When you are in a slump it is hard to remember the positive mantras or little notes about life that you need to tell yourself on the difficult days. Write them down, look them up, it is okay – Brain fog is bad and it’s steals your ability to think straight!
Note these down, and add your own. What would you add?
The past cannot be changed.
But remember that what happens in the future is up to you.
You cannot control what other people do.
But you can control how you choose to react to their actions, and how much it affects your life.
Opinions don’t define you.
It is up to you to choose what you take on board. Judgements from those who are ignorant of your circumstances truly say very little about your character and everything about theirs.
Everyone’s story is different.
Don’t compare yourself to others, their challenges are different to yours! Even if you are in similar situations, you are different people and will deal with things in different ways.
Things always improve with time.
Things don’t always get better, but how we cope with them can improve, which in turn increases our ability to have a positive outlook. Don’t give up!
Overthinking leads to sadness.
It is pointless stressing about the things you can’t control, it just steals your joy!
Kindness is free.
Doing something kind for someone else is one of the best medications you can ever have. Not only do you feel good, but you have just improved someone’s day too!
You are only a failure if you quit.
Failing is positive if you remember that is is just teaching you how not to do something.