Lesson 22 & 23 – #23Lessons

Hello friends,

We have finally made it to the end of this series. If you’ve stuck with me this far I thank you. If you are just discovering my blog here, welcome.

It’s been a year since I jotted all 23 lessons into my journal and thought I would never do anything more with them. Yet, here I am having expanded on them and posted them for all to see. So, my friends, here are the last two lessons.

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Lesson 20 & 21 – #23Lessons

Hello friends,

I am back with my second last installment of my “23 Things I Learned In 23 Years” series. I can’t believe that it’s been a year since I wrote all these lessons. Don’t worry, I wont be writing more for this year. It may be something that I do every few years. Anyway, enonugh chit chat and I will get right to it.

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Lesson 16 & 17 – #23Lessons

Hello friends,

Toady’s lesson is really just a reminder. It’s a reminder to just accept what life throws at you and take care of yourself.

It’s okay to have bad days

We all have bad days, whether you have some mental health concerns, physical health concerns, or just general life stress concerns, everyone has bad days. It can be really hard and stressful to want to have every day be a good day. It puts pressure on yourself to stay positive all the time. So, this is your reminder that it is okay to have bad days. There is no reason to try to force yourself into a good mood if you aren’t feeling it. Of course, I’m not saying to wallow in the sadness and make it worse, but I am saying that if you are having a bad day don’t stress about getting out of that mood.

Sometimes we just have to experience the feelings and the bad days and then wake up tomorrow with a fresh start.

Sometimes you just need to eat some cake (or other dessert product you love)

This goes well with just accepting the bad days. Sometimes, when things go wrong or life just feels like too much you just have to eat some cake. Just do that thing that makes you feel good. It doesn’t even have to make you feel better, but just do something that gives you a little bit of joy.

Do you love chocolate? Have a piece. What about baking cookies? Take a break and stick some in the oven. Ice cream? Make a sundae. Just find some way to treat yourself in the midst of all the stress and chaos of the world.

Sincerely,
Alex

Lesson 14 & 15 – #23Lessons

Hello friends,

As my 24th year begins to get closer, I realize that I should probably finish this series off strong. So, here are the next two lessons I’ve learned. Both of them can go hand-in-hand as they can work together to benefit each other.

Take time to experience new things

Often in life we get incredibly busy with obligations and jobs and family and so on. We get so caught up in the day to day that we just stick with the routine and the familiar. Though there is nothing wrong with the familiar and the routine, there is also something to be said about experiencing new things. New things open our eyes to new things we may like or enjoy. It also just exposes us to something different. These new experiences are nice to help break up the routine, bond with friends or family, or bond with ourselves.

These new experiences can be simple or extravagant. They can be as simple as trying a new drink at your favourite coffee shop, to as extravagant as travelling to a new country.

Reset stale energy with movement

Another lesson I have learned is that movement can really help with resetting stale energy. This goes along with stepping outside of the routine, or developing a routine that involves movement. Movement can be something as basic as going for a walk around the block, or taking your dog for a walk, but it can also be something like trying a new sport, fitness class, or workout routine. Doing regular movement can help to keep you from feeling stuck and bored in your everyday life.

As I mentioned trying new things and movement can go together. Some activities that can help with stale energy, and provide a new experience, are things like hiking in a new place, trying a new fun fitness class that seems interesting. Both of these lessons are things that I really have been benefiting from.

Hopefully you are adding new experiences into your life.

Sincerely,
Alex