Keep it Simple

a2Today’s advice is something that my High School French teacher used to say to our class at least once a week. KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUPID. My little sister is now in her class, and apparently she still says it. It’s true.

Be Courageous

courage

Hope December is treating everyone well so far. My advice for the rest of the year – be courageous. Do those things you’ve always wanted to, tell that special someone exactly how you feel, take risks. Living life properly takes courage. Show them what you’re made of.

Growing up

Found this article, 19 Things to Stop Doing In Your Twenties, here and thought it was pretty interesting.

1. Stop placing all the blame on other people for how they interact with you.

2. Stop being lazy by being constantly “busy.”

3. Stop seeking out distractions.

4. Stop trying to get away with work that’s “good enough.”

5. Stop allowing yourself to be so comfortable all the time.

6. Stop identifying yourself as a cliche and start treating yourself as an individual.

7. Stop expecting people to be better than they were in high school — learn how to deal with it instead.

8. Stop being stingy.

9. Stop treating errands as burdens.

10. Stop blaming yourself for being human.

11. Stop ignoring the fact that other people have unique perspectives and positions.

12. Stop seeking approval so hard.

13. Stop considering the same things you’ve always done as the only options there are.

14. Stop rejecting the potential to feel pain.

15. Stop approaching adverse situations with anger and frustration.

16. Stop meeting anger with anger.

17. Stop agreeing to do things that you know you’ll never actually do.

18. Stop ‘buying’ things you know you’ll throw away.

19. Stop being afraid.

Read more here.

Advice from Gandhi

Love these ten fundamentals from Gandhi. My absolute favourite is “change yourself, you’re in control” – this definitely fits with my whole headspace at the moment. Hope you’re having a lovely Monday. X

How to pack

I found this on Facebook today via Louise and thought it was too helpful not to share it. Now I just need to actually plan a holiday that I can pack for. X