FEELINGS, the thing about this way that you feel right now is that it’s only temporary. I know that your mind is consumed right now, suffocating; it’s like you can’t find a way to think about anything other than the things that are causing you anxiety. These feelings don’t last. It may not feel like it right now, but this feeling will fade; maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but you will smile again, you will feel like you again, you will feel happy and full of life again. Nothing is permanent. That’s the bittersweet part about life. That’s why it’s so important to appreciate the truly amazing parts and people in your life while also understanding that the bad days won’t last forever. Always be present, always be grateful, always know that you’ll get through this obstacle and the one after that.
You’re so much stronger than you think you are right now. Think about it; you’ve gotten through every tough day in your life so far, and this is no different. Take a big breath and think of all the things you have to be grateful for and breathe out all the bad. You are in control of how you feel. You are in control of this moment. YOU ARE IN CONTROL. PERIOD.
Don’t COMPARE your actual self to a hypothetical self. Don’t drown in a sea of ‘what if’s. Don’t clutter your mind by imagining other versions of you, in parallel universes, where you made different decisions, don’t PROCRASTINATE, because they don’t have much relevance left in your current situation.
The internet age encourages choice and comparison, but don’t do this to yourself. ‘Comparison is the thief of joy’, said Theodore Roosevelt. You are you. The past is the past. The only way to make a better life is from inside the present. To focus on regret does nothing but turn that very present into another thing you will wish you did differently. Accept your own reality. Be human enough to make mistakes. Be human enough not to dread the future. Be human enough to be, well, enough. Accepting where you are in life makes it so much easier to be happy for other people without feeling terrible about yourself.
You carry so much love in your heart. It’s time to give some LOVE to yourself. No one is you, and that’s your SUPERPOWER. EMBRACE YOURSELF.
Replace Netflix marathons with a healthy sleep. Replace fake influencers with inspiring creators. Replace toxic freinds with mentors. Replace complaining with gratitude. Replace blame with responsibility. Replace alcohol with water. Replace overthinking with action.
1. The past can’t be changed. 2. Opinions don’t define your reality. 3. Everyone’s journey is different. 4. Judgements are not about you. 5. Overthinking will lead to sadness. 6. Happiness is found within. 7. Your thoughts affect your mood. 8. Smiles are contagious & Kindness is free. 9. It’s okay to let go and move on. 10. What goes around, comes around. 11. Things always get better with time.
One of the worst things you can do with yourself is: Overthinking. Have you ever heard or experienced analysis paralysis? If you have, you know that overthinking leads to freezing up and whirring. If you want to be mentality strong & decisive, OVERTHINKING is your first enemy.
Mentally strong people choose not to give any energy to that negativity, they’d rather think critically and take logical action. Of course, they know that there are always risks and consequences no matter what choice they make. After all there is no perfect decision. Nonetheless be confident no matter what happens, you’ll be okay.
INSTINCTS. How many times you feel “I can do this” or you are overthinking? Overthinking things can create obstacles that weren’t even a problem in the first place. Maybe you’ve spent time and effort preparing for an interview, important play or a big game and you are as ready as can be until it comes time for you to actually perform. And you end up doing subpar because your mind goes into overdrive with all the negative possibilities. No matter how talented a person is, they could still choke when they have to perform and it usually comes from their own mind psyching them out thinking too much instead of acting on instinct.
If whatever you’re doing comes naturally to you, using your heart instead of your head is the way to go. Find some way to distract your mind, calm your thoughts and let your instincts take over.