22 Amy Poehler Quotes That Will Actually Change Your Life

All from her memoir, Yes Please.

Don’t take yourself too seriously:

Just be yourself. Don’t let others dictate how you behave. NBC / Via canva.com

Get rid of the toxic people in your life:

No more “Debbie Downers.” NBC / Via canva.com

Follow your dreams:

You can do it. NBC / Via canva.com

Stop focusing on who you aren’t:

Realize how great you are right now. NBC / Via canva.com

Be more bossy:

Get what you want and don’t let people give you shit for it. NBC / Via canva.com

Don’t compare yourself to others/judge them:

Let people live, while you just do you. NBC / Via canva.com

Do more things that make you feel good:

The entire quote get’s better: “Let’s end by pointing out all the positive ways you can scare yourself and feel alive. You can tell someone you love them first. You can try to speak only the truth for a whole week. You can jump out of an airplane or spend Christmas Day all by your lonesome. You can help people who need help and fight real bad guys. You can dance fast or take an improve class or do one of those Ironman things. Adventure and danger can be good for your heart and soul. Violence and desperation are brutal things to search out.” NBC / Via canva.com

Try to stop caring about what people think:

Do whatever you want. Say whatever you want. If it’s not hurting you or anyone else, go crazy. NBC / Via canva.com

Try to laugh more:

Laughter can sometimes be the best medicine. NBC / Via canva.com

Make YOURSELF love yourself:

Enough said. NBC / Via canva.com

Tell your demon to finally shut up:

Your demon is the voice in the back of your mind that tries to make you feel bad about yourself. If you are possessed by a real demon, you should write a book about that. NBC / Via canva.com

Find something that you love to do and do it:

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Get more good night-sleeps:

Entire quote: “One good night’s sleep can help you realize that you shouldn’t break up with someone, or you are being too hard on your friend, or you actually will win the race or the game or get the job. Sleep helps you win at life.” NBC / Via canva.com

Be silly:

Entire quote: “Looking silly can be very powerful. People who are committing and taking risks become the king and queen of my prom. People are their most beautiful when they are laughing, crying, dancing, playing, telling the truth, and being chased in a fun way.” NBC / Via canva.com

Get into a creative hobby:

Entire quote: “Creativity is connected to your passion, that light inside you that drives you. That joy that comes when you do something you love. That small voice that tells you, ‘I like this. Do this again. You are good at it. Keep going.’ That is the juicy stuff that lubricates our lives and helps us feel less alone in the world.” NBC / Via canva.com

Stop putting your career first:

There truly are more important things in life — like waffles, friendship dates and puppies. NBC / Via canva.com

Start taking more risks:

Believe in yourself. NBC / Via canva.com

Learn to stand up for yourself more:

You actually don’t have to do something if you don’t want to, and you don’t have to explain yourself either. NBC / Via canva.com

Strengthen your existing friendships, but also make some new ones:

Almost like you’re collecting an army of people who inspire you, lift you up and tell some good jokes once in a while. NBC / Via canva.com

Stop relying so much on social media for self-validation:

More on this: “My phone is trying to kill me. It is a battery-charged rectangle of disappointment and possiblity. It is a technological pacifier. I keep it beside me to make me feel less alone, unless I feel like making myself feel lonely. It can make me feel connected and unloved, ugly and unimportant, sad and vindicated.” NBC / Via canva.com

Live in the moment more:

More on this: “People work around you and next to you and the universe waits for the perfect time to whisper in your ear, “Look this way. There is someone in your life right now who may end up being your enemy, your wife, or your boss. Lift you your head and you may notice.” NBC / Via canva.com

Just have fun:

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