Friday, November 08, 2013


What it is:

I balance my life by taking as good care of myself as I take of my family, my friends and my work.

I treat myself the way I would like other people to treat me.

I stop, look and listen.

I take one minute for myself a few times every day to stop and ask, "IS THERE A BETTER WAY FOR ME TO TAKE CARE OF ME RIGHT NOW?"

I realise that I have the answer within me.  I am quiet and listen to the wisdom of my best self.  I wait for it.

I discover what is best and I usually do it.

I give to myself and I receive from myself.

I am happier.

Why it works:

When I take as good care of myself as I take of others I am happier.  Because the better I take care of myself the less angry I am with myself and others.  And the more loving I become.

Source:  Originally taken from  One-Minute Manager Audiotape of the same name.  See the Spencer Johnson book -