I am having a moment. Or a series of moments. Or an epic fucktonne of moments. So I have a few of my biatches posting for me for a little while… I mean COME ON you saw the last post.
I will save you from more of that.
You are totally welcome.
Next up is Her Almost As Awesome as me, Mrs Woog from Woogsworld.
I am not sure whether it is because I have been all caught up in the Oprah Farewell Mania or whether it is just my natural descent into hormonal crazy town, but I think life does get easier as you get older. I am not talking about finances and commitments and obligations. That all can go go suck it.
I am talking about what happens to you as a person as you get older. And no, I am not talking about grey hair and saggy boobs and mystery ailments. That can all go and suck it as well.
I am talking about confidence and knowing yourself.
A few years ago, I made a conscience decision not to worry about what people thought of me. And I am not talking about being a bitch or rude or anything. But just to be genuine. And it has been the best thing I have ever done.
I used to be such a worrier. I used to get upset if I thought someone did not like me. I used to watch what I said and act differently around different people. And it was just so bloody exhausting. And unnecessary. And there came a point that I felt myself going a little loopy. It coincided nicely with motherhood and I got to the point that I did not know myself at all.
SO now I have a few rules that I like to live by. Scoff if you will, but they work for me.
- Be kind to yourself. No one likes a martyr.
- Happy Wife, Happy Life – no truer words have been spoken
- Be nice to everyone that you meet.
- Listen to your intuition.
- Take care of yourself. Use moisturiser.
- Buy the best bed and sheets that you can afford.
- Find your tribe and trust them
- If you put out often, you might be surprised how much you enjoy it.
- Join in a conversation with strangers at a party or at a bus stop. It is how you make new friends.
- Got too many friends? Break up with the toxic ones.
- Celebrities are just regular people with better hairdressers
- Sort out any issues quickly before they turn into monsters
- Tweet if you need an oil cap. Or a shoulder to cry on. Or if you have good news.
- Leave when you are having a good time.
- Never change venues
- It is ok to cry in front of your neighbour
- Now where your money is at
- Compare and despair
- Take regular holidays – even if you just go to a hotel for a night by yourself.
- Before you say no to something, think about it carefully. Opportunity Rocks!
But the main rule is to be authentic in everything you do. And remember the only thing you get from looking back is a sore neck!
Love Mrs Woog xxxx