This week, you should listen to your head over your heart. Don’t let yourself fall into a bad situation (or remain in a bad situation) because your heart is too big. Listen to common sense. Listen to what your mind – and your gut – is telling you so you don’t end up with regrets.
This week, you should give yourself a pat on the back for all the hard work you’ve been putting in lately. Don’t discount your dedication and drive, just because you haven’t seen the results you’ve been waiting for yet. You’re still doing a great job. You still deserve to be rewarded.
This week, you should give yourself the time and the space to grieve. It’s okay to be sad about what you’ve lost and the moments you’ve failed. You shouldn’t force yourself to remain strong when you’re about to crumble. Feel your emotions. Let them loose. Then you can move on with closure.
This week, open the lines of communication. Don’t wait for someone to get in touch with you. Take initiative, even though it’s scary. You don’t want to be too passive and spend your whole life sitting around waiting for things to happen. Make them happen.
This week, consider all of the things that you’re grateful for. When times are tough, it’s easy to count the things that are wrong, but you need to count your blessings too. Think about how many wonderful things have happened to you and how many wonderful people are in your world. Appreciate the good instead of dwelling on the bad.
This week, don’t wait for motivation to strike. If you procrastinate until you find inspiration, you could be waiting forever. You need to push yourself to do the work, even when you aren’t really in the mood. Make it a habit. Otherwise, you’re never going to get far.
This week, put a pause on making any big moves. Give yourself time to think things through before you act. Consider the consequences. Consider the rewards and risks. Make sure that you’re coming to an informed, knowledgeable decision.
This week, allow yourself to stray outside of your comfort zone. Don’t stick to your routine if it isn’t making you happy. Break yourself out of that rut. Surprise yourself by trying something fresh and new.
This week, slow down. Put a little less on your plate than usual. Don’t run from place to place, trying to get a million things done. Pick your battles. Shrink your schedule. Remember, you aren’t responsible for doing everything for everyone.
This week, make the right decision, not the easy decision. Do what is best for you in the long-run, not in the short-term. Even though it might cause you to put in a little more work, it will be worth it in the end. It will make you proud of yourself.
This week, give yourself a well-deserved break. Don’t push yourself too hard and risk burning out. Let yourself relax. Give yourself a breather. Not every single day needs to be productive. Some days, it’s okay to slow down.
This week, give yourself some grace. Forgive yourself for the mistakes you’ve made and move forward with your head held high. As long as you’re actively trying to be a better person, you can’t be mad at yourself. You’re doing the best you can.