The ‘helping yourself’ list

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Smiling while using my new camera. I may not be airbrushed but I think I look pretty good 🙂

I’ve mentioned constantly how I want to try and be more positive whilst I’m at university, partly because the world will be a little bit brighter and partly to beat my anxiety/depression. This morning whilst checking my Facebook and Twitter I came across a list of this to do to help you be generally happier and healthier. As I was scrolling through I noticed that it was actually quite negative. It was full of don’t which wont make anyone want to change or give them the extra push they need. So I’ve rewritten the list and I’m finding it pretty helpful and I’m feeling optimistic. I’m going to share my list with you all and hopefully you’ll find it helpful too!

  1. Spend time with people who make you feel good. 
  2. Face your problems head on, they’re part of this big old crazy life
  3. Stop lying to yourself.
  4. Think of yourself once in a while.
  5. Be yourself, no one else can be.
  6. You can’t think of the future while you’re stuck in the past.
  7. Stop being scared to make a mistake. (My biggest issue)
  8. Past mistakes can stay in the past, you can’t change them, but you can change the future.
  9. The little things will be what you remember, not always the most expensive.
  10. Let yourself be happy – Happiness has to come from within you. – This one is tough, I know that. I struggle with this a lot when I’m on a low, let other people help you but try and help yourself as much as possible.
  11. Get going! Get started on what you want to do! .
  12. Stop thinking you’re not ready. – This is one I also feel all the time especially about driving, now I’m trying to bite the bullet.
  13. Don’t get into relationships for the wrong reasons (Stop looking and you may find what you were looking for!).
  14. Don’t hide from new relationships just because old ones didn’t work.
  15. Life isn’t always a competition, make the most of when it’s not.
  16. Don’t give in to jealousy. (I know this can be really tough!)
  17. Dwelling on your past wont help your future.
  18. Stop holding grudges.
  19. Rise above pettiness .
  20. Let people accept you for who you are, you don’t need to make excuses.
  21. All work and no play is never the right way to go.
  22. Small moments are going to be the ones you remember.
  23. You don’t always have to be perfect.
  24. Sometimes a few hurdles can be a good thing.
  25. Don’t act like everything is fine if it isn’t, be honest with yourself and others.
  26. Can YOU change the things your unhappy about instead of other people?
  27. Don’t try to be everything to everyone.
  28. What’s the use in worrying? 
  29. Try and focus on what you DO want to happen more than what you don’t 
  30. Be grateful for what you have

I’m not saying you can do them all, I don’t think I can, but hopefully this is slightly more positive way to look at it! 🙂

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