My 25 Rules Of Life


"Life is to be lived, not controlled;
and humanity is won by continuing
to play in face of certain defeat."
- Ralph Ellison

I've never been one who deals with authority very well. Of course there are laws that have to be followed, but when it comes to my mind, body and life, I do not appreciate trying to be controlled; whether that's through a job, society, the media etc. When people ask me what I'm doing with my life, I simply reply with "I'm winging it", which is true because we don't truly know what life will bring tomorrow. Although I take life as it comes, I do have 25 strict rules of life that I follow every single day:

1. WAKE UP EVERY DAY WITH A SMILE...
This is a rule that I implemented this year when I was recovering from my depression. I start every day with a genuine smile. I know it's sometimes difficult to do but smiling doesn't always necessarily mean that you're happy, sometimes it means that you're strong. There's always a reason to smile, you just have to find it.

2. DON'T LIVE IN THE PAST...
...you're not going in that direction.

3. LIVE IN THE MOMENT...
Capturing moments in a photograph are important, but so is enjoying the moment you're in. Take one picture, put your camera away and be present.

4. HAVE FUN...
Money problems, world problems, arguments and family issues will still be there tomorrow - have fun now whilst you still can. 

5. SAY YES TO NEW ADVENTURES...
I only regret the things I haven't done.

6. SAY NO TO SHIT YOU DON'T WANT TO DO...
You're not obligated to do anything for anybody. If you don't want to do it, don't!

7. DO EVERYTHING WITH LOVE...

8. ALWAYS PRACTICE KINDNESS...

9. BE HONEST...
...with yourself and with everyone around you. Nothing good comes from lying.

10. BE GRATEFUL...

11. RESPECT YOURSELF...
If you can't respect yourself how can you expect anyone else to?

12. RESPECT OTHERS...
I treat everybody with an equal amount of respect unless they prove that they don't deserve it.

13. NEVER FORGET YOUR MANNERS...
Please and Thank You. Those simple words hold so much kindness, respect and consideration. 

14. ALWAYS TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS...

15. WORRYING WILL NEVER CHANGE THE OUTCOME...

16. SEE FAILURE AS A BEGINNING, NOT AN END...

17. IF YOU DON'T GO AFTER IT, YOU WON'T HAVE IT...

18. IF YOU DON'T ASK, THE ANSWER WILL ALWAYS BE NO...

19. WHEN YOU LOSE, DON'T LOSE THE LESSON...

20. IF YOU DON'T STEP FORWARD, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN THE SAME PLACE...

21. NEVER COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS...

22. SPEND SOME TIME ALONE EVERY DAY...
Alone time so important. It gives me a chance to reflect on my day, gather my thoughts and prepare myself for a new day.

23. DO NO HARM, BUT TAKE NO SHIT...

24. ALWAYS STAY IN CHARGE OF YOUR OWN LIFE...

25. ALWAYS BE YOURSELF, NOT THE PERSON THAT THEY WANT YOU TO BE...


What are your rules of life?

Love, Han

xo

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