Life is hard. No-one said it was easy. There are many problems we have to face. There are many obstacles that get in our way. There are many complications we have to deal with. Life lessons are taught through mistakes. Thus, we make mistakes and then we learn from them. To live a happier, healthier and carefree life – here are 8 life lessons to live by.
Respect. If you don’t respect yourself, then no-one else is going to. Life is tough. You will find yourself in situations where other people may talk down to you or make you feel insignificant. But if you respect yourself, then you will always be respected, even if its not by other people. Thus, people respect people who respect themselves.
Communicate with everyone. It might be the easiest thing in the world, or for some it might be the hardest thing in the world. But even if it is uncomfortable or uneasy, communication the greatest healer of all. To communicate means to heal, and to heal means to be happy. Let everything out and don’t keep hurt bottled in. Be honest with everyone, and most importantly, yourself.
Caring is courage. Love comes in many forms. Whether that be self-love and taking care of yourself. Or being compassionate and showing kindness to other people. Love is what makes the world go round.
4. Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff
Life is short, too short to worry about the small, insignificant things that happen. We spend so much time worrying about life and things in it that don’t matter, that we occasionally disregard the things that do. Think to yourself, will it matter in a week? A day? An hour? Concentrate on the moments that do matter. Worry less and live more.
5. Appreciate The Little Things In Life
Big things only come around so often. Instead of waiting for the significant moments to happen, focus on the not-so-significant moments. If you appreciate the little things in life, no matter what the situation, you will forever find ways to smile and be happy.
6. Reflect And Then React
Not all things require an immediate reaction. Whatever arises, take a step back and always reflect. Sometimes, when we find ourselves caught up in a moment, our first reaction isn’t how we truly feel about the situation. Before you react, think – does it deserve any of your time and energy?
7. People Will Do What They Want
A huge (and very important) life lesson I have recently learned is no matter how hard you try, or how much you want someone to do something – they will always do what they want to do. If they don’t want to do something? They wont do it. Forcing and hoping someone will change, or do something you need them to do will not make them do it. In the end, people do exactly what they want to do.
8. Always Treat People How You’d Like To Be Treated Yourself
Always try to be a little kinder than is necessary. Even if people are unkind to you, show kindness in not being unkind in return. Not for them, but for you. And that is what’s most important, not to be unkind to yourself. Kindness is not weakness. Always be kinder than you feel. A little more kindness and a little less judgment every day, in a world where we can be anything, always be kind.