While I think that too much concern over self-image leads to low-grade narcissism, I also believe that a realistic and healthy view of one’s self can be beneficial. All too often we get caught up in what is happening in Hollywood or what Arnold Schwarzenegger is wearing to the next big event.
Today, I offer a few easy steps toward a wholesome self-image.
1. Get out and run
Running leads to great health, fast! It will also increase blood flow and allow you some down time to process the big things in your life.
2. Get a haircut
Sometimes the quickest way to move towards positive change can be as simple as taking a quick trip to your salon or your barber.
3. Buy a new shirt
Come on, you know what I mean here. Not just a shirt, but maybe a little wardrobe refresher. Don’t spend a lot, budget for it. And don’t forget to take a friend (because shopping is better in pairs, right?!)
4. Max your credit card
This one sounds nuts, but trust me. Nothing will make you feel better than buying a bunch of stuff you don’t need. Be sure to get lots of things at stores such as Best Buy, J. Crew, Gap, Spencer’s Gifts and other quality stores.
5. Leave all of that stuff you don’t need at a dumpster
Seriously! Think about how you will feel saying goodbye to all that stuff you don’t really need. You should transport these items to the dumpster located behind the abandoned grocery store that sits across from Burger King, right in Travelers Rest. You should also put any cash you have in an envelope and place it under the rock sitting nearby that has a yellow splash of paint on it. Be sure you leave your car with the keys in it too, and for that, you’ll definitely want to plan ahead. Hey! Have a friend follow you in their car, make sure they too leave any cash they have (You could put it in your envelope as well – blogworthy!), and then you will have a ride home. A great day out for friends!
Trust me folks, following these simple tips will move you closer to the you that you never thought you could be.
The one that lives in your heart.