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The best pieces of advice I've ever been given

When I was younger I honestly thought that at age 23 I would have gotten everything figured out. To be fair, I also thought by this point I'd be married to a rich man with several of my own published novels floating around in Waterstones. Lolll. Thinking about it now this was obviously quite an ambitious vision. The truth is, feeling a bit lost doesn't really stop - ever. Luckily I've grown up surrounded by people that also totally get it. Adulting is hard but I've been given a few great nuggets of advice from people along the way, so I thought I'd share them with you.

Always make time to do things you enjoy - I get massively stressed over the silliest things. I always have. That said, Mat has always pushed me to switch off and sit and do something I love for a bit to take my mind off of things. I used to think he was crazy - what could possibly be more important than completing/stressing over the task at hand? Turns out it's really helpful to take a step back and to give a bit of time just to yourself.

Only you can change something you're unhappy about - My mum has told me this on countless occasions. It definitely holds true. If you don't like your job, find a new one. If a friend is taking advantage, ditch them. If you feel like a slug, change your eating habits. Nobody is going to do it for you.

The important people in your life will always support you no matter what - My dad is like the human embodiment of this statement. I swear me and my sister could decide to go into the circus clown business and he'd still be there for us all the way. If someone is nay-saying about a decision you've made or a career path you've taken, then they don't understand what's important to you. Stuff 'em.

What are the best pieces of advice you've ever heard?

1 comment

  1. This advice is brilliant and definitely something I needed to hear at the moment!

    Sarah | Sarah's Chapter