Sometimes, you just need to be really honest. With yourself, with your family, with those around you.
I’ve had this post brewing in the back of my mind for several weeks, and now feels like as good a time as any to finally write and share it.
Sometimes, you just need to hear some good, honest advice from an honest girl.
It’s not meant to come across bitterly. But the best advice is often given with honesty at its core. I like to think that I’m good at listening to my own advice, but I’m not. And part of the reason I’m writing and posting this is to force myself to be better about that.
I don’t mean this to come across as “unsolicited advice,” either. No one likes advice when they don’t ask for it. So read at your own risk. Like I said… this is more for me than for you.
Honest Advice from an Honest Girl
The morning news is still a thing that happens on TV. Watch it every once in a while.
Before pursuing something with someone, first ask yourself: do I actually want to go through with this? If you hesitate in the slightest bit, that’s probably a sign you shouldn’t do it.
Related: if that something doesn’t happen, will you regret it in two weeks? If yes, then go for it.
Nothing good ever happens after 1 AM. Just go home.Sharing pieces of honest advice from an honest girl Click To Tweet
If you have time to cook and/or eat a meal, you have time to make an effort to talk to someone. Stop using “I don’t have time” as an excuse.
Stop pretending that you’re busier than everyone else. We’re all busy. You make time for who and what matters to you.
If someone isn’t making you a priority in his/her life, don’t make him/her a priority in yours. When one person’s effort outweighs the other, in any kind of relationship, trouble is coming. Fix it or get out of it.
Learn to read body language, on yourself and others. It makes a difference.
Cattiness never goes away. There will always be someone who has to make a snide remark or do something catty at anything. Don’t let those people bother you.
Moving to a brand new city where you don’t know anyone is one of the best things you can do for yourself.
Make a conscious effort to spend time alone at least once a week. Time to yourself is important to wind down, relax and reflect on what’s happening in your life, how you can adapt to it and move forward.
Alternate water with drinks when you’re out. Trust me. Also remember to eat.
Some people just never grow up. You can’t make them grow up, either.
At some point, worrying or wondering about why someone acts a certain way or why something happened the way it did, becomes too exhausting and not worth your time or energy. Make like Elsa and let it go. It’s probably not a big deal in the grand scheme of things.Honest advice from an honest girl Click To Tweet
Always pursue what makes you happy. If something (or someone, for that matter) doesn’t make you happy, it’s not worth your time.
Everyone defines success differently. Don’t judge your own success based on how someone else judges theirs, and don’t let them judge your success on their standards.
Life happens at a different pace for everyone. See above.
There’s a reason why people in your past are in your past. Leave them there. Onward and upward.
Life works in funny ways. If something is meant to be, it will find its way. If it’s not meant to be, don’t force it. Let fate work as it may.
What’s one piece of honest advice you want to share today?