Taylor Swift Shares 30 Lessons for Turning 30 with Elle Magazine

Taylor Swift’s appearance on Elle UK magazine was not a mere photoshoot. The popstar shared a lot of wisdom with the world in her most recent sit down with the popular magazine. One of our favourite segments is her 30 lessons for life.

Taylor Swift shared some inspiring advise with the world in the interview with Elle Magazine. The ‘Reputation’ singer is turning 30-years-old in December 2019 and in courtesy of this, she shared 30 lessons with us. Check out the lessons below courtesy of Elle Magazine.

In this article, we will share the top 10 lessons from this interview.

Lesson 01: I learned to block some of the noise.

Social media can be great, but it can also inundate your brain with images of what you aren’t, how you’re failing, or who is in a cooler locale than you at any given moment. One thing I do to lessen this weird insecurity laser beam is to turn off comments. Yes, I keep comments off on my posts. That way, I’m showing my friends and fans updates on my life, but I’m training my brain to not need the validation of someone telling me that I look 🔥🔥🔥.

Lesson 02: Being sweet to everyone all the time can get you into a lot of trouble.

While it may be born from having been raised to be a polite young lady, this can contribute to some of your life’s worst regrets if someone takes advantage of this trait in you. Grow a backbone, trust your gut, and know when to strike back. Be like a snake—only bite if someone steps on you.

Lesson 03: Trying and failing and trying again and failing again is normal.

It may not feel normal to me because all of my trials and failures are blown out of proportion and turned into a spectator sport by tabloid takedown culture (you had to give me one moment of bitterness, come on). BUT THAT SAID, it’s good to mess up and learn from it and take risks. It’s especially good to do this in your twenties because we are searching. That’s GOOD.

Lesson 04: I learned not to let outside opinions establish the value I place on my own life choices.

For too long, the projected opinions of strangers affected how I viewed my relationships. Whether it was the general internet consensus of who would be right for me, or what they thought was “couples goals” based on a picture I posted on Instagram. That stuff isn’t real.

Lesson 05: I’ve learned that society is constantly sending very loud messages to women that exhibiting the physical signs of aging is the worst thing that can happen to us.
Lesson 06: Apologizing when you have hurt someone who really matters to you takes nothing away from you.

Try not to say “I’m sorry, but…” and make excuses for yourself. Learn how to make a sincere apology, and you can avoid breaking down the trust in your friendships and relationships.

Lesson 07: Before you jump in headfirst, maybe, I don’t know…get to know someone!

All that glitters isn’t gold, and first impressions actually aren’t everything. It’s impressive when someone can charm people instantly and own the room, but what I know now to be more valuable about a person is not their charming routine upon meeting them (I call it a “solid first 15”), but the layers of a person you discover in time.

Lesson 08: I’m finding my voice in terms of politics.

I took a lot of time educating myself on the political system and the branches of government that are signing off on bills that affect our day-to-day life. I saw so many issues that put our most vulnerable citizens at risk, and felt like I had to speak up to try and help make a change. Only as someone approaching 30 did I feel informed enough to speak about it to my 114 million followers.

Lesson 09: How to fight fair with the ones you love.

Chances are you’re not trying to hurt the person you love and they aren’t trying to hurt you. If you can wind the tension of an argument down to a conversation about where the other person is coming from, there’s a greater chance you can remove the shame of losing a fight for one of you and the ego boost of the one who “won” the fight.

Lesson 10: Learning the difference between lifelong friendships and situationships.

Something about “we’re in our young twenties!” hurls people together into groups that can feel like your chosen family. And maybe they will be for the rest of your life. Or maybe they’ll just be your comrades for an important phase, but not forever.

So those are our top picks from the 30 life lessons given by Taylor Swift. Read the full list here on Elle.com and comment below your favourites.

And wish Taylor Swift a happy 30th birthday in advance!!!

Adam McDonald

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