What is life if not an accumulation of experiences? And what are experiences if they don’t convert to lessons? Small or big, simple or complex, relatable or vague – here are 27 lessons I’ve learned in 27 years of existing.
- Always write things down as soon as they occur to you exactly as they occur to you, because that is the exact feeling you want to convey through your words.
- Not every person you meet is going to be your best friend for life.
- Don’t hold on to old feelings from old memories. In stead channel that energy into extracting new feelings from making new memories.
- It’s okay not to be the most presentable person all the times. Most people don’t care how you look anymore anyway.
- Don’t overthink or preempt anything, not even life. Let every event, every opportunity, every moment play out in its own way.
- Not everyone is interested in looking for the same life meaning as you are.
- A little bit of respect and kindness can go a long way.
- It’s okay to want to re-watch Friends or Silicon Valley for the third time in 2 years. Do what makes you laugh as much as you can, while you can.
- Read as much National Geographic as you can. It makes for excellent conversations with people of all ages.
- It’s okay to have the lowest possible expectations from anyone or anything. It reduces your quotient for unhappiness drastically.
- When life is good, don’t just spend it reveling in the fun. Take a step back every once in a while to just say ‘thank you’.
- Capture memories, not just moments.
- Honest answers are always better than appropriate answers. People may not always understand or agree with you, but at some point they WILL resonate with you.
- White lilies don’t bloom in every season, so take the picture when you have the chance!
- Long solitary walks are better healers than long warm baths. Plus, there is no guilt over unnecessary usage of water.
- Sad or depressed or just tired, never neglect your skin.
- Although painful and draining, the first day of your period is always your happiest day after days of experiencing excruciating bouts of PMS.
- Flowers always look better growing in the wild than by your bedside.
- At any age it is always healthier to release your stress and sadness through tears than keeping it all bottled up.
- It’s always the little things, small details, tiny efforts that add up.
- Shopping for your folks inexplicably brings you more happiness than shopping for yourself.
- The law of attraction is only as real as you believe it is.
- The best things in life only come to you only when they are meant to. Don’t rush anything.
- Take pride in the fact that you don’t look 27 because mentally you could be feeling 67.
- Rejection is nothing but a form of projection.
- When you want something done in a particular way, do it yourself. No one can replicate the vision in your head other than you.
- It makes a huge difference when you actually practice at least one thing that you preach.
2 thoughts on “27 Lessons I’ve Learned in 27 Years of Existing”
Lovely, so true.
Thank you for reading!