THE 5 RULES THAT KEEP ME SANE

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Pray, pray pray! Pray be­cause this world is crazy and your spirit needs guid­ance. Pray be­cause spir­i­tu­al­ity is a need. Pray be­cause con­ver­sa­tions with God will al­ways keep you cen­tred.

Eat. Oh my God, please eat! Most of us have this bad habit of not eat­ing be­cause we’re too busy and that puts a lot of strain on our bod­ies — this is like ex­pect­ing your car to drive from Jo­han­nes­burg to Dur­ban on a quar­ter tank.

Spend a lot of time alone. Have mo­ments where you’re lit­er­ally do­ing noth­ing or where you are just qui­etly sit­ting in your gar­den — and try not to be on your phone. Al­ways com­mu­ni­cate with your loved ones. I suck at this but it’s some­thing I’m learn­ing to pri­ori­tise. I say this be­cause we live on bor­rowed time, and we al­ways as­sume that we’re go­ing to be around for­ever, for­get­ting that any con­ver­sa­tion could be our last. I got a rude awak­en­ing when I lost my dear friend Akhumzi Jezile in April this year. Al­ways re­mind your loved ones how much you love them.

Talk to your par­ents as often as you can. They are get­ting older and very soon, they won’t be around.

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