How To Make Your Own Personal Life Commandments

The ten commandments handed down to Moses are all well and good. It’s an ideal place to start when calibrating a person’s moral compass, and drawing lines between right and wrong.

In a nutshell, it forbids us to steal, kill, lie, and commit adultery, and tells us to worship God, respect our parents, and make Sundays special. It’s a list of guiding principles for life, and while some items may not apply to non-Christians, like worshiping God, and keeping the Sabbath holy, most are applicable to everybody. Even atheists are better off not killing, stealing, or lying.

But these commandments are broad, and for our day to day lives, we need another set of commandments custom made for our own quests and struggles. If you don’t have one, maybe it’s time to make a list of do’s and don’ts that can help you live a life with more control and less regrets.

To start off, identify the areas in your life you’re struggling with. Then make a firm resolve on what you want to do, and make a commandment for yourself based on that.

For example, if you’re struggling with social media addiction, then make a firm resolve to limit your Facebook and Instagram time, and make an item that would say something like, “Thou shall not allocate more than one hour everyday on social media.”

Or if you’re dragging yourself to exercise, then make a resolve to do a daily jog, and say something like, “Thou shall run at least 45 minutes every day.”

Or if you’re struggling to control your temper, then maybe you’d want to say, “Thou shall keep cool no matter what.”

Don’t cheat by making items that you’re not struggling with, just so you will be successful in achieving it. For example, don’t say something like, “Thou shall not drink any form of soda,” if you don’t like and don’t really drink soda in the first place. You’re fooling nobody but yourself.

Now go and make your list. It’s fun and will most likely help you in your life journey.

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