Sometimes hectic paces of life can make us forget the things that are important to us. Sticky notes or simple reminders that you can say aloud can help keep things in mind.
In addition, they can help you get rid of unnecessary thoughts you have had all your life. If you’ve been struggling in life lately, we hope these reminders will help you overcome any obstacles and keep your mind in a positive state.
12 Reminders to give yourself every day:
1. It is impossible to change the past
Sure, some things in your past may have caused you great pain, but you can’t go back and change them. You can only learn from what happened and use the lessons to make you a better person. Whoever hurt you, remember that they had so much pain inside that they had to take it out on someone.
Unfortunately, they used you as a punching bag. It doesn’t excuse their behavior, but hopefully, it helps us remember that everyone makes mistakes.
Today you are a new person. Remind yourself of this. Every day is a new beginning. Forget what you said and did yesterday. You have good intentions and do everything you can to make this day the best day of your life.
2. The opinions of others do not define your reality
People will talk about you, no matter what you do in life, so you can live a life that makes you truly happy. No one can live for you. Ultimately, it would help if you decided what you wanted while here.
People will have their own opinions, but they should not distract you from your goals and dreams. Keep up with the reminders to stay on track, and don’t worry about where everyone else is driving.
Everyone goes here on their journey. Like them, you have the choice to do what is right in your heart. If it doesn’t harm anyone, you can follow your dreams and make them come true.
3. Everyone’s journey is different
As we said above, everyone walks his path in this life. Just because someone graduated from college, got a high-paying job, had the perfect spouse, and is living the American dream, doesn’t mean they need to be followed. What someone else wants will be different from what you want.
So don’t use someone else as a comparison tool. Comparing yourself to others will only make you unhappy. Listen to your heart and avoid measuring yourself against people who want different things than you.
On the contrary, psychologists recommend comparing yourself to where you were yesterday. This will help you achieve your goals without getting discouraged easily.
4. It is going to be okay
Everything will be fine. Money will come, a job/business idea will come, your spouse will come, true friends will come… in their season. Your current situation is temporary.
Everything has a beginning and an end. I want you to know that everything happening in your life now is for a purpose; nothing happens by accident.
All work together for the greater good to shape you into the man or woman you are meant to be.
5. Judgments only show your character
It shows poor character to judge another. Because you don’t know what that person does daily, we all fight our battles daily before considering someone shows your lack of compassion and insecurity.
When you judge another, it also reflects your judgments about yourself. Because other people are our mirrors, in other words, what we see in ourselves, we see in others.
To start seeing the good in people, look at yourself first.
6. Overthinking will lead to unhappiness
Too many people can be thought of. Research shows that it increases your risk of mental illness, hinders problem-solving, causes you to focus on problems rather than solving them, and can even interfere with sleep.
How many of us wake up at night thinking about everything, from the bills we must pay to the meaning of our lives?
Probably most of us. Although we are brilliant beings, we must learn to use our brains to our advantage rather than letting them run wild all the time.
Try meditation, yoga, or other relaxation techniques to quiet your mind. If you prefer to stay active to get out of your head, hit the gym or join a local sports team. So you have somewhere to put all that energy.
Give yourself reminders that you don’t have to think all the time. Give your brain a break and get out of your head for a while. It will do you a lot of good!
7. Happiness is found inside
Many people look for happiness outside of themselves. But can they be blamed? Advertisements for fast food, perfume, clothing, gym memberships, and everything in between claim to have something to make you happier. They all have the secret to happiness, as long as you have the money to pay for it. Does that sound fishy? We thought so too.
They don’t want you to find happiness within yourself. If you knew that, you wouldn’t need their products, which put them in business. Imagine how many companies would fail if everyone decided to love themselves. Remind yourself that everything in life is for a reason. The key to happiness is already within you.
We live in an artificial world that offers much but doesn’t fulfill us. Lasting happiness lies in your heart and soul, not in a new car or new clothes. Don’t forget your value.
8. Positive thoughts lead to more positive reviews
Positivity takes time to master but practicing it every day will get you there in no time. We live in a very hostile world, so it’s a little unrealistic to stay positive all the time. It’s more about being gentle with yourself and believing in your worth.
Reprogramming your mind by repeating mantras like “I am strong” or “I am worthy.” If you practice positive thinking often, you will find that your thoughts begin to focus on the good things in your life instead of the bad ones.
Our minds are very pliable. The things you teach yourself to think are deeply rooted in your conscience. Positive thinking is powerful because it can change your life from the inside out.
9. A smile is contagious
If you see someone stressed or sad, flash them a bright smile and watch their face light up. We all need reminders to make others happy because we all lead busy lives and have our problems to deal with.
But making others happy can also bring us joy because happiness goes both ways.
10. It costs $0.00 to be a good person
Remind yourself to be kind in a world where anything can happen. It costs nothing and can make someone’s day. You have no idea what people go through every day. So it doesn’t hurt to show them some compassion.
You never know; you can save their lives. It can be as simple as smiling at someone or holding their door on the way out. An act of kindness can help a person feel better.
11. You only fail if you quit
If you want to succeed in life, you must be okay with failure. For example, most business owners or authors don’t achieve success until years into their careers. Singers and musicians often spend hundreds of hours in the studio before their big break. Nothing in life comes easy, but you can’t let failure stop you from trying.
People who win in life only get there because they never give up. Your big break could be just around the corner. But if you give up now, you will never taste the sweetness of victory. So no matter what, try.
12. You can’t do everything in one day
So do you want to wake up, meditate, read, go to the gym, work, have dinner with a friend, pick up a few things at the store, work on your hobby, and go to the movies?
Sure, you can cram everything you want to do into one day, but why? Some days we do very little. And those days can already be stressful. But suddenly, we think we can do ten things in a day instead of the usual 4/5.
To decide. Stick to it. And spread your activities over the week.
Final thoughts on things to keep reminding yourself everyday
Happiness is a personal choice; no one; no guarantee your happiness except you. So stand firm in what you believe in and let go of the past that haunts you. Enjoy every moment by choosing to be happy…and live each day as if you’ll never live again!
This is one way to increase your life satisfaction. In the meantime, if you find yourself feeling discouraged and worn out by life’s responsibilities and challenges, meditating on God’s Word can help.