Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sunday Reflections: Applying Ada's Rules To My Life

A few weeks ago I tried to make a goal of making no more goals until some of the huge ones had been accomplished. It was a Sunday Reflections post. However, recently I read Ada's Rules by Alice Randy and realized that was a stupid goal to make. There's a new goal I've made and plan to stick by. It is read a new book every week. Ada's Rules helped me to comfortable make this goal.

Ada's Rules was written by an author named Alice Randall. Originally this book appeared to be a sexy skinny novel. That's written on the front cover. However, it's about way more than weight loss. It is about the healthing of the body and mind. It is about learning ways to make the woman within smile again after going through rough times. It is about continuing to please the woman within. After, before we can make anyone else happy we have to radiate happiness.

Ada's Rules is the perfect book for the woman who is in the land of the lost. The first rule, Don't Keep Doing What You've Always Been Doing, is the ultimate goal that gets a woman back on track to a healthy perspective. It is the perfect book for the woman who needs help figuring out what is good for her lifestyle. The rule, Do The DNA Test, points this out. Ada's Rules is the perfect book for teaching a woman how to look good on the inside and outside. There's are so many rules that express the art of pleasing one's self.

I wanted to write a paragraph by paragraph analysis, but this book is just too good to do that right away. I have to exercise some of the rules in my life first. So below are some of the rules I plan to apply to my life.

Rule 1: Don't Keep Doing What You've Always Been Doing
I've perfect the art of being miserable. It's time to make a change. I'm about to start making new moves in order to create a serene environment.

Rule 2: Make A Plan: Set Clear, Multiple, And Changing Goals. 
This is the rule that helped me to realize not setting anymore goals for a while is bad. Goals keep us on our toes. Goals keep us looking forward to something.

Rule 5: Don't Attack Anyone On Your Team. Don't Let Anyone On Your Team Attack You. 

Rule 10: Budget: Plan To Afford The Feeding, Exercising, And Dressing Of You
I've been taught all my life how to budget for all my needs. There was the need to have a few clothes on my back, enough underwear in my drawer, enough money for food, and just enough for bills. Manicures, pedicures, getting hair done, going on relaxing shopping trips, and traveling were all marked as unnecessary. However, it's time to budget those in to get to a more peaceful world.

Rule 11: Get Eight Hours Of Sleep Nightly
Sleeping used to be the easiest part of the day.

Rule 13: Self Medicate With Art: Quash Boredom And Anxiety
I love writing and taking photographs. It's not just sticking a camera in my own face. I love photographing others. It has become harder to find friends that love pictures as much as me.

Rule 27: Don't Initiate Change You Can't Stick With For Five Years.
This is one of the hardest rules because God knows my heart.

Rule 47: Don't Stop Short Of Your Goal
I have these goals. A lot of them have been deferred because of other's opinions. It's time to focus on the goals until they are achieved.

Rule 53: Do It For You

You're probably wondering if the rules will work. I'm even wondering if I will be able to stick to the rules. There's so many distractions in this world. It'll all show through in my writing and actions. Until then maybe you should also read "Ada's Rules." Even if you don't feel like you need help, it's still a very entertaining read.


  1. Thanks for sharing about the book about Ada's Rules. I am going to buy it this week. Is it okay if I email you about what I learned from the book this week?

  2. Yes you can. Thanks for reading the posts.