What I learned from 2016

2016 was a crazy whirlwind and like most people I couldn’t wait for midnight to strike and for a new year to happen. A lot has happened in the year, both positive and negative, which has given 2016 the title of worst year ever. I like to try and see it from a different light and think about all the lessons I learned which has helped me go into 2017 feeling good about myself and feeling more content than ever. I thought I’d share some of those lessons /advice/tips to life with you..

  1. It’s okay to be stressed out
  2. Sometimes the best of friends need a break apart
  3. Do more things that make you happy
  4. Don’t be afraid to do something different in your life
  5. It’s never too late to be yourself
  6. Never give up on your goals (e.x. I’m back to blogging)
  7. The less time I spend on my phone the better I feel
  8. Surround yourself with loved ones more
  9. Make time for yourself
  10. Buy less expensive things rather than more cheap things
  11. Live in a clean room/house/dorm/office
  12. Think more positively

All of these things are relatively simple but I was constantly telling myself subconsciously that I shouldn’t go out and I shouldn’t do what I wanted to and every time I talked myself down or out of an activity the worse and worse I felt. I can honestly say that while I hate walking up at 6:00 every morning, I wake up feeling better and having better days. This feeling started happening in late November when I started making more time for my friends, family and myself. The rest of my life kind of worked out from there. It’s a lot simpler than we let ourselves believe. There were people I wish I didn’t leave behind but I will always cherish the happy times I spent with them and I hope they all do well. Overall, I hope everyone has a happier, healthier and a better 2017 because after the last year the world had I think we all deserve it.

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