Anyway, I found this blog online that has a list of 30 things to stop doing to yourself and I liked it a lot. I especially liked #1. It says:
“Stop spending time with the wrong people. – Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you. If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you. You shouldn’t have to fight for a spot. Never, ever insist yourself to someone who continuously overlooks your worth. And remember, it’s not the people that stand by your side when you’re at your best, but the ones who stand beside you when you’re at your worst that are your true friends.”
It summarizes something I’ve been going through lately as I’ve consciously stopped spending time with people who have habits in their lives that I don’t want to be associated with. I also enjoyed #8. It says:
“Stop berating yourself for old mistakes. – We may love the wrong person and cry about the wrong things, but no matter how things go wrong, one thing is for sure, mistakes help us find the person and things that are right for us. We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future. Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come.”
Ahhh yes…old mistakes. They need to go away and stay away. I think I’m going to focus on this one next. I need to let the past be the past and focus far more heavily on the beautiful present I have going on right now. I have an incredible husband and an adorable puppy and a great new apartment and a comfortable job and I am very blessed right now. I need to focus on that and focus on continuing this amazing life so I can have an amazing future and life will continue to be great. The past is gone, there is no reason to continue focusing on it.
So click the link at the top of this post and read through the list of 30 things to stop doing to yourself. I’m sure you will find a few that speak to you. I know I did.