30 Things to Start Doing For Yourself #8/#9

30 Things to Start Doing For Yourself

8. Start being more polite to yourself. – If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow that person to be your friend? The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others. You must love who you are or no one else will.

The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others. Wow! This is so incredibly true, and so incredibly important. Before you expect love from the outside, you must have introduced yourself to love. 

The challenge:

Before you start your day, every day, stand in the mirror and give yourself 5 heartfelt compliments. 

9. Start enjoying the things you already have. –
The problem with many of us is that we think we’ll be happy when we reach a certain level in life – a level we see others operating at – your boss with her corner office, that friend of a friend who owns a mansion on the beach, etc. Unfortunately, it takes awhile before you get there, and when you get there you’ll likely have a new destination in mind. You’ll end up spending your whole life working toward something new without ever stopping to enjoy the things you have now. So take a quiet moment every morning when you first awake to appreciate where you are and what you already have.

This is really similar to 6. Start noticing and living in the present. Focus on the present; including what you presently have. 

Desire is beautiful. It’s important. It’s necessary, but don’t let your focus on the next greatest thing make you miss the blessings you currently have. 

The challenge:

Life is short. Focus on the things that matter most. 

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