There are hard questions that we have to ask ourselves, and we usually know the answers to them long before we end up asking them. Even so, we often find ourselves looking for other people’s answers to those same questions. How to be happy. How to be content. How to battle anxiety. How to tame clutter. Sure, we can glean some fantastic insight into our own issues by studying how other people have worked through their own, but there’s no substitute for personal reflection.

There is only one me, and I am the only expert in the study of me.

Know yourself, and work for yourself. Do what you know you have to do to make the changes you know that you need.

You know what keeps you up at night. You know what saps all of your energy. You know that app you keep clicking on seconds after you just closed it, only to be met with another pebble in that pile of discontent and frustration.

Pay attention to the cues you’re giving yourself. You’re the only one who will notice most of them. I feel like deep down our bodies are longing to care for themselves, and when we listen to them, we might find that they know what they’re doing.

That’s what’s on my mind this morning. Have a great Monday.

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