Friday, April 30, 2010

The Ten Commandments

1. Thou shalt not be perfect or even try to be.
Realistic expectations only

2. Thou shalt not try to be all things to all people.
Save some time for yourself.

3. Thou shalt leave leave things undone sometimes.

4. Thou shalt not spread yourself too thin.

5. Thou shalt learn to say "no".
You can say "no" gently and with respect.

6. Thou shalt make time for yourself and your support network.
Supported people live longer and happier lives.

7. Thou shalt switch off and do nothing.
Yes, nothing! - regularly.

8. Thou shalt be boring, untidy, inelegant and unattractive at times - it is okay.

9. Thou shalt not feel guilty.

10. Thou shalt not be thine own worst enemy - be gentle, kind and loving to yourself.


MOM said...

Thou shalt love yourself, admire yourself, encourage yourself, believe in yourself each and every day in the knowledge that you not only love yourself but are truly LOVED by so many.

Beverly said...

Thank you Mom, I love you too.

Michelle said...

Fabulous! Very true and very reflective of how living a 'perfect' life can be quite unhealthy. Thanks, Beverly. :)