Don’t give up just because things seem hard. You are closer than you think! You’ve invested so much and you never know, just another few more days of believing, another few weeks of doing the right thing, another few months of staying in faith, and you could see that situation turn around. Remember, God is on your side! Keep standing and keep believing because you are closer than you think to fulfilling every desire He’s placed inside of you!
We all need a little boost in life from time to time. Whether we’re feeling down and out and need a pick-me-up, or we have chronic low self-esteem, it’s important to be able to boost your own confidence. Here are some ways to build your confidence and feel good about yourself:
- Compliment yourself. Turn off the soundtrack of negative self-talk that you have running through your head and start complementing yourself. Try to say something nice to yourself at least once a day. Put a post-it note on your mirror or put a reminder in your calendar if you can’t remember to do it on your own. Take a minute to think of one nice thing you can say about yourself. If might seem cheesy at first but you’ll come to appreciate it as a time when you can stop being so hard on yourself, and change your perception to start feeling good.
- Accomplish something easy. One of the easiest ways to feel good about yourself is to achieve a goal or accomplish something. You might feel like you’ll never finish the novel you’re writing and the sense of accomplishment is a long way off. But if you set a small, easy goals on a regular basis you can easily get the high from accomplishing something. This will give you the motivation you need to keep reaching for your bigger, long-term goals.
- Surround yourself with a cheerleading squad. This can be anyone from friends, family, teachers or enthusiastic neighbors. There are lots of people rooting for you, so embrace it. When you need a boost you can turn to these people to help give you the pep you need.
Fair warning: I’m in rant mode so keep scrolling if you don’t want to read it. I am sick and tired of life right now. I am practically working a full time job, going to work full time, expected to be a maid for everyone in my household, and have been trying to find a job for my boyfriend for a little over 5 months now. He’s going to lose his car, he owes on a loan he took out, and apparently put his “friend”s apartment in his name and this guy just did pay the bill and my boyfriend now owes them about 3 months of rent. Oh but my boyfriend still expects me to buy every pizza and dr pepper he wants. My mother won’t get off my back about cleaning the house. Everyone at work is quitting and now my store manager expects me to do everything because she’s a lazy alcoholic that shows up to work hung over. And I had to drop a class because I can’t handle all of this and study so I was failing that class. God please let Cody get a job, let my job get easier, let me be able to focus more on school, and help my mom realize that I’m not the only one in the house that knows how to clean.
How To Maintain A Friendship Through Change
We’ve all been there, where we drift away from a close friend when one of us goes through a change in life. It might be a move to a new city, changing jobs or schools, or any other major life change that can push us apart. It’s natural for friendships to ebb and flow based on life changes, but if you have a friendship that’s particularly important and you want to maintain, here are some ways to keep close during a change:
· Stay in touch. Communication is the cornerstone of any successful relationship. There are so many ways to stay in touch, from the phone to instant messaging to texting. Pick whatever mediums work best for you and your friend and make a real effort to keep in touch. Staying in communication is the best way to maintain your friendships.
· Have reasonable expectations. While you’re trying to stay in touch and communicate, make sure you are realistic in what you expect of each other. Don’t vow to talk every day and visit every weekend – it will be too difficult to keep up as you each try to build new lives without each other. If your expectations are too high you’ll only get disappointed when you can’t keep them up.
· Set a regular date. Even as you are both focusing on moving on and adjusting to the change, you can set a regular time and place to hang out, have a Skype date, or visit each other.
How To Know When You’ve Found “The One”
How will you know when you’ve found “The One”? What’s the difference between someone you really like and your soul mate? Here are some clues that you’ve found “The One”:
· Unexplainable feeling. We always hear people say that you just know it when you’ve found the one. When you ask someone how they knew they were with their soul mate, they’ll often respond that they can’t quite explain it but they “just knew”. You can’t put your finger on it, but there’s a feeling you get when you’ve hit the nail on the head. If you have to ask, you probably haven’t found it yet.
· You get each other. If you and your partner just get each other, they could be the one. When you understand each other without having to work at it, you’re definitely on to something. It’s easy to be around someone who gets you and understands your personality without having to try too hard.
· It’s easy. Some people in your life take a lot of effort to be around. Maybe you feel like you need to entertain them or work hard to make conversation. When you’ve found “The One”, it’s just easy. You can hang out and do anything and still have fun. Being together is effortless and enjoyable without either of you having to be “on”.