I celebrated my 30 birthday last month & yes, I am three decades old now.
Few of the lessons were learnt willingly but most of them forcefully imposed/taught the hard way.
- Family comes first
- Avoiding alcohol can do magic to your health
- Run & exercise regularly for better physical and mental health
- Keep your heart open.Let love seek you instead of running after it
- Distinguish between great mentors and teachers. keep upgrading yourself time to time
- Be very careful of what you read and what you learn out of that. And needless to say, the source.
- A daily to-do list to be practiced on a hard form. Once a task is accomplished, strike it off the list.
- Being empathetic to others for your mind and heart to be at peace.
- Most of the things around us are temporary including current state of mind, the weather, our pains. Permanent decisions should not be made giving importance to temporary things.
- Pen down everyday about anything and everything. Mastering the art will take time but venting out thoughts on the paper brings sanity.
- Don’t be ashamed of taking feedback from those whom you respect for your own development.
- Life is no cake walk. Failures/Criticism/Happiness, all of them are a part and parcel of the deal called life, stay equanimous.
- Rectify your eating habits to stay disease free.
- Watch and observe patiently at times. Fighting everything doesn’t help always.
- Learn one new activity/skill every month. It can be painting, dancing, or even a foreign language.
- Having a huge circle is great but make a few friends who accept you the way you are.
- Happiness is a state of mind & requires thinking beyond materialistic world.
Some learnings to follow this year.
- 6-7 hours of daily sleep
- At least one day in a week without Internet
- Adding more salads & vegetables to daily meals
- Talk only when required
- Spending more time with self
- Finish watching every season of Star Trek
- Spending less time on social media & being careful of what to broadcast
- Getting into the habit of daily reading that we have been procrastinate.
This blog is inspired from Madhav’s post.