Life Rule #70 – Anger isn’t worth it.

The feel-good release of anger lasts a few minutes. The repercussions last far longer.

Regret, stress, and unhappiness are the byproducts of angry outbursts. Learn healthier ways to communicate your feelings, and when anger arises, step away until it dissipates.

Life Rule #69 – Prioritize experiences

The pleasure and positive memories afforded by great experiences far outweigh material things. If you’re trying to decide between the new sofa or the family trip, take the trip every time.

Save and plan for new adventures and meaningful experiences. Don’t just dream about them — make them happen.

Life Rule #68 – Friendships need care

One of the top five regrets of the dying is that they let their friendships fade away.

Friendships need time and attention. They need to be prioritized not just in word but in deed.

Nurture them like a prized garden. The payoff is so worth it.

Life Rule #67 – Failure is good

We try so hard to avoid failure, but failure is the real evidence that we’ve had the courage to try.

If you avoid failure, you avoid taking action. Expect and accept that failure is part of the experience. Learn from it, grow from it, and move on.

Life Rule #66 – Fun is underrated

How much of your day is fun? Really fun?

Life is short. You should enjoy it. Don’t make things serious that don’t have to be.

Create more fun in your life. Don’t worry about what other people think of your fun. Just enjoy it.

Life Rule #65 – Things gather dust

Time and money spent accumulating material things will one day irritate you.

You have to clean, maintain, store, and move stuff. The less stuff you have, the freer you are. Purchase mindfully. Simplify. Declutter your life.

Life Rule #64 – Your kids aren’t you

You are the vessel to bring your children into the world and their caretakers until they can care for themselves.

You can teach them, love them, and support them, but you can’t change them. They are unique individuals who must live their own lives and learn from their own mistakes. Let them.

Life Rule #62 -Relationships rule

At the end of the day, what matters most are the people in our lives.

Put them first every single day. Before work. Before the computer. Before your hobbies. Treat them like they are your everything. Because they are.