Life Lessons From The Queen
Perhaps this was a coincidence; however, when Netflix released the new season of The Crown on Sunday, I read in the November 2020 issue of AARP The Magazine, the 10 rules of the world’s largest reigning monarch, who turned 94 on April 21st (though her official birthday is on June 13, because on that day the weather is better for an outdoor celebration).
I thought I would share these 10 rules with you, with abbreviated comments.
- Recharge your willpower. As research shows, willpower is akin to a battery that requires routine recharging.
- Stick to a schedule. You can calm your mind by following a strict daily regimen.
- Develop a sense of purpose. Studies show that having a dedicated cause helps immunity and reduces one’s rise of Alzheimer’s.
- Serve others. This can put our own worries into perspective.
- Sweeten the self-talk. Elizabeth II observed “The trouble with gloom is that it feeds upon itself”.
- Brush aside vanity. Self-distancing is an ability to be an amused spectator.
- Never stop playing. Activity will keep your muscles and mind agile, thanks to play’s unique ability to suspend the brain in a youthful, flexible state.
- Keep the faith. Regardless of the worries the world throws, there is a higher throne on which to lay them.
- Be open to change. Never stop learning and adapting. The way we embrace change defines our future.
- Cherish your crowning years. Scientists discovered that the world’s happiest people are those who are in their 80s and beyond.
P.S. Queen Elizabeth’s lifelong passion for horses (she even breeds them) was the reason why I decided to share with you these four artistic images of those gorgeous creatures.
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