It took me 20 years of my adult life to figure out what makes me happy at work and home. So, if you are stuck, don’t sweat it. You will find your way.
“No but seriously. Normalize finding love in your 40s. Normalize finding discovering and chasing dreams in your 30s. Normalize finding yourself and your purpose in your 50s. Life doesn’t end at 25. Let’s stop acting like it does,” – Compassionate Reminers/Tumblr
I think it’s essential we teach our children to think independently as soon as they can understand. Life is moving so fast these days due to technological innovations and the influence of social media that could impede their thinking. Their life decisions should not be driven so much by what they see and hear online but by what they know through insightful and meaningful conversations they have with their parents, elders, teachers and through their own self – reflection. This is the best system of checks and balances we have to help guide our children.
“Instead of buying your children all the things you never had, you should teach them all the things you were never taught. Material wears out but knowledge stays.” – Bruce Lee
Never have any regrets in life. Just put your best foot forward and strive to make a difference in whatever you do. If something didn’t work out as you expected, it was not meant for you. True, you will feel bad about it but make sure to learn from the bad experiences as well, for they will make you wiser.
“If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.” – Jim Carey
If there is one guiding principle you must live by when doing anything, it’s this! Regardless of what is asked of you, always strive to make a difference and add value. Everything else will fall into place.
“If you’re a giver, always looking out for others, always feeling drained because you break yourself for others can stay together, take a break from it. Add value to your own life first. Add self-love and peace to your life first.” – Sylvester McNutt
Need to hack life? Then, try this approach! When I turned 40, I felt that life had passed me by. After a lot of kicking my backside, I managed to build a respectable career, but there was so much emptiness inside me. The previous 14 years were sad, painful, turbulent and ordinary for me. I had to take a good look at myself and reevaluate my priorities and change the way I approached life. I started reading a lot in 2018 – mental health and self – help books and online blogs. I then started to collect all those excerpts from books and snippets from online blogs that I found helpful and set about putting together my own ‘well – being and mental health toolbox.’ Now, whenever I feel down or need myself to refocus, I open them up on my phone and read through them to motivate and coach myself out of the problem I am facing. As I build my toolbox, I intend to catalogue a solution for every eventuality I face.”
“Switch your mentality from I’m broken and helpless to I’m growing and healing and watch how fast your life changes, for the better.” – @blondementalhealthblogger
Your primary objective in your daily routine should be to look out for yourself. You aren’t selfish for doing so. You will be in the best possible shape to take on the challenges life throws at you.
“You owe yourself one hour a day of self-maintenance. It can include reading, writing, yoga, exercise, dancing, meditation, painting, or whatever, but you owe it to yourself. One hour, 1/24 of your day. That is less than 5%. It matters, it really does.” – Sarah Brassard
One of the key takeaways from the pandemic is that we need to put ourselves first. We need to prioritize our mental health, and we need to put the habits that do not serve us into the trash can; we need to make new friends that inspire us, not weigh us down. We need to focus on living our life to the fullest, which means appreciating even the tiniest things that put a smile on our face.
“Get so used to taking care of yourself that doing otherwise feels unbearably weird.” – Shannon Hilson