Rules and Decisions

I was thinking about rules and decisions today.  (That kind of day, I suppose :)

This occurred to me.  A rule is a special kind of decision.  It says:  "there is no circumstance, unless we have outlined it here, that should cause us to change our mind.  This is what we will do and decide every time."

They're handy, they're quick, they're efficient.  

And rules, like all decisions are made in time, space and context.  They serve us.  Unless they don't.

I wonder if we should be doing a little decision-making spring cleaning for ourselves? Anything getting a little predictable that you could institute a handy rule for?  

Any rule not seeming to work, as the "exception to the rule" has become the new norm?

A good spring cleaning can do wonders to clear the space.