Day #3 of Self Love
“What is one choice you can make right now that your future self will thank you for?”
Sometimes in our lives, we can get too “comfortable”. There is nothing wrong with having a routine that you like, but when the people/ things in our life stop making us happy and we become numb to their presence, maybe its time to let go and focus on yourself and what you want out of life. We spend so much time investing our lives in other people and relationships, which is fine, but we need to learn that investing in ourselves is just as important. Remember that who you are in the future is a reflection of who you are today…
Here is a list of a few choices I think that my/your, future self would thank me/you for making:
1. Decide what your values are and live by them everyday.
“A person who has a strong set of beliefs and values is a happy and strong person. A person who does not have a clearly defined set of beliefs and values is tossed about in life like a tiny ship on an angry ocean.” Most of our values are pretty similar, such as being healthy, compassionate, appreciative, dedicated, believing in others, etc., it is always good to check in with your list and make sure you are sticking to them.
2. Decide who you want to be.
If you are unhappy in your relationship, get out of it. If you are unhappy in your job, quit. What is the point in living your life dissatisfied? Figure out what you want, and get started. I know it won’t be easy, but if you don’t start somewhere, you won’t start at all. Deciding to finally make the change to be the real you can be tiresome but it will result in overall happiness in your life, therefore making yourself a better YOU in the future.
3. Achieve/ reward progress on the path to your goals.
Don’t rush your goals, but realize that some might take longer than others- even years. Keep track of your progress and reward yourself for making it a bit farther on your path.
4. Don’t back away from needed changes.
In order to achieve and gain what you want out of life, there are changes that will have to occur as you progress on your journey toward your goals. When you get to that point, understand that it is not going to be easy, but remember not to hesitate your decisions.
5. Choose well who you would take with you on your journey through life.
An easy way to ruin your life is by simply picking the wrong partner/ friends to share it with. You do not need people in your life who tear you down, make you feel worthless, or don’t believe in your dreams. They do not belong on the path you are taking and you will not do well with them constantly trying to divert you.
It is never too late to start making a change to better yourself for not only in the future, but now as well. You will start to learn to love yourself and have peace, joy, love, and gratitude in your life for yourself and others.
May peace, joy, love, and gratitude be with you always.