As much as we all put on a brave face, dealing with life's crap every day can take a toll on our self esteem. Blog Pick the Brain has a great suggestion for a pick-me-up when you need it: keep a journal of awesomeness, full of the great things you do every day, and look at it whenever you need a personal lift.
It may sound silly, but it can be difficult to keep pace every day when you have a boss that's beating you up, co-workers who get on your nerves, a neighbour who keeps blocking your driveway, and so on. Those little problems can add up to big tolls on our emotional health.
Grab a blank book, and every day jot down two or three things that you're particularly proud of having accomplished in the past 24 hours. They don't have to be big deals — they can be little things like "woke up feeling rested for the first time in ages" or "chose a salad over pizza for lunch." As they accumulate in your personal "awesomeness journal" you'll have plenty of ammo to look at every time you're feeling down or as if you can't do anything right. It might feel silly at first, but the first time you open it and crack a smile when you're having a hard day, it'll be worth having.
Do you keep a journal like this? How do you stay motivated when you feel like life is beating you up? Share your tips in the comments below.
5 No-BS Ways to Become Awesome in Five Minutes [Pick the Brain]