Time is flying by and somehow I am now 23 years old. Last week I celebrated my birthday hiking in one of the most beautiful places with my favorite people. Every year when my birthday “creeps up” on me, I like to reflect on the past year and what lessons I have learned. So for the third year in a row, here are 23 things I’ve learned this year.
You will get there when you are meant to get there. There is no point in trying to rush through life. You’ll end up missing it pass by.
Buy that reusable water bottle. It makes remembering to drink water that much easier.
If it’s worth it then it is worth the hard work and effort. But it is never worth losing yourself.
A clean space equals a clean mind, so spend time once a week to tidy up your space.
Change can be absolutely terrifying at times. Spend time outside of your own head and take it one very small step at a time. It helps to know that someone else has done it before you, so you too can do it.
Trust the universe. It knows what it is doing.
Taking time to rest is just as important, if not more important, than being productive. Make more time for doing nothing.
It’s okay to feel everything or nothing all at once.
Stop buying makeup wipes. They’re bad for your skin and the cost of buying them adds up over time. Buy a gentle cleanser (this one is my current favorite) and clean your face with that every night. Your skin will thank you.
There really is nothing a long walk on a chilly day can’t fix. Spend some time outside when you get a chance.
You need time alone to really get to know yourself.
It truly never is too late to go for what you want and change your direction in life. Half the battle is starting.
Time really does heal most wounds.
Always fold your laundry as soon as it’s done. There’s nothing worse than having to tackle a huge pile of clothes in the future because your current self didn’t do it.
Sometimes I get in this mood where there are certain tasks I just keep putting off doing, and then once I finally do them I actually really enjoy it. So if you do this too, just do the tasks. Our minds have a funny way of making things seem worse than they are.
One of my favorite things about traveling is how it shows you that you really can live with less. Spend your money and energy wisely on what truly brings you joy.
The people you spend this journey called life with really do make all the difference.
Add value, not noise.
As hard as it can be, try to make small changes or try something new every day. Your comfort zone will always be there.
Even though spending time online and on social media can be great and inspiring, it is equally as important to spend time offline. We were not meant to stare at screens all day.
As much as I have hated it in the past, having a weekly exercise routine is important. It’s all about finding what works best for you.
Unsubscribe from those email lists. Unfollow those who no longer inspire you.
You are worth more than you will ever know. Don’t let anyone else make you feel any less.
Sweater: Target | Skirt: Who What Wear @ Target | Oxfords: Clarks