Well looks like I’m officially an adult now huh?
For those of you who didn’t know, I had my 20th birthday a week and a bit back. I had a lovely day and made some grate memories surrounded by family. I didn’t mind being 19 too much because I could technically still call myself a teenager. But at 20 I’m apparently now 100% an adult… not sure how I feel about that. I hardly feel like a grown up and in my head I’m stuck at 17 still but I guess that’s normal.
It’s been over a week since I hit 20, so this post is a little late, but today I’d like to share with you twenty lessons that I’ve learned in twenty years of living.
- It’s not a race, we’re all growing and changing at different paces. Every person is on a journey and each journey is unique.
- Don’t go to bed angry. If possible try your upmost hardest to resolve a conflict before you go to sleep.
- You are allowed to treat yourself.
- Add milk to your hot chocolate to maximizes flavor (try it… you’ll thank me later) and if you don’t have enough milk then make it with boiling water and add a splash of cold milk in at the end.
- People get offended when you leave the tea bag in the cup and add the milk with the bag still in, try to avoid doing it.
- Keep a gratitude and prayer journal to keep track of all the things to be thankful for and answers to prayer.
- You are allowed to say no.
- Make your Yorkshire pudding from scratch, it works out cheaper than store brought and they are bigger and is far more yummy.
- Not everyone has to agree with you.
- Mens t-shirts are more comfortable than females and look better fit wise.
- Never be ashamed to go on medication for your metal health. If you had an infection you would take antibiotics to help you, your mental health is no different.
- Have a sad days playlist on hand, full of music that gets you moving and lift your mood a little for bad days.
- Speaking of music… invest in a good pair of headphones.
- Your health is more important that school, college or work. You can retake exams but you can’t retake your life. Try your hardest yes, but your physical and mental health is important.
- Wear clothes that make you feel good about yourself. Don’t feel like you have to follow fashion trends, especially if they’ll make you feel uncomfortable and take away from your originality.
- Aim to make one person smile everyday and it’s ok if that one person is yourself.
- Try to avoid reading your bible and spending time with God at the end of the day when you’re in bed if you’re like me and get tired very quickly. It might be better if you do the harder thing and take some time out of your morning to do it as you’re more awake and it’ll set you up for the day.
- Going to God shouldn’t be plan B. I’m still learning this one but going to God should be plan A.
- Keep lip balm in arms reach, it’s useful stuff.
- Don’t live life in bubble wrap. Be sensible but don’t let anxiety get in the way of you living. Make mistakes, do spontaneous things, challenge yourself and don’t hide from the world thinking it will only hurt you.
So there we are, a fun little post of what I’ve taken in during my twenty years on this planet. I’m feeling positive and open to my future and what God has planed for me. I hope I never stop learning and challenging myself as a person.
How about you, what’s a life lesson you’ve learned? Let me know in the comments bellow.
Till next time guys, be kind to yourselves.