This week, stop putting off your problems until later so that you can feel comfortable today. If you keep procrastinating, you’re only prolonging the pain. The quicker you deal with what’s wrong, the quicker you’ll be able to heal and move past it.
This week, stay away from social media. Give yourself a break from reading hot takes and examining other people’s lives. Distance yourself from the negativity that it brings you, if only for a few days, and see how your mood changes.
This week, try finishing what you started instead of hopping from project to project. Even though you have a habit of changing your mind and your interests based on whatever mood you happen to be in, consistency and follow-through is important. If it matters to you, stick with it.
This week, remember you don’t owe anyone anything. You aren’t obligated to give someone your time, your body, or your attention. You get to decide whether this is what you want to do. Not them. Start making decisions for yourself, not the people around you.
This week, give yourself room to make mistakes. Stop expecting perfection from yourself because you’re accidentally holding yourself back. You’re stopping yourself from reaching your full potential because you’re so scared of failing.
This week, branch out and try something new – whether that’s reading a different book genre, cooking a new type of dinner, or taking a new route home from work. It can be something small and silly. Just switch things up a bit and see how you feel.
This week, don’t hesitate to make the first move, send the first text, plan the first outing. Take initiative. Do whatever your heart is pulling you to do instead of waiting for someone else to do the work for you.
This week, focus on making memories. Enjoy your time spent with your favorite people. Stay present with them instead of hiding behind your phone and thinking about things that aren’t right in front of your face.
This week, don’t close yourself off to new people. Give them a fair chance. Don’t let your history convince you that they’re going to treat you terribly. Let their actions guide your decisions about them.
This week, get in touch with your inner child. Act playful. Have fun. Don’t take yourself so seriously all the time – especially with Halloween right around the corner. It’s a great time to dress up and act ridiculous without feeling self-conscious.
This week, manage your time wisely. Don’t say yes to every opportunity. Be selective so you don’t burn yourself out. You don’t want to overextend yourself. You don’t want to put too much on your plate at once and end up extra stressed.
This week, don’t give and give without getting anything in return. There’s a difference between doing nice things for someone and letting them take advantage of you. Don’t let it reach a point where you’re bleeding yourself dry for someone who never lifts a finger for you.