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25 life lessons I learned by 25 (part 2 of 2)

  1. Keep yourself busy

Broaden your likes and interests and make time for your current ones. For example, if you enjoy reading, find time daily to read a book. Or, learn to do something new like attempting a new sport or instrument or even something smaller such as trying out a new recipe.

  1. But make time for yourself

I can’t emphasize this enough! Going out, keeping yourself busy and trying new things is awesome, but also have some alone time to absorb it all in.

  1. Don’t waste your time in sleeping but do get enough sleep

Oh, how much this reminds me of my parents. I love sleep but my parents always tell me that there are so many other productive activities to involve myself in and they’re kind of right! Sleep enough but don’t waste life sleeping.

  1. Try new things that will give you a high

You’ll never know what you’re capable of if you don’t try. If I didn’t attempt writing, I would never know how much I enjoy blogging. And, if I didn’t attempt to learn a new sport, I would never realize my love for volleyball. We must experience something to know whether we like it or not and maybe that one thing we end up liking may enrich our lives.

  1. Be aware of your conscious

Living with guilt is not worth it! If you’re doing something wrong and feeling guilty about it at the end of the day, don’t do it. It’s not a feeling you ever really want to experience or live with.

  1. Forgive others and let go

Life is no fun with a heavy heart and mind. Let go of the things that weigh you down. It’s easier said than done but it really does only hurt your own mind.

  1. Confidence is key

Doing or saying something with hesitance versus confidence makes a significant difference in the outcome of it. Be confident in yourself and your abilities. It’s also a great quality to have to move up in your career and a general good trait to have in life.

  1. Life isn’t always going to be fun and great but your perspective on it can be

Everything is temporary and reminding yourself of this one statement can be a life-changer. Life isn’t always fun and games and most of the time it will seem confusing but it will work out, eventually. Time heals all.

  1. Help the less fortunate or a good cause

Often, work and other activities consume most of our time and it’s easy to forget to make time for helping the needy. It may not be a priority for you, but it is very meaningful to whomever you decide to help whether that’s through giving your time or money. Dedicate some time to helping out the less fortunate; it’s good for them and good for your soul.

  1. Don’t judge others and instead try to understand them

Everyone is passing through different phases in life and everyone reacts to events in a different manner. Additionally, everyone learns differently and at different points in life. Take that in mind and understand that maybe someone hasn’t learned what’s good for them quite yet.

  1. Give positive, not just negative, feedback

Typically, we only think of writing reviews when we have a negative experience with the product or service at hand. For example, if a company car isn’t driving well and there is a sign on the car that asks you to rate them, you would think of calling if the driver is driving horribly. But, if the driver is driving well, giving positive feedback isn’t something that would naturally come to mind. In general, positive feedback is a great way to promote the thing you already like. This also applies to giving people positive feedback. If you like something, say it or show it.

  1. Who you surround yourself with influences your own character

Surrounding yourself with negative people or bad influences ultimately impacts your own thoughts and behaviors. You choose who you surround yourself with so being friends or hanging out with anyone who asks isn’t mandatory. Surround yourself with those who will bring positive energy your way and let go of the negative.

  1. Do good. Be kind. Spread love.

The world is filled with a lot of negativity but by doing good, being kind to others and spreading love on a day-to-day basis, things don’t look so bad. Kindness and love are contagious. Spread the love!



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