A Note to Self, From Self:
It’s 2016 in just another day and I’m writing this to remind you of everything you wanted to do in 2016.
Read this and gather motivation.
Fresh year. Fresh start.
You crave it, you love fresh beginnings. You’ve been eagerly waiting for it since the past few weeks.
Don’t be stuck in the past. Make peace with it. Let bygones be bygones. You made a mistake, or many mistakes.
Forgive yourself, you’re only human. Forget the situation. It’s time to move on.
People who want to be in your life will make an effort. It’s their time to show you they care. You’ve made enough efforts.
Don’t daydream about the future. You’re wasting today for a tomorrow that may not be as you had desired. You’ll only disappoint yourself further.
Love today. Give yourself a pat on the back. You’re alive, TODAY. Be grateful for the present.
Don’t be afraid of being lonely. Embrace solitude.
Silence shouldn’t scare you. If silence makes you seek companionship, talk to God. You’ll feel better. Listen to music, let it soothe you.
Get off social media. Don’t spend countless hours stalking people you know, don’t be curious about strangers. You don’t want to meet another Internet fuck boy, trust me.
Spend time reading and writing and exploring music genres beyond your comfort level.
Cultivate a new hobby. Get Fit. Eat Healthy. Sleep early.
Stop clicking selfies. You don’t validation.
Limit usage of internet. Sit down with a pen and paper and plan your week.
Take yourself out on a date. A coffee shop, fine dining or perhaps, just a movie.
Stop texting, call instead.
Explore. Travel. Be brave. Take risks. Go out on new adventures.
Stop being a people pleaser. Learn to say no without explaining. The ones who understand, won’t demand an explanation.
Save Money. Be kind.
Value the little things. Practice Gratitude. Be thankful for your family. Spend more time with them.
Get a cat. Get a tattoo. Take a long holiday in a foreign destination. You’ve wanted these things since forever. This year, you should.
Don’t be naïve but don’t be afraid to give love a chance. Broken heart will be healed but ‘What ifs’ tend to haunt forever.
Love yourself; don’t be dependent on a man to give you love.
Don’t take people or things for granted. Don’t assume.
Talk it out. Communicate.
Forgive others for being human and making mistakes but don’t make it a habit. Set a limit to how much you can tolerate.
Don’t be impulsive but also don’t plan things down to the T. Let life be unfolded naturally. It will surprise you; maybe you’ll even like the surprise.
Don’t be a gossip. You have better things to do.
Don’t be judgmental, it’s not your job. You’re not God.
Remember the good times from 2015 but don’t dwell on the times you broke down and cried.
Forgive people who hurt you and regret nothing.
Last but not the least, smile often and choose to be happy!