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40 lessons by 40

1. Breathe. Breathe deeper, breathe slower

2. Change is easy when it’s small

3. Sleep heals

4. Sit down, be quiet

5. Every person you meet knows something you don’t. Listen

6. It will be the little things

7. Anger is often fear

8. Your gut knows

9. If the grass always looks green, it’s fake

10. Drink 3x more water than you think you should

11. Appreciate people, compliment people

12. If it feels significant to you it’s significant, don’t let others tell you it’s not

13. Move, any which way

14. No one knows you, you do

15. Kindness thrills

16. None of us know what the hell we are doing

17. Delete the apps, turn off the phone

18. Those who matter don’t mind

19. The body keeps the score

20. No one cares what you look like, they care what they look like

21. By the time you are done thinking about it, you could have done it

22. Comparison is the thief of joy

23. Stress and trauma create rigidity. Stretch, bend, twist

24. What you put into your body and mind either give you energy or take it away. Eat shit,

feel shit

25. Blink and you miss it

26. People come and people go, let them

27. ‘No’ is underused

28. Mostly, we all feel the same

29. Much of who you are is determined by the people you surround yourself with

30. Soft is strong

31. Most negative thoughts are wrong

32. No one can do it for you

33. You choose how long you make excuses

34. Childhood experiences shape adult experiences

35. Be less busy

36. You have 2 ears and 1 mouth, use them in those proportions

37. ‘I’m fine’ usually means the opposite

38. Moments not things

39. People say a lot without using a single word

40. If it needs to be forced it probably isn’t right

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