This post was supposed to be published a few days ago as my birthday post, but since I had a busy schedule I wasn’t able to and hence I’m posting this today.
Since I’ve been mostly posting about reviews and fashion, I thought to post something different this time. I’d figured it would be nice to compile a list of some important things that I’ve learned in life and wanted to share them with you, it could help or guide you in making decisions or your perspective on life.
Blogging has always been my passion, ever since I first set my eyes on Michelle Phan’s youtube videos and blog post along with my other favorite bloggers, I knew to blog was the thing I always wanted to do but unfortunately never had the time to.
Busy juggling my corporate life, studies, and marriage it was quite hard for me to achieve or have any other interests let alone design a blog site.
I tried to first blog back in 2007, didn’t have the energy level to keep blogging amidst all that was going on in my life. Then I tried again in 2011, still couldn’t keep up with posting or was just too drained to tap into my creative side.
Then in 2014 circumstances changed, life situations changed and all I can say is that when I look back in time I’m so grateful to where I am, and never been happier as I am now.
So here’s what I’ve learned from my past experience:
1) God, Coffee & Hustle
The 3 best ways to start your mornings!, Prayers are the best way to renew yourself and cleanse your soul just the right thing to face all your challenges for the day.
Coffee, well that speaks for itself. I mean its coffee people how can anyone not start their day with coffee!!
Hustle, because good things happen to those who hustle, hard work is what leads you to success in life, not luck, not talent. hard work always pays off!
2) Your family is your pillar of strength:
When taking a creative step in life, and leaving back a routine corporate life you will need all the support you can get from your family. Their love, emotional strength, and motivation will be your driving factor to move forward and achieve your dreams.
People will judge you, criticize you, laugh at your dreams. But your family will always believe in you and will always push you up when your down.
When in doubt with your life and not sure where you are at. A simple conversation with your mom always does the trick to boost your confidence!
3) Start with a small plan or idea
It could be a hobby or something you’ve always wanted to do in life but never had the opportunity to take it forward, focus on it and become really good at it.
By doing this you set reasonable goals, plus you create a path to success which leads to many opportunities you’d never dreamt off! When I started blogging it was a passion,
something I’ve enjoyed doing, but by giving my best to it, I’m proud to say a world of opportunities opened up for me.
4) Stay away from negativity and negative people!
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition, or disrespect you. Walk out of that relationship whether its a friend or a colleague. You deserve to be respected and deserve to be treated right. When walking out remember that karma has its ways of giving them what they deserve.
On your way up you will see some friends turn to foes, people you thought cared for you actually envied you and shockingly can’t stand your success, but that’s fine, that’s okay.
Just think of it as shedding your old skin, its God’s way of showing you its time to get rid of the toxic people in your life and move forward with positivity and people who
actually love, care and support you.
5) Be Nice and pleasant.
If you want to be successful in life, you must remember that being nasty won’t take you anywhere. If you want joy in life you need to be kind to people, no matter how
awful you feel, by being kind you bring joy to your life.
I’ve come across many toxic and bitter people in my life, but there’s one thing I realized, these people were never happy with their own lives. I guess the nastier they are the bitter their lives were, and the kinder you are the sweeter your life can be!
6) Remember everything happens for a reason and always for your good in life.
That’s very true! I never believed in this much and every time ignored my mom when she says this. But I’ve come to strongly believe this in my life now and ask you to believe in this too.
Every time something bad happened to me, I’d feel as if I’m the unluckiest person on this planet! and be sad about it for a very long time. But later as time goes by there would always be an incident to help me remember the good in the bad. I’ve analyzed my life and noticed that all bad things lead me to be the successful person I am today.
7) Age is just a number!
Don’t let your age define you. If you want to do 20-year-old stuff at 40, go ahead and do it! don’t let a number stop you! Yes you will have people mock or laugh at you
but hey it’s your life, don’t let anyone make you feel guilty for living it your way!
There are many women who hit success after 30, and those women are highly successful celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Tina Fey, Hillary Clinton, Martha Stewart,
J.K Rowling and the list goes on!!
8) Drink loads of water!
This may sound silly for a life advise, but trust me. There are so many emotional and medical issues that happen just by not drinking enough water. By drinking atleast 8 glasses of water a day it helps you maintain the balance of your body fluids which include digestion, circulation, and transportation of nutrients while maintaining your body temperature.
9) Never underestimate yourself.
Sure there are many size zero drop dead gorgeous women out there to make you feel insecure enough about yourself. the media world has many ways of making a woman insecure by showing us picture perfect women who are actually photoshopped and make us believe that that’s how a normal woman should look like.
You are beautiful and unique in your own way, I’m not model looking but I tried not to let that stop me from achieving my dreams, social media can be used for not just
making a woman insecure but also a great platform to bring awareness about body positivity. Flaunt yourself, pose and take a picture. Just so that the world can see more naturally beautiful women out there who believe in themselves!
10) Don’t waste your time.
I’m not asking you to speed through life, I’m asking you to not waste your time in negativity and negative people or anything that stresses you out. Gauge your situation
if the problem is not of importance but is stressing you, get rid of that problem!
Nothing is worth stressing you up, your peace of mind is the most crucial thing
in your life. Try and imagine yourself in a protective bubble when you come across a negative situation all you have to do is just float away from the problem.
I hope these life experiences of mine help you in some way, I know they did to me.
Hope you all have a great start in life and hope 2018 brings you all happiness, positivity, and success!!
Happy New Year lovelies!!
Comment below if you like my post and share with us, a life experience that you learned through life.