A list for living like a dancer without actually having to dance. But you can dance if you want to. You can leave your friends behind...
  1. Listening to what your body has to say.
    It knows what's up. Food, sleep, muscles, bones, all of it. It'll tell you what it needs.
  2. Take inspiration from the small things.
    Or at least notice your surroundings and find something interesting.
  3. Take criticism as constructive and go work on it.
    Chances are whoever gave it to you is trying to help you. They're being hard on you because they care & want you to succeed.
  4. Discipline yourself.
    Don't rely on others to do it for you. Set your routines for starting the day right or getting the job done.
  5. Don't worry about the money.
  6. Take the freedom to go wherever your life leads you.
    It's probably not what you expected, but that's good.
  7. Enjoy the moments you've worked hard for. They are fleeting & wonderfil.
  8. Don't compare yourself to others.
    It doesn't benefit you. And if you do, don't be silent about it. Ask for help, learn from them.
  9. Ask the less obvious questions.
  10. Stay close to your professional community.
    Support them & they will support you in your endeavours.
  11. Find excuses to express yourself.
    Physically, verbally or otherwise. Quietly in solitude or loudly in front of hundreds. You won't regret it.
  12. Take risks.