Returning Lessons

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And I’m Back!

It has been a hot minute… ok 3 years. But I have missed writing so much!

In the spirit of ‘Lessons and Digressions’ I thought I would take a few minutes to walk through some of the major lessons I have learned over the past few years. 

  1. Goal setting is important and takes time to get it right

The idea of goal setting seems so simple, but actually creating achievable goals and creating a plan to meet them takes time and practice. 

  1. Self Love is at the centre of Self Care

Doing things for the sake of ‘self care’ is good, but taking care of yourself because you truly love yourself is incredible

  1. Properly washing your face is the same as properly washing your hands

I recently learned that when washing your face you should do so for 30-45 seconds. So sing your hand washing song twice (in your head of course unless you want bubbles in your mouth). I had always been doing it for 10-15 seconds maximum … oops!

  1. Regularly check in with yourself

I’ve spoken about journaling in the past and it is such an important tool. Its also important to stop every once in a while and ask yourself “what makes me truly happy? What activities do i enjoy?” then “am i doing these things regularly?” 

  1. Oysters are delicious!

I finally had my first oyster and I am hooked. I also learned that technically oysters are vegan as oysters do not have a brain or a central nervous system!

  1. You cannot always give 100%

If you try to give 100% all of the time you will be exhausted and burnt out. Rest and relaxation are so important and if you are giving 100% to your regular job, your side hustle and your friends and family how is there any time left for

  1. You don’t have to follow advice just because someone gives it to you

You know yourself best and just because someone has told you what you should do (whether or not you asked them) doesn’t mean you have to follow it. Even if what they said is rational and makes sense maybe it just goes against your gut and that’s ok! You do you!

I hope to write more about each of these in more detail soon! 

The past 3 years have been interesting to say the least. Full of adventures, and many many lessons and digressions.

This blog has always been on my mind and I can’t wait to get back to writing and posting regularly. 

1 Comment
  • Cheryl May
    July 5, 2020

    So glad you are back. I have missed the stories

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