25 Things 25 Has Taught Me

*Inspired by Dolly Alderton’s Everything I Know About Love*

  1. Don’t be afraid to start that business or project you’ve been talking about for years.
  2. You are worth investing everything into.
  3. Don’t be afraid to publish your writing even if your view might evolve and develop later on in life.
  4. It’s okay to say no to that coffee walk or that virtual drink with friends.
  5. It’s okay to go to bed early if you are tired. It’s also okay to be tired.
  6. Your eyebrows don’t always need to be perfectly tweezed.
  7. You don’t have to wear your tight jeans if you want to be comfortable.
  8. It’s okay to admit you don’t know everything at work.
  9. It’s okay to ask that your needs are met at work.
  10. Your body is important. Be as kind to it as you are to your mind.
  11. Your mind is important and majorly impacts your body. Be kind to it.
  12. Use every disagreement as an opportunity to say sorry and learn about the other person, as well as yourself.
  13. Weighted blankets are a great investment, especially when dealing with the anxiety of a global pandemic.
  14. Your friends aren’t as angry at you as you think when you take ages to reply their messages.
  15. Books are just as good an escape as Netflix, sometimes even better.
  16. Ask for what you need, it will work out for you more often than you think.
  17. Encourage everyone you know to go to therapy. Everyone is responsible for their own baggage.
  18. Inequality, including racism and homophobia and sexism, is everywhere and it is terrifying.
  19. Competitions only exist if you take part. You don’t always have to take part.
  20. People’s actions and words say a lot more about them than you.
  21. It’s brilliant to have a life dream, but don’t let it break you.
  22. Invest in a comfy pair of sweat pants and a warm hoodie. For those inevitable tired, snacking on-the-sofa, hair-in-a-bun days.
  23. There is a myriad of ways to embrace your cultural heritage. No way you choose is the wrong way.
  24. It’s good to keep up with the news and world events, but not at the expense of your well-being
  25. Everyone is only human, including you.