As I’ve grown older, I’ve definitely learned a few life lessons and reached some realizations that have shaped my mindset and completely changed the way I look at things.
These realizations have become truths that I’ve embraced in every aspect of my life – truths that help me stay focused and aligned and moving forward. They say wisdom comes with age, and I have to agree, 100%!
My late 20’s were such a transformational time in my life and once I hit 30, everything caught up with me. Now, I want to share 3 powerful truths that you should start believing in right now. And, don’t worry… If you’re under 30, they all still apply – you’ll just be ahead of the game when you actually get there yourself.
Here are 3 life lessons every woman should know:
It’s OK to mess up.
You’re not going to get it right all of the time. By this point, you’ve probably made your fair share of mistakes. Some of those mistakes are little things you can easily shake off, while others are bigger – potentially life-changing. And that’s just fine. Messing up is part of life and each time you do it, it becomes a major life lesson. and by now, you should know it’s perfectly ok to screw up once in a while.
You’ll bounce back – you always do – and you might even gain something in the process. Allowing yourself to make mistakes will make forgiving yourself even easier, letting you use your missed opportunities or botched plans as a chance to learn and grow instead of a reason to beat yourself up.
You are responsible for your health.
Let yourself spend too much time stressed out and exhausted, and you’re going to get sick. And, I’ve been there… If you eat fast food all the time, and you’re going to gain a few pounds – and you probably won’t feel too great, either.
By the time you’re in your 30’s, you should know that your actions (and inactions) have a direct and lasting impact on your health. In almost all situations, your body is the result of the care and effort you put into it.
Once you realize you’re in control, you’ll have learned a powerful truth that’ll help keep you focused on your health for years to come. And, I’m not just talking about what you eat. Your health includes your physical health, as well as your mental wellness. Find a sport you love to play or an exercise that makes you feel great, and pay attention to your headspace – and get help when you need it.
It doesn’t matter what people think.
You do you, girl! Yes, there may be some opinions out there you probably want to take into consideration as you make decisions (especially big ones) but in all honesty, it’s your life and it’s important to be loyal to yourself first.
It’s absolutely fair to be aware of how your actions and words will impact your family, friends, employer, and other important figures in your life. However, the vast majority of people you encounter aren’t at all worried about what you say or do – so don’t be so self-conscious.
Slip and fall on your way into the grocery store? Laugh it off. Stumbled over a few words in your speech? You’re the only person in the room who will remember an hour later – I promise. To be honest, if you spend your spare time worrying about what others think, you’re giving yourself far too much credit. People are far more concerned with themselves – and you should be, too!
Embrace these truths, and you’ll find yourself empowered and emboldened. Take chances. Take care of yourself. Simply, focus on yourself and your own growth, and you’ll be amazed to see how far you’ll go.