• Consistently connect with people who fill you up. • Practice being vulnerable. • Stop fighting to be right. • Apologize less often for things that aren’t your fault. • Become less people pleasing. • Allow things to be good enough instead of perfect. • Practice what you know to true or helpful. • Educate yourself at least 20 minutes a day (read or watch a informative video). • Create more joyful moments. • Follow your intuition. • Inform others when something isn’t working for you. (Not my words.)
Please stop overthinking life like you have to have an answer to every feeling or situation. That’s not how life works. We figure it all out by just living. We learn what’s important and what isn’t by messing up, by missing an opportunity, by seeking advice and not taking it.
Sometimes we have no damn clue what to do, and that’s okay. Always trust your gut and know that everything works out the way it’s meant to. It always does. Relax; we were never in control anyway.
So you want to be happy? Then stop letting the smallest things ruin your whole entire day. If you’re bored with your daily routine, do something unexpected. Stop complaining about how alone you are when you’re surrounded by people who actually care about you. Forget all the drama and let go of all the grudges you’ve been holding. Stop wasting time lingering over all that you could have, should have and would have done. Stop spending your days thinking of how much better you could do; stop longing for something that has been and always will be out of your reach. Just live the days as they come. Wake up every morning and smile at the wonderful day that awaits you. Take a risk for once. Let yourself be happy, because you deserve it.
1: Spend time alone. 2: Acknowledge your efforts and accomplishments. 3: Validate your feelings. 4: Speak to yourself with respect. 5: Identify and fulfill your needs. 6: Forgive yourself. 7: Be honest. 8: Accept yourself for who you are. 9: Set and keep boundaries. 10: Stop comparing yourself to others.
Set backs are apart of the journey. They’re not signs to stop. They might burn a little but serve a greater purpose which you will discover once you make it to the other end. Don’t give up on yourself.
Most of our lives move at such an accelerated pace we don’t always have the time to stop and reflect on how far we’ve come. We are usually too busy looking ahead. But it’s so important to keep checking in with yourself. We change all the time. It’s easy to get caught up feeling dissatisfied with where you are when you don’t take the time to appreciate how far you’ve come. You don’t have to be exactly where you want to be, but the fact that you are on your way is remarkable. Good things and progress take time.
Make today all about celebrating how far you’ve come in your life since last year. What is something you’ve changed in your life that you are proud of? Remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be. (Not my words.)