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 ;-)) :
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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