I’m currently reading Gretchen Rubin’s book, The Happiness Project, where she shares a list of lessons she has learned with difficulty while growing up. It’s a tad bit silly, yet contains a lot of truths.
Inspired by her list, I decided to create my own!
- If you keep waiting, you’ll never go.
- Take a cold shower at least once a week just to remind yourself how lucky you are to even have the choice.
- If you look at your boss and not want their job, it’s time to leave.
- Life is messy. We’re all just winging it.
- Nobody in the history of humanity has ever said, “I’m glad I ignored those red flags. It worked out.”
- Buy less but better.
- If you have to force it, leave it.
- Handwritten notes are always appreciated.
- Generic medications share the same active ingredients as the brand names.
- You can experience a moment without needing to document it on social media.
- Never stay in a shitty relationship. Not for your boyfriend/girlfriend’s sake. Not for your mom or dad. Not for your children.
- That path to financial freedom/security does not start with purposefully drowning yourself in $100,000+ in student loan debt to attend school.
- Pivoting a ship’s direction by a mere 15 degrees can drastically affect its final destination.
- If you don’t journal, you don’t grow.
- It’s not always easy finding the magic in the mundane. Try anyway.
- Traveling solo doesn’t mean traveling alone.
- When you realize you’re wrong in the middle of an argument, swallow your pride and own up to it. It will give you more credibility when you are right.
- You won’t lose weight if you keep waiting for yourself to feel like exercising or dieting.
- It only takes your brain five seconds to talk you out of waking up at 6:00am.
- You don’t have to wait for a crisis to change your life.
What are some secrets of adulthood you’ve learned? Feel free to share!