Merry Christmas and happy holidays my loves! Many of you know that I celebrated my 25th birthday last week (December 19th). I had the best time ever, but the partying has died down now and I’ve had some time to reflect on the past year. This year has been one for the books, that’s for sure. I’ve grown and become more me than I ever have been. I think that’s the beautiful thing about getting older, you discover more and more about who you are intrinsically. You also learn how to stop letting other people get in the way of you being who you are.
Currently can’t stop listening to: Best of Me – BTS
Currently reading: The Celestine Prophecy
Manifesting: A trip for the new year!
I love little nuggets of wisdom. I collect them in my journals and in my notes on my phone all the time. Whenever I hear a quote that strikes up inspiration, I’ll write down how it makes me feel and what I’ve learned from it. Whenever I encounter a life lesson, I’ll jot it down and make sure to phrase it in a way that would be valuable to my audience.
I’ve been compiling this specific list for a while now, and I think it’s a fun way to share some interesting life lessons I’ve learned in the past 25 years. Most of these have really been cemented into my experience in the past year, which is why I find them to be extremely powerful.
I hope you enjoy, and when you’re done reading, hit the comments and tell me what’s the best life lesson YOU’VE ever learned!
- Everything in life is happening for us, not to us. You never lose, you only learn.
- Say no when you want to. People will respect you more for it. When we don’t say no, we are telling ourselves subconsciously that our desires and our needs are not as important as other people’s.
- There are FAR better things ahead than those you leave behind.
- To live a complete life, we have to open our minds and hearts to the fact that we are all one. There is no separation.
- Nothing that we desire is more important than peace of mind.
- It’s true when people say that time goes by faster as you get older. Being present is the only way to slow down time.
- While we can’t control the actions of others and shouldn’t try, controlling what happens within us is much more doable.
- Though our pasts are important in healing our present selves, we should not carry our stories and our past as if they are the very definition of us.
- People aren’t thinking about you as much as you think they are.
- Traveling isn’t as difficult as it seems! Just do it, and you’ll open yourself up to a whole new world. Also, travel is the only thing you’ll never regret spending money on.
- Our inner beauty truly reflects on the outside. The thoughts we think show up in our complexion.
- Honesty will always be the best answer. The truth will set you free. Lies are heavy and hard to carry around.
- Being present allows you to be more alert, and when you are alert, the universe will have an easier time guiding you to your path.
- When you stop trying to make everyone happy, when you stop trying to impress everyone, people will be happy with you and impressed by you. Because who you really are is impressive.
- Nothing good ever happens after 2 AM. This is kind of a joke, but also has been proven in my life over and over. The best decision is to go to bed and eat some vegan pizza, hahaha.
- Don’t make decisions when you’re in a heightened state of emotions. Breathe. Wait until you are back to your center. Then decide.
- You can change any situation with a quick change of perception.
- Sometimes the hardest lessons are the ones your soul needs most.
- Having other people make decisions for you is a cop out. You already have the answers within you. To find them, sit very still in silence, and listen.
- To understand human conflict, we have to look at matters through energy. Who in the room is sucking whose energy? You will have harmonious relationships once your energy and the energy of the people in your life develop symbiotic relationships and constantly feed each other, consuming and giving is a form of real love.
- Bad dreams have the most important messages.
- There is a direct link between stress and disease.
- You can’t find stable happiness in another person. You have to find It within you, and be with someone who has found it within themselves, and then you can enjoy double the happiness.
- Be grateful for everything that you can’t bare to lose. Be very grateful. Show it often
24.5. Don’t overcomplicate simple things. Some things are just meant to be simple.
25. Unconditional love is the answer to everything.