31 advice for August

31 pieces of advice for August

Alright, here I go!

  1. Read more books. The more you read, the more you understand how stuff works, you will also pick up new words and ideas along the way.
  2. Always discover something new. You will get new experiences, and you will determine what you love and what you don’t like.
  3. Pay yourself first by investing a portion of your salary. Invest in a portfolio consists of ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds), stocks, equities, REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts), which gives you additional returns.
  4. Stop thinking about other people’s opinions. Remind yourself that it is you who will be creating the life you desire, not others.
  5. Learn a new language. There are benefits, such as better cognitive abilities, improved memory, etc.
  6. Unlearn bad habits. Unlearn habits such as procrastinating, eating unhealthy food, play video games, 24/7, etc., you name them.
  7. Let go of the past. Focus on the present, and be brave to take risks. At first, you will make mistakes, but eventually, you will be confident and get positive results.
  8. Keep up with friends and family members. Text them. Call them. Go for a drink, something light, etc. However, don’t do this to promote MLM, insurance, etc. If they want, they will ask you themselves.
  9. Travel more. Don’t just travel to the same place (refer to #2). Go somewhere else different, like Europe, Africa, South America, etc.
  10. Cut off toxic people in your life. People who do not respect your boundaries, always putting you down, gaslighting you, etc., should be released and replaced from your life.
  11. Never be gullible. Always do your research on things, and your gut will tell you if a so-called opportunity is a red flag. Just pass on joining things that are a potential scam.
  12. Be humble. Keep your feet grounded and don’t get carried away by the victories you achieve in life.
  13. Learn to say no. Instead of rejecting people indirectly or trying to please people by saying yes to things you are not interested in, decline directly in a polite way.
  14. “Listen” to what people do instead of listening to what people say. If you want to know the characteristics of a person, their actions speak louder than words.
  15. See mistakes as a potential learning experience, rather than seeing it as the end of the world. When you learn from mistakes, you will avoid similar mistakes in life.
  16. Don’t be a cheapskate. If you are going for a holiday, getting service from other people, etc., know how much you are going to pay. If you are not willing to pay this much, then don’t go for these activities.
  17. Unfollow people in life. If you no longer feel the vibes and no longer gain priceless values in your friendship, leave.
  18. Be creative. It helps you to stand out from the crowd and get ahead. Who knows, many people will start to follow your actions.
  19. Discipline is key. Having great control is by continually practicing on a habit whether you like it or not. Eventually, making a habit will become automatic and more natural.
  20. Reduce the habit of judging people to the minimum or null. If you keep judging people, it speaks more about you than the person you are judging.
  21. Manage your time well. Spend time on productive activities such as exercising, learning online skills, and reduce doing unproductive activities such as napping, playing phone 24/7.
  22. Think before you buy something. Whenever you are thinking of purchasing something, give yourself a 2–3 days timeframe to decide whether you want it or not. If you want it, then buy it.
  23. Learn to take responsibility. When something goes wrong under your watch, admit it, and learn from it. You will get criticized by your mistake, but you will be respected and trusted in the long run.
  24. Laugh when people tease you. Depending on what the tease is, it is great to have a good laugh about it. Most of the time it is pretty harmless.
  25. Never let people take advantage of you. Do you talk to you because they feel like it or they constantly want your help/advice in their matters, asking for answers, etc.? Physical distancing should also come with social media distancing.
  26. Compare yourself to your previous self. Be proud that you are a much better version of yourself as the days go by instead of comparing yourself to other people.
  27. Focus on the process rather than the results. You will learn throughout the process and the results will take care of themselves.
  28. Excuses belong inside the bin. If you want to do something, you will always find time to do it, whether it is tomorrow, next week, next month and so on. If your excuse is always having no time, chances are, you are not interested.
  29. Exercise more. Go for a walk or jog for at least 30 minutes can brighten up your mood and refresh yourself. You can even slash down the calories inside your body.
  30. It is okay not to be okay. If you are upset or sad, never invalidate those feelings. It is normal to experience such feelings because we are humans, not robots.
  31. Finally, reward yourself. When you achieve results in small or big things, remember, treat yourself to something great. It can be ice-cream, pizza, and others. You are more likely to take on new tasks that give you great rewards in the future.

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