Life Discoveries

Remember the Sunscreen Song where Baz Luhrmann narrates all those life lessons? Today’s post is kinda like that…


These are my discoveries. Some are recent, some I’ve thought for a long time. Some are poignant, some are simple. Take em or leave em, but here are some thoughts of mine about everything from daily habits to finances:

  • Make the bed every morning
  • Tip 20%. It’s good karma. Even if the service wasn’t hot (there’s usually a reason). If you can’t afford to tip, you shouldn’t be eating out.
  • Comfortable shoes are amazing
  • A lot of the time a guideline is better than a set schedule
  • A certain level of frivolity is essential to happiness
  • 2 Things I Never Regret:

            1. Going to the Gym
           2. Having too many pictures

  • Moderation, Not Deprivation
  • It’s important to make sure you don’t only think of finances just in terms of money. Remember the following: 

           –Happiness Costs: It’s great to save money, but keep this in mind – In 10 years you won’t remember that extra $200 bucks you had, but you will remember that romantic over-night trip you took or the stellar concert tickets you snagged
           –Opportunity Debt: Even if something is paid for or cheap, always keep in mind what kinds of other opportunities are at stake 
           –Mental health days and Indulging yourself can be exactly what you need
           – A lot of the time Money can buy some happiness. Never underestimate the staying power of an impeccably cute new cocktail dress or something that you’ve really wanted

  • You can control what you do, you can’t control what you like to do
  • Angry? –Drop The Coal
  • Embrace Kitsch 
  • Honor your commitments – don’t commit to something & bail. Either don’t agree to do it, or if you do – follow through (If you can’t get out of it, get in to it!)
  • Yes and No are the most simple, most empowering words you can use. Learn to harness that power
  • Pay attention to all those articles that say chocolate & wine are good for you
  • And yeah, wear sunscreen. 
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