We’re all more than familiar with stress and the negative impact it can have on our well-being. Going through a hard time can take its toll on us pretty quickly. But things can improve if we remember to have some fun as well and not dwell in the past. Take a deep breath and embrace each moment for what it is; the sun will come out soon.
Here are the 7 phrases you need to tell yourself every now and then to stop you from worrying.
1. Remember that you are not responsible for other people’s happiness.
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You can show your friends you care and be there for them, but no one can tell you you’re the reason they’re unhappy.
2. If you ever feel like you want to leave and start a new life, know that it’s possible.
It might not be easy letting go of everything but maybe a fresh beginning is all you need.
3. It’s ok not to be ok.
You can’t feel great all the time. When you’re down, remember that this isn’t forever and most importantly, don’t try to ignore how you’re feeling. Be there in the moment and learn to let go of the idea of compulsory happiness.
4. Nobody really knows what they’re doing.
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This should encourage you to look at things from a different perspective. This thought should come in handy when you feel you have no idea what you’re doing with your life.
5. You have the freedom to do everything you want.
It may sound like this isn’t the case at all, but we do. We’re not free from the consequences of our actions though. We must accept them.
6. You are not your thoughts.
Once you stop identifying with your thoughts and worries, you’ll feel lighter. You are much more than the sum of your thoughts and emotions.
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7. There’s a solution to any problem.
No matter how hard things may seem, the solution is out there. Just because it doesn’t present itself right away doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
Smile! Brighter days are coming! Please share!
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