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October 2011

The Ten Rules for Emotional Wellness

1-Take time to relax, exercise & spend quality time time with the people you enjoy.
2-Choose to find the positives in your life experiences instead of focusing on the negatives.
4-Don't get caught in blaming others, take responsibility for your own actions.
5-Take credits for your success and accomplishments / avoid false modesty.
6-Take the time to develop one or two close relationships in which you can be honest in expressing your feelings and thoughts with them.
7-Talk positively to yourself all day long.
8-Remove yourself from hurtful and damaging situations, walk away and give yourself the time and the space to problem solve.
9-Accept that life is about the choices we make.
10-Have a plan for the future.

Seven Basic Steps to Maintaining a Good Relationship

1- Be aware of what you and your partner want for yourselves and what you want from the relationship.
2- Let one another know what your needs are.
3- Realize that it might be impossible for your partner to meet all your needs.
4- Be welling to negotiate and compromise on things you want from one another.
5- Do not demand that your partner changes to meet all your expectations. Work to accept the differences that you see between your ideal and the reality.
6-Try to see things from the other's point of view, this doesn't mean that you must agree with one another, but rather that you can expect yourself and your partner to understand and respect your differences, your point of view and separate needs.
7- Where critical differences exist in your expectations, needs, opinions or view , try to negotiate.

Positive Charges 10/21/2011

- Do more for the world than the world does for you.
- Be thankful for each day, count your blessings instead of your problems.
- Don't take yourself too seriously & try to laugh often.
- laugh with people and never at them.
- Eliminate envy in your life.
- Inspire others by your positive example.
- Create a self fulfilling prophecy of winning and success.
- Realize that your dreams of the future are better than the history of your past.

Steve Jobs

 "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."  Steve Jobs
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