I clearly remember when I was 18, then 25 and in then what seems like a flash, I have recently celebrated by 50th birthday. While some people might dread the thoughts of hitting such a milestone.
I feel as fit and healthy now as I did in my twenties. I wake up every morning grateful for another day. I also feel blessed for everything that I have achieved and for all of the wonderful people around me. I feel happier, healthier and more content than ever and the journey is not over yet!
I have spent much of the last five decades trying to figure out, who did I want to become? What did I want to do? And what difference did I want to make? As you know, in life there are no set of instructions, or path we need to follow as we each of us has our own special journey.
Sure, I know that I should have made some different choices along the way, but thankfully I don’t have too many regrets. What I have learned over the years, are a few simple lessons that have helped me and if I could go back in time, I would pass these life lessons to my younger self.
What life lessons have you learned over the years that if you could, you would tell your younger self?
1. Have more belief in yourself
2. Use a journal every day
4. Drink more water
5. Pay your credit card bill on time
6. Open a savings account (and put money in)
7. Invest in yourself: Read more
8. Smile more often. (It is infectious)
9. Don’t use your phone so often
10. Find a career that you enjoy (they do exist!)
11. Watch less television
12. Walk more often
13. Meditate (I use a singing bowl)
14. Be happy were you are right now
15. Don’t wish away the days until your next vacation
16. Help other people
17. Have more fun
18. Read your goals every day
19. Don’t get stuck in a routine
20. Tell people that you love them
21. Work on your health. (Exercise, Diet and Sleep)
22. Surround yourself with people that inspire you
23. Don’t get so stressed
24. Be true to yourself
25. Enjoy life
26. Be a hard worker.
27. Celebrate your wins
28. Don’t dwell on your setbacks
29. Learn from your mistakes
30. Don’t put things on the long finger. Just do it!