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12 Rules for Life
Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC
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Rule 1: PAVE
PAVE the way to healthy relationships by being assertive in your verbal and nonverbal communication
Present yourself confidently
Aware of your feelings and ideas
Validate the other person’s feelings and thoughts as valid
Explore ways to cooperate, compromise or synergize
Rule 2: VISCERAL
Develop a healthy relationship with yourself by meeting your VISCERAL needs.
Intimate / connected / aware
Consistent / predictable
Encouraging / nurturing
Responsive to needs
Accountable / trustworthy
Rule 3: CHAKRA
Develop your friendship CHAKRA with people who want the best for you
Attitude of Gratitude
Rule 4: GOALS
Be better today than you were yesterday with GOALS
Own your successes
Appreciate your uniqueness
Your journey is different that everyone else’s
Learn from others
Instead of asking why am I not as successful as X, ask what steps can I take to achieve success (learn from others without comparing yourself to them)
Seek support in implementation
Rule 5: FACTS
Use factual, not emotion focused reasoning
Facts (Identify them)
Accuracy (Assess for)
Context (Consider it)
Triggering (Past events)
Rule 6: FATE
Focus on the things you can change, starting from within instead of leaving it up to random FATE
Rule 7: ACT
Always ACT purposefully (long term vs. short term rewards)
Assess the facts
Consider the short- and long-term consequences of your options (play the tape through)
Is what I am getting ready to do or doing using my energy to help me move toward the things that are important?
Is what I am getting ready to do or doing stealing energy from those things that are important?
Rule 8: THINK
THINK before you speak
Rule 9: FINE
You will be FINE if you learn from everyone and every experience
Flexible / willing to alter your perceptions
Inquisitive / curious / expect they know things you don’t
Nonjudgmental / openminded
Empathetic / recognizing their experience is different than yours
Rule 10: CARDS
Create abundance by playing your CARDS right.
Awareness of strengths and cost-benefit
SHINE to Keep a sound body to support a sound mind
Rule 12: SHEEP
Practice random acts of kindness. Be gentle like SHEEP
Share with those less fortunate
Help someone do something
Encourage one another
Expressions of love for all living creatures (Feed the birds, pet a cat, hug a friend, leave a nice note)
While these 12 rules do not address everything they can certainly get you well on the way to a happier, healthier life.
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