
Where I have rules in place,
I also have systems
That keep things moving smoothly along.
Where no rules exist,
I tend to stumble & fall.
I know I need more.
I just need to figure out
What I need to work on
And which rule (related to it) would help me out.
Give it a try.
Create a new standard, a new rule…
Live by it for (at least) a week
And see if it helps strengthen areas in which I am weak.
If not, try something different.
Incorporate it fully.