Life lessons are something we all learn and I feel I have learnt more in the past two years than I have in the last 29 years of my life. Postnatal depression has been horrible, but it has also opened my eyes to see the world through a whole new light. I have discovered mindfulness, have become a happier and calmer person (still a work in progress) and I have become a great mum. I thought I would list a few healing life lessons that I have discovered and that I think can be appreciated by anyone at any age.
- You need to feel pain before you are strong enough to grow to your full potential.
- At times you are left with the choice to walk away and you have to take it.
- Stop worrying about peoples opinions of you and as soon as you stop you will be free.
- Every experience will teach you important life lessons to help you grow.
- Look after yourself first and others second. If you forget to take care of yourself you will burn out an you are no good to anyone.
- Some people are just not good people, cut them out of your life, don’t try and change them.
- Try not to think about what you don’t have, but what you do have. Your life is far more fulfilled than you know.
- You are your own worst critic, you may have failed, but don’t let those negative thoughts in and stop you from fulfilling your dreams.
- You can survive the darkest of days. When you are at you lowest and feel like you can’t go on remember that tomorrow is a new day and a new start.
- Don’t live your life in the past. Remember and cherish memories but look forward to making new ones. You can’t go back so don’t spent too much time living in the past instead of enjoying the present.
- Judge people by their actions, not their words.
- Be adaptable. Life changes and sometimes plans have to change to work with it.
- Don’t avoid your feelings, address them, make sense of them and deal with them.
- Be present in the moment. Take a step back, breath in and feel it.
- Failure is important and something we need to go through so succeeding is more rewarding.
- Having your heart broken will show you the importance of true love in the future.
- Apologising is as important for you as the person you apologise to. To say sorry and mean it is healing.
Excepting my life and these lessons has helped me heal and become a more positive and happy person. I would love to hear some of your life lessons you have learnt?