1. Do this for yourself!
The first step to changing your mindset is recognizing that the person who needs it more than anything is you; make yourself a priority and remember that it is okay to be selfish sometimes. If you need your space and time, do it! Don’t stop to think about what others may need or how it may affect them because the right people will understand that growth requires you to work on yourself to be at peace with your mind.
2. Embrace Change.
Not all scary things are bad! Don’t be frightened by the idea of turning your life around and maybe starting over. See all the options, what is it that you really need? Why do you need it? When do you want it? Don’t underestimate the power of changing something in your life, whether it is something small or big; I assure you that it will give you a sense of being a brand new person. Small steps still make you move forward so don’t rush into anything!
3. Practice Self-Healing.
Nobody will heal your wounds for you so learn how to get up and keep going. Roads get tough and life seems scary, but once you know healing comes from within you’ll have the power! Find a new hobby, something that makes you happy, that helps you get away for a while or treat yourself to something nice. You don’t need others to heal you, this only breaks others in the process, but healing begins once you accept the hurt; it’s okay to admit something is wrong. Remember to love yourself and life will love you right back!
4. Focus on the important.
It could be your education, your career, your family, your religion, anything! Learn to prioritize, but never forget to include yourself in the list. Direct your focus on these things and don’t worry about the person next door. Don’t forget that these things help shape your life, they mold you into the person you are and or hope to become. We all need of someone or something in the process of growth so don’t hesitate to ask for help!
5. Don’t compare yourself.
The way others live their lives shouldn’t affect you whatsoever! Sometimes it’s okay to look up to others to find some motivation, but looking up to someone and comparing to someone are two different things. Don’t get lost trying to be on the same level as somebody else; we are all different and live life at our own pace. Do your own thing, and never forget where you came from; aspire to find your true self instead of following the crowd. Embrace your creativity!