Things I've Learned in April


April has been a good month. I've been productive in terms of university work, I went home to see my family, I got a new phone that I have been begging for forever, I met my girlfriend's lovely family and the month has even been full of lovely weather (until today of course)! It's been a great April and to celebrate that I thought I would sum up the top 5 things I've learned from it!

1. Get ahead

Working hard well before deadlines definitely pays off! I've already finished the two that are coming up next week which eliminates so much stress.

2. Appreciate the people in your life

I often forget how lucky I am to have such a loving family. I went home for thirteen days this month and it meant so much to me to see how happy everyone was that I was home. You never really realise how much you mean to people and how much they mean to you until you spend some time apart and that's definitely worth acknowledging.

3. Look around, see beauty in the things around you

My girlfriend lives in Cornwall and I was lucky enough to be invited to go and see her and her family at the weekend. We went on a bike ride, walked her dogs, and I saw so many beautiful beaches that are practically right on my doorstep! It made me realise that I need to start taking advantage of the places around me at university. It costs me £5 to get to the beach on the train at uni, whereas at home it would cost me £40. I'm only at university for two more years and I definitely need to explore the stunning places around me while I'm here.

4. Don't set yourself unrealistic goals

I have a knack for doing this. I set myself a to do list for each day and often put way to many tasks on it. It's impossible to hold that much concentration on work for an entire day and even then I might not get everything checked off! If I didn't finish the tasks I had set myself I would feel so guilty, as if I was a failure. It took me until...today I think...to realise that I need to give myself at least one day off out of the seven and allow time throughout work days to take regular breaks.

5. Smile more.

I was told by a friend, when I went home for Easter, that I have a resting bitch face. I've been told since I was a kid that I always look grumpy, even when I'm feeling like the happiest girl in the world, so when I'm walking down the street now I make a conscious effort to smile more.

What have you been up to this month? Learned anything new? Let me know in the comments, I love hearing from you all!
 
Georgia Megan xx

14 comments

  1. It's been a learning month for me as well. Things have been a little tougher than usual but we should always see the positive and beauty in every situation!

    Have a great May!

    XoXo,

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  2. Great tips babe! xx

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  3. I'm still learning to realise that other people do appreciate me. I think I don't realise unless someone quite obviously verbally or physically shows it! April has sure been one big learning curve. Here's to May! <3

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  4. I can definitely relate to #2 as I just recently traveled to our home country for the 1st time in 2 years. Always treasure family. <3

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  5. I agree so much with tip no.4 because I'm pretty idealistic in terms of setting goals. Such an insightful post, Georgia x

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  6. Totally appreciate those 5 things you said about yourself! I can totally relate!

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  7. These things are so true, thanks for the reminder!
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  8. I started with my blog last month. So it has been full of learning.
    Number 4 it's something I need to work on.

    xx, Melissa
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  9. I loved reading this, it's a lot of stuff I recently learned as well!

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  10. This is such an amazing and uplifting post hun! I totally agree with the points you made! Sometimes we forget and don't appreciate the things we have! <3
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  11. Great lessons. I learned from my mom to smile more, she always says 'smile and the world will smile with you' and she is so right!
    xo
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  12. Theses are all such good points. It's good to remind yourself of these once in a while since its easy to get caught up in other emotions/priorities.

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  14. Number two on this list is so so so important. We all need to remind ourselves that everyday.

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