Love yourself when you make a mistake, say the wrong thing, when you fail after trying your hardest, when you forget to do something, and when you talk too much. You are going to make mistakes. Instead of hating yourself for those mistakes, choose to learn from your failures and LOVE YOURSELF anyway.
Don’t COMPARE your actual self to a hypothetical self. Don’t drown in a sea of ‘what if’s. Don’t clutter your mind by imagining other versions of you, in parallel universes, where you made different decisions, don’t PROCRASTINATE, because they don’t have much relevance left in your current situation.
The internet age encourages choice and comparison, but don’t do this to yourself. ‘Comparison is the thief of joy’, said Theodore Roosevelt. You are you. The past is the past. The only way to make a better life is from inside the present. To focus on regret does nothing but turn that very present into another thing you will wish you did differently. Accept your own reality. Be human enough to make mistakes. Be human enough not to dread the future. Be human enough to be, well, enough. Accepting where you are in life makes it so much easier to be happy for other people without feeling terrible about yourself.
You carry so much love in your heart. It’s time to give some LOVE to yourself. No one is you, and that’s your SUPERPOWER. EMBRACE YOURSELF.
CHOOSE RIGHT COMPANY. Let’s vibe. Text me a paragraph. Call me & start talking without saying “HELLO”. Disconnect the call without saying “BYE” because you gonna ring me again in couple of hours either ways. Tell me after language classes why you got so angry at your sibling this morning. Tell me why you have a scar shaped like an island on the left side of your shoulder. Explain the story behind that tattoo while swimming. Let’s talk about why we both love Levi’s more than any other denim brand. Sing a rap song with wrong lyrics. Send me your experience about the time you spent at your gran’s house last summer. Call me when I’m half asleep and tell me why you believe in God or Ghost. Tell me about the last time you saw yourself cry in mirror. Tell me why you hate green vegetables when we are drenched in rain at farmer’s market. You are allowed to go on for hours about things that may not seem important. But I promise that I’ll be hanging on to every word you say.
Tell me everything that makes you comfortable or uncomfortable. There’s nothing more sexy than an open wild conversation. Such people bring joy to our little world without feeling obligated. You are celebrated in my books. (Some brownie points to Laura, Chrissi & my bestie DEMI. Daddy TAP sends some good vibes via left balcony.)😜😘
While choosing people, I always make sure to stay away from those who SMALL TALK. And nobody wants someone who just talks about breakfast & weather.