What I learnt in my early twenties

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Thank you so much for taking the time to read my last post and checking out my blog!

Today I want to talk about some of the things I have learnt so far on this crazy journey we call life.

What we think is really powerful

The power of positive thinking. If you keep telling yourself that you can’t, that you’re not good enough etc. What message is that sending out? It is sending the message that maybe you’re not good enough, often if you think you can’t you won’t.

Positive thinking takes practice, you won’t get it right all the time and you will probably have to kid yourself in the beginning. It’s raining, I have burnt my breakfast, I’m in traffic etc… it’s sometimes hard to look for the positives. This is where gratitude and affirmations work for me. I am grateful for having a car etc. I am no longer available for stress and frustration. I am available for good things to happen for magic to come my way.

You can make friends at any age

When we’re growing up we often think this is when I’m going to meet my best friends for ever but things change as we grow older, people move away, we do different jobs, work different hours to our friends etc. If you put the time and the effort in you can make friends at any age: at work, in your neighbourhood, online at the gym etc. Make sure you take the time to really evaluate your friends. Keep the ones that empower, support and inspire you. Get rid of the toxic friends that drain you. Get out there and meet people. Next time your friend says do you want do x,y and z or go do a, b, c say yes.

You are stronger than you think

It is amazing how much we can cope with and how much we deal with in our life. Take pride and stand up tall. In the words of Kelly Clarkson what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Don’t stop keep moving, it too will pass.

Life won’t turn out as you expect and that is okay

We make all these plans I want to do this, live there, earn this much, achieve this by this date. It’s good to have ambition and goals but don’t get too bogged down with the particulars. You will get there, keep dreaming and moving forwards. It doesn’t matter if it’s not quite what you planned, if it’s not perfect or how you imagined. Look to the future by thinking about what you want but live in the now!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions then please let me know!

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4 thoughts on “What I learnt in my early twenties

  1. “life wont turn out how you expect and that’s okay” – gosh this resonates so hard with me! in my late teens and early twenties, I DID NOT KNOW what a whirlwind I had coming my way! this is so true.

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  2. Love this post!! My 20’s were full of adventure..and not what I imagined for myself, but I think I turned out ok. Sometimes, you start out thinking you have a plan, but then you actually end up on a different course…flexibility is key.

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  3. Sounds like you have a good head on your shoulders and are making the most out of our twenties. It is such a crucial time to truly figure out who you are and what you want out of life. Learn the lessons meant to be learned and keep moving forward!

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