20 Things to Remind Yourself Daily (Day 20)

This post is by Lou Macabasco, learn more about her at her blog Life To Fullest.

In a cluttered world full of anxiety and stress, it’s easy to feel like we’re carrying the weight of the world in our shoulders.  We fill in every line of our schedules and rush from one activity to another.  Like a time to rest is the most forbidden activity.  Then we ask ourselves why our life is so stressful and hard.

With all the stress that this fast-paced environment we live in, the key is to take a moment to think back and remind yourself of these simple truths, “20 Things to Remind Yourself Daily”.  It may not finish your task, but it will change how you approach it.

1)  Remind yourself that… you’re unique and one of a kind.

That you were created to make a mark in this life and not just born to survive.

2)  Remind yourself that… your presence is a present to the world.

You may not realize it but one way or another, someone feels so blessed with your existence.  So stop saying you’re nobody.

3)  Remind yourself that… your life can be just what you want it to be.

Most of life is a choice, having the freedom to act and decide on your own.  Start deciding and stop complaining.

4)  Remind yourself to… take the days just one at a time.

Rushing isn’t all beneficial.  Take time to smell the flowers.  Don’t over do yourself.  Learn to appreciate life today, for tomorrow, you may not have the chance to do so.

5)  Remind yourself to… count your blessings not your troubles.

There are two types of a person, a proactive and a reactive.  The reactive always see the trouble and blame the circumstance to other people, while proactive see troubles as a bridge to success.  What are you?

6)  Remind yourself that… within you are so many answers.

One of the big disadvantages of a hurried lifestyle is the lack of meditation or reflection.    We are too busy, too preoccupied.  But if you really want to find true happiness in this life, you have to be still, to quiet your mind.. so you can hear your heart.

7)  Remind yourself to… understand, have courage, be strong.

Knowing that life is imperfect gives you enough space to expect it to be hard.  You have to accept that life’s circumstance is not ALWAYS within our control and all you can do is accept, understand and to keep moving forward.

Life is 99% choice and 1% chance.

8)  Remind yourself that… you’ll make it through whatever comes along.

In times of affliction, it can be tough to see the lighter side.  But do always remember, that all storms have endings.  Just keep looking forward.

9)  Remind yourself that… there are so many dreams waiting to be realized.

A goal without action is nothing but a dream.

It’s very good to know what you want and set your plans.  However, if it’s only written, it can’t be realized.  You have to take action.  You have to wake up and stand up.

10)  Remind yourself that… decisions are too important to leave to chance.

Remember, life is 99% choice and 1% chance.

We are in control of our life 99% of the time and yet a lot of us give this all to chances.  We let things happen instead of making it happen.

11)  Remind yourself to… do not put limits on yourself.

One of the differences between achievers and non-achievers is the size of their dreams.  Big people achieve big dreams because they think big.  The same is true to small people.  They achieve smaller dreams because they think small.

The key is to have confidence in oneself and think BIG!

12) Remind yourself that… nothing wastes more energy than worrying.

Worry is a complete waste of energy.  Even how much you think about it over and over, it will not solve anything.  Worry gives you nothing but bad feelings.

Instead of investing your time thinking of the problem, shift your thoughts on how you can solve it.

13) Remind yourself that.. the longer you carry a problem, the heavier it gets.

When faced with bad situations or problems, a lot of us leave it behind undecided.  We may think that the safest solution is leaving it to chances.

However, indecision does not solve the problem, it just gives you temporary relief.  But sooner or later, you will feel its impact.  Most of the time, it’s bigger than the original.

Don’t avoid problems, instead, be braved enough to face and solve it so you can move forward it life.  Stop being a coward!

14)  Remind yourself to… Live a life of serenity, not regrets

People who seldom succeed in life are those who live in the shadow of the past.

They cling too much of what they used to have that they seldom adapt and move forward in life.

Remember that you can no longer alter what happened in the past but you can create your future.  Accept what happened and move on.

15)  Remind yourself to… do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.

Everyday, you do the same thing, like a cycle that just goes round and round.  You get too lax that you find life too boring.

But instead of focusing on the negative feeling of boredom, why not take charge and create a change.

Sometimes, change does not only happen by surprise.  You have the capacity to create change.  And why not do it now?  Who knows, it will give you the big break you’ve been dreaming of.

16)  Remind yourself to… not take yourself too seriously.

Because no one else does.

The only person that’s burdened when you are too serious is you.  Keep a mature mind but a young heart.  Smile, you look better when you do.

17) Remind yourself that… friendship is a wise investment.

True friendship lasts forever.  You may not see them often but when friendship is true, even how time and distance separates you, true friends are the one that stays with you.

If you found this type of friends, care and treasure them.  For it’s one of the best gifts you will ever receive in your life.

18) Remind yourself to… reach for your peak, your goal, your prize

As long as you’re alive, you have all the chance to achiever your goal.

Don’t get discourage by past failures.  Keep striving.

Remember, success comes from multiple failures.  Those who win have finished the race.

19)  Remind yourself to… take time to wish upon a star.

Have faith with your dreams until you achieve it.

Nothing is impossible when you believe.

20) Remind yourself that… it’s never too late.

Often times we resist change because we think that it’s too late for us to change.

Remember that we all have countless chances in this life.  You just have to accept change.

For a final world, in our world full of clutter and negative things, we need something daily to overcome the stress and hardship that life brings.  May the list remind you of these simple truths of life.

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About isabelrasmussen

Three generations of women in my family raised me until first grade, amongst them I was taught how wonderful it was to be a girl. In my tween years I was confronted with many of the social challenges other girls face and my self confidence dwindled. I think it was going from being so proud of being a girl to struggling so much as a girl and reading of all the struggles that women faced that motivated me throughout my life. I received her undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies at UW and then worked in domestic violence and as a community organizer in San Francisco. At 26 I took the opportunity to live in Guatemala for a year and West Africa for a summer. I returned to the US and in 2008 obtained a Green MBA at Dominican University in San Rafael.
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