Rule #6 is brilliantly introduced by Rosamond Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander in their coauthored book “The Art of Possibility”. It’s a simple rule to not taking yourself so seriously.
It’s the perfect rule for Sundays and especially for a Sunday that is the start of the Thanksgiving week here in the US.
I love Sundays because they are the relaxing day before the week starts. A day to spend with family and friends but in a relaxing you are all welcome to my hose kind of way and I’m not making a fuss.
A chilly, windy November day cries out for the comfort of a flavorful soup or stew and crunchy bread. As the aromas of these fill the house and it seems to put a smile on everyone’s face.
I like that it is a casual supper and people can eat at a time that suits them. T0 me Sunday is all about not taking yourself so seriously.
If angst creeps in thinking about work take a walk and let it go. My bet is whatever it is won’t matter by the end of the week and certainly won’t matter by the end of the month.
That’s part of what rule number 6 is about. – “don’t take yourself so g-damn seriously.” When you approach things from that viewpoint your Sunday will be so much more relaxing. Your kids will pick up on it immediately and everyone will enjoy the calm that has come over the house.
Is it easy at first? Nope, but like anything else it the end goal – a nice relaxing calm Sunday with your family is worth it – you will find your creative way to make it happen. Be the leader in your family.