[You do you]: Self – Reflection

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Everyone comes to that point in life where they stop and look back at who they used to be and think “wow I’ve changed so much”. It’s a part of life and honestly it’s healthy (if done right). But how do we make sure that our self-reflection is coming from a happy place?

For me it was about looking back at how far I’ve come as an individual, not regretting the things in my past but accepting that, yes they happened and no I don’t wish I could change them. I personally don’t believe in regret. Not in the sense of regretting your past choices, because if you didn’t make those choices or had those experiences you wouldn’t be where you are today.

But then again… what if you look at who you are now and decide you don’t like it? Self-reflection is an important tool to make sure that where you’re heading is where you want to be. Take time out of your day to sit down and write a list of things you’re proud of and things you want to change, goals for the future and how are you going to get there. Come from a positive place when you do this, negative thoughts breed a negative attitude which in turn can make you more likely to do the opposite of what you need.

Lifes a lot to handle. But it’s all about balance and learning from ourselves and others, that way it’s easier to handle.

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How do you go about self-reflecting? Answer in the comments below.
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25 life lessons for 25 Years

So yesterday was my birthday, happy 25th to me. And I realised something I’m a much different person to who I was 10 years ago and that’s okay. Here’s an interesting little post I put together with 25 things … lessons if you will that I’ve learnt in my 25 years on this crazy wonderful planet.

 

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  1. It’s okay to not know/take your time figuring out what you want to do in life.

2.  No matter what you do in life someone will judge you, just ignore them and do your               own thing.

3.  The friends you have as a teen may not be your friends in adulthood.

4. If you enjoy something do it often. (so long as it doesn’t hurt you or others)

5. Not everyone wants to see you succeed … do it anyways.

6. It’s okay to ask for help.

7. Mental illnesses don’t mean you’re weak.

8. Don’t ever feel embarrassed for enjoying studying or learning new skills.

9. The earlier you start looking after you body the better.

10. Naps are a lifesaver.

11. Sometimes you just need to bundle up on the sofa with a blanket and a good book,                  movie or tv series.

12. Dance and Sing like no ones watching. It’s good for the soul.

13. Just because you have a different opinion to someone doesn’t mean you’re right and              vice versa.

14. Sometimes things don’t work. It’s not failure if you learn from it.

15. Everything happens for a reason.

16. Life’s too short to waste time on regret.

17. Don’t reply to texts, emails or messages when angry; take time to calm down then                 think things through before responding.

18. Being silly, having “childish” hobbies or having obsessions                                                              *cough Harry Potter cough*, doesn’t make you any less of an adult.

19. Your goals, wants, thoughts and opinions will change.

20. Always have a goal in mind with everything you do.

21. TO DO LISTS!

22. It’s not selfish to say no to people.

23. It’s okay to cut negative/toxic people out of your life; even if they’re family.

24. Enjoy the little things.

25. Everyone changes over time, it’s just a part of life.

 

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So what things have you learnt over time? Share in the comments below.
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