It would be fair to say that sometimes, the worst enemy that you can have when fighting for your own happiness is yourself! Some of the things you think about yourself and some of the things that you say to yourself are so horrible and damaging that you wouldn’t even say them to someone that you truly hate, and that is a habit that needs to change! Here are 15 of the most toxic thoughts you need to let go of to be happier.
1. I’ll do It Later
Stop waiting for the perfect moment to do something to arrive, because guess what, there is no such thing as a perfect moment! The quicker you do something, the quicker you can be satisfied.
2. This is a Disaster
There are only a few things that can be classed as true disasters, and things like failing a class, having an argument with your BFF or partner, or burning your dinner, are definitely not it! Try not be so quick to catastrophize everything.
3. I’m Not Good Enough
You are never not good enough; you just might be ready at this particular time. There is never anything in life that you should be cut off from for fear of failure. Practice makes perfect.
4. Self Care is Selfish
The most important person in your life is you, because if you are not right, then your entire life isn’t going to be right. Always make time for self care, no matter how small scale it might be.
5. Their Life is Better than Mine
It does no good to get obsessed with comparing yourself to other people. You can’t have a changing impact on their life, but you can have a changing impact on your own.
6. I’ll Be Happy when…
If you keep mentally delaying your chance of happiness because a certain thing hasn’t happened yet, you are never going to achieve peace and contentment.
7. I Shouldn’t Feel This Way
You are allowed to feel any type of way that you want to. The important thing is to find the root cause of those feelings and then work to solve them.
8. This Always Happens to Me
It doesn’t help to play the victim all the time. Don’t blame outside circumstances, because there is always the opportunity to change your story.
9. I Wish I Looked More like…
No. What you should be doing is trying to look like the best version of yourself, not a fake version of someone else.
10. I Should Have…
There is absolutely no point in dwelling on the past and having big regrets, because the present and the future are the only time periods that you can affect!
11. I’m an Idiot
Don’t be so hard on yourself. We all make mistakes once in a while, we’re only human after all!
12. I’ll Try
Don’t go in to too many situations with a half-hearted attitude. Don’t say you’ll try, simply that you will do, and in your own way!
13. It’s Perfect so It’s Not Worth It
Hardly anything in life is perfect; it’s more about making the best of the cards that you are dealt.
14. I Don’t Know How
Work on coming up with more solutions to problems yourself, rather than giving up at the first hurdle.