How to Be an Excellent Person

1. Eat every meal at the kitchen table.
2. Anticipate your meal. Eat mindfully and joyfully.
3. You are not allowed to eat in front of the computer or in front of the TV.
4. Wash your face with care in the morning.
5. Wash your face with care in the night.
6. Reply to emails at 10am and 4pm.
7. Put electronic devices away when you come home.
8. Don’t drink right now. Maybe when you’re healthier. Probably never.
9. Your relatives were french. They treated their skin with ritual, care, and grace. You should too that as well.
10. Pay attention to your partner. It’s one of the joys in life.
11. Carve out your own time. This may mean less sleep; a more healthy day-to-day lifestyle. You can do it.
12. Never listen to that voice in your head that puts you down.
13. Get your to-do lists finished in less than two weeks.
14. Buy new notebooks.
15. Remember that feeling of utter grace that happened recently? Apply that sheer ecstasy to your own life. Believe in something big. It’s possible.