“Learn to accept things as they are.”
If things don't go your way, don’t force it and waste your time. Move on and just wait for the next opportunity that will come your way.
“Appreciate the little things in life.”
Whether it’s the simple notes your husband left you or nature itself, learn to indulge in simple pleasures.
“It’s okay to make mistakes.”
Remember the saying, "Don’t cry over spilled milk?" The same goes with life. Instead, try to salvage the situation as best as you can.
“Be kind to yourself.”
Nobody is perfect–don’t be too hard on yourself.
“Avoid negative people.”
Never forget to surround yourself with people who’ll influence your life in a positive way. Mingle with those who encourage you to do your best.
“Not everything goes according to plan.”
That’s why it’s important to have a plan B or C–all the time.
“Always be curious.”
Always be on the lookout for opportunities to learn and understand new things. Live by the saying, "Wander often, and wonder always."
“Travel as much as you can, explore the world.”
Experience different cultures, meet new people. Do it while you’re young and still have the energy to do so.
“Don’t be afraid to take risks.”
Life is short. Don’t waste it by staying within your comfort zone. Try new things, step up to the challenge that life has to offer.
“Forgive and let go.”
Don’t harbor any hard feelings against another person, but see every unfortunate experience as a lesson.
“If you want something, you have to work hard for it.”
In this life, nothing is freely given. You might have to start small and work your way up. In time, this will make you appreciate your success more.
This story originally appeared on Femalenetwork.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.