Do things that make you happy.
Express yourself freely.
Life’s too short to worry and obsess about what others think about you anyway.
Don’t do things just because they make you look cool.
Don’t give in to peer pressure.
Don’t be afraid to speak up when you’re uncomfortable.
Do you and be free.
Build a solid state of mind.
Train your mind to be unshakeable.
Like lifting weights to build stronger muscles, the mind can also be trained to be resilient.
Life is full of surprises and unexpected events anyway.
Imagine being unfazed when negative events occur.
Would it not be a wise investment to train the mind to be able to handle such situations?
Feed your mind with positive affirmations frequently.
Imagine how this positively affects your mind and well-being in 5 years if you keep these up daily.
Strengthen your mind, improve your quality of life.
It’s almost like going on autopilot mode.
Like showering after brushing your teeth.
We do it almost automatically without using much of our brainpower.
We don’t have to decide and think about what to do next when we have a fixed routine every day.
And that’s good.
We become more efficient.
We save time.
We’re more likely to achieve our goals too.
Routines free up decision-making and conserve our brainpower for more important things in life.
For a start, you can make a routine of things to do when you wake up in the morning.
A simple example would be:
Make bed -> Drink water -> Shower -> Brush teeth
If you have time in the morning and you want to take your morning routine to the next level, you can expand it to include other beneficial activities which might look something like this:
Make bed -> Drink water -> Meditate -> Exercise -> Read -> Journal -> Shower -> Brush teeth
Build good routines that make you a better person.
If you’re feeling inadequate, overwhelmed or unhappy.
Repeat this in your mind or out loud.
“I am enough.”
“I am complete.”
“There is nothing more I need to be happy.”
Stop thinking about the past.
Stop thinking about the future.
Stop thinking about what you don’t have.
You are enough.
You are complete.
And you don’t need anything more to be happy in life.
There’s perhaps no greater time you can have than the time you spend with the people you’re close with.
Whether it’s your close friends, siblings, parents, co-workers, or anyone at all that you share a genuine connection with.
Spend more time with them.
Having a healthy amount of social stimulation has been strongly associated with better mental and physical health.
Sure we have social media and technology to connect.
But there’s nothing like good and meaningful interactions in person.
Connect with the ones you love.
Some days you’re more energetic.
Some days you’re more sluggish.
Some days you’ll go slower.
Some days you’ll go faster.
That’s just the rhythm of life.
Let it happen as it should.
We all experience not-so-desirable moments in our lives that we wished would be different.
Instead of wishing you were more productive when you’re feeling sluggish and lazy, let it happen without judgement.
We judge ourselves a lot harsher than we judge anything else anyway.
Remind yourself that “this too shall pass”.
Try this simple experiment for a day and see how you feel.
All you have to do is repeat the following phrase in your mind.
“Here and now”.
When you’re doing the dishes.
When you’re working on a project.
When you’re playing video games.
Anything at all.
Go about your day repeating that phrase in your mind as much as you can, reminding yourself to live fully in the present moment.
Research has shown that repeating phrases silently such as this can have a profound impact on calming the mind and alleviating anxiety/stress.
A calmer mind means lesser mental noise.
Lesser mental noise means better productivity, clarity, and overall quality of life.
“Here and now”.