Think of a person you admire. Your best friend. Your Granddad. Anybody. What do you love about them? Are they kind? Forgiving? Understanding? A good friend? Trustworthy? Funny?
Take at least three qualities and write them down. Really, write them down. Writing makes it sink in better.
Ready? Good. Let's take kindness for example. Think of a situation when your friend (or who your person is), has been especially kind. Feel admiration for your friend and his kindness.
Write two more qualities and think of an example for when this person behaved in that certain way you admire.
Now take those characteristics and project them onto you. Find one situation where you have been especially kind to somebody else. Take the other characteristics from your list and find situations for those.
See? It's you! Take the admiration you felt for the other person for being kind etc., and direct it towards yourself.
You deserve it. Like everybody else! <3
Get out and relax, let nature soothe your mind
Even if you are not religious, it seems comforting to believe there is actually somebody who takes over when you decide to "let go".
Letting go can help with small and big issues. For example when you are extremely anxious before a test in school. Say "I have done everything I could, now I let go, f*** it!" You will be less nervous, able to concentrate better and pass the test.
Let go of your need to control your eating habits. If you want chocolate now, have it! Do not resist. Let go. And enjoy. Don't feel bad about it, just allow it. If you really enjoy
it, it will really satisfy
you. And you don't need loads of it. Plus you allow yourself to feel great afterwards. No guilt. What a result! ;)
Take a close look at what bothers you in life. What are the things you can't change? F*** them first. Let go and let God or let "the universe" sort it out. Try not to think about it too much.
The things you can change, well, if you have time and energy to solve one of those, do it right now. I will post tips on how to set goals and achieve them in an article later on. And for the rest, f*** them too. Let go. Just for a few days, try not to bother or stress about it all, let things be.
Give yourself a break from stressful thoughts and situations. Let go of the need to control everything. For a few days give in and trust that all will be resolved even better, when you don't stress about it all the time.
Just let go.
Sort through your closet. First pick out everything that is too small. After that, all the clothes you don't like anymore.
Next sort out every item you haven't worn for more than a year. If you discover something you might want to give another chance, test it over the next 2 weeks. If you didn't wear it after that, throw it out.
Now to the "too big" stuff. If you can sew (or know somebody who does), alter it. Try if it works with a belt or tucked in, wrapped around or as a chiller outfit. If not, get rid of it.
Put all unwanted items into a bag. You can bring it to a charity shop or sell it at a boot sale or on ebay.
Feel the freedom and relief after saying goodbye to something you don't need anymore. You have now freed up space for something better.
Ahhh that feels great! Now do the same with your friends ;)