It’s the middle of the year, usually the time where people start to reevaluate themselves, their resolutions, their goals, and their existence. I wanted to share some tips and things that I do to help me maintain happiness and self-love… A.K.A. how to get your fucking shit together.
You spend the most time in your house, your room, your car, etc. so make that space enjoyable. Keep it clean, keep it fresh, redecorate every once in a while. Whatever you need to do, because your environment effects your mood most of the time.
Get rid of the things you don’t use, things that remind you of something negative, or just don’t make you feel good anymore. Donate them, and then use that as an excuse to buy some new things.
Forget a New Years resolution and welcome a new resolution every month. Write it down, evaluate how you’re going to reach it, and you’ll honestly have a much better chance at achieving your goals.
Create a routine for everything that makes you feel good. A skin care routine, an “everyday makeup” routine, a gym routine. Following a procedure makes you feel a thousand times more put together as a human being.
Watching ratchet reality television is honestly one of my favorite past-times because it makes me feel better about my own life.
You deserve to treat yourself as much as you want. Shopping takes your mind off of things. Go out and buy yourself new clothes, new shoes, new makeup, new jewelry and any other things that you love, as long as it’s in your budget.
I’m a huge planner; I swear everything I do has had to have gone through my mind at least 48 hours in advance. I keep this planner for things as little as what I’m going to eat that day. Planning your days/weeks/months ahead of time forces you to actually do the stuff you set your mind to, and when you do them you’ll feel productive and organized. If you don’t want or have a notebook planner, there’s also tons of apps on your phone for daily planning and tracking.
If not real therapy, find things that are therapeutic for you. For me, going to the gym, listening to music, and writing are things that I do when I need to clear my head.
Evaluate people around you, and get rid of the ones that you know aren’t healthy. Getting out of a toxic relationship/friendship feels like a thousand pound weight is lifted off of your shoulders. You have to learn how to grow up when it comes to relationships, and that includes knowing when something isn’t for you and just move on. And last but not least, stop reconnecting with toxic people from your past, focus on being better and attracting better.