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Make your Life Blossom!
by Monica Resinger
When you accomplish something, you feel good about yourself and gain
confidence... this is called self esteem.
>From experience, I know that my low self-esteem resulted from making very few
accomplishments. I was in a rut and didn't realize it. Somehow I let myself
get into a daily routine of the same thing each and every day... work, pick
up the house, occasional errands, cook dinner and watch TV. Day in and day out
the same ol' thing. My housework routine only included the absolute
have-to's... dishes, picking up and vacuuming.
I have a great family and life, so couldn't figure out why I felt unsatisfied
until one day I put some thought into what makes me happy (before this, I
prayed that God would lead me to do what he wanted me to do because I knew that
He knows better than I what will give me joy). My best days were when I
accomplished something and I could see the results of my efforts. Yes, picking
the house and cooking dinner give results, but that is all I was giving myself
each day. I was wasting a large part of my day watching TV when I could have
been accomplishing so many things important to me. I was letting the
organization of our house go, the maintenance of our yard, the fitness level of
body, my interest in art among other things that meant a lot to me... all so I
could sit & watch TV! Not a good trade-off!
>From that day on, I decided to begin accomplishing things that are important
to me. I didn't jump in and try and do everything at once because I knew I'd
get overwhelmed. What I did do was make a list of small and manageable
'jobs'. The list is very helpful because it gets things out of my mind so I
have to keep thinking about them... I can simply refer to my list. I told
myself that I don't have to do everything (or anything) on the list, but when I
accomplish something and get to cross it off the list, I'll feel better about
myself. My list includes not only household improvements, but my interests
too... dance and art. Some examples of things on my list are 'clean & organize
silverware drawer', 'decorate front porch', 'exercise' (I have made this a
daily habit), 'practice dance', 'paint project', and 'eat right'. I add things
to the list whenever I think of them, or notice something needs doing and
cross them off as they are accomplished, unless they are ones I am trying to
part of my daily routine, like 'eat right'.
Now, when I go through my day, I see the results of my efforts and I feel so
much better! For example, by eating right and exercising each day this past
week, I have lost weight. I have created a few paint projects over the past
couple of weeks and some of our house is looking better from the small
organization jobs I've been giving myself. The great thing about this is that
see your accomplishments, you get inspired to do more, so you get a snowball
effect... your life will continue to blossom!
Monica Resinger publishes an inspirational daily newsletter regarding life
lessons from a Christian/spiritual point of view. To join her group, send a
blank e-mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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