18 Things to Remember

Here are 18 things to remember in 2018:

  1. Keeping yourself motivated to do things is hard, but not impossible.
  2. When you catch yourself being too negative about yourself or someone else, stop.
  3. Try to always be mindful of how you act, speak and the words that you use.
  4. Listen to music whenever you feel like you need to. It’s like soulful therapy.
  5. Wake up early, have a shower and take care of yourself.
  6. Don’t count on another person to do the things that you can.
  7. You do not owe anybody happiness. Think before you bend over backward.
  8. Give yourself breaks. You owe yourself that much.
  9. If you don’t feel like doing something, don’t force yourself. Try to get it done later.
  10. Being in a relationship doesn’t mean you have to micromanage each other.
  11. If you’re feeling down, get up. Exercising will make you feel a bit better.
  12. When you need to scream, scream to your heart’s content.
  13. Know when to rest and when to get to work. Time management is key.
  14. When you need to cry, don’t be afraid of your own emotions.
  15. You don’t have to have your life together right now, do things at your own pace.
  16. Life is not a race, it’s a marathon. Try not to rush important decisions.
  17. Quality, before quantity. Re-evaluate toxic relationships and friendships.
  18. Life is hard for everybody, you can get through anything if you try.

I was about to say, “Life is hard for everybody, don’t give up” then I remembered that I only just settled on the decision to give up on my future just a few hours ago. Well, I guess it’s about time to follow the advice of what I preach.

(Note: What I really mean is that I gave up on my dream to study biology and neuroscience-related courses, like psychology, in University. Because my parents want me to study law, and having a law degree would allow me more job prospects than anything else in this country. And I’d need a job to establish my own socio-economic status in this world.

Studying biomedical science wouldn’t get me anywhere since I don’t fancy being a doctor. And most teachers don’t get paid well. Studying a joint degree in Psychology would just be added workload that I don’t need and it wouldn’t really make much difference if I’m still going to be awarded a BA (Hons) LLB. So I’m just going to suck it up and let people dictate my life. I can’t make myself be any less bothered with it anymore. It’s almost insane.)

I’ve been having an existential crisis for too long! I won’t be able to get into top universities if I continue sitting on my arse all day long and neglecting my homework and studies. I’m not as smart as other people, I actually have to work. Wow, so surprising. Such a shocker.

Oh, God! I just suddenly remembered the school blog that I want to announce to the students and start by next week. I take four A’Level subjects. Why on Earth do I do this to myself? It’s not like I’m the Goddess of Time Management. I am drowning in just a cup of water.

But hey! We should all just keep our negativity in check. Life is good. (No, it’s not.)


xx Solaris Denali


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