Dear Self,

Get off your butt. Stop being so scared of the world. Staying present will only make you stronger.

Scrolling another page of Reddit will not make you happier no matter what you tell yourself.

Do something. Yoga, read, meditate.

Make something. Paint, journal, origami.

Know yourself. Don’t be afraid to socialize, or to be alone in a public place. Rest when you need it, and only when you need it.

Lastly, love yourself. It’s okay to cry, it’s okay to struggle. It’s okay to feel so many emotions that you think you might burst. That’s what it means to be alive.

Loving yourself doesn’t mean you get to do what you want all day. Loving yourself means being okay with lows as well as the highs.

Love, Self