I Am Slowly Learning How To Live A Healthy Life

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I am reading more. I am sleeping the right amount. I am remembering to text back friends instead of isolating myself in my bedroom without any interaction for weeks at a time.

I am drinking more water. I am drinking less beer. I am creating a skincare routine and an exercise routine for myself. I am making a conscious decision to care about what happens to me after a lifetime of putting everyone else first and leaving myself for last.

I am slowly growing into the ultimate version of myself. I am seeing a therapist. I am attending meetings. I am making an effort to be more open and honest about my feelings. I am letting the real me run loose instead of playing pretend to the public.

I am learning how to cope with my anger. I am taking baby steps away from my sadness. I am replacing negative thoughts with positive ones whenever possible. I am releasing the pain from my past to make room for happiness in my future.

I am offering my loved ones my full attention. I am not staring down at my phone over dinner. I am not redirecting every conversation toward myself. I am listening. I am looking others directly in the eyes. I am relearning how to communicate in an effective way.

I am making the right decision instead of the most comfortable decision. I am following my dreams without hesitation. I am allowing my passion to guide me toward my next destination. I am trusting in my own abilities. I am hoping for the best.

I am eating healthier snacks. I am taking longer walks. I am catching up on doctor’s appointments. I am keeping my prescriptions filled. I am taking care of my physical health even though I am still tempted to spend weekends lounging on the couch with canceled plans.

I am putting in more hours at work. I am thinking more creatively. I am venturing outside the box. I am drifting from my comfort zone. I am seeing how far I can push myself, how much I can accomplish.

I am asking how are you and actually listening to the answers. I am giving more compliments. I am offering more smiles. I am aiming to make the days of others easier, not more arduous.

I am making fewer complaints. I am criticizing my reflection less. I am learning to change the pieces of myself that are adjustable and appreciate the pieces I am unable to nudge.

I am trying my absolute hardest — but I am not successful in doing each of these things every single day. There are days when I slip up. Days when I cheat. Days when I feel like moving forward was only an illusion and I am staying stuck in the same place.

But none of that matters. Those bad days don’t matter. All that matters is that I continue to try, that I keep making attempts to better myself, that I never give up hope again. TC mark

The truth is that you can be struggling and still be loved.

You don’t have to solve your whole life tonight. You just have to show up and try. Focus on the most immediate thing in front of you. You’ll figure out the rest along the way.

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