Aunt Baggy’s Life Tips

Check back here for a regularly updated list of all my life tips in one easy list – just in case you need a quick reminder and don’t have time to read back through every post!

  1. The people who love you, love you regardless of anything you may or may not achieve.
  2. Never underestimate the power of a good belly laugh about something really silly
  3. “Whenever you fall, pick something up.” – Oswald Avery
  4. Always wash your cereal bowl immediately after you’ve finished – especially if you’ve had Weetabix.
  5. Don’t settle for anything that is less than what you know you deserve, or something that doesn’t quite live up to whatever criteria are important to you as a person.
  6. Patience can be key in job scrounging.
  7. Join your local library.
  8. Set aside at least 60 minutes for yourself every week, to do something you really enjoy… and remember that you deserve it. (This is an absolute bare minimum!)
  9. Surround yourself with the most positive people you can possibly find. Basking in the glow of their smiles will do you just as much good as a holiday in the sun.
  10. When something is getting you down, don’t hold it all in and close yourself off. Call up someone important to you. If you would be there for them, then let them be there for you.
  11. Don’t be afraid to admit when things aren’t going your way; first to yourself, then to others that can help get you back on track.
  12. Don’t let the wee moments that define your important relationships slip by without you noticing. Appreciate them for what they are and celebrate them later.
  13. Nothing you can buy will ever make you more worthy of the wonderful happy life that has always been yours to spend.
  14. “The bad news is time flies, the good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler
  15. Challenge yourself by trying something new and hang in there til you’ve given it a proper chance (you’ll know when you know).
  16. When you find something that you really enjoy, make sure you to protect it from things like rules and comparisons and competitions – these things could suck the fun out of it.
  17. Embrace your flaws – they’re ok.
  18. Don’t just appreciate the people who support you through the hard stuff – learn from their example so that you can support others in their time of need.
  19. Spend some time learning how to listen to your gut. Do it often, or ignore it at your peril.