One of the things I’ve learned in life is that most of the time everyone is just winging it. Life comes with no instruction manual, and except for the guidance and help of others, the rest we figure out as we go. Just like with everything else it gets easier with experience and trial and error. I thought I would share a few tips to make winging life a little bit easier + some hopefully helpful reminders!
Try not to spend too much time focusing on what others are doing, whether that’s people online or in your daily life. We all have our own unique paths in life that will lead us in different directions than others, and at different times than others. It is okay to see what others are doing if you’re using it for inspiration, advice, or motivation, but try not to let it take over your focus.
Kindness and politeness are two things that will get you far in life. It doesn’t matter how smart, talented, or skilled you are, if you’re not kind or polite to others you won’t get very far. People always remember how others made them feel, so it just is a good rule to be as kind as you can to everyone you meet (although some people will make this impossible hard).
If you work hard for what you want, you will get it or you will get what was meant for you. It will take time and you will fail and have to pick yourself up again and again. But it will be worth it in the end. Just put your mind to whatever it is you want, believe in yourself, and go for it!
Life is so much easier with good people around you. Whether it’s family or friends, making meaningful connections with others makes going through life more enjoyable.
I know I often get mad at myself for having a mini freakout or meltdown, but sometimes it is needed. You can’t be 100% all of the time, and most times you just have to let everything out in order to move on or see it a different way.
With the endless possibilities of life, you are destined to change your mind many times. Whether it’s about something small or something big, never feel guilty for changing your mind. Trust your gut (this is so important to do) and do what is best for you. Also, it’s okay to know exactly what you want too!
I’ve always been a firm believer in Karma, and that the energy you put out into the world comes right back to you. If you walk around thinking you’re going to have a bad day, chances are you’ll have a bad day. Put out good energy into everything you can, and you’ll be surprised how much good comes back to you.
And those are my tips for making winging life a little bit easier! Take comfort in knowing no one else really knows what they are doing, and just have fun! Life is a lot of unknown, so you might as well enjoy all the time you have of it.
I’m Kara Callahan, a 22 year old blogger with a camera in one hand and a book in the other. This is my lifestyle blog where I share life’s simple moments, tips + inspiration, slow living, blogging tips, travel photo diaries, book recommendations, and more with a few outfits in between. I hope you get some inspiration and happy reading!