Your primary objective in your daily routine should be to look out for yourself. You aren’t selfish for doing so. You will be in the best possible shape to take on the challenges life throws at you.
“You owe yourself one hour a day of self-maintenance. It can include reading, writing, yoga, exercise, dancing, meditation, painting, or whatever, but you owe it to yourself. One hour, 1/24 of your day. That is less than 5%. It matters, it really does.” – Sarah Brassard
One of the key takeaways from the pandemic is that we need to put ourselves first. We need to prioritize our mental health, and we need to put the habits that do not serve us into the trash can; we need to make new friends that inspire us, not weigh us down. We need to focus on living our life to the fullest, which means appreciating even the tiniest things that put a smile on our face.
“Get so used to taking care of yourself that doing otherwise feels unbearably weird.” – Shannon Hilson
So many people out there worry about how they come across to others. It often gets so bad that people develop an inferiority complex and then spend the rest of their entire life as a prisoner in their own lives. We resort to putting on acts for others – you know, the ‘fake it till you make it’ type. You need to start prioritizing yourself over others and start to live the life that you are meant to live.
“All you can do is be yourself, present the most organic version of yourself and allow the rest to play itself out. You are not responsible for what people do or do not understand.” – S. McNutt
Some people spend so much time and energy, trying to be perfect to please others. You probably already know it, but perfection is hard to achieve. Instead, perfection is something we always work towards – it keeps us hungry and fuels our personal growth, and allows us to be our authentic self.
“You don’t have to be perfect to inspire others. Let them be inspired by your imperfections and how you deal with them.” – @Inspirewithyas
Covid-19 and the lockdown are causing many people to re-evaluate things in their life. People have been impacted in different ways to this crisis. There’s a lot of soul – searching going on as we all try to establish what our new normal might look like. I have been doing my introspection and have come up with my tips for a brighter and more sustainable future. I’m just sharing these to help others who are currently concerned what their future outlook might be.