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The Truth Life: How to Not Be Your Own Worst Enemy

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How to Not Be Your Own Worst Enemy

4 Ways to Improve Your Life by Being Your Own Friend

by Veritas Vita 777

It’s easy to become your own worst enemy. If you don’t know how to engage in positive self-talk, that can make it more difficult to encourage yourself when you need it most. The following ways can help you not be your own worst enemy.

“If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.” – Napoleon Hill

1. Positive Self-Talk

You can avoid being your own worst enemy by learning how to productively engage in positive self-talk. Make yourself a promise to engage in positive self-talk every day. Start your day with a positive affirmation. For me, those affirmations are found in Scripture. Maybe you have a favorite quote that encourages you. Throughout the day, you can remind yourself of those positive affirmations.

2. Nothing’s Perfect

Recognize that nothing in life is perfect. You’re not perfect. Nothing you can do will ever make you completely perfect. And that’s okay. Once you can honestly admit this to yourself – and accept it – you will be better off. Make the best effort each day and that is truly perfection because you understand that you’re imperfect while trying to become better daily.

3. Make Your List

I’m a list person. It helps me stay focused on my goals. Make a list of things you want to change in your life to help you avoid being your own worst enemy. Maybe you need to slow down and enjoy life more often. You might want to prioritize more self-care in your life. Whatever you need to do to enhance your mental health, make those lists to help you stay on track.

4. Ask for Help

Sometimes I’ve been my own worst enemy because I’ve avoided asking for help when I needed it. Asking for help makes you strong, not weak. I’ve always thought that asking for help made me weak. I thought I had to do it all and never admit when I needed a helping hand. That was one part of being my own worst enemy. However, I’ve since learned that asking for help is a sign of strength. Do yourself a favor and ask for help when you need it. Find those people in your life who have been there for you. Be an encouragement to them as they’ve been one to you. You don’t need to do life alone. Do it together with others.

Be Your Own Friend Not Your Enemy

“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.” – Marcus Garvey

Do yourself a big favor and learn how to be your own friend and not your own worst enemy. Engage in positive self-talk each day. Realize that nothing is ever completely perfect in this life. Make your lists and get started accomplishing your goal of becoming a more emotionally mature adult. Learn to ask for help when you need it.

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