𝐻𝑒𝒶𝓁𝓉𝒽𝓎 𝒮𝓉𝒶𝓉𝑒 𝑜𝒻 𝑀𝒾𝓃𝒹
We seem to live in a society where we grow up with expectations of what our life will be like. However, if we don’t society will take on the role and input its plans. There’s an unwritten story with milestones everyone should achieve once they hit certain ages. Along the way, we can let down our friends, family, and even ourselves. What people don’t realize is that life rarely goes as planned. In reality, you only get one life, so don’t waste it by listening to other’s interpretations of how you should live it. If you aren’t living the life that you imagined, move it around so you are. Instead of spending countless hours beating yourself up, realize what is it that you don’t like and make a change. Don’t think about the past because you can’t go back and undo it. Quit thinking of all the “I should haves” and “what ifs” because you will never know the answer. Those thoughts will only set you back, drive you nuts, and be a waste of time and energy. Once you give all that up, you will be able to ride the wave and live the life you deserve.
𝔾𝕚𝕧e 𝕐𝕠𝕦𝕣𝕤𝕖𝕝𝕗 𝕒 𝔾𝕠𝕒𝕝 📌
An easy way to improve your mood and boost your self-confidence is to set a goal and achieve it. Now when I say goal, it does not need to be a huge or challenging one like being a millionaire. It could be as simple as “I will go to the gym for an hour each day this week” or “I will only eat out once for the next two weeks”. Setting yourself a challenge, accomplishing it, then realizing what you have achieved will do wonders for your self-esteem. It will show that you are determined to do something and can do even more. To look back and say “If I can do that, what other astonishing things can I complete?”
Something that may be hard for you could be simple for someone else, so don’t be afraid to ask for help. Asking for help is something I struggle with myself. I take on way too much and cram to get it all done. On top of that, I like to control the results and not have to rely on others to execute it. This makes me super stressed out on top of the school work I have and can cause me to lash out on those willing to help. There are so many things we practice but don’t preach. This semester, I have been taking the time to learn about yoga, meditation, clearing my mind and trying to remain calm in stressful situations. My mental health has improved a lot since. If you help yourself first, you can help others next. It can significantly change your outlook on life, improve your mood, increase motivation and give you a healthier mindset.