February 13th, 2011
Because I want to get things off to a good start, there will be two tasks to work on this week! I hope things go well!
Today was an ok sort of day. I had a little trouble this morning focusing on my good qualities and had quite a self esteem plummet, which hasn't happened in quite a while. It was really hard to focus at first in Relief Society, so I recited the Young Women's theme in my head over and over again until I could focus my thoughts into something good. It helped a lot.
This Week's Tasks:
1.Be Thankful: Be thankful for things you have, people who love you and have spent time impacting your life.
Each day, think of three things you are thankful for and record them in a notebook or journal.
2. Put up a self-esteem bulletin board in a place where you can see it often and fill it with things that make you feel good: an email from a client thanking you for your great work, a photo of yourself that you like, a painting your niece or nephew made for you, etc. Refer to it often when you're feeling down or you need a quick boost.
Tip For the Week: Make an effort to realize and recognize when negative thoughts enter into your mind. One negative thought can quickly snowball into many and when this happens, it can be hard to get them under control and have your mind to yourself. When you recognize negative thoughts or feelings, etc. coming into your mind, recite something that is meaningful and spiritual and special to you. It can be a favorite verse of a hymn or even the Young Women or Young Men theme. This gives you something positive to focus on and before you know it, the bad thoughts are gone and you have peace of mind. It may take only once, or you may have to recite it over and over again for hours, but one thing's for sure, Satan cannot dwell in a place with as much light and spirit as that. Do whatever it takes to get him to leave you alone and recite whenever you recognize negative thoughts and feelings.