How To Ruin Your Life (Without Even Noticing That You Are)

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I saw this article in my friend’s feed and decided to open it. Below are some of the lines that I liked/resonated with me, and which I think sort of describes what I want to accomplish/achieve this coming year with the theme #independence2015 :

You are allowed to backtrack. You are allowed to figure out what inspires you. You are allowed time, and I think we often forget that.

We take the next step, and the next step, and the next step, thinking that we are fulfilling some checklist for life, and one day we wake up depressed. We wake up stressed out. We feel pressured and don’t know why. That is how you ruin your life.

Be alone. Eat alone, take yourself on dates, sleep alone. In the midst of this you will learn about yourself. You will grow, you will figure out what inspires you, you will curate your own dreams, your own beliefs, your own stunning clarity, and when you do meet the person who makes your cells dance, you will be sure of it, because you are sure of yourself.

There are moments that will stay with you, words that will stick. You cannot let these define you – they were simply moments, they were simply words. If you allow for every negative event in your life to outline how you view yourself, you will view the world around you negatively.

At the end of the day you should be excited to be alive. When you settle for anything less than what you innately desire, you destroy the possibility that lives inside of you, and in that way you cheat both yourself and the world of your potential.

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