Self Improvement

My 10 Rules for 2015

new-year-resolutionNew Year’s Resolutions are SO easy to break that I stopped making them ages ago. Last year I simply set a goal list for the year and I accomplished 8 out of 10 items. I’m thrilled with that.

This year I set a goal list again, but I’m also setting up a list of rules for my life in 2015. I’m going to print them out and place them on a wall near where I sit to remind me when I’m struggling. I’m going to make them into a picture to put on the background of my computer. I’m going to read them every day at first and then at least once a week later on, to keep myself on track with the changes I need to make.

These rules are things I realize I need to change within my own life. My biggest struggle has been dealing with false friendships and people who treat me unkindly. This year I have created some rules for me to live by that I hope will help with that.

My Rules for 2015

1. I am going to stop trying to make everybody happy, stop trying to be who others expect or want me to, and simply live my life.

2. I am going to stop making excuses for my illnesses and pain but I’m also going to stop sharing how I’m feeling with others who don’t really need to know.

3. I am going to be more careful who I let close enough to my heart to truly hurt me.

4. I am no longer going to tolerate being treated poorly by anyone.

5. I’m going to start trusting my FIRST instincts. No more doubting myself.

6. I am going to stop making excuses for other people’s behavior, both toward me and toward others. I am only responsible for ME.

7. I am going to let go of unreasonable expectations and ideals that I have held on to since childhood. No one can live up to that.

8. I am going to speak kind words or not at all. There is plenty of unkindness in this world without my big mouth adding to it.

9. I am going to talk less and listen more.

10. I am going to plan in a way that allows my dreams to become reality and create my future instead of just waiting for it to happen.


Are any of these something you might need to set for yourself? What rules for living this year might you want to make?

About Tracy Seekins

Long time writer/blogger. Has been on a lifelong journey for self enrichment. This is a journey which never ends and I look forward to sharing it with you.


2 thoughts on “My 10 Rules for 2015

  1. Reblogged this on The Homeless Blogger and commented:
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    I generally never make resolutions, as per the dramatic graphic.

    Posted by William Tell | January 3, 2015, 3:10 pm
    • I agree with NOT making resolutions. They are so often and easily broken and given up on. However making goals and rules is not something to be broken but simply worked on and toward. I figure if I can make even some personal change and accomplish even one of my goals that helps me move forward and keep me motivated. Honestly I do these kinds of things year round but doing these at the beginning of the year helps me have a day that I can remember to look back at it all as well. It’s like having a pre-created day of reflection. I choose to use it as a motivational tool.

      Posted by Tracy Seekins | January 3, 2015, 3:17 pm

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