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By Rose Vance
Ladies, how many times in your life have you been a humble victim of hindsight? Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a guide book for life’s lessons that would help you avoid certain mistakes and teach you what only experience usually can? Yea, I’m still looking for that for the both of us!
You can’t always help making the wrong decisions or getting frustrated when things don’t go your way, but with some insightful knowledge you can be sure you will be better prepared in those situations.
- Let’s start by discussing some helpful concepts that you probably should have been told when you were 20-years-old. It’s OK, because it’s never too late to change
- You can also address any debt you might have no matter how bad you might think it is when you see some important moves you should be making
- Get some lessons on having an awesomely modern business card that will surely impress
- If diets and exercise have gotten you nowhere in your weight loss goals, check out these 6 causes that might be why
No matter where you happen to be in your life, one of the most valuable things you have is time
As you set out on living your life, everything you experience is shiny and new. You’re so busy with educating yourself and following your dreams and building a future that some of the bigger lessons don’t become apparent until after the fact.
One of those lessons has to do with how you divvy up your time. It’s a precious commodity because it’s the one thing even infinitely rich people wish they had more of. In writer Nelson Wang’s piece 10 things I wish someone had told me when I was 20, you’ll see that success and happiness are directly tied to time.
So spend it wisely. Be with friends and family as much as possible and allow yourself to be more active with the people you love. It teaches you to be more empathetic, another lesson that you should live by in order to make deeper connections with people.
Along with other good sense ideas like knocking out the late night binge eating, putting a limit on partying, and knowing that the path to your success is not always a linear one, I’m sure you will find a few to help you along the way.
And if you happen to be in a “damage has already been done” stage of your life, then How I Went From $40,000 in Debt to a Millionaire by Age 30 by writer and entrepreneur Carol Roth might interest you.
Roth lays out some great ideas for helping you set a path for working through debt, paying it down, and building wealth for the rest of your life. Sounds awesome right? Sure it’s not as easy as it sounds, but if you are determined enough you can do it!
Start with setting a goal. How much do you want to make and by what age do want to accomplish that? Then you can regularly evaluate yourself and see what is and what is not working to help you get there.
Shoot high with the jobs you take and be smart with your money by living below your means until you have paid off your debt. That means holding off on the nice car, house, and any other items that could be considered status symbols or luxury purchases. The day will come when you can indulge in those things and when it does the feeling from having earned them will be so much sweeter.
Maybe having a unique business card like some of these will give you an idea for your own. It’s just a thought!
Another area of your life that it would be nice to know certain things ahead of time is your health
Like when all the diet and exercise in the world is not even making a dent in your weight loss goals. What’s the problem? Well in the piece 6 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight (That Have Nothing To Do With Diet And Exercise) you might find an answer.
Writer Craig Cooper explains how science points mainly to all the environmental toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis, from food, to cleaners, to plastics, to the clothes and furniture you own. Even makeup ladies.
To avoid a majority of these harmful toxins it requires some restrictions and changes in more than your diet. Going all natural with your food selection, staying away from artificial sweeteners and processed foods, eating pro-biotic foods or supplements, and using glass instead of plastic when you can are some good ways to start.
Some other things to consider are your sleeping habits and stress levels. Chances are that the two can feed off each other causing all sorts of issues for your body. Like a drop in your metabolism that can slow down the functions that generate weight loss.
It’s going to take some detective work on your part to identify if some of these issues could be standing in your way to a healthier life, but once you know then you’ll be able to make the changes you need.