28 Life Advice & Life Lessons I’ve Learned | Neutral Outfit
I just turned 28—the big two-eight. It’s so crazy to me because I’ve always wondered where I would be in my life at this age. And I’m not where I thought I was going to be by now, at all. I feel like I have to start dreaming again, start thinking about life goals, what’s next, what should I do.
But along with that, I’ve also learned a few things along the way. People say that age comes with wisdom. I can only pray that God will continue to give me wisdom. But I know age definitely comes with aging LOL. I can see how I’ve aged in the way I look and the way I talk and think.
I’ve done so much reflecting which has resulted in a lot of healing from my childhood & upbringing, past experiences, thoughts & trauma. I highly recommend you reflect. Through it I’ve found inner peace & joy even if my days are hard or emotional.
With all that said, here are 28 life advice and life lessons I’ve learned, in no particular order, and wanted to share with you:
You may not be able to control a situation or someone else, but you can always control what you say/do & how you respond
Serve out of love
Love because God first loved you, not because someone deserves or doesn’t deserve
Stop comparing yourself to someone else
Face your inner fears, childhood trauma, & insecurities—as an adult, it’s your responsible to change now
Take your mental health seriously
Christ is the only one who can fill you with true joy & endless peace
God is faithful & sovereign
Life is too short
Don’t be afraid to feel, emotions are not a weakness
You can be confident & compassionate, brave & kind, smart & sensitive, strong & emotional, bold & empathetic
The only person you can change is yourself
Forgive others—you’d set yourself free. But keep in mind, forgiveness & healing are 2 different things.
Reflect often—it’s a way to evaluate yourself
Don’t let fear of failure or fear of success stop you from going after your goals
Strive to understand others
Learn to ask good questions
Take control of your decisions and choices
Don’t be afraid to dream big
Community is extremely important
God is working this very instant
Curiosity leads to clarity—Start by doing something, thinking is not going to help things become clear
What you’ve gone through & what you’ve done, is not who you are
Learn to live in the moment
To see the good, you have to look for & pay attention to the good
And those are just 28 things out of the hundreds of things I’ve learned that I thought you would find relevant, impactful, or inspiring.
Remember that your journey is not going to look like someone else’s. I wrote a post about comparison which you can read here. But everyone’s life is going to look different. Things will happen at different times for us because we’re all going through different things.
Remember that detours happen in life. Detours are almost never planned. They will prolong the journey, but they make the destination that much more worth it. God is doing something, even in the detour.
Thank you for reading. May these advice and lessons bless you. What are some things you’ve learned thus far in your life? Share them below!
~ Sincerely, Mainou
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