30 Things to Start Doing For Yourself #3/#4

  

30 Things to Start Doing For Yourself

3. Start being honest with yourself about everything. Be honest about what’s right, as well as what needs to be changed. Be honest about what you want to achieve and who you want to become. Be honest with every aspect of your life, always. Because you are the one person you can forever count on. Search your soul, for the truth, so that you truly know who you are. Once you do, you’ll have a better understanding of where you are now and how you got here, and you’ll be better equipped to identify where you want to go and how to get there. Read The Road Less Traveled.

Most of us are our worst critics. We probably overinflate our problems and issues, but are we totally honest with ourselves? There’s a difference. 

Lately, I’ve been facing my relationship issues. I’m trying to truly let go of what’s comfortable and pointless and get back out there. It’s easy to romanticize what’s going on and excuse what’s not when you want something to work as much as I have. But, that’s an endless cycle. And, it’s me not being honest with myself. 

That’s just one example. I’m routinely choosing the easiest route, and ignoring that it’s stunting my growth and maturity. 

No more. 

The challenge:

Be honest with yourself. Keep yourself on a path of excellence. Compliment yourself as you grow and develop, and politely reign yourself in when needed.

Have those hard conversations with yourself. But do so with positivity and respect.


4. Start making your own happiness a priority.
Your needs matter. If you don’t value yourself, look out for yourself, and stick up for yourself, you’re sabotaging yourself. Remember, it IS possible to take care of your own needs while simultaneously caring for those around you. And once your needs are met, you will likely be far more capable of helping those who need you most.

Take care of yourself. Make yourself a priority. Be at your best. 

It’s easy to lose yourself in the daily shuffle of responsibilities. Making sure your family, friends, social, and professional obligations are handled can take more time that you ever thought available. 

So, what about you? Are you making sure that you are taken care of? You can’t really take care of others, if you aren’t taking care of yourself. 

You have to take time for yourself. 

The challenge:

Pencil yourself in. Make plans to do things for you, separate from all the other obligations you have in life. Try to do something weekly. It can be elaborate or simple. 

Make sure you make yourself a priority. 

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