reminders for dealing with life, anxiety & depression.

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  1. don't be afraid to say no to people. "your freedom is more important than their anger."
  2. put whatever makes you happy in your world. you deserve it.
  3. if it makes you happy, don't let anyone make you feel guilty about it.
  4. you're good enough. never forget that you are ALWAYS good enough.
  5. your best is all that you can give each day. after all, you ARE human.
  6. just because you're going through hell doesn't mean you need to stay there. your current situation is not your final destination.
  7. "stay close to anything that makes you glad you're alive." especially when times are hard.
  8. you fucked up in the past. we all have. "a great future does not require a great past."
  9. learn from the past. don't run from it. don't live in it. accept it any move on.
  10. stop looking back.
  11. your time is precious. spend it wisely.
  12. don't wait for someone else to change you or save you. do it yourself.
  13. cut out the people who don't treat you the way you deserve to be treated.
  14. it's better to be alone than be with the wrong people.
  15. it's okay to let go.
  16. "every scar should be a reason not to make more."
  17. it's okay to let yourself be sad sometimes.
  18. no, but like, it's (really, really, really) okay to cry.
  19. but: when you're a mess, be a hot mess. (@mindy)
  20. you are the only person that you have control over.
  21. say the things that are hard to say & the things that you're scared to say. you'll always be glad that you did.
  22. make the changes you need to make. nothing is going to change if you don't.
  23. try to remember that worrying isn't going to change anything. let yourself have time to complete your thoughts and then try to move on from them.
  24. "you do not have to be fearless, just don't let fear stop you."
  25. you're way more powerful when you believe in yourself.
  26. don't give a shit what anyone thinks.
  27. and if you do give a shit what other people think, remember to believe the good things they say about you.
  28. get up out of bed. even when you don't want to. even if it's just for two minutes to start with.
  29. ignore literally every person who doesn't understand the scope of the way you feel.
  30. don't give up just because you didn't get what you wanted the first (or second or third) time
  31. some days, existing is enough.
  32. even on the days when it doesn't feel like enough, be proud of yourself for how hard you're trying.
  33. you'll (probably) survive this, too.
  34. even when it gets hard, never give up on your dreams.
  35. drink water. remember to eat.
  36. let yourself rest.
  37. life is tough AF, but so TF are you.
  38. and I promise, "you are stronger than you think."
  39. tomorrow is a new day. if you didn't do something today, you can try again tomorrow.
  40. go at your own pace. forward is forward. or in the words of the sunscreen song, "the race is long, but in the end it's only with yourself."