Updated: Aug 9, 2021
1. Live by "The Golden Rule"
• Treat others as you want to be treated. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Rule)
• Some core values, of which there are no right or wrong values and which are individually-
derived and unique to everyone, that may be important to an individual: Respect,
understanding, compassion, curiosity,
Particularly when life's challenges and burdens seem daunting. A neurological change, even if
imperceptible at first, occurs simply by the act of smiling.
3. Do not apologize for matters that truly are not your fault.
By so doing, we are telling our brain that we have done something wrong when in fact we have
not (i.e., matters were completely out of our control, and not our fault). Instead, consider
replacing the (often automatic and/or impulsive) apology with the word, "regret," which
Merriam-Webster defines regret as, "(1) sorrow caused by something beyond one's power to
4. What you don't believe about yourself is just as important about what you do.
5. Be the change you want to see in the world.
Look for the good in everything, no matter how favorable or demanding; pause, observe, and
reflect; and be grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow.