As I’ve entered my thirties I thought it would be a good idea to write a list prior to each birthday.
30 was 30 Grateful Thoughts
31 was my Shit List of 31 things to do as well as 30 facts about me. Which I accomplished more than half of them so I’m proud of that.
This year I’m turning 32 so I thought it would be fitting to have 32 Pieces of Advice.
32 pieces of advice I wish I had told myself long ago when I was a teenager. Years of wisdom and experience certainly do help us grow as a person.
- It’s okay to be selfish and go after what you want.
- Follow your heart, mind, or dreams.
- Live with no regrets. If you ask yourself if you can live without doing it with no regrets, don’t do it. But if you think you will regret it, do it.
- Don’t avoid confrontation. As uncomfortable as it is, sometimes it is necessary in order to have better communication.
- Take chances, whether it is small or large.
- Travel more often even if it is only locally.
- Drink more water. Your body lives on it and it’s good for you.
- Always carry toilet paper. You’ll always be thankful you have some with you.
- Good friendships can weather the test of time and distance. The next time you meet it will feel like no time has passed.
- Not everyone needs to understand your life choices.
- Even if no one likes what you do, as long as you do, that is all that matters.
- We meet the people we meet for a reason.
- Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned, and it’s okay to cry or get angry about it. Then learn to move on.
- Relationships are never a waste of time even if they fail. At the end of the day you will learn something about yourself and how to make the next relationship better.
- It’s okay to be jealous of others, it doesn’t make you a bad person.
- Be honest with yourself, always.
- Pay attention to what works for your self-care. Turn to that when you need to process your emotions and de-stress.
- Look up and enjoy the beauty of nature.
- Technology will never replace the value of face to face conversation.
- It’s never too late to follow your dreams.
- Learn a few words in another language, it expands your mind and you never know when it will come in handy.
- You don’t need an education to enjoy learning.
- Quality time with those you love is precious, enjoy it.
- The number on the scale isn’t who you are, if you want to be healthy, you will find a way to do so without looking at the scale for confirmation.
- Don’t use a substance to self-medicate, even if that is food.
- Open up to others, even if it is hard. Each time you do it gets easier.
- Don’t waste your time on those who talk over you.
- Believe in love and that you are worthy of it.
- Enjoy solitude. It shouldn’t be uncomfortable.
- Your idea of what is acceptable is different to others and that is okay. Only put up with in life what you find acceptable.
- Life isn’t a race. Try not to compare yourself too much as we’re all going to die anyways.
- Don’t dismiss intangible accomplishments in life and compare it to tangible accomplishments. We all can level up and obtain tangible things, however; not all of us will work to obtain the intangible in life.