22 Lessons for 22 Years

In no particular order.

  1. Don’t be afraid to fall in love. It will be the most amazing and rewarding experience of your life. If you get your heart broken, don’t worry, it will heal.
  2. If you have a bad thought or feeling, you don’t have to feel bad and obsess over it. You’re allowed to just let it go.
  3. Call your mom.
  4. Check in on your friends. Friendship is about communication, keep in touch.
  5. If you don’t like the book, don’t read it.
  6. Some people are selfish and will take advantage of you, learn to say no. Know when to stop forgiving people and when to let them go.
  7. Work hard. Even if you have a shitty job you don’t like, it will lead you to greater things.
  8. If you put something out into the universe it will come back to you. Karma and manifesting are real.
  9. Work out and eat well. It’s important for your body and mind.
  10. Medication is great, but it’s not a panacea for your mental health. Take care of yourself, stay clean and organized, make a schedule, have a routine, take care of your body, and let go of negative people.
  11. Never stand still, always be working on something. Get a hobby or do something you love. Your time is limited, don’t waste it.
  12. Starting is the hardest part.
  13. New resolution? Start tomorrow. Not on Monday. Not at the start of a new month. Not on New Years Day. Tomorrow.
  14. You’ve worked hard for your accomplishments. Punch impostor syndrome in the face. You deserve everything you have.
  15. If you’re feeling sad, go outside and get some fresh air. Nature lifts your spirits.
  16. Educate yourself about what life is like for other people, don’t assume.
  17. If you set a goal for yourself, work for it. No excuses.
  18. Feeling great while you’re on medication is not a reason to stop taking it. Your body still needs it.
  19. Stand up for yourself when people demand too much of you. Set your boundaries, people will respect you for it.
  20. Try new things. Even when it’s scary.
  21. Eat your vegetables and drink water. You’re probably not doing enough of either.
  22. In everything you do, be true to who you are.

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