13 Important Life Lessons I Learnt In My 30s That I’d Like You To Know Earlier In Your 20s


Have you ever looked back upon your younger self and thought “if only I could have told them what I know now?” Of course without learning we would never get to where we are now, so going through the process is inevitable. The silver lining however is that we can always pass our wisdom onto others in the hope that what we know might help somebody else down their path of self discovery. Some things from your 30-something self, to your 20-something self:

1. Don’t go for your dream till you’ve got enough money, you’ll never start

Patience is a virtue. If you can think sensibly and wait until you are truly ready to go after your dream, the chance of it coming true multiplies. It doesn’t mean you won’t do it. It just means you have to do it right. Hold your horses. Know when to walk and when to run.

2. Don’t care too much about what others think

Easier said than done, but there are certainly ways you can get better at this if you are conscious of it. Focus on the goal, not what others will think of it, or who is looking at you while you get the job done. It will be a far less anxious, and a far more rewarding journey.

3. Don’t place too much importance on what you look like

Appearance is so much less important than you think. Worrying about it is attached to all the things you will keep close to you – the best friends will be the ones who care only about what kind of person you are inside.

4. Don’t beat yourself up too much

Don’t be too hard on yourself. Trust that you are the great person you believe you are. Don’t doubt that, even when bad things happen. It’s the best thing you can do to support yourself. Otherwise when you get to thirty you’ll be worse for wear than you need to be.

5. Do learn everything you can. This never stops.

As long as we are living we are learning! This is the greatest part of consciousness. Surround yourself with greatness; great people, great opportunities. Make your learning experience the best it can be.

6. You’re going to make mistakes.

If you make a mistake, move on. It happens. We can try our hardest, but we are all human, and when we do let the team down we can only be sorry and learn. Don’t dwell on it too much. Take it as a lesson for a future place where you will succeed.

7. Don’t sweat the small stuff.

“If you focus too hard on the lost skateboard, you won’t see the Rolls Royce parking right in front of you.” – Girlosophy

8. Don’t worry too much about the future.

The future is happening regardless. Don’t worry about aging, or dying, or losing, or even winning too much. What will be will be.

9. Do enjoy your youth, and being that age.

Enjoy being exactly where you are at. Look around. Focus on everything that is happening right now. It will never be just like this again. Learn to treasure that.

10. Don’t think you know everything.

Never think this, no matter what age. There are always things you don’t know, and when you understand this, you keep learning wonderful things from everything you come into contact with.

11. Do hold onto the things you care about.

You get to choose what you treasure. If you come into contact with a good thing — hold onto it. They don’t come along all that often.

12. Do put your family first.

Family are for life! Nurture those relationships and keep those bonds strong. They will be your greatest allies in life.

13. Do work hard at what you want.

By the time you’re 30 you’ll most likely have it.

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10 Natural Home Remedies to Get Rid of Lice

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Discovering that you or your loved ones have lice can be a nightmare. When these tiny parasites take residence, they feed on your blood and most annoying, make your head unbearably itchy!

Worst of all, they reproduce like crazy and spread like wildfire. To get rid of lice for good, you must get the situation under control quickly. But don’t rush out and start dosing yourself with strong chemical concoctions just yet!

Armed with these 10 home remedies and a lice comb, you can easily get rid of lice naturally. It’s likely you already have many of these ingredients at home—some of which may surprise you!

1. Garlic


Garlic’s intense smell can literally suffocate these pesky rice. Here’s how to do it:

  • Grind up 8–10 cloves of garlic into a paste and mix with 3 TBS of lime juice
  • Work this foul smelling mixture through your hair and leave for 30 mins
  • Rinse thoroughly and repeat twice per week

2. Baby Oil


Baby oil is another natural treatment that can help drown out those pesky head lice.

  • Apply baby oil to hair and comb through to remove the majority
  • Wash your hair with a (very) mild soap detergent
  • Run white vinegar through your hair, cover with shower cap and leave overnight

This de-licing method can be repeated as much as 4–5 days per week if you need to!

3. Olive Oil


Olive Oil isn’t just great for cooking; it’s great for choking head lice!

  • Apply olive oil (virgin or otherwise) generously to your head before sleeping
  • Cover with a towel or shower cap whilst you sleep
  • Comb hair thoroughly in the morning and wash out with tea tree oil shampoo

This treatment can be highly effective at just 1–2 times per week!

4. Salt


Salt can be another deadly weapon for your lice kicking arsenal.

  • Great a 1:1 mixture of salt and vinegar
  • Moderately wet your hair using the solution
  • Wear a shower cap for 2–3 hours and wash your hair as normal

Repeating this process every 3 days will yield great results.

5. Petroleum Jelly


Petroleum jelly has an amazing variety of uses, including lice termination!

  • Liberally apply petroleum jelly to your hair before going to sleep
  • Wrap your head with a towel or shower cap overnight
  • Use baby oil to help shift the jelly from your hair
  • Comb through to shift the lice

Performing this routine 3 nights in a row for maximum effect.

6. Tree Tea Oil


Tea tree oil can be used as a homeopathic remedy for dozens of health applications. As a powerful natural insecticide, the head lice won’t know what hit them!

  • Take 1 TPS of tea tree oil, mix with 1oz shampoo and 3 TPS coconut/olive oil
  • Work the mixture into your hair and cover with cap for up to 1 hour
  • Rinse your hair using hot water then comb through to remove lice

This may be repeated daily, but don’t apply tea tree oil directly to your head!

7. Coconut Oil


Coconut oil is a healthy cooking oil, works wonders for your skin and hair and stops lice outbreaks dead in their tracks.

  • Wash your hair using diluted apple cider vinegar
  • Once your hair has dried, fully coat the scalp and hair with coconut oil
  • Wear a shower cap or towel overnight
  • Comb your hair thoroughly in the morning and wash as normal

Performing this routine every night for a week should do the trick. However, adding anise oil to the coconut oil will boost the lice kicking power!

8. White Vinegar


White vinegar, otherwise known as acetic acid, is easily available, inexpensive and a potent lice killer!

  • Mix white vinegar and water at an equal 1:1 ratio
  • Fully wet your hair and scalp with the acidic solution
  • Cover your head with a towel or cap for up to 2 hours
  • Comb through your hair thoroughly, dipping your comb in white vinegar
  • Shampoo as normal

This lice armageddon can be repeated a couple of times in a row for maximum effect.

9. Sesame Seed Oil


Sesame feed is naturally antifungal, antibacterial and a potent insecticide. It’s a formidable weapon in the war against lice.

  • Mix 1/4 cup of sesame seed oil, 1/8 cup neem oil, 1 TPS tea tree, 1/2 TPS rosemary and eucalyptus oil and 1 TPS lavender oil
  • Wash your hair thoroughly with apple cider vinegar and dry
  • Liberally apply the oil solution to your head and hair
  • Cover with a towel or shower cap overnight
  • Comb thoroughly to remove dead lice and wash as normal

Apply this lice-choking essential oil solution daily for one week to win the war!

10. Mayonnaise


Yes, you read this one correctly. The popular condiment Mayonnaise can drown out the lice population within a week!

  • Thoroughly coat your scalp and hair with full-fat mayonnaise
  • Using a shower cap or towel, cover your head and leave overnight
  • Shampoo as normal and comb out the dead lice in the morning

If you’re in a pinch, repeating this cycle daily for one week could be a life-saver!

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