Life hacks #2

So, I turned eighteen this Thursday. It had been an awesome but an extremely chaotic day. I had been out for more than twelve hours. Needless to say, I woke up the next day at two pm.
On the twenty third of this month, ten minutes before twelve am, I was hyperventilating. The following was my thought process :-
‘Oh my god! It’s my birthday tomorrow! I’m nervous but excited. Who will wish me? Will my best friends call me at midnight? Will my parents throw me a surprise party? What presents will I get? Will I feel any different? Will I feel older all of a sudden?’
As you can read, my thoughts were jumbled. I was thinking WAY too much. Although the day was important, I was thinking constantly about it. And then at the stroke of midnight, I had an epiphany. I said,” Don’t take any day too seriously. It’s just a day. Sure it is important but I shouldn’t expect anything of it. I should just accept anything and everything that comes in my way on this day.”
All of us have days which are extremely important for us. Be it our graduation, wedding day or in my case, my eighteenth birthday. We always want everything to be perfect on THIS particular day. We don’t want anything to go wrong, so we think, and we plan, and then we think some more. This extra thinking puts a lot of stress on us before and on these special days. But we forget the most important lesson, we forget that life is unpredictable. THE special day maybe good or bad. There maybe things that may go right and things that may go wrong. We can control the day only to a certain extent. Therefore, we shouldn’t expect.
So,my readers, don’t put pressure on yourselves to make a day perfect, because it never will be perfectly perfect.
This hack has been tried and tested and is 100 percent Ramexa approved!

PS. I swear to God, this is the last birthday post of this year.

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32 thoughts on “Life hacks #2

  1. This used to be me every year on my birthday. But I guess I just didn’t really care anymore. It’s just another day, we just make a big deal out of it and get upset with our inability to fulfill our way too idealistic plans. Totally agree with you on this post!

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  2. πŸ˜€
    Good to check your recent post.
    Firstly, Belated Happy Birthday. πŸ™‚
    I was wondering why anyone will expect that much out of a special day. πŸ˜€ Eventually someone like you expected it. πŸ™‚ I always feel that expectations brings disappointments at times. 😐 So, don’t expect anything.. just let the things come to you. Let them surprise you. πŸ™‚
    Lovely writing, hope your 18th b’day brings the best for you and your future. Cheers. πŸ™‚

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  3. Belated Happy Birthday, love! ❀ *Hugs* *Sends cookies*
    I had the similar thought process when I turned 18, although I believe in that life hack of not expecting anything, I still had jumbled thoughts because 18 is supposed to be special and it was a huge disappointment. No party, no surprises, no gifts, nothing. :/

    This year (I turned 19 in August. πŸ˜‰ ) I had no expectations and my friends had a surprise planned for me, gifts were given, my family had a small celebration at night and it all felt so good. πŸ™‚ Expectations ruin most of the beautiful moments.

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  4. You should be excited for your birthday!! Me, 31 years later, and I still love birthdays!! The best part is, like you so wonderfully put it, not trying to stress about it being perfect and just enjoy it for what it is and with who you choose to enjoy it with:)

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