Monday, May 11, 2009

Rules for Living
(I made up a list or regula (is that the Latin term that monks use?) for our family to follow. Different children struggle with different aspects of this. And I struggle with some of these good habits as well (eating well, exercising, going to bed at a decent time, for instance).

Hygiene (What can I say, I have boys!):
Brush your teeth at least 2x a day
Shower every day
Use deodorant
Wear clean clothes every day

Eat three square meals a day
Exercise every day (weights, jogging, running, walking, biking, rollerblading, Frisbee, basketball, tennis, swimming, push ups/pull ups, yard work)
Have sensible sleep habits

Getting things done:
Make a list of what you need to do each day
Do the stuff that is hard or you don’t really want to do first
Then reward yourself with doing the stuff you enjoy/want to do

Being a better you:
Read a lot every day; people who are widely-read are smart
Clean up after yourself; this shows consideration and keeps chaos at bay
Pray always; this keeps God close and you close to God!


The Bookworm said...

Excellent set of rules. Wish I stuck to them all :(.

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

How about "do one hard thing, then one fun thing"? If I had to do all the hard stuff first, I'd never get to the fun stuff!

What are you doing for exercise? I'm so sick of walking.

Faith said...

We never get back to the hard stuff if we start to do the fun stuff! It probably should be: do a substantial portion of the hard stuff first.

I am barely walking at all so for me walking is it! Do you do any workout videos?