Personal policies are a really good way of ensuring that you’re always being true to yourself while making sure that your boundaries are never crossed. They are a set of rules that you set out for yourself. We all have things that we don’t like to do or that make us feel a little crappy. In this post, I’m going to go through what personal policies are, why you need them and what my own are.
SO, KATIE, WHAT ARE PERSONAL POLICIES?
For me, personal policies are the little rules and boundaries that I chose to adhere to in order to keep myself happy. They are in place so that neither myself nor someone else crosses my boundaries. They are things that help me stay true to who I am and who I want to be. I’m an extremely impulsive person so I’m the kind of person who needs a few rules here and there. I know that when I say ‘rules’, I sound like a boring, strict git but just stay with me.
WHY DO I NEED THEM?
I am a ‘yes’ person. I say ‘yes’ more than I should. Maybe because I don’t want to be rude. Maybe because I’m a people pleaser. Who knows? Personally, I feel like I need them because my life falls apart without structure. They give my life a little more clarity. They also make me feel more in control of my own actions as I’m aware of what I do and do not like to do. I fully know my own boundaries which makes it a lot easier to only act in ways that I feel truly represent who I am. I know that when I go to a social event I don’t want to drink more than two drinks because that’s enough to get me half drunk (yes, I’m a lightweight). My personal policies give me the guidelines in order to live a life that I’m comfortable with.
WHAT ARE MINE?
Here’s a few of my own personal policies:
- No more than two (alcoholic) drinks at a social event: I don’t like the idea of being drunk at all so two drinks are enough for me. Any more than that and I start to feel a little out of control.
- Getting dressed 30 mins after being awake: if I don’t get dressed in this time-frame chances are that I won’t get dressed that whole day which is not productive at all.
- No social media between 9 pm and 9 am – this has been in place since last August and it’s done me wonders. Spending less time on my phone means I have more time for reading, spending time with people, etc.
Thanks so much for reading. I hope this post can be of some help to you. What is one of your personal policies? Have a lovely day and stay beautiful.
“Not being able to govern events, I govern myself” – Michel De Montaigne.
Lots of loves,