It’s finally my 20th birthday in a couple of days time! I have definitely learned a lot in 2 decades of life, through lots of ups and downs and experiences. So here are 20 things I’ve realised so far and need to keep reminding myself of!
A few days ago, I was invited by the lovely Heather from heatherlerrynphotography.com to attend the book launch of Freedom Seeker by Beth Kempton. I had never heard of this book before so I did a little research and it looked amazing!
These days it seems like we have to start planning our futures and exactly what job we want to have so early on in our lives. We are expected to choose the degree we want to study, and so the career we definitely want to have, before some of us have even become adults. And yes, while students are expected to be making huge life decisions, they still have to raise their hand to ask to go to the toilet.
One of my new years resolutions this year was to start saying yes a lot more. I’m too often susceptible to staying in my comfort zone because, well, that’s where I am most comfortable. But I’ve realised that by turning things down, I’m not going to get where I want to be in life. The outcome of using those 3 letters could actually surprise me.
Procrastination is something we all do isn’t it. We’ll put off doing something important, like a university assignment or writing that blog post and then most of the time end up filling the time with something so pointless that we instantly regret it later. Sometimes procrastination time can accidentally last for hours, especially if you choose to watch a series on Netflix that instantly plays the next episode and you don’t stop it. So here are a list of things you can do that will take your mind off what you are supposed to be doing, but you will still be being productive with your time. I mean, everyone needs a break at some point!
Sometimes, it just the little simple things that happen in our daily lives that make us smile. Sometimes, the happiest moments are the unplanned, unexpected ones.
So Valentines is coming up pretty soon and I know a lot of people, like myself have left preparations till the last minute. I hope I can help all you last minute people!
We all have our good days and we all have our bad days. It’s okay to not be okay all of the time, we’re only human. If you’re struggling to keep positive, you are not alone. But remember, it is important to look after yourself, your physical and mental wellbeing. Don’t forget to spare some time to focus on YOU. Here are a few self-care tips I stick by.
At night, I often look back on my day and realise how much time I have spent glued to a screen. I think a lot of us have become attached to our phones and laptops and almost depend on them for entertainment. It can be hard to go a long time without checking social media and it’s become a habit for many of us to check up on what everyone else is doing all the time.
I believe everything happens for reason, good and bad. Don’t forget to make goals for yourself. Even if there have been set backs in your life and even if you experience them this year, never lose sight of what you want to come out of it. Don’t worry if things aren’t going in the smooth direction you expected them to. Every experience will benefit you no matter what it is.