I came across this list this morning and thought it was worth sharing…
20 Reminders That You are Doing Really Well:
#1. You paid your bills this month. Perhaps you even had a bit left over to play with.
#2. You question yourself from time-to-time and have bad days. This means that you are objective, self-aware and open to growth.
#3. You have a job. Regardless of the job, you have one. It serves a purpose, and it means you are independent and taking responsibility for yourself.
#4. You have time to do things you enjoy, no matter what that is.
#5. You do not worry about where your next meal is coming from. Have gratitude.
#6. You have one or two friends with whom you feel truly close to. When it comes to relationships, quality is far more important than quantity.
#7. You could afford a cup of coffee, or the gas in your car this morning. These are small conveniences that should not be taken for granted.
#8. You are not the same person you were a year ago. This means you are learning and evolving.
#9. You have the time and means to do things beyond the bare minimum, such as treat yourself to something nice or take a day off.
#10. You have a selection of clothing at your disposal, for all seasons and a variety of occasions.
#11. You can sense what is not right in your life. The first and most crucial step is simply being aware, even if you do not know what to do about it yet.
#12. If you could talk to your younger self, you would be able to say: “You did it! You survived that terrible thing and are doing wel!.” So often people carry their past into their present lives, and if you need proof that we carry who we were in who we are, check in with yourself by saying this to your inner child and see how you respond.
#13. You have a space of your own, whether that is a home, an apartment, a room. It is yours to create in, rest, decorate, govern.
#14. You have loved and lost in relationships. More important than the fact that you have had relationships in the first place is that you chose not to settle, and you opened yourself to the possibility of finding something else.
#15. You have interests. Whether it is how to live a happier life, reading, exercise, a hobby, or the axis on which the world spins, something intrigues you enough to explore it.
#16. You know how to take care of yourself, physically, emotionally, spiritually.
#17. You have a goal and are working toward it. Even if you are exhausted or it feels miles away, you have a dream for yourself, however vague and malleable.
#18. But you are not uncompromisingly set on anything for your future. Some of the happiest people are those who can make any situation an ideal and be open to the present moment, new experiences and potential outcomes.
#19. You have been through some hard stuff. You can look at challenges you currently face and compare them to ones you thought you would never get over and reassure yourself that you are and will be okay.
#20. Your life is more than just survival. You are beginning to thrive.