Things I stopped doing to gain peace in my life:

Things I stopped doing to gain peace in my life:

Argue with people

Wasting energy on one-sided relationships

Overcommitting my time when I didn’t have the energy

Accepting & excusing toxic behavior because that was more comfortable than change

Allowing dysfunctional family members to steal my joy

Trying to fix people as an “act of love”

Discarding my boundaries to fit (uncomfortably) in other people’s lives.

Holding on to limiting beliefs about my life, self-worth, and potential

Pretending to be happy when I was hurting

Silencing my voice & not naming my needs

Overthinking about my past & things I cannot change

Holding onto people I’ve outgrown because of the “time invested”

Going along to get along

Overlooking my blessings & comparing my life to someone else’s

Abandoning myself, my truth, and my integrity to “fit in”

Waiting for external validation to boost my confidence

Trying to change people who were committed to staying the same.

                                                                                                          Alex Elle