Today I'm partnering with Clinique to share an empowering personal life lesson that I learned over the past few years. I can say with 100% confidence that I am a much wiser now than when I was in college. One might ask, "well, what does 'much wiser' mean?" Well when I evaluate my achievements and goals that I have set for myself, I look at my overall lifestyle. And it's a bit funny to say, but I go down this mental checklist of whether or not I am satisfied with my: health, job, family, partner, friends, hobbies, and so on. If there is anything in that list that is not satisfactory, I try and figure out why that happened and how I can change that. This might sound odd or very calculated, but I have found it to be very insightful because you are not just focusing on one aspect of your life, but it as a whole.
When I recently, ran through that checklist in my mind, I found that I was lacking in the health aspect and I immediately set goals for myself to change and make improvements. I started to run 3-4 times a week, signed up for the Nike Women's Half Marathon in October, and started to eat more healthy. Looking back, when I was young, and if I was unhappy with my health, I would of just unhappily dwelled on it instead of actually doing something. And this personal lesson that I learned over time is that you have control over almost everything in your life. I used to think that I got lucky when I got this or unlucky when that happened, but everything is 20/20 in hindsight. Therefore if I could give my future self advice, it would be to never forget that you are in control. You can live the life you want and should do what you are passionate about. You can #FaceForward.
Thank you so much for reading and if you could give your future self any advice, what would it be?
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