Talking to others and asking for other opinions is an important part of life. You might have advice from your own experiences that could be useful to someone who is going through a difficult time. The power of sharing experiences should not be underestimated.
Recently, on Twitter, user Caroline Moss asked people to share some advice that changed their lives. Twitter users delivered and shared some wisdom that we could all benefit to learn from.
RuPaul Was Right
If you don't love yourself, how on earth are you gonna love someone else? All you can do is give love and hope that you will get it back. You can't control how other people feel.
Have Your Own Rules
If something works for you, then that is your normal. The things that we find normal are going to be different from person to person. It's as individual as a fingerprint.
Sometimes You're Your Own Worst Enemy
Your thoughts aren't facts. The things that you think often come from how you perceive a situation. It's important to listen to your gut, but sometimes, it might just be fear or anxiety talking.
You Should Always Have Your Own Back
If you don't look out for you, no one is going to. Standing up for yourself doesn't have to be something that is negative. You're protecting yourself because, at the end of the day, you are your own priority.
Try And Learn The Difference
You should absolutely always trust yourself, but try and understand why you might not be thinking the clearest. Anxiety isn't going to be honest with you, it's going to tell you the worst case scenario.
Even Though It Feels Like Somethings Gotta Give
It may feel like the perfect time to try and make big changes, but the truth is that you're not thinking clearly and you need to find your way back to solid ground first.
You Know You Best
Feeling like you have to do certain things or accomplish certain things on a timeline the world made you believe in is toxic. Go at your own pace and don't be afraid to take your time.
Healing Isn't A Straight Line
You're always going to take some steps backward, but always remember that even when that happens, you're still ahead of where you were in the past and that is what's important.
Find Something That Brings You Peace
And don't feel bad about doing those things! If reading, watching movies, listening to music, or going for a long week helps you feel calm, then doing it is never time wasted.
Always Be Honest
You're going to save a lot of heartache and frustration for you and all the people in your life if you're just honest about the things that you think and feel.
Don't Bottle Things Up
They're only going to come back bigger and stronger and more intense than when you tried to do away with them. When you try and bury your feelings, they mutate into emotions that become harder to handle.
You Can't Make Sense Out Of Nonsense
Often in life it's best to mind your own business. You can't fix anyone, and you certainly can't make sense out of someone who doesn't even understand themselves.
It Has Nothing To Do With You
If someone doesn't like you, it isn't the end of the world. Chances are it says a lot more about them than it says about you. Besides, you meet people you don't always like but that doesn't mean they're bad people, right?
Don't Expect Someone To Complete You
If someone is trying to love you the best they can and it isn't enough, then it simply isn't enough. One of the hard truths in life is that sometimes love isn't going to work.
Have Faith In Yourself!
It really is cliché, but knowing that the worst thing can happen at any time means you should also know that the best thing can. You will get from the world you put into it, so always put out positive thoughts.
Always Give Yourself Time To Process
You're not always going to understand what you think about a situation until you've given yourself some time to mull it over. Maybe try journaling or talking to someone you trust before making any decisions.
You Are Worth Knowing
If you allow yourself to walk into a room with the power to make decisions, instead of giving all that power to people you don't know, you're going to come out ahead. You'll probably end up with some new friends too!
Believe What You Feel About Your Life
If something makes you feel a certain way, that is reason enough to acknowledge those feelings. You don't need another person to validate what you know about yourself. It's ok to want a second opinion, but always count on yours first.
You're Always Stronger Than You Think
Standing up for yourself doesn't have to mean a fight. It just means that you aren't going to let yourself be pushed around. Don't let people use you for their own personal gain.
Always Take Care Of Yourself
You can't pour from an empty glass! So make sure that you set aside time to make sure you're healthy and taken care of. You're a person in your life, too.