The Ten Commandments of Self-Care

The Ten Commandments of Self-Care
by Valorie Burton

1. Use all of your vacation time every year.

2. Commit your time off solely to nonwork-related activities.

3. Take your rest seriously.

4. Have fun at least once a week.

5. Eat regularly, preferably sitting down.

6. Exercise regularly, preferably standing up.

7. Be fruitful and productive, not busy.

8. Use technology to gain time, not consume it.

9. Connect heart-to-heart with the people who matter.

10. Be led by the Spirit.

from: How Did I Get So Busy by Valorie Burton


Ms Hen said...

Perfect words.

I love the #7 Be fruitful and productive, not busy..

I feel that way now when I have to do my weekly cleaning/laundry for hours.. it is not a busy hasty chore.. but a productive peaceful way to keep my living environment serene with order and cleanliness..

The way you view things really do make tasks seem different and add value and serenity.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

OH this is a great list, I love #10 especially (and being last I won't forget as quickly) :)

I had forgotten you were from Michigan. I hope that the next time I come up I can plan better and see some of my blog friends!

Laura said...

I would love that Jess!

Tall Karen said...

Such simple concepts, yet not so easy to implement in our busy lives. I constantly have to be reminded to slow down...and be in the 'now'. Great reminders!

Lou said...

Exercise standing up..sheesh, that will make it a lot harder..LOL

Gin said...

Love them all, but #7 is my favorite. Sometimes it seems so difficult to achieve, but when I do, I am truly happy.

Cat said...

Now this is something I need to work on living by!

Syd said...

I relate to 1-4 in a big way. Good things to think about.

Prayer Girl said...

I love the simplicity of these 10 commandments.

When I was working, I always used all my vacation time.

I would change only one of these - have fun more than once a week. :)

Thanks for this post,

Sierra Wolf said...

Vacation? Time off? What are these things that you speak of?

Anonymous said...

I needed these words...especially using technology to gain time. I think I immerse myself too much into surfing blogs. Thank you for a fresh perspective of my time. I've added you to my blogroll, because you are very inspirational.
Thank you,

Tall Karen said...

Hi Laura: Haven't heard from you in a while. Just stopped by to check on you. Hope all is well and you'll be back soon.


Sounds extremely practical and do-able, and should be taught as a collage class!

.."How to be a productive and happy human being"..! So necessary.

Be well.
Do good.
All ways.
All days.
Stay true.