Tomorrow I’ll be no longer a teenager, yay! I’m terrified. These are just numbers, I know, but they are scary anyway. Or you could say…
I’m entering a new decade of my life… Arghghhghhhhh *panics* *runs out of house* *hugs the next tree for comfort*
Here are some of the things I have learned… (This is a Youtube tag, by the way. I was inspired.)
- Time management is the number one rule for success. Once you know how to organise your life, everything is easier.
- Friends leave your life and new ones come in. That’s ok.
- Don’t promise anything right away. Breathe, think, then promise.
- Sleep makes everything look brighter.
- Let them finish! Talking over someone is the worst. (Still have to practice this one…)
- Some things are out of your control. Don’t try to beat yourself up about it.
- Your body is great. Be kind to it. (If it only were that easy…)
- If you struggle, write it down. Disconnect yourself from your thoughts and examine them.
- Write an email, call them, talk to them. If something doesn’t go according to your plan, find out why.
- Clean and tidy a bit every night. That way you won’t drown in chaos.
- Set realistic long-term goals. They will keep you motivated and will give you a purpose.
- Put in the work. It doesn’t help to complain, you have to do it anyway. Sit down and study.
- Say yes. (I have missed so many opportunities because I said no. Still do.)
- Smile. It makes you happier and all the people around you.
- Shut up your editor’s brain for the first draft of any creative work. Do not aim for “perfect”.
- Silence doesn’t bring you anywhere. If you have a problem, talk to people.
- Nobody will defend yourself but you. Don’t sell yourself for less than you are. (Haha, good one. I wish I could do this.)
- If you feel overwhelmed, get out of the house. Fresh air unties the knots in your brain.
- Keep your projects to yourself until you actually start with them. Don’t talk, work. (I’m not a secrets person. Not at all…)
- Everything works out better than expected. Don’t panic before anything happens.
What are the lessons you learned but still struggle to implement?