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Because life can be confusing, hard and daunting and sometimes we need a reminder of the things that are worth worrying about and the things that are not, how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go.

 

1. It’s okay not to eat and workout like a Victoria Secrets model all of the time. Eating well and staying healthy contributes to a strong mind and body, but sometimes eating pizza or drinking wine does the same job. Don’t beat yourself up over it.

2. As sad as it may be, the first priority of every ‘business’ is to take care of itself. Remember that whenever a job is making you stressed or ill. You always have options.

3. A good-quality crisp white shirt can be worn to almost any occasion. Job interviews, dates, meetings and night outs. Remember this on those ‘can’t find nothing to wear’ mornings.

4. If you cut down the time you spent with people who make you sad by half, you would have twice as much time to spend with the people who make you happy. Think about that.

5. A cup of tea in a favourite mug can eliminate almost any kind of sadness.

6. There are two types of people in the world; energy takers and energy givers. Surround yourself with more of the latter.

7. 90% of the items you are currently coveting for next season you won’t still be wearing in two years time. Classic rollnecks, skinny jeans and a good black blazer never go out of style.

8. Chocolate. It has actual magical healing properties. JK Rowling says so.

9. Frankie from the saturdays has depression. Lena Dunham suffers from anxiety. Robin Williams spent years making people laugh, while feeling incredibly sad. Everyone is fighting an invisible battle, so be kind.

10. Your parents actually do know best.

11. The ones who tell you how great their lives are on social media, are usually the ones who have the most convincing to do.

12. If you want your partner to do something. Ask. They’re not psychic and it will save you an endless amount of frustration.

13. Everyday is a fresh start.

14. Remember how good and exciting it felt to run really fast as a child? Find something in life that makes you feel like that, every single day.

15. You are the result of the five people you spend the most time with. Choose wisely.

16. It’s okay that friendship is much harder than anyone ever prepared you for. You’ll lose friends, make new ones, feel lonely and wonder why you don’t have a group like Bridget, Carmen, Lena and Tibby yet. And that’s okay.

17. Listening properly is one of the kindest things you can do. And you can’t do it with your phone in your hand.

18. It’s okay to feel like a failure on a regular basis. You can guarantee that 90% of the female population are feeling like that too.

19. The average age of first-time buyers is currently about 30. Remember this when you’re feeling rubbish for being 25 and still living with your friends/parents/in rented accommodation.

20. Couples who make more than £80,000 a year combined are 51% less likely to get divorced. So working on your career rather than your chances of an engagement proposal is the wiser option right now.

21. Boys do not worry about how hairy their legs are before they have sex.

22. It’s okay to cry for no reason. Tears contain a natural painkiller, called leucine enkephalin and if your body decides you need a dose out of the blue, you probably do.

23. Being basic is not a cause for concern. Bonding over shared loves is what makes us human.

24. Moisturise. It’s cheap and will reduce the amount of wrinkles, cellulite and stretch marks you have as you get older.

25. Someone else’s success in no way diminishes your own. There’s enough room for everyone to succeed. Celebrate and praise other women. It will make you feel amazing.

26. Party on a school night, say yes to invitations and try new things. Work will always be there, but life won’t.

27. Dominos is always a good idea.

28. Stop feeling guilty about wasting the day watching Netflix. There will be other weekends and days to be productive.

29. Going out with someone at work is the best. Breaking up with someone at work is the worst. Remember that when you start making eyes at your hot colleague.

30. Life is tough and we all make mistakes. But it’s never to late to change direction, start again or try something new. Forget about the past and what people think and concentrate on what you want, being kind, laughing as much as you can and working hard. Because at the end of the day, that’s all there is. You, this one life and the people and passions you decide to surround yourself with.

 

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Beth Gladstone

Beth is a Writer and Digital Marketer who founded The Full Agenda as a place to talk about the things that kept her and her friends up at night. Currently working as a Marketing consultant to various SMEs she is a big fan of the startup market and loves technology, apps and anything social media related. When not obsessively checking Google Analytics, she can be found reading, writing or relaxing with a glass of Prosecco.

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