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Surprising New Results from Changing My Rules

Did you know that you have “rules” that are controlling your life?

We all have “rules” for life.

Examples: I must open the door for people near me. My friends must text me back within 1 hour or something is wrong.  I must plan vacations 3 months in advance. I must drink water before each meal.

When we become aware of our rules, we can decide if they are right for our current life.  Possibly you adopted some rules as a child or from your parents that no longer serve you.

I’ve been noticing lately that I’m bumping up against my rules.

One rule I noticed recently was my rule to plan in advance to go out of town.  I was feeling stressed because an opportunity came up that I wanted to take – but it is happening fast – like in 14 days. My instinct was saying “No”, but my logic was saying – “hellooo this is totally fine, update your rules!”

Another rule I’ve had forever is that I don’t want to be around kids. I’m not sure why, but it’s a thing that I didn’t really question until recently.

A friend suggested that I become a “Big Sister” through the Big Brother Big Sisters of America organization. I was not familiar with this at all; however, I was curious.

I had a small voice saying “Check that out. It might be for you.”

I did some research and reached out to the local organization, and now I’m one step away from being paired with a little sister.

I’m excited to find out where this journey takes us! What fun things will we do together? {I’m taking ideas!!}

If I had listened to my arbitrary {or outdated} rule, then I wouldn’t be having this experience.

Pro Tip: Take action on the things you learn and the things that interest you even just a little bit. You never know where it will lead you.

You might have a cool experience that will change your life forever.


This is Part 7 in a series called Life Hacks!  Here’s Part 12, 3, 4, 5, and 6 if you missed it.