It doesn’t mean your anxiety is going to hold you back forever. It simply means, right now, you need a little break. You need some time to rest. To readjust. To reenergize.
You have to remind yourself that you’re strong enough to get through this, strong enough to make it until tomorrow, and strong enough to make it until the day after that.
In 2020, wear your heart on your sleeve. Speak authentically. Love loudly.
Sometimes, you need to let your worries take a backseat. You need to ignore your doubts, your fears, your what-ifs. You need to take a chance on yourself, even though you’re not completely sure of yourself, even though you have doubts, even though you aren’t positive whether you’re making the right move or making a mistake.
You might feel like you’re alone because everyone else looks like they have their lives together. Because everyone else seems to be moving at a healthy pace and hitting all the right milestones. Because it seems like you’re the only one struggling this hard, feeling this confused, feeling this numb.
It’s better to be single than to force a relationship to work. To force your person to pay attention to you. To force yourself to believe everything is going to turn out okay.
If learning to love yourself sounds like too big of a leap from where you are right now, you can start by learning to give a shit about yourself.
Stop with the bullshit about how there isn’t anyone in this world meant for you.
Toxic humans are dangerous, not just because of the way they treat you, but because of the way they treat others. There’s a strong contrast between the way they act with you and the way they act with everyone else.
You deserve better than someone who is unable to see your value. Someone who was perfectly fine with stringing you along, even though they knew you were going to end up hurting, even though they knew they were doing the wrong thing, even though they knew it was selfish.