Definition: the confidence, enthusiasm and discipline of a person or a group at a particular time
Readers, forgive me, for I’m about to say some things that might shock you.
I have pretty eyes. I love my freckles. I am funny. I am interesting and interested in really cool things.
No, I’m not vain. I just gave myself a little morale boost!
I do this all the time, and it sounds ridiculous, but it totally works.
Whenever I’m feeling a little bit low about myself - emotionally, physically, mentally, whatever - I turn to one of the things I love to do most. Make lists. (You can laugh, it is a pretty ridiculous thing to love.)
I make a list of all the things I love about myself. Seeing those things, thinking those things, lifts my morale in no time.
Making a list, whether it is on a piece of paper or just in your mind, of all the wonderful things about yourself is a quick and effective way to remember that you are a good, no great person, inside and out. You are a unique individual. There is nobody else on the whole entire planet who is the exact same as you. And that is something worth celebrating every single day.
This week, write a list of all the things you like about yourself. Be generous, don’t hold back. Nobody has to see this list but you. In fact, I don’t want you to stop writing until you have at least 20 things on that list.
Take that piece of paper, fold it up, and put it somewhere safe. A drawer, your wallet, under your pillow, wherever. Whenever you’re feeling your morale drop a bit, pull out the list and read it, and you will start to feel better immediately.
Grab your paper, grab your pencil, and get started!