You are the same person you were when you were five years old. No you probably don’t do all the same things you did at that age, but that doesn’t mean that you’re not still you. All you’re doing is adapting to and living life. If you still don’t know who you are, it’s because you’re still trying to be something you’re not. Just be you and accept that because nothing is wrong with it. Nothing ever was.
Many of us are too eager to get through life. The truth is we need to slow it down. We’re only given one life. Why would you want to rush through that? You’re going to miss out on all the good things because you’re too busy rushing through everything. Slow it down. Enjoy life while you still can, at its own pace instead of yours. Make the most of every day so that you have memories you want to last a lifetime.
You got busy days; people asking for stuff from you right and left. Where’s the time for you, right? You have to make time for you. Nobody else is going to do that for you. They may not even pay attention or care at all about your sanity so the responsibility is mostly on you. Don’t lose sight of yourself in the midst of all the chaos. Your well being is very important even if it’s only to you. Remember that. You are important too.
You know that girlfriend/boyfriend that only causes you pain and heartache? Why are you still with them? If you don’t want to continue being burnt, take your hand OUT of the fire! The longer you leave it in there, the worse it’s going to hurt. Tell your heart to put a cork in it and let your brain take over the situation. Now is the time where you need to think about what’s best for you, not them. It’s your life and your heart. It never was theirs to stomp on. You don’t deserve that and we both know it. And for those of you who have friends like this, the ones that constantly stab you in the back or stand you up on purpose, let them go! Friends are meant to be there to build you up and be there for you as you are for them, not to tear you down. If you give more and do more, than you deserve that back.
The first thing to remember is that this is not high school anymore. That in itself can be a blessing in many ways but it can also be a curse. When you were in high school you dealt with the teachers you were given. In college, you don’t have to. College gives you more that one option. If you dont like your professor or the way they teach, switch. Got one that picks on you, switch. They give you 12 weeks or so to do so if need be. On the offside you ONLY have 12 weeks or so. Make sure you decide AND fix it before that time is up. Another tid-bit of info is that when you are going through college, learn time management so that you can plan everything you do ahead of time. It makes things so much easier in the long run and takes away the stress of planning things out on the spot (i.e classes). In other words, no more acting like “a chicken with its head cut off”. Last but not least, learn to be self teachers/learners because professors are no where near perfect and doing your part helps fill in those blanks. It’s easier to do so when you’re exploring into what you’re learning instead of only working with what they are giving you.
Children: I know that what I’m about to say may not be what you want to hear but I want you to understand that I’m saying this to you for your own good. Enjoy every minute you have with mom and dad because their time clock is ticking. If you’re fighting with them, please stop. You’re not going to get those minutes, hours, or days back. Use them wisely. If you spend a lot of time away from home as you get older, make time to come home. You don’t want to be the one saying “I wish I would have come home more” or “I wish I would have got to talk to them more. Spent more time with them.” The truth is, you don’t get anymore time. You don’t have forever with them so make the best of the time you do have now. Here’s a video I hope you watch:
Parents: I’m going to be honest with you just as I was with the children. The time clock is ticking. Just as they don’t have a whole lot of time with you, you don’t have a lot of time with them. And again, just as them, you also don’t get that time back. Once it’s gone, that’s it. It’s gone. All those petty pointless arguments need to stop. Learn to work with each other instead of working against each other. Every one of those peaceful memorable moments are the memories your children and you will never forget. Try to have as many of those as you can. You can ask any child, those are the moments that count. Your children are not asking for top notch perfect parents. All we want is our parents. It’s that simple. Here’s a video I also hope you will watch:
A charmer is someone who tells you what you want to hear and then precedes to do what he or she wants. They can not be trusted. It’s the biggest sales tactic most, if not all, salesmen use. All it does is cause more problems for either you or someone else to fix. It also costs you more money in the long run.
Basically your best bet is to know the signs of a charmer. Ladies, take a guy for example. You know, the ones who say whatever you just to get you into bed with them. They’ll smooth talk you a lot, but notice where the direction of the conversation is going. Be smart about it. Acknowledge and access the situation and decide for yourself when to end the conversation.
Understand though that these sort of things don’t just happen to females. This happens to males as well and more than you would think. Men are not the only ones looking for just a good time. But on that note, the way to handle these types of situations is the same. Acknowledge and access the situation and decide for yourself when it’s appropriate to end the conversation. If the conversations seem too perfect to be true, a red flag needs to go up.
Also, things like this (charming/charmers) are not just in single people crowds. They can be found as salesmen or women, doctors, employees, employers, and people who you think are friends.
Just be aware of what’s going on when talking with someone you just met for the first time. From my own experiences, they will say what you want to hear but none of it will make sense. A good way to know whether or not you’re getting charmed is to try and confuse them. If they still say yes to everything you say, then you know and from there you can make your own decision on what to do next. The end decision should always be up to you.