40 Things I Have Learnt In 40 Years

I turned 40 at the end of January, and for a lot of people, it is a huge milestone in life.

Hitting 40 for me hasn’t been that mid-life crisis moment, but a moment of reflection and realisation about the things I have learnt in my 40 years, and excitement for all the things in my life I still have to learn and experience.

  1. Never, ever let anyone tell you that you are worthless or useless
  2. And if anyone treats you like that, tell them to f**k off
  3. You are gorgeous and amazing just the way you are
  4. Accept the compliments when you are told that you are amazing just as you are
  5. Take all the risks
  6. Never, ever regret anything – even the bad things
  7. Just be yourself – don’t put on an act, or patent to be someone you are not
  8. Believe in yourself, and what you are and what you stand for
  9. Never let anyone tell you that your beliefs, opinions and morals don’t matter
  10. Keep smiling
  11. Don’t seek revenge – karma will do that for you
  12. You will find out who your true friends are
  13. And they will always be there for you, through the good and the bad times
  14. You might not always get on with your family, but they are family and will be there when the going gets tough
  15. You will have your heart broken
  16. But you are strong, and your heart will repair itself
  17. You will find that one special person – when you do, hold on to them tightly
  18. Never give up on your dreams
  19. Don’t believes everything you see on Social Media – its not real-life
  20. You are not abnormal if you are not married and settled down
  21. Confidence increases with age
  22. Or you realise that you just don’t give a damn what people think of you anymore
  23. Don’t change for anyone – ever
  24. You don’t have to get things right all the time – we are all human, and we all make mistakes
  25. You will not be everyone’s cup of tea, and thats ok
  26. People will come and go from your life, but the ones that matter will always be in your life
  27. Be kind and thoughtful
  28. Be humble and grateful for every thing you have in life – others are n to so lucky
  29. Love with all of your heart
  30. Staying in really is the new going out!
  31. PJ’s become some of the comfiest clothes you own
  32. Read all the books
  33. Listen to all the music
  34. Take time out when you need it, and never ever feel guilty for it
  35. Spend time with friends as often as possible
  36. Meet new people – get out of your comfort zone
  37. Love yourself for who you are and what you are – never change
  38. Sleep is one of your favourite hobbies!
  39. Try not to overthink things – you can’t always be in control of everything
  40. Life really is short – live life to the full every single day

What is the most valuable life lesson you’ve learnt so far? Let me know in the comments 

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