Self-love is important mentally and physically because if you can’t love yourself, you have nothing
to give to the rest of the world. If you can’t be kind or respect yourself then others won’t either. Set
the standard for yourself, follow it and then others will follow suit as well.
I have a really bad habit of procrastinating but 2017 definitely showed me that planning ahead will
save me a lot of stress. When I plan and save my money ahead I’m not scrambling last minute trying
to make things perfect, which stresses me out a ton because 9 times out of 10 things will not be
perfect at the last minute.
- You will grow apart from some people and that is okay.
At this age we are trying to find ourselves. We’re trying new things, meeting new people, going new
places, etc. All these new things in our lives have an influence on us believe it or not and can change
the people we want to surround ourselves with or vice versa. Because of this sometimes we may drift
away from those friends we had in high school or maybe even before that and that is perfectly fine
because we are all becoming new people everyday at this age. I learned to take nothing personal and
to not feel bad for not feeling compelled to be friends with someone anymore just because we had
been friends for so long.
- Be confident and think positive.
Confidence is the key to accomplishing most goals and dreams. When you start to get discouraged
and feel those negative thoughts come on just take some breaths and fill your brain with positive
- I have complete control over my life.
This was one of my most important lessons of 2017. At one point I was just settling for a lot of the
toxic situations and habits that became a part of my daily life. My logic behind this was that it is what
it is, but I was wrong, it is what I make it. I’m the only person who can remove the toxicity from my
life, I have the power to remove people, to change habits, etc. Sometimes making major changes in
your life can be stressful and a lot of work but trust me in the end it will all be worth it.
- Don’t stress what I can’t control.
This is simple, I won’t waste my energy or time on things that are completely out of my hands. I
definitely left that in 2017.
- Remember the days I didn’t have everything that I so badly wanted.
When I find myself complaining about having to go to work or having to take care of certain
responsibilities, I learned to take a step back and remember that I am blessed to have these
responsibilities. Not everyone is fortunate enough to live an everyday normal life. So I just remind
myself to be grateful.