Life Lessons You Should Know In Your 30s
This post is inspired by an article I read online, carefully researched and compiled in one great post by Mark Manson entitled: 10 Life Less...
This post is inspired by an article I read online, carefully researched and compiled in one great post by Mark Manson entitled: 10 Life Lessons to Excel in Your 30s.
I first saw it on Facebook when a colleague in her late 20s shared it. I got curious being in my mid-30s, so I hurriedly read it and boy, it made an impact on me and some of my friends as well. Why did I say it was it made impact? It was for the following reasons:
- Talks About Life's Truths - an article created from a compilation of answers to a survey.
- Talks About Process of Selection and Elimination - Getting rid of those who/that are bringing you down and keeping those that help you become a better person.
- Talks About YOU. - Loving, Caring and Making You The BEST Person you could be.
I started blogging in 2012. I studied communication arts in college and I've always wanted to pursue a career in media but I never got to that path in my life. I have a natural passionate artiste in me. So blogging became that passion or that road I took without really knowing where it will lead me to. But I'm definitely glad I took the risk. A BLOG in this digital age is considered a digital communication medium for almost all successful companies. So being a blogger makes me a media person (which I've wanted since I was a teenager) and I'm happy I took the leap!
It's never too late.
Educating yourself by attending seminars in fields you are interested in or learning a new skill that you've always wanted to do will add knowledge to your mental bank and therefore yield self-improvement in your 30s. It's never too late to pursue higher education as well. Now this is one thing that I have been eyeing on for the past three years. I hope to be able to enroll myself in school again next year. I am a sucker for new learning and educating myself.
It's also taking care of your health, mentally and physically. You have to learn and re-learn and never stop doing so. Spiritually, you may develop your relationship with God.
This also goes to say that we must strive to continue growing as better individuals, better parents to our children, better wives or partners to our loves, better friend or better colleague.
So don't be surprised, not knowing what to do is okay. Just relax, this is to be expected when you're in your 40s, 50's and even 60s and above.
Being in your 30s also means, you've matured a lot already. Forgiveness of a family member who had caused you emotional trauma or had wronged you would require that maturity you've managed to develop. Now is that time to forgive and let go of the emotional baggage that's limping you down. Let it go. Especially if we're talking about our parents, who may be at this time already a Senior Citizen and who may or may not be sick, now is the time to repair the relationship.
To those like me in 30s and still want to have a baby, but admittedly are afraid because of the financial implications attached to it, I want to tell you what the article I read told me, just GO AND HAVE A BABY!! We sometimes worry too much for monetary reasons or health reasons (that's why we need to take care of our health!) and what have yous. Children are beautiful. They are God's gift to us. They make us strive more to be better persons and they push us to our limits. They also teach us lessons. They put our lives in order as well. So if you're in your 30s, go and PUSH! PAK! Have babies this time! :) It's worth it!
When I was younger, honestly, I cared too much what others' opinions are of me. I used to just say YES to them and NO to my own needs and wants. It mattered to me to be accepted and to be liked.
I realized now how STUPID that thinking was. Now I CHOOSE MYSELF. I RESPECT and LOVE myself more, all my flaws, my skin, my skills, my talents. And by being kinder to myself, I developed and used my skills and talents to pursue my dreams, my passion and my desire to make a difference in this world in my own little way, without thinking anymore of what other people will think or say.
Blogging has helped me in the past two years to become more attuned to my inner core. It has helped me realize that I should love myself all the more. It has also helped me realized that by doing so, it's giving my life more focus. I'm glad I took this road.
Respecting yourself means being good to your soul and your body. It's saying NO to people who or things that's going to drag you down or make life difficult than it already is or even to opportunities that may take you away from your family and may oppose your values and principles. Respecting yourself is saying YES to everything good.
Remember to always know and respect your self-worth. By knowing that, you will take in only what you truly DESERVE in life.