We are the sum of our experiences, and our feelings are the culmination of the experiences we’ve had.
Therefore, our feelings are not our fault.
Processing your feelings starts with accepting their existence, ie, giving up the fight to deny them.
“Hi, Fear. I see you. I feel you. I accept you.”
Introspection is often labeled as over thinking. In actuality, it’s a powerful tool that helps you understand yourself and others on a deeper level.
When you understand other people you are capable of being emotionally generous with them, and generosity is the answer to most issues. Asking, “How I can I be generous in this situation?” is an emotional lifesaver, particularly when someone is being less than easy to deal with.
NOTE: Sometimes being generous means not telling someone to shut the fuck up.
Talking on the phone or video messaging is a healthier way to communicate with friends than texting.
Airing your frustrations is healthy. Shit talking for prolonged periods of time is not.
It’s OK to not be liked by others. Stepping forward with an open heart is more important.
If you truly love to do something, do it. Do what brings you joy and everything will begin to fall into place.
NOTE: Falling into place sometimes means falling apart.
Accepting other people’s limitations is the only way to find peace in your relationships. It will set you free.
Being realistic about your limitations will empower you.
You don’t have to be good at everything. Strategically outsourcing what you are wildly mediocre at is self-care at it’s finest.
Self-care is anything that brings you joy. And the world needs your joy.