I’m continuing to read and work through the guidelines in Beautiful You. Today’s recommendation is to begin a jar that can collect money on every self-deprecating thing that you can say about yourself. The idea is that every time you say something negative or destructive about yourself, you throw money into a jar. Then, when it is full, you rewards yourself with some treat or something. Although I totally agree with the concept, this is a difficult thing for me to do, because it requires some sort of accountability I can’t seem to muster for myself. I know when I tried working through this book before, I made myself a sub-category in this online journal and called it “Appreciation Jar” and anytime I ranted in a post about one of Hilda’s visits, then I would write something positive about myself. Honestly, I can see pluses and minuses to either method. But, I am not feeling very engaged today and I would love to welcome some input from my readers.
So, I’ll ask all of you a question:
What are some ways I can counter-act negative thinking?
I’m looking for something creative to spark me into doing this and making myself accountable.