This week, give yourself some more credit than usual. You’ve been working your butt off but you haven’t stopped to celebrate or bask in your own accomplishments. You’re doing better than you think, so make sure you take some time this week to mull over how well you’ve done.
This week, make sure you’re making decisions based on what you want, not what the rest of the world expects from you. Even though you want to please your partner and parents and friends, they don’t actually know what’s best for you. Only you get to make that decision for yourself.
This week, sit down and set goals for yourself. Instead of doing whatever feels right in the moment, develop more of a routine so you can squeeze everything you want into the week. In the long run, it’ll cause less stress when you have more of a game plan.
This week, don’t let love distract you from your other goals. Remember that a relationship isn’t everything. You should be putting effort into other areas of your world too, like your career and your hobbies. Don’t forget about everything else that matters to you because you’re so swept up in romance.
This week, stop trying to control everything and everyone around you. Accept that you don’t have total control over others, that you aren’t always the one in charge, the one responsible for solving problems. Accepting what you cannot change will do wonders for your stress levels.
This week, speak your love into the universe. Tell the people you care about how much they mean to you. It doesn’t matter if this is a crush or a family member or friend. Whoever it is, just make sure they know that you care. Don’t expect them to know instinctively.
This week, stand your ground. If you have an opinion, you’re allowed to share it. If you have a boundary, you’re allowed to enforce it. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Don’t let them try to silence you.
This week, pay attention to your surroundings. Don’t get so lost in your own world that you fail to see what’s right in front of your face. Examine the people and places around you. Stay present in the moment. Stay mindful.
This week, give yourself permission to cry. Release the emotions that have been building up inside. There’s nothing weak about shedding a tear. It’s healthier to let your emotions out than to keep them stuffed inside.
This week, point out problems instead of pretending everything is fine. If you want to strengthen relationships and friendships, you need to be honest with each other. You need to admit when something isn’t working. If you stay quiet, then the problem will only snowball.
This week, try to set aside some private, quality time with your favorite person. Get away somewhere where it’s only the two of you, where you aren’t distracted by work or by other people.
This week, put your phone down. Instead of texting back and forth for hours, see if you can meet up in person. Have some fun face-to-face.