- Your mental health is important, and if people tell you it isn’t don’t listen to them. If you feel like you need to take a day off and do nothing – then do nothing. One day isn’t going to kill you. If you feel like all you do is take days of, still do nothing. There is nothing worse than having to pretend like you’re alright when you’re not, so take as much time as you need to get better.
- If you feel like your problems are getting the better of you and preventing you from doing things, then see someone. It might be hard to take this first step, but once you do, you will thank yourself for it. Seeing a therapist helped me so much, and having someone who is a professions tell you that there is nothing wrong with you helps you to realize that you actually can get better.
- If you don’t know what the fuck you’re gonna do with the rest of your life, don’t worry. Almost everyone feels the same way. I’m supposed to graduate from university this year, and I legitimately have no idea what on earth I am going to do after. Some days it freaks me out but most of the time I don’t think about it. Just have faith that everything will work out the way it is supposed to (this is easier said than done, but it makes life easier).
- Figuring out what you don’t want to do is just as important as figuring out what you do want to do. After a huge disaster of an internship at a big company I realized that first of all, a 9 to 5 job would kill me, and secondly, corporate environments weren’t for me at all. Most people I’ve told this to think that I’m just eliminating a huge number of opportunities, but when I think back to how unhappy I was during that time, I know that I don’t want that type of job, ever.
- Wherever you go, there will always be people who will put you down, make you feel bad and/ or make life hell for you. It sucks, and sometimes it’s very hard to deal with, but know that their behavior has nothing to do with you. As long as you’re doing what you’re supposed to, they don’t have anything on you, so just ignore them and remember that what goes around comes around.
- Start saving money as soon as you can. It doesn’t matter if you can only save a little at a time, as long as you’re putting some money away. This way you will always have a back up in case of an emergency, or you can use some of it when you need a little extra cash.
- Spend more time doing things you love. Everyone days this, but I feel like not many people actually do it. Sometimes you need to just take a day off work or university and go hang out with you friends. Talk about stupid things, laugh until your stomach hurts and just have fun. Watch the TV show you’ve been meaning to, read the book you never finished, buy the new game you wanted and spend 12 hours playing it. Life is really too short to spend it doing things you have to do and forgetting about things you want to do.
- Plan a holiday. You may think that this is difficult, but there is ALWAYS somewhere you can go. Spend the day in another city, spend a few nights at a friend’s place by the beach, save up some money and go to a hotel for a night. We live in an amazing time; adventure can be right around the corner.
- Call or message the person you’ve been meaning to contact forever, but haven’t had the time to. Everyone has at least one person they were supposed to get in touch with, but too often people forget, and friendships fade. It’ll make both of your days, so it’s worth it.
- There are different types of friends, but they’re still your friends. Some of them are people you just say hi to when you see them, some of them you meet every few months to catch up and you don’t really talk about anything serious. Some of them you have known forever and can reminisce about your childhood with. And then there are the special ones who you can’t live without. Once you know what type of friend they are you become less frustrated with things that they do or don’t do.
- There will be bad days and good days, so deal with them accordingly. On a bad day it’s OK to cry your eyes out and on a good day it’s OK to laugh until it hurts. You can’t be happy everyday and you can’t be sad everyday, and the sooner you realize this, the easier it becomes to be happy.
Apologies for not posting last week, I was lazy 😛
Reading – Fall of Giants by Ken Follett (I really need to finish this)
Watching – Mad Men and a million other shows
Playing – GTA V (second time around), Witcher 3 and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate