SET YOUR STANDARDS AND RULES - FIRST!
WITHOUT THESE, RANDOMNESS AND REACTIVITY CAN RULE!
Like a teenager first contemplating sex, the standards and rules must be set first and be made clear or the temptation and feelings of the moment will rule.
In what areas do we need to set standards?
- Behaviors - For my life, my relationships,
- Time Management – since that is the stuff of life
- Physical Health – since that is what provides the energy
- Psychological Health – since that is what provides the freedom and focus to not live in limitation.
- Financial Creation and Management – since the creation and management of items
that support you in having financial freedom is vital
Here are some examples. Also, see the form for writing them down.
__ To not allow myself to needlessly operate when I am tired.
__ To refresh myself when I am tired, so that I feel good and will utilize my time
__ To limit TV to no more than ___ minutes per day on average.
What I Want:
I want to live ___ healthy years.
I want plenty of energy and the ability to do all I can in life.
To do that I set the following standards.
Weight I promise to maintain: ____ to ____ lbs which is a BMI of: ___
Waist size of no more than ____ inches.
Once I get to the proper waist size, I will throw out and never get anything
Cholesterol: Total 175 or below
HDL 50 or higher
All the sleep I need. Currently, no less than ___ hours to be totally alert.
To limit my eating to 3 regular meals a day and 2 snacks.
To not eat, except for a small pre-determined snack three hours after the evening meal, after 7:30 p.m at night.
To be around, as far as is possible, only psychologically healthy, uplifting people.
To study and learn how to be happy.
FINANCIAL CREATION AND MANAGEMENT
Tithing to some form of charity or a cause