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Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

Stop Putting Your Needs Last

Listen to your body and give it what it needs. Speak your mind, stand up for what you believe in, and quit selling yourself short. When you prioritize what you want and what you need, people who were using you often fade away, leaving you with friends who love you and respect your worth.

Stop trying to hold onto the past.

The past can hold you back in life, hurt your present, and ruin your future. No matter how hard you try, you don’t have the power to change it. No one can change the past. Every second you spend dwelling on the past is a second of your present that you are missing. You have the power to create how you live your life. Give yourself the chance to be happy, remember you are strong enough to overcome it.

Stop complaining and feeling sorry for yourself.

“Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it,

we can never do anything wise in this world.”

H. Keller

What you focus on grows - if you want to stop focusing on what's going wrong you have to fill your head up with thoughts about everything that's going right. This is where a daily gratitude practice comes in. Practicing gratitude can be a game-changer: it has far reaching effects, from improving our mental health to boosting our relationships with others.

You become a victim when you accept you are. The time you spend swimming in self-pity is time you could have spent looking for a solution or building something better. Even if all you can do right now is something small, do that thing. Take one step in the direction of a solution and you will feel a lot better about yourself and your situation. It’s well known that exercise is a great way to combat negative feelings and depression because it produces many other positive and healthy chemicals in your body.

Stop thinking you’re not ready.

Oh yes you are. You are ready. Ready right now. Great people do things before they are ready. Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect. It is really important to start with what you have and from where you are, and to remember the journey of a thousand miles begins with that first step!


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