Friday, February 22, 2013

The 10 Commandments of Living a Healthy, Cowboy-Girl Life


1.     Don’t pretend to be anything you’re not.

2.     Treat your body and health like a precious jewel. Eat food as close to its natural form as possible and work out HARD at least 3 times a week.

3.     Get enough sleep, at least 7-8 hours a night.

4.     Attach yourself to the handiest person you know and copy the hell out of them. They may not be the most vocal, or the most talkative person on the crew, but if they’re respected for their integrity and skills, spend time with that person and tell them you want help. You’ll learn a lot.

5.     Have some sort of passion in your life that sets your blood on fire, makes you to want to be better….something that makes you CARE.

6.     Learn to handle stress. I used to laugh at the idea of stress, but it’s really damaging to your health. Try deep breathing, meditation, or sweating it out of your system.

7.     Dink lots of water.

8.     Be able to say “I’m sorry.” Not, “I’m sorry you feel that way” or “I’m sorry you took it that way,” but an actual, “I messed up, it was my fault so I’m sorry!” sorry! 

9.     Take pride in yourself. Keep your body, hair and clothes clean. Your horses trimmed and shod, their manes and tails brushed out. Your gear repaired and clean. The oil changed in your truck and your tires rotated.

10. Live your life to the fullest, it’s your story to the world. And what is the point of a full life if you can’t pass on what you’ve learned to someone else?





xo xo Liz 



12 comments:

  1. I need to print this out and hang it on my wall as a reminder!

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it Cassi!! And btw, this is totally random but I think Cassi is just the prettiest name! :)

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  2. This is just about the best thing I have read in a long time! And I love good down home common sense words about life. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Oh thank you so much for reading it and taking the time to leave a comment! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

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  3. I agree--this definitely needs to hang somewhere as a daily reminder. Great thoughts--thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Thanks Madeline! I'm glad you liked it! :)

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  4. I agree--this definitely needs to hang somewhere as a daily reminder. Great thoughts--thanks for sharing! :)

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  5. Handling stress --- that is the hard one

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    1. Ugh, I so agree! This has been a difficult lesson for me to learn! My Lyme symptoms flare up when I get upset or stressed so I've really been trying to learn how to handle it. Sometimes easier said than done.

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  6. Great words Liz! I love scrolling through and reading. Keep sharing...you truly have a way with words.

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    1. Oh, thank you so much!!! So glad you like Buckaroo Barbie! :)

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  7. Great words Liz! I love scrolling through and reading. Keep sharing...you truly have a way with words.

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