Hello beautiful family and friends!
I hope you are super well and staying safe.
I know, turning 30 was a shocker for me too! haha
In celebration of this wonderful milestone I wanted to share some of the lessons I have learnt along the way with you.
Having all 30 points at once would have made this blog post super! long, therefore I will be splitting it into three separate blogs, so you’e not overwhelmed by all the goodies lol
Let me know the points that stick out to you and if you learn anything new.
Disclaimer: Get comfy
Here we go!!
30 Things I’ve learnt in 30 years | Lesson 1-10
- Take the time to Heal
It takes courage to go through the process of healing, but it’s so worth it! To live free from things that have negatively affected me in the past has elevated the value I have for myself.
I am an advocate for getting professional help when you need to, but if you feel you can go through your healing journey with family and friends then do that.
- Perfectionism is a TRAP!!
I wrote a blog post on titled The Struggle for Perfection, which goes into this. Please check that out here.
- Create a plan. Set a vision
I love vision boarding. Its on of the things I try to do at least once a year. If I don’t get around to creating a vision board I usually write down some goals that I want to achieve throughout the year ahead.
- Planning makes things a lot easier
I’m not even going to lie, I am not much of a planner, I leap then look most of the time. However, I have found that it really does helps when I have a schedule for my days.
Jotting down the things I want to accomplish throughout the day keeps me focused and on task, which is enables me to maximise my time. When I don’t set a schedule for myself, it’s a lot easier for my time to be hijacked. I distract my own self! lol
- Plans only work if you do – Take Action!
This one seems a little obvious however, sometimes I make plans and then do nothing towards making them a reality.
This could be because I don’t know how to, or I make a plan and then forget about it.Taking fast action is the greatest way to avoid procrastination.
- I am a MIRACLE! And so are YOU!
I’ve been learning about the different processes that happen in the digestive system, the respiratory system and nervous system. It blows my mind how much it takes to keep our bodies functioning; majority of which we are totally unaware of.
There’s a lot of effort that goes into keeping you alive. I set you the challenge of going to look at the process of you just breathing air in and out of your body, it’s fascinating!
- Don’t waist time trying to change someone else
This is a very key thing to note for everyone! Especially those who feel they need to be a ‘saviour’ for others. Am I saying that we don’t need to help others, absolutely not.
What I am saying is that your motive behind what you do matters.
If you go into any relationship with the intention of changing the other person, you’re in for a bumpy ride. If that person does not want to or see the need for change, they will remain the same!
- Things are constantly changing – nothing is permanent, good or bad
This is comforting to me because it let’s me know that no matter how bad things get there’s always potential for the situation to change.
When things are going really well, I lean into enjoying it as much as possible because I know that things can change at any point.
A bonus is that we as human beings come fully packed with everything we need to walk through our journey in life. I don’t know about you but that’s great news for me!
- Laughter is a life saver – Learn to laugh at yourself
If you’ve been keeping up with my blog posts you will know that I LOVE TO LAUGH! Being JoyFUL is a mission for me. Laughter helps to break the tension in any situation.
There will be circumstances that it’s difficult to laugh about but you can find something to make you laugh.
I’ve had close family members die and as a family we were able to find joy even in the midst of that which helped us get through.
There is a time to laugh and a time to cry.
- Children can be super sweet but cut you deep at the same time
I watched a video by Beleaf in Fatherhood and I cracked up laughing. His son was so innocent in what he said but it cut his day so deep!!
Leave a comment below to let me know if any of these points resonated with you and how.
Thanks for reading!