chellebelle2016. Powered by Blogger.

5 Life Lessons I've Learnt

Over the 16 years of being on this earth, I have learnt 5 important life lessons that I will be carrying with me on this journey through the rest of my life. Some of them may be things that you have known practically forever but let's just say I can be a little....late.

So here are my top 5 life lessons that I have learnt.

1) Always Be Yourself
Never EVER pretend to be someone you're not. You're were born as an individual so why would you want to change that? There isn't any one else on this earth exactly like you. Don't doubt yourself. You're an amazing, beautiful, talented human being. You deserve to be loved and treated like it. Make the world fall in love with who you are, not who society wishes you to be. Nowadays there is such a high expectation for us to be a certain way. YOU DO NOT NEED TO FOLLOW THAT PATH. You are good enough. There is someone and there are people who will appreciate the person you are. You may have those low days when you question if this is true, so when it does, you need to tell yourself that you're good enough.
It took me a long time to learn this. It took me a long time to show who I really was. Of course my friends and family knew but I didn't like showing it in front of just anyone. Honestly, I thought that I would be judged for my weird personality but now I find every opportunity for people to see it. It's a lot harder to show it on my blog because I tend to come up with a lot more "serious" things to post about. So, if anyone has any less serious suggestions for blog posts, leave a comment and I'll put it on the list. I really want people to enjoy my blogs and me for who I really am. I am no longer concerned about how people view me. I know that there are people who do love my personality and who I am, which I appreciate more than people can imagine. This is probably the most important thing I have ever learnt.






2) Take a Chance
I haven't always been the sort of person to take a risk. I was very much the type of person to stick to what I knew. I thought it was the safest thing. You know, to avoid getting hurt. Nobody likes rejection and nobody likes to fail but how do we know that one small idea is going to fail, unless we try?
It's not always good to play it safe because you don't want to spend your life wondering what could have happened. Taking a chance on something could be the best decision you could ever  make. Take this blog for instance. I have always wanted to do something that would let me help other people. At first I thought maybe people at school would laugh at the fact that I'd want to have a blog, since I'm pretty sure I'm the first to start one. When I came up with the idea, after thinking about all of the opportunities I would have to help others and entertain people, the doubts just disappeared. As soon as my new laptop came, I was already creating my account and coming up with ideas. It was the best chance that I have ever taken. I have had so much support from people and so much love from people all over the world already! I never in my life thought that I would get this amount of support. It honestly makes me so happy when I write and I just always have a sense of pride whenever I click publish. It has now become a passion of mine to write.




3) Don't Force Anything

If it's meant to be, it will happen.You have no idea how much time I used to spend dwelling on the same situation. I have learnt that the best things happen unexpectedly. Forcing something to happen just makes things less special. As hard as it can be, you have to be patient. I remember back in primary school and my earlier years of secondary school, I used to have little crushes on boys and I seriously thought It was meant to be. HELL NO! Half of these boys, if not all of them are people that I could NEVER imagine myself being with. I basically convinced myself that it was meant to be (like we all do when we're 10) but damn was I wrong. If it is meant to be, it shouldn't be forced. Don't force anything to happen. It could be a friendship or relationship situation. Either way, if they're suppose to be in your life, somehow they will.




4) Don't Strive for Perfection

Perfection doesn't exist. Let's face it, we think it does but it doesn't. Whether it be our appearance or personality, people always strive for perfection. The reality is, perfection doesn't exist. We all have imperfections and flaws. Even your favourite celebrities have insecurities. Think about it, these celebrities have EVERYTHING. The money, the fame, EVERYTHING. Yet we still hear about them having depression and going to rehab etc. Perfection doesn't exist. Don't compare yourself to these Instagram famous models or even people you go to school with because they probably have their own insecurities. Strive for progress. Take every opportunity to improve yourself and do it without having perfection in mind. You need to get to a place where you can say you're happy with who you are. Once you're there, that is all you need,
I'm a bit of a perfectionist. Sometimes I'll work hours upon hours so that my school work is just how I want it to be. Sometimes I forget that I shouldn't stress myself out to get good grades. I'll work work work work work work (yeah I bet you sang Rihanna) until I'm exhausted. But I know that I am not going to give up my life just to get "perfect" grades. Of course I'm still going to try my very very hardest to get great grades, but I'm not expecting perfection.




5) Random Acts of Kindness are NEVER wasted

Kindness is never wasted. Being kind to someone doesn't cost anything at all and it's what makes the world go round. Complimenting someone can make their day and yours too. I try to compliment people as much as I can because not only can it make others feel good about themselves but it also makes me feel good about myself. I enjoy making people happy. Whether someone takes the compliment or not that is up to them. You don't need a reason to help someone. There are people less fortunate than ourselves and they should be acknowledged. I used to help my mum make toiletry packs for the homeless every month just because I enjoy helping others. Unfortunately due to doing a ton of school work, I haven't been able to help much but I definitely want to do lots of charity work after exams.
Even helping someone with revision at school would be beneficial. I'm sure they would appreciate you helping them to pass a certain subject, because you could be contributing to setting them up for the future.
Kindness has it's rewards too. Ever heard of the term 'give and it will come back to you'? That one random act of kindness could come all the way back around to you. Of course you shouldn't just be kind for it's rewards but being kind is not wasted.

6 comments

  1. Wao.. these are some great tips.love the first one :) Great post girl !! x
    www.ambiinwonderland.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for reading girl! Glad you enjoyed reading x

      Delete
  2. Taking more chances has definitely made such a difference in my life. A few years back I didn't want to get out of my comfort zone at all and just followed the same routines all the time. I wanted to do more things but I just didn't dare. But during the last year I've gotten to do some amazing things simply by stepping out of my comfort zone and taking a chance even though I know things may not always work out.

    Brilliant post!

    www.saarasofia.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was exactly the same. I didn't like taking risks but during the past 2 years, I've really learnt to embrace life and make the most of it. Especially being a teenager, if anything this is the best time to make mistakes and learn from them. Thanks for reading! I hope you stick around ;)

      Delete

Contact Form

Name

Email *

Message *