Lessons of Adulthood

So here I am… day 2 of my quest for balance, blogging journey (try saying that out loud five times fast!) Today’s e-mail everyday inspiration assignment? Write a list of the things I’ve learned.

Here goes.

In no particular order,

My Lessons of Adulthood:

  1. Everything in Balance (which if you read my introductory post, ‘Hello World‘ you will already know!)

  2. Find something you’re passionate about.

  3. When something bad happens, take a deep breath (after your intial swearing of course!) and then use the phrase, “at least…” It always helps to remember that things could be worse!

  4. Music is a language but also a universal mood changer (Freddy Mercury you haven’t failed me yet!)

  5. When you have children, it’s inevitable that your brain will turn to scrambled eggs. Don’t worry though, at least some of it will eventually come right again! (note the casual use of no. 3 thrown in here…)

  6. It takes five positive things to balance out one negative.

  7. Whatever it is, THIS TOO SHALL PASS!

  8. When you can, go with the flow – if you get the urge to de-clutter make the most of it!  If you want to lie on the couch and watch a rom-com (or B-grade sci-fi) eating chips and icecream then go for it! (I do realise that in reality this is not always possible, in which case refer to no. 4)

  9. Always say thank you. Please is good also.

  10. Everyone likes to be appreciated.

  11. Being kind is actually a selfish act because it makes you feel awesome

  12. If you can’t find something, tidy up (Thanks to Gretchen Rubin, author of ‘The Happiness Project’ for this one!)

  13. Exercise (including consensual sex) will boost your mood and energy 99.9% of the time – I have not yet learned the secret to getting started.

  14. A cardboard box really is the best toy EVER.

  15. No matter how far you tip the scales in ANY situation, you can ALWAYS balance them out again.  Everything in balance.  Yes I know I already said this one, but it’s just so damned important it needs a second mention.

That’s all I can think of off the top of my head, and no doubt one of my darling children will wake up in the next few hours so I’d better be off to bed.  I’d love to hear what your ‘lessons of adulthood’ are!


6 thoughts on “Lessons of Adulthood

  1. I love this post. Some thoughts:

    4) Very true
    6) Never heard this before! Sounds like an ancient truth haha
    13) Pokemon Go is the secret
    14) Reminds me a lot of certain Spongebob episode 😛
    15) Gave me some much needed hope…

    Thanks for sharing!

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      1. Haha ^_^ love it. I should probably add that No. 11 has a catch clause which includes being kind to yourself. When we make time to look after ourselves we are able to give more to others! (again – easier said than done sometimes!)

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