Don’t worry about becoming a raging egomaniac or blind to your faults; the beauty of being able to
celebrate and love yourself is that it allows you to deal with your shortcomings in a productive way.
Secure, happy people are also confident; able to take criticism and understand their mistakes and
failings do not make them bad, unworthy people and thus have no need to be defensive or evasive
when dealing with these shortcomings.
Make time each day to celebrate your many positive attributes, your boundless potential, and the
beauty of your own existence
Enjoy as you follow,
- Look in the mirror and tell yourself, “I love you.” Don’t worry if it doesn’t come naturally at first.
Keep practicing and soon you will not only be able to say those three words to yourself, but you’ll
mean them, too.
- Take good care of yourself. Make nourishing your body a priority. It’s worth making the time to
ensure that you eat a varied, nutritious and tasty diet. Think of the message you are sending
yourself (and others) every time you neglect to eat or rest to take care of somebody else’s non-vital
- Wear clothes that flatter and fit. You don’t nece ssarily have to become a clotheshorse, but you’ll
feel much better and have more confidence if you wear clothes that fit and are comfortable.
- Don’t be afraid or ashamed to do things solo. Many people miss out on events and opportunities
because they don’t have anyone to go with them. Know you have the confidence to be independent
and exult in the freedom that comes from being able to set your own agenda.
- Modesty and humility are wonderful, but they shouldn’t keep you from taking pride in your own
accomplishments. You don’t need to brag, but you also don’t need to downplay your
accomplishments or apologize for them. When you have good news to share, tell people exactly
what happened and why it makes you so happy. You aren’t doing anything wrong by spreading joy
- Give yourself the downtime you deserve. Make time for the things that relax and refresh you,
even if it means that you can’t be 100% available for everyone else. Recognize your needs are just
as important as everyone else’s and that it’s up to you to make sure that they are taken care of.
- Spread your joyful spirit by smiling as often as you can. Take pride in knowing that your
happiness is infectious and you can make so many days brighter just by flashing your grin.
- Have fun picking a motto and theme song for your life. Shaft isn’t the only bad motha’ who should
have a theme song. Find one which suits your bad self and don’t be afraid to hum it or sing it to
yourself from time to time. If mottos are more your style, feel free to mentally repeat yours as often
as needed to keep you on your happy path.
- Surround yourself with positive people. Not yes-men, rather people who have a can-do spirit and
lift those around them up instead of dragging them down. Don’t feel like you always have to be the
one lifting everyone else up, particularly if they don’t seem receptive. Be there for others during
their times of need but know that you can, and should, cut loose people who fill your life with
negativity and self-doubt. Positivity and negativity are infectious.
- Speak up because what you have to say is worth hearing. Don’t wait for somebody else to say
what you are thinking or hope that others can read your mind, You won’t always get your way and
people will disagree with you, but you should never be the one to tell yourself that your voice