How to be a good human. Its not as easy as it sounds.
It’s interesting to see how different we all are, and how we all live our lives in different ways. It’s ok to be different – embrace it! Just remember to respect others too. Here’s a quick collaboration of some of my thoughts and lessons learnt.
10. Confidence is key. Want something but don’t have the confidence to go get it or ask for it? Why? If you don’t ask or try, you’ll never know.
9. Stay classy. Have a drink to enjoy it, not to get drunk. Don’t wear that short dress if you can’t bend over with confidence. Leave the heels in the store if you can’t walk without breaking your ankle. Step up, be a lady and become a grown-up, sexier, classier and more sophisticated version of you, pronto.
8. Don’t sweat the small stuff. We all make mistakes. Remember this, and remember to be realistic with your problems. Still got your health, a job or a place to live? You’re not doing to bad at all actually.
7. Don’t be a quitter. The only time you fail, is when you quit. Push harder than before, and never give up. Sure, shelf the dream for a while, but always have it on your mind and build your motivation up enough to have it ready to go when you’re ready and motivated.
6. Be present. Put your phone down. Listen and engage, and acknowledge people are around you and spending time with YOU. Not you, while you’re checking your Facebook. Nothing worse than having a silent and vacant brunch date with your bestie… Who’s barely even there…
5. Don’t judge. You’re not perfect either, so remember to be patient and kind. It’s actually a strength in character and people will admire and respect you for it. Lead by example and see the good in people, as you would want for them to see in you.
4. Use your manners. It’s not that hard, and people appreciate it. A simple ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ go a looooooooong way. Note boys, manners are sexy to ladies. You don’t have to always be opening the car door or pulling out our chair, but being polite is a huge plus for us. And ladies, don’t think you won’t be impressing the potential mother-in-law with your manners. She’s judging you on how ‘perfect’ you are for her ‘perfect’ son anyway, so make it count.
3. Take time for yourself. Relax, get a manicure, and a massage, take a holiday and watch countless re-runs of Sex And The City if you want. It’s all good. Just remember life is not all about everyone else. You’re allowed to look after number one on occasion.
2. Be genuine. There will be times you will struggle within yourself and your insecurities. May it be your personal inabilities, physicality’s, health, wealth, job prospects – whatever – it’s ok not to be alright. But it’s not ok not to be genuine. Remember that you are not perfect, be happy for those around you bettering themselves and genuinely celebrate their success. Wouldn’t you want them to do the same for you?
1. Treat others how you want to be treated. With respect, dignity, love and honesty. It’s a lot more simple to say it, rather than do it, but give it a go more often than not. You’ll be surprised by how others take your kindness.