You are not in this world to live up to the expectations of others, nor should you feel that others are here to live up to your expectations. The more you approve of your own decisions in life, the less approval you will need from everyone else.
1. Love Yourself
We are so busy worrying about the demands of daily lives and taking care of others that sometimes we forget ourselves. We think we need a relationship to define our path and if we don’t have that relationship by a certain time frame in our lives, we will never be happy. We keep looking for Love in all the wrong places and get disappointed when we don’t receive it from certain people in our lives. The truth is no one is ever going to love you more than you love yourself. Love yourself, recognize your own good qualities, see the beauty in you, build a relationship with yourself and enjoy your life right now. Create your own sense and definition of love, realize what you deserve, and take care of yourself before you can take care of anyone else. Loving others is important but loving yourself first is even more important. The more you love yourself, the less you’ll want to be around people who don’t treat you with love.
2. Don’t expect anything from anyone
When it comes to our relationships and interactions with others, the biggest disappointments in our lives are often the result of misplaced expectations. Not expecting anything from anyone is the best way to avoid disappointment. However, not expecting anything at all is unreasonable since we all have exceptions. It is therefore important to Keep your expectations reasonable. Have faith in your own abilities and go ahead in life with confidence. Give without expecting anything in return, always follow your own intuition, hope for the best, and expect less. The less you expect, the less disappointed you will be.
3. Remove Toxic People from Your Life
You never really see how toxic someone is until you breathe fresh air. Negativity Is contagious and toxic relationships will only bring unnecessary fears, stress, guilt, and sadness into your life. Toxic people are often manipulative and selfish, and no matter how hard you try to please them they will always make you feel like you are not good enough. They only reach out to you when they need you, and you often end up trapped in the same recurring cycle without even knowing it. Never let anyone infect your environment with negativity. Only surround yourself with people who accept, support and love you unconditionally. Removing toxic relationships and people from your life will allow you to take control of your physical and emotional happiness. The less toxic people and relationships you have in your life the more successful and happier you will be.
4. Embrace change
Life is full of unexpected twists and turns and sometimes what you see as chaos could be the beginning of something great and beautiful. Change is a natural part of life and can be planned or unexpected. Unexpected changes will sometimes be dramatic, challenging and uncomfortable but they can also stimulate emotional and physical growth, or signal a new beginning. Learn from your experiences and keep adapting your approach accordingly. Never allow fear to control your life, and embrace change as an opportunity for further growth.
5. Leave the Past Behind
People can be responsible for hurtful actions and insensitive behaviors towards you, but, how you respond to them is your own decision. Carrying huge amounts of baggage around from past experiences will only prevent you from reaching your full potential. In fact, overwhelming your mind with constant negativity from past experiences will keep you trapped in the past, and all the countless amazing opportunities in the present will pass you by. Accept the past and recognize that everything that has happened before has prepared you for what your future holds. Let go, embrace the present and start making new memories.