Do you ever think about all the advice you’ve been given throughout your life? There has been a lot, starting from when we were little kids. A lot of people will give you their unsolicited advice that quickly gets pushed outside of our thoughts. But sometimes, someone will give you really good advice that always sticks with you.
Today, I wanted to share some of the best advice I’ve received from other people. Advice that has really stuck with me and that I always come back to when needed.
The Best Advice I’ve Ever Received
My mom told me this a few years ago when I was going through a rough patch. I was holding onto my anger towards someone and clearly I had made that pretty obvious because my mom offered up this advice.
It was quite eye-opening to me. I had never really thought about it that way. Once you do though, you realize the truth of that statement. When I feel angry about something, I quickly revert back to this quote. I let myself feel the anger, but then let it pass. There are few things worth letting anger take over your life. Feel it and move on. Otherwise you’ll be the only one suffering.
Simplest advice, but important nonetheless. I give credit to my husband for this one. He is constantly reminding me to be confident. Since my acne has come back, my confidence has definitely been lacking. When he hears me mention how bad I think my face is he always says, “Stop it. You are beautiful. Be confident”. It’s always a needed and welcomed reminder, that I think most of us could use everyday. After-all, confidence is key 🙂
I forget where I heard this, I feel like it was a therapist. People are far too concerned with themselves. They worry about what other people are thinking of them. And because of that, most of the time, they have no concern with you. .
This especially rings true in regards to going to the gym. The gym can be intimidating. I always feel like everyone will see me not knowing how to use the equipment. BUT have you ever looked around at the gym? No one is even paying attention to you! No one really cares. They are concerned with themselves and whether or not they are using the equipment right.
As we get older, we tend to care less and less about what other people think about us. But if you ever feel like maybe you are caring a little too much, just remember this advice.
I talked all about this advice in a post a couple weeks ago, so I won’t go into too much detail here. But this is some life changing advice. I’m constantly reminding myself of this. By reminding myself that “it doesn’t get better than this”, I am telling myself to stop thinking about the future in a way that makes it seems better than what I have now. My thoughts control how happy I am. So if I’m thinking that some future occurrence is going to make me happier, I’m quick to realize my mind is not in the right space.
You can read more on this advice in my post “The One Podcast Episode That Changed My Mindset“