As if another year has passed, another 365 days. Honestly where does the time and money go! Ugh, I’m going to have to come back to this money thing, but I digress. So I’m no wise guy, I just like to talk. So below are just 7 things that I’ve learnt over the last 12 months and saving money isn’t one of them.

1. You’re going to be criticised no matter what you do, so in the words of Nike JUST DO IT! Like literally, no matter what you do their will always be someone with something to say. You have to come to the point where you take opinions as opinions and advice as advice. Don’t disregard what others say, but don’t give your power to make choices and decisions away! No sir, no ma’am.

2. This one will save you headache and heartache. Give up trying to change and mould people into who you want them to be. You can’t change people. Everyone’s life journey has been different and on the way there have been so many factors that have made them into the person they are today. Either accept it, or keep it moving.

3.  It’s important that amongst the busyness of life that you stop, relax and enjoy. Take yourself on a spontaneous meal out or shopping trip. Pamper yourself. Go for a walk. Sing to the top of your lungs, dance. Binge watch on Netflixs and don’t feel bad about it. Don’t take life so serious, you take the fun out of it.

4. Don’t settle for anything or anyone and that goes for everything. From your salary to your relationship. Know your worth, what you will and won’t take and express that. We don’t settle over here in these streets, periodtt.

5. Ok so last year you said that this year you’re going to start gym. We are now in the second half of 2019 and you’ve been less than 5 times. Pardon me, just having a little go at myself. Gym isn’t the only way to get fit. Try to incorporate fitness into your lifestyle. Try jogs after work, yoga or short workouts before bad. It all counts and can save you money.

6. Be consistent and don’t wait on support to start, just go for it! You have to start from somewhere, don’t stop creating. You might have 2 or 3 people watching or supporting you at first, but as you continue your network will grow. What ever it is you love to do keep at it, you will be rewarded in due time.

7. There’s a difference between a friends and someone who’s friendly. Know your people and invest in true friendships. Time is precious and as you get old we seem to have less of it. Putting time into building true friendship is important. Don’t confuse friendly with friend.

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