Bloganuary: What is a life lesson you feel everyone can benefit from learning?

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Day 15. Life lesson? Don’t ask me. I’m not the one who can give advice. But I can give you my opinion. Don’t compare yourself to others. Dare to be different. Your life doesn’t need to follow the same pattern as other people. So what if you’re friends already have a steady job and a family before they’re 30. It doesn’t mean anything. Be happy for other people but also focus on your own life. Enjoy your freedom. You can do what you feel, and no one can tell you how to be. If you don’t know what you want when you’re a teenager, then try different things. You will find your path sooner or later. People can judge you if you’re not the way they want you to be. It’s your life, and you can do what you want with it. You’re not on this planet to please other people. I believe things happen for a reason, and if nothing happens, then it isn’t meant to be. Accept the way things are. Some things you can’t do anything about. Do things that make you feel good. If other people don’t appreciate you the way you are, they’re not worth having around. Don’t let other people control you, and change for no one. Who knows you better than you. Respect other people’s opinions, and don’t start an argument because you don’t agree. Save money for a rainy day if you can. Don’t spend money on things you don’t need. Never judge a person by their appearance because it’s the inside that counts.

Maybe they are life lessons to live by. At least I do, but it doesn’t mean others need to follow them. Sometimes I forget my own life lessons, so I have to remind myself. They are more guidelines than lessons anyway.

What to do when it’s a rainy day but you don’t feel like going out

It’s finally summer and you’re excited that it’s gonna be hot and sunny. You can’t wait to get to the beach. But damn it’s rains outside. What to do now? Take a walk in the rain? Nah, don’t feel like it. What to do then, it’s summer and it’s time for joy. But the rain is not what you wanted.

Here’s a few tips of what to do when it’s a rainy day and you don’t feel like going out

#Listen to music
Not just listen to your favorite tunes. Why not sing along to the lyrics? It doesn’t matter if you’re not the best singer in the world. If you sing out of tune, it doesn’t matter. No one is there to hear it anyway. Just the feeling singing along to a great song is good for your spirit.

#Watch videos on Youtube
Whatever takes your fancy. If it’s those popular cat videos or Youtubers. Or if you’re like me, watch old TV comedy shows that you used to watch on TV. Maybe there’s a video you remembered watching once but it was ages ago. Why not try to search for it again? Youtube is full of old and new videos. Just take your pick. I spend hours and hours there if I’m bored.

#Watch a DVD
Forget Netflix and such. If you have DVD’s you haven’t watched in ages. A rainy day is a good excuse to watch them. Nothing is better than put a disk in your DVD player and press play. Not forgetting those extras if there are any. Maybe you have a DVD with your favorite series, why not watch it again? That’s the reason you bought it so you can watch it again, right? Watching them on Netflix is not the same.

#Read a book or write a story
Sitting in your favorite armchair, reading your book. What’s more relaxing than that? If you’re not a book reader, you can start to write a story of your own. It doesn’t even have to be a story. You can write anything you like.

#Play board games or playing cards
Playing games on a tablet or a computer, is a lonely business. Spending time with your family (if you have one) playing board games is a social event. It’s a good way having a conversation and spend time away from modern technology. Board games can also be played among friends. If you’re alone, playing solitare with real playing cards, is much more fun. You can also search on the internet for new card games to learn. Just used the search word: card games for one. Or just “card games”

These tips are also good for boredom. If anybody else have more tips on what to do on a rainy day, feel free to reply to this blog post. So what do you do on a rainy day or when you’re bored?