Do It Yourself

I have all the time in the world…..errr You Don’t. Wake Up and shut up the nonsense in your head.

Be honest with yourself: is there an area of your life in which you’re passively waiting for a stroke of luck or for someone to come out of the blue and save you? Are you telling yourself, “Someday, when this or that happens, I’m finally going to be able to do what I want” Stop waiting for a rescuer or for some chance event to take place, and begin taking steps to rescue yourself.

Here are a few things that you should start doing yourself today and not wait for someone to handhold you through the process:

  • Spending time with the right time.
  • Face your problems head on.
  • Be honest with yourself.
  • Make your “own” happiness a priority.
  • Be yourself, genuinely and proudly.
  • Noticing and living in the present.
  • Value the lesson your mistakes teach you.
  • Be more polite to yourself.
  • Enjoy the things you already have.
  • Create your own happiness.
  • Give your ideas and dreams a chance.
  • Believe that you’r ready for the next step.
  • Enter “new” relationships for the “right” reasons.
  • Give new people you meet a chance.
  • Compete against an earlier version of yourself.
  • Cheer for other people’s victories.
  • Look for the silver lining in tough situations.
  • Forgive yourself and others.
  • Help people around you.
  • Listen to your own inner voice.
  • Be attentive to your stress levels and take short breaks.
  • Notice the beauty of small moments.
  • Accept things when they are less than perfect.
  • Work towards your goal every single day.
  • Be more open about how your feel.
  • Take full accountability for your own life.
  • Actively nature your most important relationships.
  • Concentrate on the things you can control.
  • Focus on the possibility of positive outcomes.
  • Notice how wealthy you are right now.

Pablo Picasso once said that inspiration does exist, but it has to find you working. In much the same way, luck does exist, but it has to find you working.

22 Comments Add yours

  1. Valentina says:

    Such an inspiring post, Garima! Thank you for sharing!✒️😊

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    1. Garima says:

      Thanks Valentina. When you’re by yourself, you make choices without outside influences. You can choose how to spend your time without worrying about anyone else’s feelings. Making choices on your own will help you develop better insight into who you are as a person. Being alone will help you grow more comfortable in your skin as well. The more you know yourself, the better equipped you’ll be to be your authentic self when others are around.

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      1. Valentina says:

        Couldn’t say better! No one should be afraid of spending time with himself in order to find out who she/he really is or wants. 🙂

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  2. rashu2015 says:

    Agree with you on that…

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes Rashu. I think it is very important to be comfortable being alone for sometime during the day. In a study by the British Journal of Psychology, scientists found that highly intelligent people became less satisfied the more time they spent with friends. In other words, spending some quality time with yourself is good for your overall well-being and results in greater life satisfaction. When you’re doing something solo, you can go at your own pace, think and reflect, discover new things about yourself, and improve your self-esteem.

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      1. rashu2015 says:

        Yes I agree so much on that… even when my house was full of people, I craved to be alone for few mins reading something or writing something or just sitting and thinking.

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      2. Garima says:

        Ah and those moment of solace are bliss.

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  3. I’m living this now.

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    1. Garima says:

      I am glad Sandra you are already on your way to living a more pleasant life. Taking our own responsibility Essentially, means acknowledging the role you play in your own life – the good bits and the bad bits. Rather than looking around for someone or something else to blame, you must accept that you are in charge of what is going on.

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  4. katiekey1 says:

    So true! You have to MAKE it happen!

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes Katie. If you want to create a happy, health and successful life, you need to take responsibility. To take responsibility is not a onetime action. You need to take responsibility for each and every decision that you take in your life; the things you choose to do and the things you choose not to do.

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  5. gpavants says:

    Hi Garima,

    There are some great nuggets of wisdom and truth in these thoughts. I agree that we use a lot of time waiting for the right moment to act and that perfect opportunity may never come. There is a line from…Frozen 2 where unsure what to do, Ana says the next right thing. Sometimes one step is all we can do next.

    Thank you,

    Gary

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    1. Garima says:

      Hahaha thank you for that line Gary. This movie is full of inspiration. Being responsible for yourself means you can be trusted by your friends, parents and the people around you. You are also able to choose for yourself between right and wrong. This means you are gaining ‘wisdom’, so an important by-product of being responsible is trust and growth.

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  6. J says:

    hi garima,

    i like the post such positive thoughts….. i don’t know you knew it or not but your writings inspires many people like me . keep it up

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you J. I am filled with gratitude.

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      1. J says:

        hi garima happy women’s day

        whenever i get time i used read your writings it is like refreshing and inspiring me
        i want to know your specialisation in medicine
        because you cover almost all area so.

        once again happy women’s day
        we are happy to see your writings

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      2. Garima says:

        Happy Women’s Day. I am a general physician.

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