This week, accept whatever emotions you’re experiencing. Instead of trying to push away the pain and pretending to be happy, be honest with yourself. Feeling those emotions and naming those emotions are the first steps toward healing from those emotions.
This week, ignore the timeline that you’ve established for yourself. Forget about reaching your goals by a certain date and simply focus on improving. Remember, you can’t control whether you reach success – but you can control whether you put effort into whatever you’re passionate about doing.
This week, stop procrastinating. The tasks you’ve been putting off won’t take as long as you think – and once they’re finished, you’ll be under way less stress. Worrying about getting everything done is half the battle. Those thoughts can be worse than the actions themselves.
This week, pay close attention to the voices surrounding you. Even though you’re pretty smart, you’re not always the most intelligent one in the room. Others have wisdom to share, so don’t discredit them. Listen closely to what they have to say and you could learn something.
This week, be unapologetic. Don’t feel ashamed or embarrassed about your opinions, even if the people around you feel differently. You don’t have to fit in with the crowd. It’s good to be unique, to make your own choices, to build your own future.
This week, don’t sit around waiting for motivation to strike or you could be waiting forever. Give yourself a little push to get things done. This doesn’t mean you should burn yourself out. Rest when you need to rest – but when you’re ready to work, go out there and get it done
This week, take calculated risks. If you know that you want something, and that there’s a chance you could get it, ignore the probability of failure. Reach for the stars. Chase after your passions. Go for it because you’ll regret it if you let this moment pass you by.
This week, practice optimism. Even though it’s okay to feel sad about the world around you, and your emotions are perfectly valid, try to see the good too. Try to focus on a few things that you’re thankful for. Try to remember that it’s not all bad, even though it might feel that way right now.
This week, get back into reading. Spend some well-needed time alone because you’ve been exhausted by people lately. It’s okay to have a few quiet days on your own. It’s okay to escape into a good book instead of worrying about your problems for a little while.
This week, take some time to acknowledge your accomplishments. Progress isn’t always linear, so you might feel like you aren’t headed in the right direction, but the small successes deserve praise too. Give yourself a pat on the back. You’ve earned it.
This week, pay it forward. Do something sweet for a total stranger, or check in on your closest friends to make sure they’re holding up okay. Either way, make sure you’re spreading kindness far and wide.
This week, try not to overthink every little move you make. Try to trust your instincts and go with the flow. Not every single action needs a pros and cons list. Sometimes, choices don’t have to be that stressful.