It’s okay to stop pushing yourself every now and then. At times, inaction can be just as valuable as action. Let yourself—and the situations in your life—breathe a little.
Come back home to yourself in any way you can. Read your favorite books, cook your favorite meals, book a luxury spa day in the middle of the week. This is the time to focus on yourself.
Try to push past the distractions and focus on what really matters to you right now. It can be easy for you to get lost in the noise but work on prioritizing the things that will actively better you and get you one step closer to where you want to be.
Instead of looking for validation from others, try to find it within yourself. It doesn’t matter how the world sees you if you can’t even appreciate what you have to offer. You are a thing of beauty—never forget that..
Ego is often a facade for insecurity. It can act as armor but it can also act as a barrier to those who care about you. It’s okay to let the softness of your underbelly show, especially with the people who love you most.
You will never be the best at everything. Stop trying. Life becomes easier when you stop seeing it as a competition and accept it as something to experience—in all its mess, in all its flaws. Embrace it.
Sometimes there is no right or wrong way. There is a lot of gray area in the world and that can be hard to accept, especially in your own life. Learn to be okay with not always having the answers.
We are all doing the best we can in the situations we’re given, including you. That’s why it’s important to show compassion whenever you can, especially with yourself. You are only human too.
It’s okay to slow down, to take a beat. Life is not a race or a game or even a competition. Instead of throwing yourself into the next new experience, give yourself some time to rest.
There are people who love you for exactly who you are, even though you may struggle to see that. Don’t shut them out. They may not view you in the way you want the world to perceive you, but they accept you, and that’s much more important.
Take every moment as it comes. Don’t worry about the future, and don’t stress about the past. You are right here, right now, in this transient moment of time—don’t let it pass you by, because you don’t get it back.
It’s okay to feel through the bad moments, but then let them go. It does no good to hold on to things that can only ever hurt you. Accept when something has hurt or disappointed you—and then move on.