2017 – small steps towards a big change

  1. IMG_8769.JPG.jpegTime to Save Up Life moves fast and yesterday turns into two years, and tomorrow turns into today. Adulthood is scary, but sooner or later you have to grow out of the protection that your parents raised you on. You’ll start to realize that even with all the comfort, you want your independence. So if you constantly feel broke, start to save up. Help the future you out should you ever need the emergency funds by saving a small amount every day. Get a side job, or something that will help you get that extra cash so you’re not breaking the bank.
  2. Live healthier There are a thousand billion trillion diets out there (many of them being fad ones) so find one that works for you. Do it because YOU want to make a change not because you saw your favorite blogger or model do it. What works for someone else might not always work for you. Work out in moderation, a little by little. If you want abs, you’re gonna have to work for them. Progress leads you towards perfection.
  3. Stop Chasing and focus on things that actually matter relationships will come and go. And that’s very hard to say, but it is true. The cute boy/girl  you think is cute right now might not be the same person 10 years from now. You don’t want to regret missing out on opportunities that will benefit your future just because you spent time worrying about a guy/girl who was a) talking to other people b) dating someone c) didn’t even knew you existed. It’s just not worth it.
  4. Talk less, listen more Get to know people more and hear them out, instead of interrupting or jumping into the conversation. Even if you disagree with what the other person is saying, show them your respect by letting their voice being heard. It’s something that we as humans want and appreciate. You should be able to do the same if you expect to receive it. Ask about their day, continuously get to know them better, so they know that you are there for venting/support. Be more active in the lives of those around you rather than taking them for granted.
  5. Get some fresh air Being a homebody is a good thing, but exploring the world around you is even better. Take advantage of the season by going to a coffeeshop to study, invite friends, go for a hike or a jog, take the bus to go grocery shopping. Do things that will motivate you to go outside! Bask in the glory of the beautiful world God has created and live in the moment. Life is too short to stay in all the time no matter how comforting it is!
  6. Cook mas, takeout less. You heard me! Say byeee to Uber eats and Favor on those lazy nights and make something! It’s much more healthier and saves you that extra $20. Go on Pintrest, learn new recipes. Invite your friends over instead of going out to eat or maybe even have a potluck thing going on that makes them cook something cool too. Cook things you enjoy before than ordering takeout. But don’t get me wrong, a cheat meal is good once a week – there’s some REALLLY good food out there! My personal goal is to learn at least 1-2 new recipes a week. Adulthood is gonna come knocking on your door realll quick so better get to it!
  7. Put down your phone Live in the moment. Not everything has to be documented on Instagram, Snapchat, or Facebook. Focus on making memories that you’ll remember with your friends and family. Turn OFF the notifications and stop caring about checking for likes. Those are just numbers, don’t let that give your life validation. There are many brilliant and successful people in this world that are doing hella amazing things without even being on Instagram and they’re doing just fine.
  8. Read It used to be so much fun to read when I was younger (back in the good ol’ days.) Could not put down a book because I was so immersed in it and would even stay up to finish up the last few chapters, but now it’s replaced by Netflix. Reading makes us smarter, more knowledgeable, and adds to our vocabulary. Be grateful for the resources around you and take advantage of them.
  9. Pay attention to the news Become more involved in knowing what is happening in the world. Stay in touch with politics and make sure you’re keeping up with things that actually matter rather than just the Kardashians. It’s amazing to think that the things happening now will be in textbooks in the coming years.
  10. Take care of your skin 20s is where your need to start taking care of yourself. If you want to keep getting your Glow on, you need to maintain a daily routine by using the right products to fix problems early on whether it be anti-aging, acne, oiliness, etc. Trust me, not only will this leave you feeling refreshed, but you will feel more positive not having to worry about those things later on in life if you start now. So give your skin some major TLC!
  11. Pick up a random hobby Do something you’ve always wanted to try and stick to it. Consistency is key. Whether it be going to hot yoga, spin, painting, learning how to swim, playing tennis, etc. Find something that puts your time to use and helps you pick up a new skill while having some fun.
  12. Drink less A beer or glass of wine here and there is alright, but keep the drinking to a minimum. Not only will your liver thank you, but you’ll feel so much more energetic and alert (*cough cough* and not hungover)
  13. Forgive and learn to own up to your mistakes In relationships – whether it be your significant other, friends, or family, you need to learn to accept your mistakes. Don’t be stubborn. Hear them out and apologize, even if you don’t feel at fault. Having an ego will only hurt you, not help the situation in any way.
  14. Reflect take the time to reflect once a week; Journal or meditate. Think about your progress, think about how you can be a positive influence. Be the person that people want to be around. Were you attentive? Did you make any mistakes? Think about how can you improve in the aspects of your life. Become more self-aware and in touch with your soul. The way in which you account for your actions now will become your principles for the future.
  15. Open up to different kinds of people surround yourself with lots of diverse people. Don’t surround yourself with people that the same as you. Let people challenge you, inspire you, and bring creativity and new ideas to your life. It will help to add a new perspectives and dynamic.
  16. Be valuable of your time Focus on your future and things of immediate importance first, even if that means giving up free time or not going to an event because you still have things to finish up. The fruits of your labor will pay off in the future.

    “Be willing to live a few years how most people won’t, so that you can live the rest of your life how most people can’t.” – Mastin Kipp

  17. Don’t be afraid to start over if you don’t like how you are now or don’t like the direction your life is going towards, don’t be afraid to scrap it all and start fresh. Work towards self-discovery and leading yourself towards the path you’re supposed to take. Figure out who you are, what makes you tick.
  18. Do things because you feel it’s right don’t be afraid to take a risk and go for the things you never mustered up the courage to do and be stuck thinking “what if..” But don’t do something just because society makes it alright or your friends do it. Do it because you truly want to.
  19. Be more positive Don’t compare yourself to others. Speak no evil. Stop letting negativity surround you or bring you down. Believe in your potential, and think of ways to uplift those around you. Instead of stressing, listen to your emotions and don’t over think things. Just do it. Count your blessings and eat your vitamins.

    “Better to lose count while naming your blessings than lose your count while naming your troubles” – Maltbie B. Babcock

  20. The law of attraction try to make good things happen by thinking about them more; Give attention to the things you want in life, and soon enough good things will come your way. Put your faith in the universe. To make an active change, you have to see things as you hope them to be, not as they are (forward thinking)

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