Tuesday, February 13, 2007

I command thee... I mean me

Gretchen Rubin over at The Happiness Project has made a list of 12 commandments for herself. I think that’s a great idea. I especially like her first one, ‘Be Gretchen.’ I think I’ll steal it for my own commandments (as well as a couple of others that are perfect for me).

Nienke's 10 Commandments

  1. Be Nienke
  2. Do it now
  3. Do not let emotions rule me
  4. Write every day (of course, what do you expect on a blog called The Writing Life?)
  5. Stand up for myself
  6. Believe in myself
  7. Enjoy life – every day and every moment
  8. Don’t take things personally
  9. Do something nice for myself every day
  10. Don’t betray myself

What would be on your list?
What would be on your protagonist's list?

5 comments:

Jason said...

"Write everyday" would be one, because I'm a mega-procrastinator.

"Laugh more" would be another.

Oh and "Don't sweat stuff you can't change."

Jason

Nienke said...

Jason - I'll have to add your last two. Good ones.

Pearl said...

1. straighten your back
2. take a deep breath
3. pause before your speak to think about what they know and expect and need
4. rely on yourself
5. taste, feel, smell it
6. get over it
7. keep moving
8. notice yourself not being destroyed yet again
9 don't settle for survive -- thrive
10. now would be a good time.

Sara Freeze said...

What a great idea! Thank you for adding me to the list, Nienke!

Sara

P.S. I like your MySpace page. :)
P.P.S. Sara Freeze is a pseudonym- I used an old family name.

Dr. Bill Emener said...

Start my own list of "Bill's 25 Commandments" and begin by stealing Nienke's for my first 10.
Bill