Nothing is worth it if you are not happy. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, where you live, what you spend or the kind of clothes you wear. None of these matters if you are not truly happy within yourself.
Happiness is not something that can be discovered outside of us. The fountain of happiness is within us. You can choose to be happy with yourself regardless of the situation you face. If you seek happiness from people or things, you will end up being disappointed.
Your happiness is always your choice to make. Make up your mind to be happy regardless of the challenges you encounter. Take better care of yourself by making your happiness a priority.
Take a look at five (5) ways to take better care of yourself;
1. If it feels wrong, don’t do it.
Trust your instincts. If anything feels wrong and makes you feel uncomfortable, don’t do it. Prevention is better than sacrifice. It is better to avoid doing something, than do it and later pay the price. Pay no attention to what other people are doing. Someone may do something wrong and get away with it; but the same thing could get you in trouble, or worse, get you hurt.
In order to take better care of yourself, you need to learn to listen to your intuition. Don’t partake in anything that will cost you your happiness and peace of mind.
2. Never speak bad about yourself.
The things you say to yourself can either uplift you or break you down. Avoid saying anything to yourself that you do not want to come to reality. Never speak bad about yourself because it can have a negative impact on your self-esteem and the way you perceive life. Be mindful of the thing you say to yourself because you are also listening. You sabotage yourself when you speak bad about yourself.
Words are more powerful than you can ever imagine. Words have the power to build you up or tear you down. Build yourself up by speaking empowering words to yourself.
Here are some positive affirmations you should speak to yourself on a daily basis;
3. Never give up on your dreams.
If you can dream it, you can certainly achieve it. It doesn’t matter how big, unrealistic or impossible your dream may seem to be. As long as it can be conceived within your mind, it can be manifested in reality. You have the power to make your dreams a reality. It doesn’t matter who supports you or who doesn’t, all that matter is that you believe in yourself and in the beauty of your dreams.
Never give up on your dreams. Keep believing. Always remember that failure is not fatal, but only part of success. You will only truly fail when you give up on your dreams.
4. Say exactly what you mean.
If you meant to say no to someone, but said yes because you were scared to hurt their feelings, you need to understand that by saying yes to the person you indirectly hurt your own feelings. You may think that you made the person happy by saying yes to them, but will later realize that you displeased yourself simply by trying to please them.
In order to take better care of yourself, always say exactly what you mean. Don’t lead anyone on with false hopes and promises. People will respect you more when you say exactly what you mean whether it pleases them or not, than leading them on with false promises.
5. Be kind to yourself.
Learn to be kind to yourself. No one knows you better than you know yourself. Whenever you make a mistake or do something wrong, don’t be too harsh on yourself. Be kind and encourage yourself to keep moving forward. Remind yourself that you are doing the best you can. Don’t judge yourself for your shortcomings. Understand that no one is perfect. Making a mistake does not mean that we are flawed in anyway, it simply means that we are human. Practice kindness, for it costs nothing to be kind to yourself.
You will never truly be happy and content with yourself until you learn to let go of the things you can’t control. You will keep being unhappy with yourself the more you cling to the things that are out of your control. Let go of the things you can’t control by focusing on only the things you can control.
Holding on to the things you can’t control leads to a great deal of unhappiness. It keeps you stuck in the past, preventing you from living your life to the fullest. The things you can’t control teaches you how to let go. Make a choice today to let go of anything that threatens your happiness and peace of mind, so that you can be free to become the best version of yourself.
Thanks for reading.