If you’re like most of us, you’ve been living by a script written in childhood that highlights your weaknesses: I’m too fat, I’m not a good enough daughter/mother/friend, I never finish anything I start. By the time you’re in your 60s, it’s time to rewrite the script — with YOU as the hero of your life.
According to Tessina, there are three things you can do to feel better about yourself. Acknowledge with gratitude all the things in your life that make it good. Be generous to others, especially with kindness and thanks. Live by your personal ethics as a way to feel good and increase happiness. And finally, remember that if you think poorly of yourself, that’s how others will respond to you. If you think highly… well, you get the picture.