A lot of people don’t feel good. They don’t feel good about themselves or their lives or the economy or the election or the government or their relationships or all of the above or sometimes a bunch of those things in succession one right after the other.
But those are all things on the outside and even though we might think those things are bothering us, the truth is that most of our discontent comes from inside ourselves. Once we are secure in who we are and we actually like the person that we are, the things that are outside of us tend to lose their power over how we feel.
When we like who we are inside, our days become infinitely brighter, infinitely more enjoyable and we wind up liking the person we spend the most time with on a daily basis.
So here is a good way to start.
Just Make A List
You don’t need to wait until you get to the stationery store to buy that 25 dollar blank book that won’t lay open flat on the table anyway. You don’t need to hunt through 50 different websites to find the one that sends fancy blank book with free shipping. And you don’t need to put this on your Christmas or birthday list.
Just get a notebook and a pencil or a pen from Wal-Mart or Target or the department store where you live. Or if you’ve got one left over kicking around the house, grab that one.
Number the paper like it shows in this image and start writing. Don’t stop until you have at least 5 things written there. Yes. The list has 16 spaces, but you can come back to it later if you run out of ideas. But to start with, write down 5.
It doesn’t matter what those things are. Well, yes, true enough, don’t put down things like “I like myself because I am not quite as ugly as my sister”. Instead you would put down something like “I like how I look in jeans”
This is a simple system, it has worked for hundreds of people, and can work for you too.
Start right now, even if you don’t have a notebook, just get a piece of paper, you can transfer the list over to a notebook when you get one. But start right now.