It is not always that you understand yourself. It is also not possible that you can convince people to accept you for who you are. It is not usual that you manage the things you want in life without thinking through it. It is not often that you know what you can do and who you want to become. Since there is no guarantee that you can stay consistent with yourself, you might want to consider doing things for future you.
Appreciate Your Self And Love Your Flaws
There is nothing more validating than accepting your imperfections. You are not perfect, and you will never be one. So instead of trying to tell the world how worthy your life is for the things and people around you, live it for yourself. Do not mind those people who see nothing good in you because whatever you do, they will never appreciate you. When you find time to value yourself, your future self will thank you because you will become more passionate. You will become aware of what you can do and what you can become. You will become you. “You’ll love yourself more when you set limits or say no to work, love, or activities that deplete or harm you physically, emotionally and spiritually, or express poorly who you are.” Deborah Khoshaba Psy.D. said.
Listen To What Your Mind And Heart Tell You
Listen to what your heart and mind tell you because your future self needs it. Nothing is satisfying in everyone’s life than to be able to decide for yourself. But be mindful, creating a decision that gets based on mind or heart alone is never going to work. So before you end up making mistakes, you have to make sure that your decisions undergo emotional and mental balance. Do not make decisions without using both. Never judge with what you see, but never misunderstand what you feel.
Take Care Of Yourself
No one is going to care about yourself but you. Yes, some people will care. But they will not make a move to do it because they are not obliged. You have to bring the balance in your life and control the things that require your full attention. Save yourself from anxiety, stress, and depression. Live life the way you want it, provided that you can handle it no matter what. Listen to your mind and body. Take quality care of your emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental health. There is a guarantee that your future you will benefit from your effort. “Prioritizing daily self-care and making efforts to take action. Accepting that daily self-care is hard work and challenging.” Edna M. Esnil, PsyD said.
Never Allow Negativity To Enter Your Life
Regardless of the negative things being family, friends, and significant other, never let them ruin your composure. Your future self will become appreciative towards your effort in keeping yourself calm and with peace. Do not allow guilt to control your decisions, and do not let self-doubt to ruin your state of mind. Always consider choosing what is best for your overall development. Do not complain about things, and look for ways to make it better. “Negative thoughts are just a part of life, but they don’t have to consume you. Instead of trying to ignore those thoughts altogether, try countering them with positive statements.” Licensed clinical psychologist John Mayer, Ph.D. said.
There is no way you can handle the future encounter. However, when you learn to accept the necessity of change, you will see that things in life are much more significant.