I've got a number of hard-set rules in my life. They've been developed over the past few years as a means to reduce stress and anxiety in my life. Lots of energy was spent learning them, but friends around me have remarked about how stubbornly I adhere to them and have even suggested I write them down. I adhere to them because they help me keep a work/life balance with as little stress as possible.

  • Don't make plans for Sundays.
  • Work doesn't happen outside of 9 to 5.
  • Work doesn't happen outside of 9 to 5 especially if its something I really want to do.
  • If it doesn't get into the calendar, it probably won't happen.
  • If its in the calendar, that time period is sacred and can't be intruded upon by new obligations.
  • If its already in the calendar, work sure as hell can't intrude.
  • Don't read the comments.
  • Don't make plans for Sundays.
  • Don't expect repayment when someone "borrows" money.
  • Every three months, take a week off and go somewhere
  • The last two weeks of the year are meant for an epic Holiday
  • These rules are not laws.

Thats it. Super simple stuff that helps me from loosing my goddamn mind in this modern world of 24/7 connectivity, crushing code, telepathy-through-twitter, and other awful social diseases.