12 Rules You Can Live By (and lessen your stress)

I had the following 12 Rules You Can Live By up in a frame while my kids were growing up and have them up again for the grandkids. They seemed to help lessen my stress levels (way back when). Maybe they’ll help you:

  1.  If you open it – close it;
  2.  If you turn it on – turn it off;
  3.  If you unlock it – lock it;
  4.  If you move it – put it back;
  5.  If it belongs to someone else and you want it – get permission;
  6.  If you borrow it – return it;
  7.  If you don’t know how to operate it – leave it alone;
  8.  If you use it – take care of it;
  9.  If you break it – repair it;
  10.  If you can’t fix it – call someone who can;
  11.  If you mess it up – clean it up;
  12.  If it will brighten someone’s day – say or do it.

As a Mom and Grandmom, I am continuously looking for ways to lessen the stress levels and have realized that structure and routine are very important to children (of any age – my own included). Looking for the positive side in life’s happenings also makes for healthier, happier times, but I’ll cover that in a future post.

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