22 things I learnt in 22 years –» life lessons

Before you go…

…here’s a little bonus for you guys, simply because this post came way too late (might use this excuse to spoil you with another 9 lessons because why the hell not, I feel like I have learned so freaking much that there is never too much knowledge to share and too much value to offer ;-)) :

  1. Minimalism simplifies everything in life.
    This lifestyle has added more value to my life than I would have ever imagined. I am not labeling myself as a strict minimalist whatsoever since the definition of minimalism is very broadly defined, at least in my opinion.
    But buying less material things and escaping this consumerism mindset I have been in for nearly two decades has definitely added heaps of value to my life and enabled me to save up so much money. These days, I rather invest my income and savings into making memories and going on trips with friends. This is what I will look back on when I’m older. Not my shoe or bag collection. I used to fill an empty hole inside of me with materialistic things. Now I feel fulfilled because I am surrounded by good people and experience life through travels in a completely different way. Also, getting rid of old things is the most freeing thing in the world. You feel so much lighter in every single respect.
    To put it simply: Decluttered mind = decluttered life.
  2. Always stray true to yourself.
    Don’t let anyone ever tell you that you are not beautiful, good, intelligent, (…whatever it might be) enough.
    You are not here to please other people. You are here for a reason. Live life on your own terms. Don’t neglect your values or change in order to please someone else. If someone doesn’t like you exactly the way you are, they don’t deserve a place in your life. This is the reason why I started becoming very picky about who I choose to surround myself with and invest my time into. Everyone deserves being accepted the way they are without being forced to turn into a different person.
  3. The most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
    The day I found my life purpose, my life started falling into place. What is your purpose in life? Have you found it yet?
    Ask yourself this important question and scribble down your thoughts.
  4. Being present is the biggest gift you can give to anyone.
    Time is more precious than expensive gifts will ever be. Be present with your family and friends when you decide spending time with them. Whatever you do, make sure to really be there-  mentally, physically, emotionally. Put your phone to the side when you are around other people who want your unrestricted attention and truly be present.
  5. You can’t pour out of an empty bottle.
    Make your well-being your number one priority. Before you think about giving to others, take care of yourself first.
    I learned this lesson the hard way and eventually started carving at least 30 min out of my day, no matter how packed my schedule might be, for self-care and relaxing. If my batteries aren’t recharged, I can’t give to others and serve the collective community of this planet. Self-love and self-care arent’ selfish but necessary.
  6. Inner beauty is more important than outer beauty.
    What are society’s beauty standards anyway? Tiny hips, a big butt, lots of muscles, long hair, perfect skin, you name it.
    Screw it. You are beautiful exactly the way you are. And if you treat other people with compassion, love, understanding and kindness, you are beautiful beyond measure anyway, no matter if you have asymmetric teeth, short legs or pimples.
    These things don’t define you. Character does.
  7. Trust your intuition.
    Your first instincts almost never lie. Mindfulness is key and matters most when you are trying to connect with your intuition. Through regular meditation practices, you will sharpen it and re-connect with that inner voice of yours over time.
    Energy and vibes don’t lie. Once you have learned to connect with this inner guide of yours, your senses will no longer trick you.
  8. A growth-mindset will take you anywhere you want in life.
    Always stay curious and open-minded. This is how you proceed and get ahead in life. You will be more likely to meet new people, develop your skills, expand your knowledge and grow as a person in so many ways.
    A fixed mindset however will keep you from succeeding and making progress in all different kinds of fields. Don’t think you already have all the answers. No one of us does. Every single one of us keeps learning until the rest of their lives. That’s the beauty of this journey all of us are on. You are never too old to change your mindset, educate yourself further on a specific topic or grow as a person in genreal.
  9. What you put in is what you get out.
    It always works like this.
    What you put into your mouth is what your body will reflect on the outside.
    When you feed your mind with negative thoughts and limiting self-beliefs, you will never be able to live up to your fullest potential.
    The work you put in now determines where you will be 2 months or 5 years from now.
    Get clear on what you want to attract into your life and start taking small action steps every single day according to those goals.

So that’s about it you guys, I hope you enjoyed reading my 22 (oh well, actually 32 , I have never been good with numbers anyway) life lessons that hopefully helped and inspired you in one way or another.

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Sending love to you, fam!
If you read until these bottom lines, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Comment down below if you read until the very end, I would love to know.
Cheers,
L x

27 Replies to “22 things I learnt in 22 years –» life lessons”

  1. Axel Schurawlow says: Reply

    Okay. I just felt in love with your blog. Your mindset is so beautiful and honestly this could be a script for a whole book. I am that serious.
    Actually it’s insane. So much value and content in one post.
    Keep going, please.

    Lots of love,

    axel

    1. Thank you so so much Axel, this means the world to me.
      Thinking about writing a book one day…
      Always gonna keep shining my light, thank you for the appreciation, encouragement and support.
      Lots of love,
      L

  2. ein richtig toller post! finde es echt toll, wie reflektiert du durchs leben gehst! und dabei noch andere zu motivieren – 10/10💪🏻❣️

    1. Liebe Katalin, vielen lieben Dank für deine lieben Worte, die bedeuten mir so so viel!
      Danke, dass du Teil unserer Community bist – ich freue mich immer riesig, wenn ich die Menschen um mich herum inspirieren und motivieren kann <3

  3. Dylan van Noort says: Reply

    Minimalism simplifies everything! We are nomadic at heart and should travel as much as we can with as little things possible to weigh us down. Great piece, Laura

    1. So so true!
      Thanks for taking the time to read my words, Dylan, I highly appreciate it! x

  4. Hello dear Laura,
    there is a lot of important knowledge in this blog post. Yes, you could fill books or calendars maybe sooner or later.
    Best wishes from Vienna in Austria

    1. Dear Marcel,
      thank you so much for your constant support on my Instagram as well as this blog of mine…
      I am sure that I will fill plenty of books with words that come straight out of my heart one day – thank you for reading & appreciating them.
      Sending love to Vienna x

  5. Hey Laura 🙂
    This Post is very inspiering.
    ” I am Learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspiere me and not to terrify me”
    I think the trick is that as long as you know who you are and what makes you happy, it doesn’t matter how other people will see you.
    It is also very impressive that you want to inspiere your Environment with your thoughts and feelings -keep going girl you are doing Great 💖
    XXX- Celina 😘

    1. Celina, sweetheart. Your words just made my day.
      Thank you for being part of my family, I love your thoughts on this topic too!
      You are so very right with what you say :-*
      Lots of Love, L

  6. Liebe Laura,

    Ich weiß gar nicht welchem Punkt ich am meisten zustimmen soll! So viel wahres und wichtiges!
    Ich hoffe, dass ganz viele diesen Post lesen und such das ein oder andere mal wirklich zu Herzen nehmen. Das Leben kann so schön und einfach sein 🙂
    Mach weiter so,
    Franzi
    @francescamyer

    1. Liebe Francesca,
      danke danke danke für diesen lieben Kommentar!
      Du hast so recht, wir sollten uns das Leben selbst nicht so schwer machen.
      Danke für deinen konstanten Support :-*

  7. Laura, this is so inspiring. I love all of your wisdom. I sometimes feel like we’re the same person or something, hahah. Huge inspiration for me, you have a talent for writing.
    Never stop sharing your magic,
    Lots of love,
    Stina

    1. Stina, my love.
      This is beyond kind of you.
      Thank you for being part of this little family.
      Never stop shining your light,
      L

  8. You are such a beautiful soul ❤️

    1. Thank you for reading my words & spreading the love, Hannah <3

  9. Im so so obsessed with you since I came across you. Im 22 too. My name is Miriam… well @alohamiriam hahahaha i resonate Too much with ur words. Its scary sometimes. They stir feelings kept deep down in my heart and make them go to the surface so inofgen have a lil cry while readin to you. Love you. Jusg wanted u to know

    1. This truly made my soul dance.
      Thank you Miriam, for being here.
      I am so happy you can resonate with my words.
      Sending lots of love & hugs your way!! x

  10. I really need to say that I love the design of your blog so much and I really can identify with your thoughts that is crazy! It’s a true motivator and extremely inspiring to me, thank you for sharing 😊😍

  11. hey maus <3 finde den post echt richtig schön. super viel content in einem post, love it xx

    1. Danke Liebes, das bedeutet mir viel! *-*

  12. N´abend Laura,

    nachdem ich dir die wenigen Unachtsamkeiten bezüglich der Rechtschreibung per WhatsApp geschickt habe, wird es Zeit nun die vielen wunderbaren Inspirationen zu loben. Dass dein/unser Mindset on point ist, haben wir ja schon in unzähligen Sprachnachrichten feststellen können. Bei vielen Punkten dachte ich mir, ja Moritz das ist bei dir 1 zu 1 auch so 😀 wiederum gab es auch einige durch die einen neuen Anreiz zum Nachdenken erhalten habe. Vielen Dank dafür (besonders Part 8, den du mir ja so oder so ähnlich geschickt hast, als es bei mir drunter & drüber ging) ! Wiedermal hat es sich gelohnt sich die Zeit zu nehmen und deinen zu Papier gebrachten Gedanken zu folgen. Es liest sich wirklich gut & flüssig, das muss man dir lassen 🙂

    Mach weiter so !
    Carl 🙂

    1. Danke Moritz,
      dein Feedback bedeutet mir viel!
      Ausführlichstes Feedback aller Zeiten, würde ich sagen – weiß ich zu schätzen! 🙂

  13. Agreed with all the thankful comments. This blogpost is so beautiful and exactly what i needed to read.
    Thank you Laura and please keep sharing your special light. ✨✨
    XX

    1. Thank you lovely.
      This is so so kind of you and truly fills my heart with love and gratitude
      for each and every single one of you reading it and leaving some words of kindness and appreciation.
      You are my soul tribe.
      I love you <3

  14. Pretty! This was a really wonderful post. Many thanks for providing this info.

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback! 🙂

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