This week, don’t underestimate your own abilities. You are capable of achieving far more than you think, so don’t hold back out of fear of failure. Even if you don’t see the results you want, you’ll be proud of yourself for giving it a shot.
This week, spend more time with your own thoughts. Pause for a second and give yourself the chance to really think things through instead of rushing from one moment to the next without asking yourself how you’re doing or what you want.
This week, protect your peace. Don’t waste time arguing with people who are never going to see the situation from your point of view. Don’t listen to their ramblings when they aren’t going to give you the same respect and hear you out. Just walk away.
This week, stop sweeping your problems under the rug. Confront whatever is bothering you. Admit that there is a problem because that’s the first step toward finding a solution. Even though you might feel uncomfortable causing a fuss, you deserve to have your feelings heard.
This week, give yourself grace. When you mess up, try your hardest to accept that whatever happened is over and done instead of dwelling on it and beating yourself up over it. Everyone else makes mistakes too, even though you might not see them. You’re not alone in this.
This week, allow yourself to sit in the discomfort. If something is bothering you, don’t push the emotion away. Take some time to ask yourself why this is bothering you, what it could mean, and what you could do to change the situation.
This week, stop trying so hard to impress the people around you. Even though society has conditioned you to care about validation, it doesn’t matter if others are proud of what you’ve accomplished. It matters whether you’re proud, whether you’re living a life that genuinely makes you happy.
This week, sneak some treats. This might mean letting yourself sleep an hour later than usual or setting aside time to binge-watch a series that you’ve been excited to see. Either way, do something nice for yourself. Something fun and relaxing.
This week, be selective with how you spend your time and who you’re spending it on. You don’t want to dedicate too much effort to someone that isn’t doing the same for you. You don’t want the relationship to become completely one-sided.
This week, celebrate loudly and proudly. Don’t hold back your excitement about the good things that are going on in your life. Don’t be too modest. You’re allowed to brag a little. You’re allowed to be proud of yourself.
This week, accept that you’re going to take steps back sometimes. But that doesn’t mean all your progress was lost. That doesn’t mean you’re on a downward trend. All it means is that you had a bad time. Remember, progress isn’t linear.
This week, be gentle with yourself. Don’t push yourself too hard. Don’t rush yourself to move at an impossible pace. Accept that you’re going to get there when you get there. Stressing yourself out isn’t going to help in any way.