I’m in the process of “fixing” myself. I had a book suggested to me, that I feel is really pretty good. I’m going through the suggestions in the book here. Well, I’m stuck on on of the suggestions – the one I mention in Day 8. Well, the truth of the matter is that I get hung up on details…I don’t know why, but when I encounter something I can’t do perfectly, I feel trapped. I really can’t lug around a jar to feed quarters too on a regular basis. Not only that, Hilda has a way of going on tirades and I would not have any money left to pay my routine bills, if I fed my Appreciation Jar some quarters for each thing said. So, I brainstormed some ideas and this is what I came up with:
- Create a sub-category in my BYJ titled “Appreciation Jar”, where I create entires for compliments I hear or receive. I would simply put an entry in for everyone I receive (as diligently, as possible, that way when Hilda rears her mean head, I can come back to read my appreciate jar.
- Make a post, of one self-deprecating rant that gets a lot of what I feel about myself out an in the open. No logic, pure emotional outburst releasing all of the self-hatred I have. I mention this, because Day 9 is focused on trying to understand where your negative self-talk is coming from.
Just curious what my readers thoughts might be. Please feel free to offer insight or suggestions.