Do you ever wish that someone would just hand you something that says, HERE! Take this book full of rules for life??
Well! Your wish is granted!
I’ve gathered everything that I’ve learned over the past 27 years and have comprised this wonderful list full of basic rules of life!
All of these are what I’ve gathered from my life experiences and hopefully you can take a little something from this and apply it to your life! Or take everything with a grain of salt.
I will say that I narrowed down this list from a big one! Of over 100! Down to these magical 10.
10 rules of life that I have learned the hard way. And not to toot my own horn too much but it’s a pretty rad list!
What are the basic rules of life?
1 // Pursue God with all your heart
I can tell you that I wish that I would have put aside my BS when I was entering high school and done this WAY sooner!
There’s nothing like it. If you’d like to read my testimony and more on the subject, go check it out!
2 // Find what makes you happy and screw the rest
I tried so long and so hard to fit my interests to match those around me simply because I wanted them to be “friends” with me.
They weren’t real friends and as a result I lost myself.
It took me a long time to figure out how to find what makes me happy. My heart was so confused!
Now if anyone mocks what I love, I know that person is not what I need in my life!
3 // Don’t look for Mr. Right
Okay all you lonely hearts out there, I know that being alone sucks.
It sucks so much! And because of that I’ve spent much of my time worrying about my future husband.
You know what?
Did me no good!
Let me tell you that the best relationships are often the ones that we aren’t even looking for.
There are also so many amazing things about not looking for a spouse.
- Explore and practice hobbies (Bfs/Gfs can take up a lot of time LOL)
- Excel at school
- Get closer to family
- Make more friends and nourish the relationships you have
- Figure out who you are and what you really want
- Create a closer bond with God
To name just a few and I know that those things sound maybe a little silly or something you can do WHILE you’re dating someone which is true! But I think that having some things established before getting involved with someone is so important because it gives you a sense of identity even after dating someone for a while.
Trust me! This is a good thing!
It helps make sure that you don’t become codependent on your significant other.
4 // Only do something if you’re excited about it
What I mean is don’t force yourself to do something just because someone else is doing it. I think that trying new things are amazing! So I saw do it! But if you hate it, don’t keep doing it just because you’re trying to impress someone.
It’ll come off that way and could turn you a little bitter.
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5 // Don’t try so much with certain people
What i mean is, learn to let go.
Relationships are a two way street babe!
Don’t let someone use you only for convenience or has a last resort.
It is better to be by yourself than with people who don’t really care about you!
6 // Do something to back up your opinion
It can be really scary having an opinion. I know that sounds stupid but it can be really worrisome to have an opinion on soemthing only to be shot down. Especially on issues that you really care about.
So make sure that you have some facts to back up your stance! At least a very well grounded opinion with examples from your life.
7 // Don’t let anyone hold your self worth other than yourself and Jesus
Seriously! Don’t let anyone devalue who you are!
No matter what anyone says to you or about you, just remember that you are wanted! And nothing that anyone says can change that.
8 // No one who is having fun looks stupid
No one who is having fun looks stupid is actually a quote that I pulled from Amy Phoeler and I love it so much! It fits exactly what I was trying to say here! Because what I’m saying is that it’s okay to have fun and look a little silly.
Being silly, laughing really loud, and smiling too big is amazing!
And alright, I’ll give it to you and say that yes, sometimes people try to look stupid on purpose. This is not that.
This is about having fun! Fun that sets your soul on fire! Silly fun and it’s worth jumping on board!
9 // Embrace hard work
As someone who has repeatedly ran away from hard work because of fear that I couldn’t do it.
But darn it! Don’t let that stop you! I’ve no longer let it stop me and instead I tackle it head on!
Anytime I know there’s going to be a little hard ahead, I give myself a little pep talk.
Imagine how amazing you’ll feel when this is done!
It’s really not going to take as bad as you think it will.
You’re strong enough to do this!
You’re going to be so much better because of this!
Don’t be such a wuss! Be a badass and just get it done!
That last is when I’m really trying to avoid work LOL
But they have been working and it’s really never has bad as I think it is!
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10 // Do something good for your soul
I originally had this one titled, ‘Read everyday’ but then I decided that since not everyone likes to read and the whole point of why I read is because it’s good for my soul!
I can’t go a day without reading! It’s my ultimate form of self care!
I get to be out of my head for a little while, learn something new, and i get my me-time.
Find your own form of “reading” no matter what it is!
Play some music
Cook or bake something
Pick up a deck of cards
Whatever it is!
There ya have it! My basic rules of life.
Tell me one of your own rules, below! Is it similar to mine? Or do you have something totally different in mind??
All the best,