I just recently celebrated another year of life, for which I am very thankful. Every birthday, I tend to look at the year that just passed and analyse what went well and what went badly…(I know, I know, I am way too serious but I can’t help it, I am a mathematician by nature lol). This year was slightly different. I began to contemplate the lessons that I would pass on to my younger self. I guess the reason for this shift in thought, may be due to me nearing the ‘supposed age’ of childbirth or may even be due to Epic Youth (my now extended family), who knows….
Whether you are young or young at heart, it is never too late to change — or incorporate some new (and better) practices into your daily life.
Over the next two weeks I will break down one at a time, some of the things I wish I knew when I was younger.
I wish that I knew…….. that it was ok to feel like shit but that doesn’t mean that you are shit. What i mean by this, is that not everyday you are going to be on your ‘A’ game, looks wise, weight wise, career wise etc etc etc. It may seem like everyone else around you may be on their ‘A’ game 100% of the time, but that’s a lie. I remember a a few years ago, maybe like 6 years ago, I had put on weight, I went from a UK size 6 to an 8 and for me at the time, I had felt my whole world was crashing down because I was ‘fat’ …(I am not even joking). This caused me to feel down on myself and lo and behold caused me to eat more and more which then caused me to put on even more weight. With the benefit of hindsight, I realised a) I was so shallow (I blame the age) and b) if I just accepted that i was having a ‘bad day’ and reacted more positively towards the situation then maybe I wouldn’t have resorted to more food. Now that is just one example, I have several more which probably aren’t as shallow but I wanted to share that with you as I know ‘weight’ is a topic that is close to home for a lot of people. I guess the moral of the story is that everything has its time. Nothing on this earth is permanent. When things are good, enjoy it, when things are bad, know that it won’t last forever and a ‘good day’ is just round the corner.
Thoughts on this? Tell me by commenting above.