Hello my little sunflowers!
The older you get the shorter life seems to feel. The faster time seems to get away from you and the more you feel like you’re running out of time.
Time is precious and not a second should be wasted. However, more often than not we seem to do so.
Whether it be worrying, procrastinating, wallowing in pity or just being lazy. It seems to be almost second nature.
We have our whole lives in front of us, whether we’re 8, 18 or 80. Life stops when we die but growing up happens for all of us at different times.
That’s not to say that if you don’t feel like you have your shit together you aren’t a grown up. But sometimes to keep momentum going, to feel like we have a purpose and that we can tackle anything, having it all together is the only way to feel above water.
Lots of people think they need to change in order to live happier, more fulfilling lives. Maybe this is true, I think everyone should keep growing. But does that mean it happens overnight?
Not at all.
But starting somewhere, whether its getting out of bed or buying your first care, is important.
❀❀START A JOURNAL❀❀
Sounds cliche I know, but it works.
Write things down more, it will help you learn so much more about yourself and who you are and in turn help you grow and do better. Here are some ideas on what to write about:
- Things you’re grateful for
- Things that make you happy
- Memories you want to look back on later
- Your favorite motivational and inspirational quotes
- How your day went
- A mood tracker
- Thoughts that go through your head
Get out there. Talk to people, love people. Arrange to meet up with people you already know.
Create opportunities to meet new people such as clubs, hobbies and pubs.
Building connections with people will not only improve your personal life but it opens doors to new opportunities for your career also.
Friends are important, we build each other up.
that being said: try to avoid those who don’t clap when you win.
Note: don’t be shy and be kind.
People love it when someone tries their best to talk to them and asks all about them.
But remember: don’t stay with the toxic people. Know the people you can really trust.
❀❀DEVELOP YOUR STRENGTHS❀❀
Learn all about what makes you, YOU. Find a passion, learn your strengths and what you’re good at.
It can be creative, logical, academic, sporty… Anything.
Build upon what you love to do and see where it takes you in your personal development as well as in other ways.
❀❀FIND YOUR INSPIRATION❀❀
It could be quotes, songs pictures, a person. Finding your inspirations helps you to stay motivated and focused on your goals.
Sometimes creating a vision board of all the things that inspire you and putting it on the wall above your desk or on the background of your computer can really help spark in the back of your mind why you do what you do and keep you inspired to keep going and even do more.
❀❀DO ONE THING A DAY THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY❀❀
Not much to say on this one. It’s totally personal to you. For me it can be:
- Having a bath
- Cooking my favourite meal
- Watching my favourite movie
- Cosying up with a book
- Spending time walking my dog
- Going out for a meal with my boyfriend
Growing up isn’t all about money. It’s not fancy cars and expensive houses. Growing up is a glow up. It’s knowing your self worth, living loved and being happy enough within yourself to do what you know is the best for you.
If you know who you are, who you want to be and where you want to be then you’re on the right track. If you don’t know yet, don’t sweat it, like I said at the start of this article, we have our whole lives to work it out.