Although I’ve got a lot more wonderful years to go in my life, I’m almost coming to the end of my twenties, which will be another pretty big change. I’ve had a very adventurous twenties and if I’d known a few of these tips I would have saved myself a lot of hassle along the way. I’m no expert these are just what I think are important for anyone wanting move from their teens to their twenties more easily 🙂
Take no one for granted – Go for that coffee, send that text. Do these while you can.
Always be honest – It’s the best policy. It may be hard sometimes but it will earn you trust and respect in all areas of life.
Learn from your mistakes – The worst mistake is the mistake you don’t learn from.
Make sure to thank the bus driver – It will honestly make their day.
Everything in moderation – Too much of anything, even a good/healthy thing can have the opposite effect on our body.
Never let go of your dreams/goals – As long as you keep them in mind nothing is impossible.
Always say please and thank you – Just basic manners I know, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t say them.
Don’t be afraid to be alone – Being alone is not a bad thing. You need to be okay with your own company and learn to love yourself by yourself.
Not everyone is going to like you – You may be funny and a great person, but at some point in life you will rub someone the wrong way and that’s okay.
Always be nice to retail staff…no matter what! – They go through a lot and you’re not the only customer they’ve had to deal with today. They make mistakes so just be patient and if they do something nice thank them!
Be different, be you – Whoever or whatever that is, just be you and don’t be afraid if that’s different.
You’re not as different as you think – Chances are many people are in the same boat as you, so if you’re feeling uncomfortable seek these people out, you might be surprised of the number.
Laughter really is the best medicine – When nothing else works just laugh! It releases hormones in our brain and although it might not take away the problem it helps our body cope with it.
Always carry spare underwear – It can save the day because let’s face it accidents can happen.
Celebrate the small things – Small goals and achievements lead to bigger ones, so celebrate walking that extra mile or not have that piece of cake or getting that extra work done.
Don’t be afraid to start again – In life, in love or in education. Starting again can be hard to imagine, but it may be exactly what you need.
Keep traditions going – If your family or culture have a tradition, keep it going because someday those traditions might be lost.
Use your time off wisely – Don’t be like many and complain about not having time to do things. if you use the time you have wisely you’ll have all the time you need.
See the positive – Even in the bad times try and see one positive aspect, it can be hard, but sometimes it can help you get over some huge milestones.
Family matters – Spend time with your family. When everyone else fails you they will always be there.
Listen to your gut feelings – Don’t ask me how this works, but that gut feeling you get, it’s more often than not right so learn to listen to it.
Don’t be afraid to say NO – I wished I’d learned this earlier. It’s okay to say no! You can only do so much, know your limits and don’t let anyone make you feel bad for them. We all have limits.
Red lipstick will always be classy – From movies to television, red lips have always been a statement. A statement that will never go out of fashion in my opinion. If you need a bit of ummfeh in an outfit or just some extra confidence, then I suggest buying a red lipstick in whatever shade you like and wear it without a care. You’d be surprised what it can achieve 😉
What’s for you won’t pass you by – Life can take us many different ways, but if something is meant to be, it will be.
Be able to let someone you love go – If they truly love you too then they will come back.
Go out with no plan – At least once get into your car, or walk out your front door and don’t have a plan. Let your feet guide you. Drive down a road you’ve never drove before and just see where it brings you.
Relax – Life is short so just enjoy it through all its twists and turns.
I’d love to hear of any life lessons you feel you’ve gained from over the years, so please let me know in the comments