I think there is a certain age, for women, when you become fearless. It may be a different age for every woman, I don’t know. It’s not that you stop fearing things: I’m still afraid of heights, for example. Or rather, of falling — heights aren’t the problem. But you stop fearing life itself. It’s when you become fearless in that way that you decide to live. Perhaps it’s when you come to the realization that the point of life isn’t to be rich, or secure, or even to be loved — to be any of the things that people usually think is the point. The point of life is to live as deeply as possible, to experience fully. And that can be done in so many ways.
May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.
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1. Remind yourself that thoughts and feelings aren’t facts. Often we think extreme and negative things which are not completely true in reality. Try to get perspective and be more balanced – and try to counteract accusing, negative thoughts.
2. Be patient, understanding and gentle with yourself. When you’re fighting depression or are feeling overwhelmed, that uses up a lot of your energy. Accept that today is going to be harder and put fewer expectations and demands upon yourself.
3. Do one small thing as it will help you to get moving and feel more hopeful as you see yourself making some progress. Also, keeping yourself busy will interrupt your thinking and will help stop your feelings from getting even worse.
4. Although it’s not usually helpful to isolate ourselves, be wise in the people that you choose to be around. If other people are too happy or too harsh and critical, it will compound your feelings of negativity. Instead, try and spend time with people who are gentle and calm and who help you feel accepted and more positive.
5. Remember that tomorrow could be a better day. You just need to find the energy to make it through today.
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If you remember that life is fluid, you’ll never feel stuck. Nothing is the end all or your only option. When something ends, it’s your time to start something new. It doesn’t matter how often doors close if you’re always moving forward. Don’t dwell or try to open those old doors. The more you keep moving, the more you’ll see life is working in your favor.
Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, so what. That’s one of my favorite things to say. So what.
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1. Listening to your intuition.
2. Respecting and standing up for yourself.
3. Making your own choices & living your own life.
4. Taking time for yourself & investing in self-care.
5. Feeling and respecting your own emotions.
6. Following your heart & investing in your dreams.
7. Letting go of the past (that’s not who you are today).
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