The one person who most blocks you from a full, happy, and successful life is you. Yes, you yourself!
He is therefore wise who makes himself an asset. We can be our own worst enemy or best friend. We can be a source of trouble or a cure for trouble. So if we feel empty, as many do, start getting free from yourself as a first step to vibrant living. Start by getting out of yourself. This method may be as simple as helping the next person you encounter. – Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Living
- There is no better remedy for loneliness than helping another.
- Treat yourself as well as you would treat your best friend or a loved one. If you would not say it to your friend because it might be hurtful, do not say it to yourself. It may help to look at a picture of yourself as a child. Would you call that child ugly, fat, worthless or stupid? I hope not. Do not say it to the adult you, either.
- Set goals, create a step by step plan, and put that plan into action. Something as simple as cleaning out a drawer can create a sense of accomplishment. Goal accomplishment is important to your health. Without the satisfaction that comes with goal achievement you may become apathetic- losing excitement, motivation, and passion for life. Fight apathy with goal achievement.
- Fight fear with faith. Research shows that believing in something bigger than yourself is good for your health.
- Buy sticky notes. Writing daily affirmations on sticky notes and posting them somewhere that you visit frequently, such as a bathroom mirror, can help you remember what you already know.
- Your attitude is more important than the facts (letlifeinpractices.com)