LIFESTYLE SELF-CARE

25 Things at 25

I turned 25 this month and so I thought of sharing 25 things I’ve learnt so far.

  1. With intention, I am able to change my character and behaviour over the years.
  2. Living away from family and country of origin has helped in my personal development.
  3. If you go to College or University, get to know as many people as possible and keep their contact info. This is something I wish I had done more of.
  4. A University degree is more worthwhile if you know what you want to do with it afterwards.
  5. That doesn’t mean your University experience will be any less meaningful or beneficial.
  6. Any experience will teach you something and it’s up to you to implement the knowledge and wisdom gained into your daily life.
  7. People > material items.
  8. In terms of getting an income, the trick is to do something you’re interested in and that adds value or skill for your development. I’ve resisted corporate jobs because I knew that I didn’t want to be in such an environment and I’ve sought jobs that are interesting to me or that help improves a particular skill.
  9. Nothing comes easy, so might as well suffer doing the things that you like rather than that you loathe.
  10. It’s okay to not have a clue on where you’re going. I didn’t know what I wanted exactly but I at least knew what I didn’t want.
  11. To figure out my path, I keep questioning myself.
  12. I’ve been building my support system, which actually takes years as friends come and go.
  13. Asking for help saves time and effort.
  14. I like talking to people and understanding their perspective.
  15. Find ways to express yourself so that you don’t keep everything in. For me, it’s been YouTube, dancing, and just meaningful conversations with people who care to listen.
  16. Being curious has helped me to grow and develop new skills.
  17. Being vegan has helped me understand my body, look at animals more compassionately and be more aware of the situation of the world.
  18. Ignorance is bliss, but it may be destructive even without you realising it.
  19. Try not to forget that everything is temporary. That’s why I’m making the most of my life and appreciating every minute.
  20. If you don’t like where you are now, put in the work to get where you want to be. Right now, I know I don’t quite like being confined in the 9-6 regime, so I’m working my ass off for a freelance/remote life that doesn’t compromise my interest nor communication with people.
  21. I’m only just developing an organisation system that works for me to be able to do all the things I need to do.
  22. I never feel like I fit in anywhere as I have appropriated so many different cultures into my life. I embrace my nomadic soul and so now I need to live it fully.
  23. My health is an investment that I’m not taking for granted. That’s why I eat vegan, exercise consistently, meditate and seek company.
  24. I have never stopped learning and I will always consider myself both a scientist and an artist who need constant exploration and experimentation.
  25. I’m proud of who I am and where I’m at now.

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