Often times, my thoughts lead me into disaster and faliure.
I give into selfish desires because of it, or make excuses. Writing out my "red flags" might help me get past these thoughts.
Anytime one of these thoughts pop up, it is a red flag. Immediately put it out of my mind, or think about how the thought is from the devil, and is not to be trusted. It will not benefit me in any way, and is there to trip me up. And therefore, should not be acted upon.
I want to be able to break through the blocks in my mind to be able to achieve everything I've ever wanted.

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FLAG 1: "I"LL DO IT TOMORROW"

...No you won't. Most likely? You'll say the same thing tomorrow. Maybe instead, change it around. If you are saying, "I'll eat healthy tomorrow" instead say "I'll eat junk food tomorrow" ...and say that everyday until it's not necessary.

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FLAG 2: "POOR ME" (attention seeking)

Ohh pobrecito!
Take up your issues, and own it! Don't sit around and wallow in your pain...So if you're sitting thinking about how unfair life is, that's a MAJOR red flag, one that I've ignored so many times. Feeling sorry for yourself can lead to an even deeper depression and will make me think I will never get better. So if you're having a mental break down, go somewhere private, whether it be your room, the shower, or the school bathroom, cry it out, wipe your mascara off your cheeks, look in the mirror and remind yourself that this isn't the end of the world, and that feeling sorry for myself is not going to solve it. People feeling sorry for you does not fix the problem either. Eventually, they will get tired of your constant doom and gloom...you've learned by experience.

COMMON COMMENTS (I make)
"I want to die lmao"
"...Because I'm a fat ass"
"Why don't boys like me?" (Maybe because you keep asking this question??)
""I hate myself yeeeet"
"...makes me want to die even more than I did before"

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FLAG 3: COMPLAINING

If it is a complaint, 99.999% of the time, it's petty. If it's genuine, do what you need to do. If not, kick the complaint back to the devil. No one wants to hear you complain about your family or your homework 20 times a day.Most of the time, it doesn't even bother you, you're just being dramatic.

Here are common complaints:
"I'm so tired, I only got like 2 hours of sleep last night" (False, I get really good sleep, like 6-7 hours, I'm just trying to "fit in."
"My brothers are soooo annoying"
"Mr. Waples does not know how to teach."
"I'm a hungry boi."
and so on

FLAG 4: MEAN THINGS
Whether it's out loud, or in your head, something that is mean is just unnecessary. Not only does it go against what you were made to become, it could impact the other person to not grow into who they were meant to become. Be generous; the Bible says that God multiplies your generosity (take Jesus feeding the 5,000 for an example). Be kind, be gentle, love everybody. It'll make you feel better, and you can grow in so many ways.

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FLAG 5: NEGATIVE SELF TALK

This sort of goes with flag 2..thinking bad about yourself.
Now, it's normal to have insecurities. That's just how the world is. Low self esteem is hard to combat. But when it gets to the point where it's all you can think about, like how much you hate yourself, how fat or ugly you think you are, it can really hurt not only your inside, but can show through your actions and words. It can hurt your relationships, damage your mental health, destroy inner/outer peace.

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These are the kind of red flags that go up quite frequently in my head, and but I hope I can get past it by acknowledging the issue. Creating a picture of a red flag every time I have a thought could help me steer clear of it, like "Whoops, look at that whole in the road, let's avoid it." I hope these tips can help you too, and can inspire all of us to keep going on our journey.

Love,
Chloe