There’s always a point in our lives where we want to pause and think for a while. It may feel like everything is just so overwhelming; It feels so heavy that you just want to leave and throw off everything. Do you know why? Because you’re doing these things not for yourself and not because of you, but for the people around you.
Well, guess what? You are allowed to put yourself first. Living for other people would never give you a peaceful life. When you feel hurt, no one feels exactly what you feel, so why depend your happiness on other people?
You’ve done enough and you did well.
Now is the time to put yourself first. Stop holding back and do what will make your soul happy. You are mature enough to know what’s right and what’s not, so don’t dwell on what will people say. You don’t need validation from them. It’s your life honey, own it.
There’s nothing more rewarding than self-love.
Self-love is everything. It gives you the liberty to enjoy the things that make you whole. It is not being selfish, but rather being fair to yourself this time. You deserve the best that you give to other people.
Self-love means taking care of your physical, emotional, and mental health.
Make yourself a priority. No matter how much you want to consider helping and understanding other people, if you in the first place feels empty inside, there’s nothing more left to give.
Cut-off toxic people in your life.
Don’t let them take advantage of your good heart. You don’t feel like going out with a friend? Then don’t. Pushing yourself to do something you don’t want is unfair. Don’t feel like you owe people anything. It is time to eliminate those people that do not spark joy in your life and keep the ones who make you realize that life isn’t bad at all.
You deserve the best in this world.
Start waking up every morning and celebrate YOU. Make plans for yourself. Eat your favorite cake. Go to your favorite place. Spend time with your favorite person. Do what’s best for you and never feel guilty about it.
Start living the life you’ve always wanted.