5 Important Life Lessons To Learn Early

“People don’t always need advice. Sometimes all they really need is a hand to hold, an ear to listen, and a heart to understand them.”

1. Stop setting goals

Forget about your goals after you set them. You can take it one step further. By building a system, routines, and habits. Start focusing on that.

If you’re a writer, make sure you write every day. If you’re an athlete, train every day. If you’re a salesperson, schedule appointments every day.

Continually thinking about the goals doesn’t help at all.

2. Tracking your money

The average 24-year-old has no organization around their money. Money is something you’re going to have to deal with for the rest of your life. So start tracking where it goes.

3. Turn off your notifications

Stop letting things push to your phone. Turn off notifications for Instagram, Facebook, messenger, and email. You’ll get so much more done.

4. Review the reason you wake up each morning

You have to write down why you wake up each morning. What are you set out to do this day? This week? This year? This lifetime? Choose just 1 of these, and focus on that this week.

5. If you want to manage stress more effectively

Breathe deeply for at least two minutes. Focus on your breaths.

Stretch different body parts for ten minutes. Listen to something calming and distracting (i.e. music) unrelated to whatever is stressing you out.

Detach from the source of stress (excuse yourself from a meeting, take a break from a project, remove yourself from an argument) for a five-minute break.

Thanks for reading. I hope y’all had a good day. If not, that’s okay too. Remember to take care of yourself and try to get some sleep.

– Japhet