Don’t look to others for a sense of self-worth, but to ourselves. Comparing yourself to others is the best way to tear yourself down, and can be detrimental to your mental health. Look instead at the unique traits that make us all different from one another, and remember to value yourself as much as you value others. Learn to notice your own suffering, acknowledge it. Don’t let life pass you by; act in a way that adds value to your life as well as building upon your sense of self-worth. When you can learn to value and love yourself as you do others, you can live a more fulfilled life.
“We shouldn’t be rating ourselves, we should just be ourselves.”
– Dr. Firestone
We have all had a time in our lives where we truly felt low, where we truly felt like it couldn’t get much worse. Some days are harder than others. One thing to do is to try to look at the good things in life that keep us going, that allow us to stay on our feet. Find what drives you to move forward, and keep on going.
A good thing to do when youre stressed is to take a deep breath and relax. Keeping a clear head, even in high stress situations, makes you less likely to make irrational decisions. Don’t fall to the pressure, but rise to the occasion.
One thing many people don’t do is get out of their comfort zones. In my opinion, that is a reasonably distasteful way to live one’s life due to the fact that they’ll never really be able to get to where they might want; they’d be taking the easy way out. Leaving your comfort zone means taking a risk, and risk taking is an important part of living one’s life.
To me, living a good life involves living the life that YOU want to live, striving for your dreams bit by bit. Don’t give into the expectations of other people; you need to live for yourself. Reach for the things that make you happy.
Relationships help build the foundations of who we are as people. Never take the relationships in your life for granted: you may end up losing some of those important to you, and you can’t always get them back.
Take advantage of opportunities that come your way. Many opportunities will present themselves to you and any of them can really change your life. That being said, some will only present themselves once, and the door may close itself to you forever if you don’t take it.
Everyone is different, so there are some things that we can do that others can’t. We each have different strengths and weaknesses, and we all have a skill others lack; the important thing to do is keep searching until you find it.
Something I strive for is finding what I’m passionate about in life. It makes life feel more complete, more fulfilling. The easiest way to do this is to go outside of your comfort zone in order to try new things; you’ll never experience life nor find what you truly enjoy in life by standing still. I myself took a little goading (and the occasional kick in the ass) to get to where I am now.
Try to live each day to your own expectations; don’t let yourself be tied doen by the expectations of others. Experience new things. Find the thing/s that bring your life joy.