This is a little birthday thoughts wrap-up and lessons learned podcast episode.
I would argue that it’s easier to celebrate other people than celebrating yourself but I think it’s super important and something I got a little better at this time around.
I’m sharing lots of ideas of how to celebrate yourself - whether it’s your birthday or an accomplishment or a milestone or something you’re proud of - we should lean into celebrating ourselves, not feel weird about it.
Just like how we should talk to ourselves really nicely like we would talk to our favorite person - same thing- it’s important to prioritize celebrating YOU. And making the plan yourself, not relying on anyone else. It’s empowering and fun!
Also in this episode, 21 other gems of wisdom that I think you’ll love and take with you!
What I know for sure at 42…
Get in your 10s!
Prioritize things that you really like - big and small
Prioritize rest and relax and unplugging
Learn something new
Give yourself the time and space to just have a day
Listen to loud music
Host your own bday party
Reflect and set goals
Travel or plan travel
Tell people what you want / expect
There’s nothing more important than love. Make sure your people how much much you really love them and then do anything for them, always.
Most stress comes from the way we respond, not the way life is. Adjust how you see things, look for the good, learn the lessons and change your response.
Be very intentional about your priorities and spend your time and money accordingly.
You never realize how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have. (Bob Marley quote- love)
Good or bad, this moment won’t last forever. Breathe in and really enjoy those highs and buckle down and get through the lows. Better days are on the way.
Just. Keep. Going. Most people give up way too soon. It wasn’t a bad idea, you just didn’t do it long enough.
You can go down the wrong path and end up in the right place. Sometimes that’s the process- losing your way can be the best way to find what truly sets your soul on fire.
Work hard to get in a happy headspace then keep working hard to stay there.
Avoid everything negative and complaining, no good comes from it.
Take massive action… no amount of planning or intention actually moves you toward your goals.
Make yourself uncomfortable as often as you can. It’s good to be nervous before a big speech and miserable in a cold plunge- it means you’re putting yourself out there and you’re growing and learning and becoming tougher & more confident in yourself.
Go to bed without crumbs. Be a good human and you’ll never have to worry about something coming back around.
Being able to be vulnerable is actually a superpower. So much growth and confidence comes from owning where you’re at.
Choose your pain- the pain of growth or the pain of staying the same.
Prioritize your health everyday, not when you get sick.
When you truly don’t worry about the judgement of others, you’ll see a world of opportunities that you didn’t see before.
Make sure you’re running your own race. That you’re intentional about what success means to you and stop at nothing to get there.
The best way to make good decisions- don’t put yourself in bad situations.
You cannot lose if you do not quit. (Alex Hormozi quote- love)
Saying nothing sometimes says the most.
Spend as much time as possible doing the things you love with the people you love.
Prioritize laughter, fun and celebrations. Celebrate the people you love - and yourself- as often as you can