There is a long list of things that I feel every person should know how to do in life BEFORE they leave the care of their parents. I had the pleasure of reviewing the book 101 Things Every Girl Should Know by the Faithgirlz. The authors listed off some really good things that every girl should know how to do. However, I wanted to touch base on 10 things every person should know how to do from this book.
One of my biggest pet peeves is when someone is late!!
[Tweet “Showing up late says to everyone that you don’t care about or respect them.~ Marie Harville”]
It also goes beyond being respectful though. It gives you time to prepare for whatever tasks lay ahead of you. Let’s not forget, that if you run into trouble along the way (i.e. car trouble, traffic, or other issues), you’ve got a few minutes’ leeway to work with.
Keep A Gratitude Journal
This is something that someone mentioned to me, while I was pregnant with Zeva, that she does when she’s having a harsh day. I learned while reading this book that it was a “scientifically proven” to help.
[Tweet “Take time to appreciate the finer things in life.”]
A beautiful sunset, a simple smile from someone you love, or even a good book are all things we tend to take granted all too often. Many also fail to make time for our family as frequently as we should.
Drink More Water
I have heard from many people how they can’t stand water. Yet, drinking water has many health benefits for the one consuming it. There are so many ways it can be drunk too. Water is my primary drink of choice, and I can always tell a huge decline in how I feel when I drink other things.
[Tweet “Water is the true drink that will fuel your body.”]
Love Life Unplugged
I schedule time throughout my day to spend with just the kids. I strive to make a full day once a week where the kids and I take off to some place where technology is the farthest thing from our minds with the exception of my camera to capture the moments we’re having.
[Tweet “Spending time away from technology opens your minds to many possibilities.”]
Never Gossip Again
Oh, how I wish I had never picked up this nasty habit! It doesn’t do me or anyone else any favors when you talk about others. (So, if I ever gossiped about you, know how truly sorry I am!!)
We shouldn’t be budding our nose in other people’s lives. It’s not our business! It’s NOT our place to tell anyone else’s life story. If they want someone to know they have the ability to say it.
[Tweet “It’s far better to keep our mouths shut than to talk about others!”]
Bust a Bad Habit
Everyone needs to know how to bust a bad habit. I don’t know of a single person who hasn’t gotten themselves into doing something that is wrong at some point in their lives. The 101 Things Every Girl Should Know actually gives some practical tips to help break some of the common habits girls start.
[Tweet “Busting a bad habit is easier than you may think.”]
This is a skill that I haven’t yet conquered. However, I when I DON’T fall prey to this downfall, I do get a lot accomplished in a quick manner. I find that I spend more time avoiding doing a task than what it actually took me to DO it.
[Tweet “Gain more free time—Just STOP procrastinating.”]
Read More Books
Reading is one of my favorite past times. Reading has allowed me to become knowledgeable about a wide range of topics. I also love the fact that I can escape reality just by curling up in a corner and reading a book. I love the fact that my kids and I share this passion together.
[Tweet “Reading books leads to more knowledge.”]
Ask for Help
Regardless how much we’d love to be able to succeed on our own in business it’s impossible! Learning how to ask for help is a valuable asset that can help a person go from the bottom to the top rather quickly in life.
[Tweet “Asking for help will help you achieve your dreams faster.”]
Admit You Made a Mistake
I will be the first one to tell you that I am far from perfect. I strive to not make mistakes, but when I do I own up to them. I like sleeping with a clear conscious.
[Tweet “Admitting when you’re wrong allows you to sleep better at night.”]
There are 91 other wonderful things listed in the 101 Things Every Girl Should Know book that are worth reading. In many cases, they even tell the reader HOW to implement those things now. It’s a quick, easy read. I’m sure your teenage girl will appreciate you giving it to her. I feel it’s a brilliant way to pass on some bits of wisdom during the rookie years without having to be ‘preachy’.
What is one bit of wisdom you think every girl should know?