Starting today, make an intention to be happy, and see how that simple intention translates into more fulfillment, more purpose, more joy, more happiness. It is both easy and tough to do this and needs daily awareness. And, to intend to be happy is not a crime, in fact, it is our birthright and is also our basic state.
Do you struggle with self-doubt? Perhaps you often wonder if you’ve made the right decision or have only a faint hope that your next job interview, project, or even date will turn out well. The most unfortunate thing about self-doubt is that your fears often become self-fulfilling prophecies. On the other hand, when you take action to become more confident in yourself, more things in your life automatically turn out better as well. With more self-confidence, your decision-making skills are strengthened, others are drawn to you in social situations, you produce higher quality work, and you’re more able to create the life you desire.
It’s unfortunate that some celebrities have taken their own lives (I think I've heard about more deaths this year than ever), although it has opened up dialogues about mental health awareness the past few months. My hope is that the awareness becomes even more widespread and people with anxiety will decide to open up and find freedom within, instead of choosing death as their only option. People are still afraid to talk about their fears, talk about depression and anxiety. These things need to come out and be spoken or written. Words soothe too, as much as they break. Trust me, you're not alone in your battles. Use one of these Self-Help tips to make it through a tough situation and return to a state of calm the next time your mind gets stuck on anxiety: