10 Of The Best Pieces Of Advice I’ve Ever Been Given
Hello Friends, today I want to share some life advice I’ve been given over the years and I’m hoping by sharing them, something might ‘speak’ to you and help you. Also, if you have any advice you’ve been given over the years that you refer back to time and time again, hit me up! I wanna know!
Keep Up To Date With Your Smear Tests
It’s so easy to put them off, but SO important to do. It could literally save your life. Imagine how heart broken you would be if the worst happened and you were a few months or a year overdue your smear test. It’s not worth it. If this is you, please, go book your smear test, you will be in and out of the surgery within minutes.
Stop Comparing Yourself To Other People
Honestly, you probably hear it all the time, but seriously… STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHER PEOPLE! You’re not them, they’re not you and we all have different strengths and weakness. Use others as inspiration, but don’t compare yourself and never, ever, ever make yourself feel bad about yourself because someone is a step ahead of you. You’ll get there, but you won’t do it by feeling bad about yourself and endlessly dwelling on other people’s journey rather than your own.
The Sole Purpose Of a Body Isn’t To Look Good
For realz people. We aren’t ornaments and we have more to offer the world than upright boobs, smooth thighs and flat stomachs. We may have grown up in an era where we were told a ‘good body’ is important, but really, our bodies are pretty amazing just the way they are. We need to unlearn all that junk and instead focus on the important things our bodies do for us; create, comfort, teach and so much more.
If You Think You Drink Enough Water, You Probably Don’t
You know it! Water is so important, it keeps our bodies and minds running smoothly and helps everything from our sleep to digestion, concentration and mood. Stay hydrated!
You’re Never Too Young To Take Your Finances Seriously
It’s so true, and I’m proof of this! I took my finances really seriously from a young age and then I took my eye off the ball for a sweet time and now I’m having to refocus once again. However, some small decisions I made 15 or 20 years ago served me well later in life. Keep your finances in check; don’t run up credit cards, don’t spend more than you earn and don’t be afraid to ask questions!
Just Get Started
Did you know it takes 10,000 hours to master a craft!? Truth! It an be SO hard to start something when it feels like other people are already doing it and killing it. Whether it’s starting a business, a blog, a hobby, a sport… whatever it is, you just have to start and get on with it. You’ll learn ‘on the job’ or as you go and I swear, you will get better and you’ll probably end up doing so much better than you ever dreamed, but that won’t happen unless you start! 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… DO IT! Oh and see this post if you want some motivational podcasts!
Surround Yourself With Good People
So obvious, but so important. It makes all the difference. Find friends who won’t judge you or make you feel sensitive or even ‘less than’. We’ve all had those friends and it’s not good. Surround yourself with people who feel good and who you love and love you back. And when your friends need it, give them a pep talk!
Trust Your Gut
As I get older, I find myself trusting my gut instinct more and more. Sure you need to push yourself out of your comfort zone, but if your gut is saying ‘NO’. Then listen to it; Slow down, pull out, ask for help and protect yourself. Try and figure out the difference between when you need to push yourself and feel scared in a good way, compared to when it’s just not right for you.
All Those Men Have You In Common
Again, I hate to say this, as it’s such a SATC cliche, but honestly, if you have had a string of bad boyfriends who are all a certain ‘type’ of man. Then you need to take yourself out the game, learn to be single and think about what you really want. Stop romanticising the players, bad boys and pieces of sh*t thinking that you can change them. You probably can’t and why do you want to bother?! Open you mind and your heart and go for someone you wouldn’t have considered in the past and maybe it will help break your bad boyfriend juju!
If You Are Jealous Of Someone Or Something, It’s Probably A Sign You Want That Thing For Yourself
Sometimes it feels like the lines between admiration and jealousy are very close together. What is it that makes you look at one person and think ‘YOU ARE AMAZING! GO FOR IT!’ compared to another person that makes you think for no logical reason ‘URGH!’. It might feel like jealousy or annoyance, but either way it seems kinda irrational. Know that feeling? It’s likely to be jealously. You want a slice of the action for yourself and it could be anything, their job, their closest, even their confidence. Next time someone really bothers you, try and figure out what it is and then ask yourself if you are annoyed because you want a slice of the action. If it’s a yes, go out and do it too. There’s room for everyone!
…And there we have it, 10 of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever been given. I hope some of these, or all of them, speak to you and make your world and mindset, a little more amazing!