5 Life Hacks from Someone Who Just Turned 30

Things it took me a few years to figure out

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  1. If you see something special in someone tell them.
    Don’t tell someone behind their back or keep it in until their gone, tell them right now to their face. People are so unused to this that it may feel uncomfortable but I can guarantee that person will remember and treasure your words.
  2. Never stop making friends.
    You may be absolutely thrilled with the friends you have but you never know how you could grow and change with the introduction of a few new people in your life. Why not have more players on your team, more diverse sets of backgrounds and experiences to call on, more opportunities to go on a group trip, more people that genuinely have an interest in your well-being?
  3. You are the best at lying to yourself.
    Have you ever told yourself that you are incapable of doing something that you haven’t even ever tried? Well that’s a lie. If as babies we had never attempted to walk because we didn’t know how, where would that have left us today? Have you told yourself that you aren’t good enough or pretty enough? I bet I could find a lot of people who disagree. Have you ever been in an argument, where each one of you is telling yourselves that you are right and the other is wrong?

    Make sure to question and challenge each thought that bubbles up, particularly the negative ones.

  4. Stay hydrated.
    Often when we feel tired with no explanation it’s because we haven’t had enough water… when we snack without being hungry its because we haven’t had enough water… when we’re grumpy and agitated for no reason its because we haven’t had enough water… when we feel awful during a workout its because, you get the drift. Water carries nutrients to and removes toxins from our cells. By the time you are thirsty you are already dehydrated.

    Start small by making sure you finish your water each time you’re sitting at a restaurant or by making sure you drink a full glass first thing in the morning.

  5. Don’t spend (preferably any) time with toxic people.
    I’ve certainly made this mistake out of guilt/convenience and physically felt myself being dragged down in their presence. If you surround yourself with people who do not share your values, you may find those values slowly compromised overtime. That saying  you are the average of the people you spend the most time with is not just a cliche. So why not raise your averages by surrounding yourself with people you admire?

    xo, more musings to come…
    stay in touch @kellylions

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