Here's another one of my favorite exercises from, "The School of Greatness," by Lewis Howes. Check my previous post for another favorite.
The Personal Principles Declaration (PPD). The PPD is a statement about who you strive to be and what you will stand for in your life. It's a set of guiding principles you create for yourself to live by. Here are mine:
1. Come from a place of love
2. Be honest with yourself and those around you
3. Believe in abundant possibilities
4. Choose happiness
5. Change what you can, accept what you can't, learn and move forward
I expect these principles will be easiest to live by when everything is running smoothly, but I will make a point of reminding myself of them when I'm having a rough time, because that may actually be when I need them the most.