Nicholas Bate is one of my favorite bloggers. I really enjoyed his recent post onĀ Standards. It made me think, like any good writer does, about my own Standards.

Here’s what I came up with in about 15 minutes last night, in no certain order:

  • Be on time.
  • Be organized.
  • Be useful.
  • Be present, put down the phone. It can wait.
  • Do one thing at a time.
  • Do what you say you’ll do.
  • Get outside and/or move your body everyday.
  • Take breaks. Take walks.
  • Pay yourself first.
  • Journal daily.
  • Review weekly.
  • Buy Quality.
  • Put healthy food in front of the refrigerator, less healthy foods in back or in non-see-through containers.
  • Water first, then coffee, then water.
  • Respond to email within 24 hours, even if to simply acknowledge you don’t have a complete answer yet.