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Personal commandments

by Carly-Ann

Ever since I first read Gretchen Rubin’s book The Happiness Project when it first came out nearly ten years ago, I’ve wanted to personalize many of the exercises she did in it. The whole Happiness Project for one, but also some of the parts she did to build it.

One of them was her list of 12 Personal Commandments. She posted them on Instagram the other day and reminded me how much I’ve wanted to make my own.

Here are hers:

I’ve had an open spot on my 19 for 2019 and I think I’m going to add completing this to it.

Without realizing it, I’d actually started working on this a few weeks ago. I’m not going to share the commandments I have established already, but I will say this: my list will begin with Be Carly.

Here are some of Gretchen’s own tips for creating a list if you’d like to join me in the process.

Do you have any personal commandments? If so, what are they?

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1 comment

Lesley Maisey July 24, 2019 - 7:02 am

It goes along with knowing what your values are. I’ve wanted to focus on my values, so…YES I will join you in developing my list


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