Life never turns out as you expect. Life is constantly throwing curveballs, and can leave you wondering whether you can be certain of anything. If you’re lucky, there will be a few things you know for sure. For me, there are 5 things I know for sure;
With friends and family by your side, you can get through anything.
These past few weeks have been a little rough for my friends and family. My grandfather-in-law and my best friend’s father-in-law unexpectedly passed away and then my best friend was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. With all of this going on, it’s important to have friends and family by my side. With them around, I can get through anything.
You should turn off your phones when around those you love.
All too often I see people spending their time staring at their phones while they are around people they love. I believe family time should be family time, not time spent around your family while everyone stares at their little blue screens. I believe it’s important to be present with your friends and family. There is plenty of time to catch up on the internet when you get home.
You shouldn’t photograph everything.
Along the lines of keeping your phone in your car while you’re with your family, comes another phone belief I have. All too often people try and document every moment instead of truly enjoying it. Parents follow their kids around trying to take a photo of everything their kids do. Trust me when I say that you don’t need 7,000 photos of your kid playing on the playground.
Make time for girl’s night.
Trust me, I love hanging with the boys, but every once in a while it’s great to have a girls night. Wine, cupcakes, pizza, and trashy tv shows.
People should put down the TV remote and turn on music
It’s easy to get home from work, pour yourself a glass of wine, and turn on the TV. Trust me, I understand. But I also believe it’s so important to turn off the TV and turn on some music. Music can set a mood that TV can’t. Turning on relaxing music at the end of the day can help you wind down. Turing on music that is great for dancing can make cooking even more enjoyable. Plus, listening to music stimulates conversation whereas TV tends to hinder and even halt conversation. Don’t get me wrong, a Netflix evening is great, but every once in a while try turning on music and see where the evening takes you.