Find a bound journal that you like-- a pretty cover, your favorite color, or a plain jacket that you can decorate yourself. Check to see if the pages are lined (some folks prefer more freedom of creativity than lined paper allows). If not concerned with frills and aesthetics, you may be satisfied with a simple spiral-bound notebook.
Keep your journal on your bedside stand. Before you turn off the lights for the night, write a minimum of five self compliments in the journal. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Eat a good breakfast? Way to go! Write it down.
Did you let the guy in a silver Neon out in front of you during rush hour? How courteous! Write it down.
Figured out why the vacuum was making that odd "whirring" noise? Used small bills at the grocery because of the "We need small bills" sign? Having a good hair day? Write it all down-- everything counts. You’ll fill that journal with positives in no time.
Before long you’ll realize (along with everyone else) how smart, healthy, considerate and good-looking you are. Now that you respect your product (you), you’ll find it's worth improving. You are worth the efforts of sufficient sleep, a healthy diet, an exercise plan, a relaxing vacation, a less stressful (and more fun) job… the list goes on and on.
You’re worth it all, baby! You’ll see.
Article created on: 7/12/2004
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