5 Things I'd Tell My Younger Self

 Officially 25!
Assuming I could live till the marvellous age of 75,
A third of my life has gone passed by and
I have two third left before turning into ashes.

Disclaimer: This post is 4 months overdue.

 

01 Nothing is permanent

Your hair, your skin, your best friend, your anything and everything will be different at every point in life. People come and go. Don't frown over the littlest things and don't take too much pride over success. Even tattoo fades.

02 There is no 'time-limit' for anything

Take your time. Go and grow at your own pace.
"Find a boyfriend at 18, get married at 25 and have 2 children by 28."
"Graduate from university at 22, find a job then get promoted every year and be a manager by 30." If you're a 90s child like me, you'll understand. I'm single at 25 and still learning how to fry an egg.

03 Set your eyes on the prize

"You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks"
I've only started focusing on my vision 3 years ago. My life and career has grown towards the better and is now in a different paradigm. I'd tell my younger self that losers focus on winners and winners focus on winning.

04 Create inner peace

Your peace is more important than driving yourself crazy trying to understand why something happened the way it did. Let it go. Most of you who know me in person would know that my life is a plateful. What you see is just a factor of the whole picture as things are way more challenging.

Growing up with signs of anxiety, feeling anxious was always mistaken as feeling nervous therefore nothing was done to help myself. As of now, I'm constantly making effort to inject 'peace' both internally & externally because a calm & clear set of mind changes the way we perceive life.

05 Be like a duck

Remain calm on the surface. Paddle like crazy underneath. Always.


 
Life is a learning process on it's own. Wherever you are in life, I hope you are having fun :)

Haemin Sunim

The book that changed my lifestyle this 2017.
Bold but true.

 
 
 

It took me 9 months to realize how I haven't picked up a book and set aside time for bedtime read. <The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down> was so beautifully written. Every word of advice felt like a gentle nudge and each piece of art illustration brought out the calm in me which I have lost since the beginning of 2017.

I've given myself extra sleep every day. I've started meditating every night. Instead of plain crackers, I've been snacking on roasted almonds. Instead of going back to the room after dinner, I've been breeze walking. Instead of watching an extra 30 minutes of YouTube video, I've been reading before bedtime. I've been showering earlier to create more time to wind down too.  I've finally learnt how to set time to do 'nothing'. 

It's the act of incorporating small changes in between that makes our life easier and 'lighter'. Since having a clearer mind, I've started listening to podcasts which is a great way to rest my eyes and put everything heard into imagination.  Currently listening to 'The Minimalists Podcast' by Joshua & Ryan and 'At Home With...' by Lily and Anna a.k.a. my favorite people.

I highly recommend you pick this up because if it changed my lifestyle, it could change yours too. Currently having "The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k" on the go. Will report back soon! In the meanwhile, I shall get back to doing the laundry and perhaps shop for some new books for the upcoming season.  Till then x

 
 

"There is no such thing as being completely prepared.
Life is an adventure, through which we learn and mature.
Of course, we must consider all our options carefully.
But if we wait for 100 percent certainty, then it is often too late." 

 

Inspirational Monday

 

" Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction."

. Antoine de Sainte Exupery .

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