Sadly though, easier said than done.
I mean, admittedly, there are lots of things to consider when making life-changing decisions as part of you becoming your own #bestmeever .
And some of those things can be quite nerve-wracking and downright scary.
It's not easy to take a leap of faith, most especially if you're not guaranteed any safety net in between.
But hey, I on a personal note, think that taking that leap will always be better than be left feeling stuck and miserable for the rest of your life.
It will take a whole lot of courage, self love and determination to do just that, all of which I truly believe that each one of us has within, only if we commit fully to whatever it is that we are called to be and do.
Feeling happy, content and fulfilled at the end of the day is priceless. So what will you be willing to give to have those?
Loving yourself whole and embracing yourself fully, flaws included, gives you that superpower of being able to withstand even the harshest of all critics and the darkest shadows of self-doubt. Being comfortable with your own skin allows you to enjoy life as is without having the need to pretend or explain yourself, both of which not needed in the first place. You do you. And you deserve to take up space as you are.
2. Pursuing your dreams
Your dreams are there for a reason: to guide you to become what you're really meant to be. So be brave enough to listen to your mind and heart about what they're longing for, Go for it. You have nothing to lose. You only have so much to gain, because whatever the result may be, good or bad, you learn along the way. And you grow as you journey.
3. Letting go of toxic relationships
Surround yourself only with people who bring out the best in you and not the stress in you. Haha! Seriously, choose the people you wish to share spaces with. You don't need a particular relationship to validate you that you are good enough, that you belong, that you are wanted, needed and loved. IF it's no longer sparking joy or inspiration, it's time to say good bye to that relationship. It doesn't make you a bad person (same goes with the other party, if I am to say this objectively), it only means that you have learned your lesson and the next chapter awaits without them playing any part in it. And that's perfectly ok.
4. Falling in love
Yihiiii!!! Haha! Admit it, there's something unexplainably amazing when you give and receive love. So loving will always be worth the risk. Please take note though that this does not only mean falling in love with another person; it can also mean falling in love with yourself and what you do. Don't be afraid to commit mistakes, to experience challenges or to be vulnerable in between -- all those are part of your heart's journey towards its own happiness. Just go and grow with the flow.
5. Starting all over again
If ever you find yourself at the lowest point in your life, whether coming from a heart break, a failure or whatever else led you there, be brave enough to pick yourself up and start all over again. Because you can. You had to reach rock bottom so that you will have a really solid foundation when you finally embark once more on the journey that's really meant for you. You only have to make that choice to give yourself the permission to experience the magic of new beginnings once more.
So which risk are you going to take?
All of them? Great!