Five Rules For Life is a blog where:

People from all walks share what they believe are the most important rules to follow for a happy, successful, and fulfilling life.

Here are five rules that I really liked:

This too shall pass.
When I was younger, the intensity of my emotions colored my perception of everything, and it seemed as if my experience of the moment was a permanent state. Now I realize that every mood, every situation – everything – comes and goes, ebbs and flows. So, I try to ride the waves of life, and enjoy still waters when things settle.

– Ruth Powers

Use good manners.
Kindness goes a long way in both work and social life. In most cases good manners will get you want you want while making others feel that they’re being respected.

– Leigh Anne Bartlett

Walk away.
It is not easy to give up something. But there are just things in life that we need to let go of. It it makes you feel bad, if it hurts, if it’s unfair, if it’s against your principles, if you hate it, if it’s wrong – find the courage to walk away from it. It will be hard but you have to at least try. Remember that you always have a choice on what stays and goes in your life.

– Tere Arigo

Take time for quiet and space, every day.
Take time to process what is going on in your life, in your mind, in your heart, and in your soul. Use the quiet to feel peace and to receive inspiration and thought. Use the space to center yourself again and to discover that you can be alone and still “enjoy the company that you keep”. If you can enjoy being alone with yourself, others will enjoy being with you too!

– Cindy Dugan Walker

Don’t hang around with negative people.
It is hard enough controlling what we think without constant exposure to outside, negative influences. If you are hanging around with people who do nothing but complain about how bad everything is – their marriage, their job, their life – you will eventually think the same things regardless of how positive you are.
Negativity begets negativity. Surround yourself with positive people instead.

– David Blank

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