List Your Own 'Personal Commandments' To Chart A Path To Happiness

List Your Own

Happiness is a decision that doesn't come naturally to most of us. Figuring out the values you have now, and desire to live up to one day, is one of the primary steps to learning how to be happy.

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Sit down and make a list of personal commandments you want to live by. This could be anything, from "Achieve something daily" to "Brush off failures and try again" or "stop overthinking everything". Here's what Gretchen Rubin has to say about creating your set of personal commandments:

These aren't specific resolutions, like "make my bed," but the overarching principles by which I try to live my life...

Consider phrases that have stuck with you.

When I look at my Twelve Commandments, I realise that five of them are actually quotations from other people...

Aim high and fight the urge to be too comprehensive.

I've found that my commandments help me most when I review them at least daily, to keep them fresh in my mind, and to do this, it helps to keep the list short and snappy...

Think about what's true for you.

Each person's list will differ...

Hit the link below to read more about Gretchen's 12personal commandments and her advice for developing your own.

To Be Happier, Write Your Own Set of Personal Commandments [The Happiness Project]


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