self awareness

If you inherently long for something, become it first. If you want gardens, become the gardener. If you want love, embody love. If you want mental stimulation, change the conversation. If you want peace, exude calmness. If you want to fill your world with artists, begin to paint. If you want to be valued, respect your own time. If you want to live ecstatically, find the ecstasy within yourself. This is how to draw it in, day by day, inch by inch.
—  Victoria Erickson
Not everything in your life has to make sense right now. It’s okay if you don’t know exactly what your purpose is. It’s cool to take your time, try new things, make mistakes, and laugh them off. Just enjoy the process. You’ll figure it out one piece at a time; just be patient with yourself, and keep going at the right pace.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
Protips

-Dont think too much about your decision
-dont let fear or other people’s actions /judgement around/about you change you.
-hug your friends
-BE SELFISH IF YOU NEED TO BE SELFISH
-BE KIND IF YOU WANT TO BE KIND
-pet every living thing except humans (with some exceptions).
-Do the things that make you happy.
-Try to find beauty around you.
- don’t be too hard on yourself.
- Appreciate every little achievement you make.
-get a little close to your family, try to get to know them.
-Get away from your family if they are not good for you. Just good vibes.
-cry every time you need to cry
-you are enough, embrace yourself.
-eat ice cream every time you want to eat ice cream.
-go to downtown and just get lost walking around.
-Pet All Dogs you see .
-take your pet to an adventure(If you don’t have a pet take your friend pet to an adventure)
-go on a date with yourself. DO SOMETHING NICE FOR YOURSELF.
-hug your friends.
-take all the “me time” you need.
-hold hands with your friends no matter what.
-Really.hold.hands.with.your.friends.
-Get dressed in fancy clothes with your friends and take a nice photo
-hug your friends just bc you can.
-smile .
- don’t be Alone when you can be with someone who loves you.
-go outside
-go inside
-go to big adventures
-go to small adventures
-dye your hair
-love yourself
-eat
-cosplay your favorite gay character
-cosplay your favorite straight character
-cosplay something of any gender/orientation
- bake some cookies
-bake some blue cookies
-run as fast as you can
-scream as loud as you can
-go to concerts from your favorite bands
-get to college and study something you love
-learn a different lenguage.
-Become a volunteer.
-Go to the supermarket with your friends just to hang out.
-Watch a romantic movie with your pet.
-read.
-read more.
-dont be afraid of being different.
- don’t be a jerk to people who look “normal”.
- don’t be a jerk.
- help someone.
-help someone, again and again but not bc I’m telling you bc u want!
- GO TO A WAFFLE’S FANCY RESTAURANT.

What does it Mean to be Self Aware?

Healthy self-awareness means:

1. Being aware of our changing emotions, and knowing who and what tends to trigger them. Then, using that knowledge to choose how you respond.

2. Being aware of our negative, destructive thoughts patterns, and challenging our tendencies to jump to wrong conclusions … or to over-exaggerate how terrible things are.

3. Being aware of what is happening, and changing, in our bodies so we know when we are stressed, or are reaching breaking point.

4. Understanding our habits and behavioural patterns – so we’re not at their mercy, and they don’t control our lives.

5. Being aware of our assumptions and expectations, and knowing how they influence various aspects of our lives – like the goals we set, and the things we say and do.

6. Being aware of how our actions, our words and responses affect and influence other people in our lives (in both a positive and negative way).

Loving yourself isn’t always easy.
However, this is a battle that must be won.
Must.
For all of the beauty that exists around us must first stem from the realization of the beauty that exists within.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

🌸 It’s okay to have judgmental thoughts initially, sometimes we think negatively about others by impulse. Those thoughts aren’t what define you though. What defines you is whatever thoughts come after. Even the kindest people can have intrusive thoughts, it doesn’t necessarily make them a monster 🌸

Just a little reminder in case you forgot🌹

This is a reminder that you are loved
This is a reminder that you are worth it
This is a reminder that you are beautiful
This is a reminder that you are clever
This is a reminder that you are important

This is a reminder that you MATTER 🐝
Keep doing you, don’t try to be like everyone else!

Mental health reminders.

-you are not alone.
- eat.
-really, even if is hard to eat.
-your body is just your’s.
- smile.
-hug your pet.
-hug your friends.
-hug your friends pets.
-Dont be alone when you can be with. someone who loves you.
-stay alone if you need it .
-don’t push yourself.
-treat yourself .
-get a long bath.
- wash your hair
-clean your teeth
- cry if you need to cry.
-take a nap.
-take a day off .
-breathe .
-Don’t stress to much.
-you are enough.
-you are amazing.
-eat your favorite food.
-drink some water.
-scream as loud as you can.
-run as fast as you can.
-be selfish if you need to be selfish.
-you’re Beautiful.
-hug yourself.
-take another nap.
-wash your face.
-smile.