A good part of what we learn about life can come from those around us. There are some things we experience on our own. However, we cannot deny that others can influence us. Life lessons can be harsh and hard to digest. Sometimes, we completely ignore them until we eventually realize and learn the ones that matter the most.
Learning About Life From Those Around Us
To live a healthy life
It’s probably the most common thing everyone hears: take care of your health. It’s also one of the truest things in life but your physical health isn’t the only thing that you should take care of. It also pertains to your well-being.
If you need rest, rest. You have the option of continuing. But, soon enough, your body will decide for you. It will shut down and it will affect your mental health. In a poor state, your body will not be able to function well, especially in the long run. The same can also be said if the situation is reversed.
If you are mentally drained, it can lead to other conditions. Eventually, it weighs down on your body. You become sick. It’s a cycle that can be difficult to break and costly to manage in this society.
Nothing is permanent in life
As harsh as it may sound most of the time, nothing is permanent in life. Not your money, your career, your relationships, and just about anything as others say. There is a point where we will reach stability but even then, changes will still happen. There are things in life that have to end and there are people who will leave. At times, you, yourself, will have to do the letting go and walk away.
However, this life lesson doesn’t always have to sound harsh. The changes don’t have to be bad as well. Just as they tell you that the good things are not permanent, the bad things aren’t as well. It admittedly does not bring much comfort when you hear it. But even then, we still hope for the storm to pass.
Control what you can
Things get out of hand. Change stresses us, makes us feel aimless, and like everything else will go downhill. The happenings come to pass and still, we think about that control we lost and now, we are afraid that the coming changes will make us feel powerless once more. Do you know what we learned from others? They say that control can be gained back. It can be realized again.
There comes a time in life when we will recognize what we need to let go of. It’s only so that we could allow ourselves to have a hand in the situations we can manage.
Lean on people
No man is an island, we constantly hear. Understandably, we want to do things ourselves. Maybe we just don’t want to burden anyone with our problems. But there are just some situations we cannot endure alone.
Wanting to become independent does not mean you’re not allowed to rely on others. Isolating ourselves from everyone else does no good. Even in stability, there has always been a support to make it as strong as that.
Be kind to yourself
We have all heard that life is not easy. We know it, we experience it and yet we still try to do our best. No one gives out gold medals for those but we can show ourselves some kindness. It can come directly from us.
Life is already hard enough as it is and we should at least be one of the good parts of it.
Niña is a reader and it is through stories that she realized her love for words. Even though she is not much of a talker in real life, she has discovered that written words are just as powerful as the uttered ones. She is currently an undergraduate Journalism student and loves to listen to music and watch book recommendation videos.