10 Things You Should Let Go Of This Summer For A Brighter Life

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1. Your isolation. Summer is the perfect time to be outdoors and do all kinds of fun activities alone or with your friends. Winter was the time for hibernation and self-reflection and summer is your come back to the world. Get out of the house.

2. Your excuses. Go through your bucket list and figure out which items are still there simply because you keep making excuses for them or you’re just pure lazy. Stop wishing and start doing. 

3. Feeling sorry for yourself. Summer is the time of the year where you can start over. Let bygones be bygones and start a new chapter soaking up the sun.

4. Your almost relationship. Because why settle when you can meet someone who is actually willing to give you what you want? You want to enjoy the summer days, the beach, the sun and the picnics with someone who is present not someone who is almost there.

5. Waiting. Summer is too short to wait for anything. So wear the new dress, reach out to the people you’ve been wanting to see, join your traveling buddies on their next expedition and stop waiting for that text or that call. It’s just not worth it.

6. Trying to please everyone. Summer is the time to focus on yourself and your happiness. Focus on pleasing yourself instead of others and stay true to who you are. You don’t have to commit to every single plan or do things you don’t want to do. Lear to say ‘no’ more often.

7. Comparisons. Your timeline will be flooded with pictures of beautiful beaches and resorts because people are traveling the world. Don’t feel like you’re missing out. At the end of the day it’s the company that makes the place beautiful; not the other way around.

8. The need to impress others. Don’t feel like you need to compete in the social media show off game. As long as you’re having a good summer and trying to make the best of it, that’s all that matters. Work on impressing yourself.

9. Worrying too much. Especially about the things you can’t control. Summertime heals because you get to spend so much time in nature. Nature reminds us that some things are really out of our control and all we can do is just have faith and hope for the best.

10. Hating your body. Not everyone has a ‘bikini body’ or perfectly ripped abs, but everyone can have fun anyway if they choose to. Make it a point to stay active but enjoy the summer and embrace your current body until you get the body you want. TC mark

Rania Naim

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