11. Stopped assuming that people’s thoughts about me were at all similar to that extremely critical voice in my head. It’s still somewhat of a struggle to stay positive… but, overall, being yourself and staying present when with others really reduces anxiety. “Peaceful” would be a good word to describe it.
12. I got a lot of house plants to put all over my house. Makes my home environment look beautiful and feel homey, fresh, and just all around better.
13. Buying all the same socks.
No more folding, no more matching, no more looking for missing sock bros.
Just throw them all in a drawer, reach in, grab two and get your day started right.
14. Taking fiber supplements.
I now sh*t like clockwork, twice a day, and even after a night of drinking, I have never had more than a 3-wipe to clean. I’ll never go back to not taking them.
The quality of my shits has just been absolutely magical. I wish I knew of this sooner.
Try it for a month, you’ll never want to stop. No more peanut butter in a shag carpet, no more mud streaks, no more wiping yourself raw, it’s life changing.
15. Trying to be friends with everyone to the point you have no true friends with anyone. Took me a long time because I love to help people but the people who use you abuse you and the people who don’t need you don’t ever care to see you. It’s still hard right now though. I don’t have any close friends but I somehow feel more comfortable than before. I still want to do something to help but I decided I’m going to start recycling, go on walks to pick up trash, and concentrate more on myself for once. If I’m ever meant to have a best friend they will find me, I guess. Sometimes it’s hard not having someone to speak to but I’ll get over it eventually.
16. Drinking water.
17. Eating veggies. My mum rarely fed us veggies. And we had constant digestive issues.
As soon as I moved out on my own I started eating veggies and have rarely had an upset stomach since.
It was literally daily agony eating nothing but meat and carbs.
18. Regulating my alcohol intake. Paying attention in general to how my body reacts to what I introduce it to.
19. Get a good cutting/kitchen knife. It’s amazing.
20. To just chill out. 90% of the time, I mess things up not because they were difficult or impossible, but because of my own anxiety and perfectionism that led to procrastination. Honestly, just chill out. You’re a small stardust skeleton in a huge universe, stop being dramatic.
21. Deleting Facebook.
Did it years ago – should have done it years before that.
I used to be so nearsighted that I couldn’t see anything more than about 6 inches in front of my face. Great for Reading… Terrible for life. And if you lose your glasses… You need your glasses… to find your glasses.
Then I got Lasik. Wow has my life changed. Lasik is the best decision I have EVER made… and I have kids that I LOVE.
23. I gave up on finding a wife/girlfriend and just started doing my own thing, go to eat alone, go on vacation alone, go to the movies alone and honestly I have never been happier.
24. I know it sounds so mainstream but I tried Marie Kondo’s organizing and decluttering method and honestly, it was life-changing. Living in a small space, I always thought that I was running out of space. But when I tried Marie Kondo-ing my stuff, I was astounded to find out how much I owned. When I cleared out my clothes, I had FIVE trash bags full of them. Just the clothes alone. After I tidied up my stuff, it was pretty liberating to know exactly what I owned and where stuff is. It’s sometimes hard to fold clothes the way she does every time but it does force me to be more mindful and just really do it so my cabinet won’t get messy.
Plus I can let go of books easily now and let other people experience them, as opposed to hoarding them. Overall, I love it.
25. Cut out all the toxic people in my life.