Friday, May 16, 2014

Things I Sometimes Need to Be Reminded Of

Things I sometimes need to be reminded of, and my guess is that you might too:

  • It’s okay to start a book and not finish it. 
  • The dishes really can wait. (Until they really can’t.)
  • Live in the moment, but plan for the future.
  • Put down your phone already. 
  • Much of the time, the latest internet post isn’t as important as your time. 
  • Accept praise.
  • Accept failure.
  • Dance
  • Just because everyone feels this way at some point in their life, that doesn’t lessen the truth of your experience. 
  • Embrace it all, but keep striving for more. 
  • Practice patience with others. 
  • Practice patience with yourself (this is harder than being patient with others).
  • You don’t always have to be strong. 
  • You don’t always have to have the answers.
  • Keep your expectations high. It’s worth it. 
  • Don’t forget sunscreen. You’ll regret it if you do. 
  • Know your limits and embrace them. 
  • It's okay to be wrong sometimes.
  • Be careful about how/where/when you roll your eyes. 
  • Compromise in various situations (it’s necessary), but don’t compromise to the point of losing sight of the big picture.
  • In due time.
  • Just go for a walk. 
  • Comfortable shoes are worth it. 
  • Simplify.
  • Show appreciation for the little things, the big things, and the people that make them possible.
  • Breathe.
I know I’m missing some (see “You don’t always have to have the answers” and "It's okay to be wrong sometimes"), so what are some of the things you say to yourself to help you step back and reflect?

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