2015 was a great year. I transferred to a new University, met a ton of great people, travelled, I worked a ton, literally and figuratively, but most importantly, I learned. Here are some of those lessons I gleaned from the past 365 days.
1. Comparing yourself to someone is the quickest way to make yourself unhappy.
2. Be your best, not someone else’s idea of the best.
3. Cooking your own meals is the only way to guarantee that you’re eating well.
4. Invest your money into experiences rather than things.
5. Most of the time, things are on clearance for a reason. Think twice before you impulse buy.
6. Seek out classic movies and books. They’re often lessons themselves.
7. Stop apologizing for things you have no control over.
8. If you want the chocolate, eat the chocolate.
9. Buy higher quality items, rather than a larger quantity of cheap ones.
10. Be sure you can fit family time into your busy schedule.
11. Rather than regretting something, turn it into a funny story.
12. Avoiding something just leads to an awkward moment.
13. Clearing your clutter can also clear your mind.
14. Giving compliments are a great mood booster for everyone.
15. It’s okay, and important, to take time to do nothing.
What did you learn this year?