I stay where I am comfortable. I stay where I cannot be seen.
You don’t want to look like a spoiled brat, so you hold yourself back from complaining in front of others.
I have a tendency to overreact. I think situations are worse than they are, because my mind only sees things in black and white. There isn’t a gray area.
ONE STAR: The bitch wouldn’t fuck me after I bought her a $12 drink.
I’m only keeping to myself because I’m worried about saying the wrong thing and looking like an idiot — but other people will assume I’m being bitchy when I’m really just feeling insecure.
She has learned how much socializing she can handle before she needs to take a break. She has learned when to leave a party early. She has learned how to avoid unwanted conversations. She has learned how to deal with her anxiety as best as she can.
Your smile will reform. Your thoughts will spin from negative to positive. Your vision will refocus so you are able to see the beauty in the world and the beauty hidden within your marrow.
I don’t put off working on myself until the end of the year. I don’t wait until everybody starts preaching self-care to focus on myself.
Self-love is not easy. You don’t stand in front of the mirror and repeat positive affirmations to yourself and suddenly feel better. You don’t make the choice to be happy and have it magically come true. You don’t stand a little straighter and hold your head up high and — voila! — your problems are solved.
You need to start treating yourself with the same amount of love you have been giving everyone else.