This week, don’t glance in your rearview mirror. Don’t focus on what’s behind you, on what you’ve already left behind, because there is so much in store for your future. Even though you might miss people or places or experiences from yesterday, you need to remember that tomorrow is going to be so much brighter.
This week, ignore outside opinions. It doesn’t matter what other people have to say about your decisions because this is your life. As long as your choices are making you happy, and you aren’t hurting anyone in the process, you should be proud about what you’re doing. What others have to say doesn’t really matter at the end of the day.
This week, give yourself permission to unwind for longer than you usually do. Don’t tell yourself that you have to earn rest because you already deserve it. You can’t move at a fast pace all the time. You need to slow down every once in a while. You need to catch your breath.
This week, don’t forget to celebrate your small wins. When something good happens, you have a tendency to ignore it and focus on the bad, which is something you need to work toward changing. You need to give yourself a pat on the back when you do a good job.
This week, trust your instincts. If you have a bad feeling about a situation, then remove yourself from it. Don’t stick around because you’re worried that you’re overreacting. You are better at reading the room than you think, so if you feel uncomfortable, you’re allowed to leave.
This week, ditch your regular routine. Even though you like to stick to certain rituals, sometimes it can make you feel like you’re in a rut. To change that, do something out of the ordinary. Something spontaneous and fun. Shake things up for a change.
This week, stay true to yourself. Don’t let peer pressure change your behavior. Don’t feel like you need to be someone else in order to fit in with the crowd. You should be unapologetically yourself because it doesn’t matter what the rest of the world thinks.
This week, dole out compliments whenever they pop into your head. Don’t hold back out of fear of sounding too intense. You never know who will need to hear the words you have to say. They could make someone’s whole day, week, or month, so spread the love.
This week, don’t ignore what your head is saying in order to follow your heart. You need to take both opinions into consideration. You should never ignore common sense. You should never be too impulsive without thinking through the consequences.
This week, stay hopeful. Even though it might feel like everything is going wrong, you are doing your best. Don’t beat yourself up when things go wrong, when you don’t reach your destination as quickly as you’d hope.
This week, listen to your heart. Even though you pride yourself on doing the logical thing, it’s important to take your feelings into consideration too. Don’t discount them. Pay attention to what your gut is telling you, to what you really want deep down.
This week, dedicate some time to working toward completing your goals. Stop procrastinating. Stop coming up with excuses why you should wait until tomorrow, or why you shouldn’t bother at all, and just do the thing. You’ll be thankful that you did.