This week, show yourself some respect. Don’t say yes when you want to say no. Don’t smother your opinion when you want to express it. Remember that you matter and so do your thoughts. And if others don’t like it, that’s their problem.
This week, give yourself the chance to breathe. Don’t put fifty things on your plate and spend your time rushing around. Go easy on yourself. Take a break from the chaos for once so you don’t end up running on fumes.
This week, be gentle with yourself. Don’t beat yourself up over the mistakes you’ve made and the bad habits you’re having trouble breaking. Accept that you are an imperfect human and that it’s okay. You’re trying and that’s all that matters.
This week, be patient with the process. Don’t give up hope, simply because you haven’t seem the results you’ve been craving yet. Remember, miracles won’t happen overnight. It takes time. It takes hard work. It takes persistence. So keep believing in yourself.
This week, keep up the good work. Keep up the pace. Keep grinding away (as long as you don’t exhaust yourself in the process). You’re doing better than you realize. You’re going to get to your destination sooner than you think. You just have to keep working your ass off.
This week, don’t be afraid to apologize. Don’t be too stubborn to admit that you were wrong. You might have had good intentions, but that doesn’t make your mistakes okay. You need to forgive yourself, but that can’t happen until you own up to what you’ve done.
This week, express your vulnerabilities. Show the world how you really feel. You don’t have to pretend you have your shit together all the time. There’s nothing wrong with being honest because everyone has been there before. Everyone has felt these big feelings, even if they aren’t open about it.
This week, put your foot down. Be loud about your boundaries. Demand to be treated with respect. Don’t let anyone walk over you or take advantage of your soft heart. If someone crosses a line, then you’re allowed to say goodbye. You’re allowed to decide you won’t stand for this.
This week, give yourself room to make mistakes. You don’t have to do everything perfectly all the time. If you’re too scared about failing, you’re never going to put yourself out there. You’re never even going to try. So you need to give yourself permission to mess up.
This week, remember your standards. Remember that you deserve more than the bare minimum. Remember that you are worthy of unconditional love and that you shouldn’t be the only one putting effort into the relationship, whether that’s with a romantic partner, a friend, or a family member.
This week, take initiative. Send the first text. Plan that date or an outing with your friends. Don’t sit around waiting for others to invite you out. Take control of the situation yourself. Be in charge for a change.
This week, be open to conversations. Be open to making new friends. Don’t shut out people who have the potential to matter a lot in the future. Be friendly. Be social. Be eager to learn new things about new people because they just might change your life.