35 life lessons

So it is my birthday next week and on Wednesday I will be turning 35! I sort of, kind of, can’t believe it, because I don’t feel any different to when I was in my twenties.

I remember when I was in my twenties looking at people in their mid thirties and thinking how much older they were then me. It is true though they age really is just a number. Though I do find that with every birthday I take a moment for reflection. A mental reflection of where I have been, what I have achieved and where I am going.

With this said I have been thinking bout what I have learnt during the first five years of my thirties and the list if rather interesting…

  1. Not everyone will like you, and that’s ok.
  2. Laugh and make people laugh. Spend the with your friends.
  3. Don’t waste your time trying to get people to like you, ‘your people’ already will.
  4. Good things grow where energy flows. Choose where you spend your energy wisely.
  5. Nothing is more important than being present with the people who love you.
  6. Accept and let go.
  7. Know how you expect people to treat you and stand for it.
  8. Work smarter not harder by outsourcing the things you aren’t good at and putting our energy into what you are.
  9. Eat well.
  10. Exercising regularly brings an abundance of joy.
  11. Practise gratitude daily by finding yourself a gratitude journal.
  12. Do everything with love, even the small things.
  13. Quality over quantity with you purchases.
  14. Spoil yourself.
  15. Celebrate life. Celebrate all of the special occasions.
  16. Find your therapy. Whether that’s walking, painting, horse riding, or whatever makes you happy.
  17. Have a regular sleep routine.
  18. Set goals for everyday and do them. Learn to love lists.
  19. Treat your partner like they are your best friend, because they are.
  20. Fall in love with your everyday life.
  21. Make your bed every morning.
  22. Don’t live a cluttered life.
  23. Treat people well. Be polite. Be kind. Be empathic.
  24. Love the way you look.
  25. Learn to be alone.
  26. Be willing make sacrifices.
  27. You are responsible for your own happiness.
  28. Don’t give up on our dreams.
  29. Travel, seek adventure, seek experiences.
  30. The older you get the faster life goes by. Stop and enjoy the moment and find was to slow it down.
  31. Love yourself on the inside and know that you are enough.
  32. Don’t compare yourself to others or their lives to yours.
  33. Your friendships will grow and change. you will have friendship for different reasons and seasons.
  34. Wear a hat and take good care of your skin.
  35. You only live once, so enjoy the ride. Enjoy everyday.

Lots of love,