I know you choose hope over giving up and that allows for the possibility of greater things. Giving up is weak, and you may be a lot of things but that isn’t one of them.
At the risk of sounding too idealistic, it really does come down to trying to find the silver lining in every bad thing (because nine out of ten times, I promise you it will be there) and being proactive rather than simply reactive.
Try turning down the volume on your inner dialogue and really listen to people.
Instead, take a step back and calm down. Be alone. Do whatever you need to do to relax and diffuse. Just don’t let it get to you. You’ve worked too hard to let one thing wreck your stability.
5. “I will write a novel in one month.”
Moan suavely to respond to his masculinity. Make big eyes with your mouth open when you’re experiencing strong emotions. Say yes repeatedly to encourage him and invite him.
Life’s not a race. Love’s not a race. Stop competing.
Surround yourself with people who make you leap out of your comfort zone. Surround yourself with people who make you walk farther, climb higher, and go longer than you really feel like doing because they know the view at the end will be worth it.
But this ever-speeding movement toward something — utopia, disaster, or individual goal — means we never live at all. The future doesn’t exist. It is always ahead.
If you are afraid to speak up for yourself, are getting walked all over by others, or are being taken advantage of, then you might be a little bit of a doormat. That’s not good for you.