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Life Is Better When You Give Yourself A Chance

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Giving yourself a chance is sometimes the best you can do for yourself. It’s not always easy to do. We often hold ourselves up to such high standards it can be hard to change our mindsets. We might forgive others, give them ample space and time to improve and encourage them generously, but in the same token may not extend that courtesy to ourselves. Why is this? Well, there are multiple reasons. For one, we may feel that if we’re not strict on ourselves, we won’t actually push our way to improvement. This can be truthful if there’s a major issue you’re facing and you need that extra push to help you overcome something. Discipline can be very useful. But you need to lead a horse to water with a sugar cube and not a whip, and the same idea goes for you as well.

No matter what sense of personal difficulty you’ve been experiencing in recent weeks, it can be truly worth it to give yourself a chance, a break, and place some trust within. How might this manifest itself? In the following ways:

Breaking The Cycle

It can be extremely worthwhile to break the cycle that has been harming you for some time. Often when we have a problem, we can just become used to it. Addictions are often built out of habit, and that goes for negative thought spirals also. Life can change when you see this, but only when you see this. The mind is not an easy thing to figure out. Sometimes, you might have modes of behavior that even you have trouble examining.

But often, paying attention to yourself, seeing how you think, and trying to change your daily life from the root can help you begin to form new connections. It could be that taking the plunge to check out dependency treatment and recovery rehab from Alliant is your first step, or simply admitting to a close one that you have a problem. The cycle is a swirling hurricane, and you can be trapped in it for a long time if you don’t break its cycle. But remember, you have the power to always.

Being More Realistic

Being realistic matters. We usually think ‘staying realistic’ means looking at the cruel, hard facts, and shredding any sense of optimism from our midst. But that’s not true. Perhaps you don’t feel you can change. That’s not realistic. You can. Perhaps you don’t feel you could see life without a drink in the evening. That’s not realistic. Life can be lived much more fully without that problem plaguing you. Perhaps you don’t think anyone cares. Your entire family likely care more than you could ever know, and would welcome any and all change you consider. Staying realistic is essential, and remembering that life isn’t all hard thorns can help you learn the power of positivity, optimism, and more importantly hope.

We hope this can help you thrive as you deserve to.

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Mia Johnson is a freelance writer with a ten-year long career in journalism. She has written extensively about health, fitness, and lifestyle. A native to Melbourn, she now lives in Sidney with her 3 dogs where she spends her days writing and taking care of her 900 square feet garden.

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