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Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.
—— Maya Angelou
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10 Steps to Self Care

1. If it feels wrong, don’t do it.

2. Say “exactly” what you mean.

. Don’t be a people pleaser.

4. Trust your instincts.

5. Never speak badly about yourself.

6. Never give up on your dreams.

7. Don’t be afraid to say “no”.

8. Don’t be afraid to say “yes”.

9. Resist the need to always have control.

10. Stay away from drama and negativity – as much as possible.

Source: Lessons Learned in Life

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Our suffering is caused by holding on to how things might have been, should have been, could have been.
—— Stephen Levine
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There comes a time in life when you walk away from all the drama, and the people who create it. Surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life. Getting back up is living.
—— Unknown
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I like being alone. Therefore, in order to win me over, your presence has to feel better than my solitude.
—— Higher Perspective
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If you don’t fit in, you’re probably doing the right thing.
—— Unknown
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7 Signs that show you’re negatively attached to the past

1. You can’t, or won’t, talk about it.

2. You’re constantly being hit by “those same old feelings.”

3. You can’t relax and be yourself with certain people from your past.

4. You’re attracted to partners who treat you negatively.

5. You over-react, and find it hard to calm down.

6. You have poor boundaries, and always feel you’re being used.

7. You’re always making poor decisions, and repeating old mistakes.

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Find out what makes you kinder, what opens you up and brings out the most loving, generous and unafraid version of you - and go after those things as if nothing else matters. Because, actually, nothing else does.
—— George Saunders
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How to be Mentally Strong

1. Don’t look to the world to give you an identity.

2. Don’t look to your family and friends for approval.

3. Set your own goals and believe in yourself.

4. Expect things to take time.

5. Expect to meet with setbacks.

6. Expect people to put you down, and for some to walk away.

7. Don’t be swayed by pressure from others.

8. Don’t resent others’ gifts and successes.

9. Accept that some things cannot be controlled.

10. Believe that you will make it one day.

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We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as were meant to be. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache … The absence of love and belonging will always lead to suffering.
—— Brene Brown
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If you don’t love yourself you will always be chasing after people who don’t love you either
—— Mandy Hale
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There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow. So today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly love.
—— Dalai Lama
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Pain makes you stronger. Fear makes you braver. Heartbreak makes you wiser.
—— iliketoquote.com
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10 Things to Give Up

1. Trying to please, and be acceptable, to others

2. The fear of making a mistake

3. The fear of change

4. A fear of the future

5. Guilt or shame that’s tied to your past

6. Beating yourself up or putting yourself down

7. Over-thinking

8. Living by your feelings

9. The desire to get even with others

10. The tendency to procrastinate.

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Some steps need to be taken alone. It’s the only way to really figure out where you need to go and who you need to be.
—— Mandy Hale
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Tips for Improving Your life

1. Listen to what you want to do, not what others want you to do.

2. Listen to who you want to be, not who others want you to be.

3. Stop hiding your true thoughts and feelings; start being true to who you really are.

4. Stop criticizing and putting yourself down; start appreciating and loving who you are.

5. Stop saying yes when you’d much rather say no.

6. Start dreaming more, and trying different things.

7. Forget about the past and enjoy what’s happening now.

8. Appreciate the good things and the beauty, and life’s joys.

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When you love someone, it’s never over. You move on because you have to, but you take them with you in your heart.
—— Elizabeth Chandler
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Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just… start.
—— Ijeoma Umebinyuo
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She was never quite ready. But she was brave. And the universe listens to brave.
—— Rebecca Ray
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I need to stop fantasizing about running away to some other life, and start figuring out the one I have.
—— Holly Black
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