Guidelines for 2024

 sneak peak: 30 guidelines for going through life, or at least 2024

A (not exhaustive) selection of things I have learned which I will be taking with me into 2024 (and beyond):

1. Life is just one big adventure; don't take any of it seriously.

2. Do scary things. Better still, do scary things by yourself just to prove that you can.

3. Practice makes perfect. A little every day will get you a very long way.

4. Spend time with animals. Spend time in nature. Wonder at the awe of it all.

5. Generosity makes everyone feel good.

6. Fake it til you make it actually does work.

7. There is no right path so wander wherever you like.

8. Do all things with kindness.

9. Take up the space you occupy boldly - jump around, dance, sing, shout, make MOVEMENT and NOISE and ENJOY IT.

10. The less time spent on your phone, the better. (See also: screens in general.)

11. Life is most fun when you laugh easily and often, and LOUDLY.

12. You don't have to be good at things to do them. You just have to do them.

13. Tell people you love them. And tell them why.

14. Filtered water is the only way in London, but it still doesn't compare to Scottish water.

15. Ideas deserve to be acted on, so when you have them, don't just think them - get on and do them.

16. Look after the planet in every way you can.


18. Friendships can be found absolutely anywhere if you're open to them.

19. Be a voice for the voiceless.

20. It makes no sense to save things 'for best' - use them, wear them, drink them whenever.

21. Protect time for your hobbies, and prioritise them.

22. Relaxing is not wasting time! RELAX, OKAY.

23. Feel your feelings.

24. Work hard and be a 'yes' person (but protect your work-life balance...).

25. No amount of steamy showering will get creases out of clothes, it's a myth.

26. A calm night in every so often is important for the soul (and the life admin to-do list).

27. Do good things and do them quietly, without seeking recognition.

28. Eat as many different colours as you can every day.

29. Fill your surroundings with life and liveliness, a bit of chaos keeps things fun.

30. Go out and see the world.

an elderly man is smiling, dancing with headphones on and his eyes closed
taking up the space he occupies boldly, an example to us all


  1. Comment 25 - something I've been saying FOREVER


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