by Conscious Reminder
Remember when the pandemic was just beginning, and we thought it would last for a couple of months?
Well, 2020 is almost nearing its end, and it looks like this is our “new normal.” Staying at home all day can get suffocating for many of us. So, we have collected 10 best tips everyone needs to know and follow during this pandemic.
1. Be Vocal About Your Feelings, Limits, and Needs
Being vocal and standing your ground can bring a sense of strength back to you. If you have been feeling helpless, try expressing your feelings, needs, and limits. Moreover, if the listener does not respond positively, you will know that it’s because they have other opinions, and not because you were unclear.
2. You Are The Source Of Your Happiness
Remember that you are the one controlling your actions. Are you feeling dissatisfied with something in your life? Ask yourself what it is and take charge. It’s time for you to get your priorities straight.
3. You Don’t Need To Forgive Someone, But You Need To Let Go
Letting go of something does not necessarily mean that you have forgiven someone. Forgiveness needs to be earned. It’s as much in other people’s hands as it is in yours. What is in your hands is letting go of the anger, resentment, and pain.
4. Don’t Feel Guilty About Making Yourself Your Top Priority
Here’s the thing, we often meet toxic people in our life, who make us believe that taking care of oneself is selfish. You need to know and tell yourself the truth. Always take care of yourself first. If you don’t, who will?
5. Respect Needs To Be Earned, Even By Parents
Just because someone is older than you does not mean they are automatically eligible for respect. Never suffer abuse and disrespect. Hold your self-esteem up because you are worth it. Remember that you should treat others the way you want to be treated. The same goes for other people, older or younger.
6. Abuse Means Abuse
It doesn’t matter who abuses you; abuse means abuse. Just because the abuser is your partner or your family does not mean it’s okay. Love can often blind us to the harsh realities of our life. Take the blindfold off and see people for who they are.
7. See The Truth Behind Every Single Person
Try to gain an objective view of who people are and what they mean to you. During this lockdown, many of us have been forced to sit with ourselves and contemplate our life choices. Don’t restrict this reflection to just yourself. Assess the people around you and truly see them for who they are.
8. Realize If You Are Stuck In A Dysfunctional Defense Mechanism
The three major forms of dysfunctional defense mechanisms are denial, magical thinking, avoidance, and rigidity. Sit with yourself and truly ponder upon the way you deal with your problems.
9. Indulge In Self-Love
You must realize that love only increases when put into practice. Once you begin to love yourself, you can truly share this love with others. Positivity multiplies.
10. Be Honest With Yourself And Others
Don’t swallow your feelings. Maybe the other person doesn’t even realize that they are hurting you. Be open. This way, it’s not just you who grows, but the other person grows too.
Follow these tips, and walk towards a better you.
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