Life lesson #13

Sleeping in is not going to kill you.

I know a lot of people who push themselves until they have burn outs or panic attacks – because they fear either deadlines or judgement.

If this is you then my life lesson to you today is: one day of sleeping in is not going to be the end of your life.

If you’ve been working to 12 pm every night and then gotten up at 6am every morning then you are starving your body of the sleep it needs. One morning of sleeping in is probably good for you in this case. You need rest and missing a couple of hours from your day is not going to be the end of everything.

Sleep in and then forgive yourself for it.

Life lesson #12

When you are cold go put on a jacket and shoes.

 

This seems obvious advice but I want to point out that we as people have a tendency to ignore our needs. Especially if we think it’s minor.

My grandma gave me this advice actually. She says that the moment you feel cold you make sure you get warm again because otherwise you get sick – you don’t wait until you’re shivering and your nose is dripping snot.

I think this is great advice. Thank you grandma.

 

Life lesson #11

Don’t be afraid to get dirty.

There are some kinds of messes that are okay to get all over yourself.

For example at the end of a good day I normally have dirt on my feet, paint on my arms or pants, small handprints from little kids on my face and a smile on my lips.

These are the kinds of messes that I love to be covered in and I wish to tell you that it’s okay to not look perfectly clean if these are the sorts of things you’re covered in.

In fact I suggest you go search out days like that where you can get dirty and just enjoy it, instead of worrying about anything.

 

Life lesson #10

Before you simply pile food onto your plate remember to check how many people still need to get food.

This is just basic manners that I think is a good lesson to learn, especially if you’re an only child who’s not used to be restricted in this sense.

It’s good manners and quite frankly it keeps people happy because who wouldn’t be upset if someone else ate all the food before they even had a chance to get some?
I don’t know if this is the same everywhere but the specific foods I’ve experienced this should never happen with is:

Cheese, bacon, scrambled eggs and flapjacks.

 

Life lesson #9

The right lighting can lift your mood.

 

Use lighting to make yourself feel better.

Remember natural light is the best lighting so in the day time keep your curtains open so that some sunlight can come in. I also suggest getting some fairy lights for your room because they are honestly so wonderful when they come to boosting your mood.

 

Life Lesson #8

Ask a friend what bible verse you should read.

This is a great way to step into your bible if you are struggling to be motivated to read it, plus it really opens up a channel between you and your friend. Which I know sounds scary and it might not seem like something you would want to do but it’s so rewarding.

It will tell you so much about your friend and then for all you know you’ll find it to soon be one of your own favourites.

Life lesson #7

If you ever want small kids to like you stick out your tongue at them when their parents aren’t looking and then smile at them.

Pull funny faces at them without saying a word and when a parent looks to you pull a straight face and give a mock look of innocence.

Kids love this and it works 85 percent of the time to get them giggling.