1. Happiness is a choice, and it’s a choice only I can make for myself.
Ultimately, you are the one who controls your own happiness. If you can’t choose to be happy (at least some of the time), you shouldn’t expect to gain happiness from others.
2. Today is a new day.
Guess what? Everything that happened yesterday is yesterday’s news (unless it was something good, amiright). You spilled coffee all over your shirt yesterday? Doesn’t matter today. You failed an Econ test yesterday? Doesn’t matter today. You fell off your bike and skinned your knee in front of a bunch of people yesterday. You guessed it…It doesn’t matter today.
3. Others don’t define who I am.
Your political views, your family, your college, your religious beliefs, your political affiliation, and your past are all things that DO NOT define who you are. The only thing that defines you, is you.
4. I deserve the best.
Drop the people who tell you anything different. You are the most perfect version of you and you deserve the world.
5. It’s not about perfection, it’s about progression.
In the words of good old Hannah Montana, “nobody’s perfect.” That’s all there is to say.
6. Only I can help myself.
You can’t rely on others to make you happy, or to fix your problems. Yes, you can ask people for advice and for help, but ultimately you are going to have to be the one to change your attitude or behavior, stay committed, and help yourself.