Valuable life lessons I have learned in my 20s

Valuable life lessons I have learned in my 20s1. Try to be kind always, it will make you and other people feel good.
2. Compliment strangers, it takes two seconds and it might just make someones day.
3.  Your health is your most valuable asset, look after your mind and body.
4. There is only a small window of time to notice someone’s new haircut.
5. Don’t worry or overthink about every little thing. Will it matter ten years from now? Probably not.
6. Always take your make up off before bed, your skin will thank you for it in years to follow.
7. Manners cost nothing and they really do go a very long way.
8. Go to the cinema alone, eat out alone, stop worrying about what other people think.
9. Don’t open emails from Nigerian royalty offering you a large amount of money – it’s not legit.
10. You don’t have as much time as you think you do, use it wisely.
11. You are so much more than the number on the scales, or a the size tag on your jeans.
12. Sometimes listening is much more important than thinking of a response.
13. Don’t pick your at spots, seriously leave it alone, stop touching your face.
14. Break-ups are awful and even if they seem like the end of the world at the time, you will be okay.
15. Moisturise, don’t pick at your mascara off and always have a lip balm to hand.
16. Cute underwear doesn’t have to be for your partner, rock that cute matching set all for yourself.
17. Be sensible with money, spend wisely but save too.
18. Drunk texts are never a good idea, turn your phone off, future you will thank drunk you in the morning
19. Suncream is important, even on cold, cloudy days, always false tan, tanning beds are not an option.
20. Hold the door open for people, don’t be that person.
21. Find a bra that fits, go and get measured, your boobs will thank you after.
22. Ice cubes will remove chewing gum from your hair, step away from the scissors.
23. Hair conditioner is a great substitute for shaving foam / cream when it comes to shaving your legs.
24. Honey and brown sugar makes a great face and body exfoliator.
25. Never go to bed with wet hair, it’s not worth the knots in the morning. That’s a tongue twister.
26. Don’t always believe everything you see / read / hear.
27. Be careful what you say sometimes, words can hurt and you can’t take it back, write it down, go back to it 15 minutes later, you probably won’t be angry by then and you can decide if you still want to say it. You’ll be amazed at how different you feel.
28. The three E’s are important – energy, enthusiasm and empathy.
29. Drink as much water as you possibly can.
30.You don’t have to win every argument, let things go, you’ll feel a lot better.

If you have any life tips / advice / lessons of your own that you would like to add please do let me know and leave them in a comment 🙂 Becky xo



  1. Fergus
    April 5, 2016 / 8:03 am

    One of the best posts I’ve ever read. All practical, all doable and all for the greater good. The world could be such a better place. Thank you

  2. April 5, 2016 / 9:10 am

    Such a good post, Every single one is so true! I love number 9 hahaa, I really hope there isn’t anyone in the world that still opens and believes those!!! xx

  3. April 5, 2016 / 9:12 am

    This is a great post. Such simple things but so true. Thank you for taking the time to think about these and share them with us 🙂

    Angharad x

  4. April 5, 2016 / 11:11 am

    2 i’ll definitely be keeping this one in mind. 4 HAHA love this. 13 so true, i always need to remind myself of this. 22 for some reason this seemed like such a big problem in elementary/middle school. legend has it that peanut butter works wonders as well. -audrey | brunch at audrey’s

  5. Giada
    April 5, 2016 / 11:57 am

    I really love this post!

    All the points that you’ve mentioned are so true and so inspiring 🙂 yes suncream is a must 😀

    Glam Observer

  6. April 5, 2016 / 12:28 pm

    This was such a nice post to read, I definitely agree with you on all of these! The water one is key! And actually reminded me to get a glass of water! It’s made such a difference in my skin!xo

  7. nueyork
    April 5, 2016 / 2:21 pm

    I’m only just starting to learn that you don’t have as much time as you think you do, and it’s definitely one of the harder things I’ve learnt in my twenties. x

  8. April 5, 2016 / 3:22 pm

    I really appreciate number 5. Hyper-vigilance and worries about each tiny thing is not good for your mind, heart or your relationships with others. I really respect your approach to being a bigger person x

  9. April 5, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    That last one IS SO TRUE.

    Sophie x

  10. April 5, 2016 / 5:58 pm

    I learnt no 22 the hard way…

  11. April 5, 2016 / 9:35 pm

    I love these! I wish I could go back and tell my teenage self some of them. Complimenting strangers is the best thing! Their faces always light up and it makes both of you feel good : )
    Steph x.

  12. Yeancah
    April 5, 2016 / 11:24 pm

    No 9 got me laughing. Am Nigerian btw and those emails are not legit!
    Worrying never solves anything, overall a great post!

  13. Courtney
    April 6, 2016 / 4:05 am

    I like the three e’s. I haven’t heard that before, but it’s so true!

    – Courtney

  14. April 6, 2016 / 10:20 am

    I so agree with number 1! Just being kind and nice to others will make others be kind and nice to you and makes everyone just feel so much better and more relaxed.

  15. April 6, 2016 / 5:58 pm

    loved reading these! I’m nearing the big 3-0 and I just found out about the gum-in-hair trick. 😛 although I don’t chew gum, you just never know what accidents could happen to you 😀 xoxo

  16. April 6, 2016 / 9:20 pm

    So many important life lessons, I always make sure to hold doors open for people, and smile, it doesn’t cost anything and when other people smile back it makes you feel good.
    xxx Claire

  17. April 8, 2016 / 11:07 am

    “8. Go to the cinema alone, eat out alone, stop worrying about what other people think.”
    Thank you for this!!!

  18. April 9, 2016 / 11:10 am

    Loved reading this post, so relatable ! Definitely a few I’m going to write down & keep in mind. Thanks for the inspiration!


  19. April 9, 2016 / 5:14 pm

    Another great post Becky – lots of good advice! I particularly agree with the point about your health – I learnt from quite a young age how important good health is due to having a genetic illness, so since then I’ve just learnt to make the most of the little things, to find something good in every day and to appreciate my family and the friends who have stuck by me.

    Jenny xx

  20. April 10, 2016 / 3:04 pm

    Love this! As I near the age of 30, this list is very true. Hair conditioner- such a valuable tool! 😀
    Life inside the Locket

  21. April 10, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    Haha to number 9 ? Surely people are not still falling for that. Oh and taking the makeup off is still an issue for me! I need to get more proactive as im soon brushing 30 ?

    April 12, 2016 / 11:22 pm

    Good one . I learned something from here. Thanks you and I love all your post . But your 1st thing should be 1#Pray more

  23. April 15, 2016 / 3:36 am

    Such a great post! They’re all so true – especially number 30!

  24. April 15, 2016 / 6:27 pm

    Love this! So many valuable life lessons!

  25. April 19, 2016 / 7:19 am

    Every single one of these tips are great! I’m over here like “YAS GIRL” to most of these! xo

    McKenzie |

  26. April 19, 2016 / 7:31 am

    Aw I loved this! Manners are always important 🙂 x

  27. May 2, 2016 / 3:10 pm

    Thank you for this post! I’m going to print it out and hang it near my desk space for daily inspiration! Thanks again! 🙂

  28. May 11, 2016 / 12:40 am

    Wow, this post is perfect! The best list of advices I’ve seen in my hole life!
    Thanks a lot, Becky! You’re great, girl! Xo 🙂

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