1. Buy another home organization book that will point out all the areas in your life that aren’t up to snuff. Pick up a couple of those home decorating magazines, too, just to compare.
2. Go clothes shopping and find a dressing room with a 360 degree mirror. Notice how the outfit looks on the mannequin compared to how it looks on you. Bring along clothing catalogs like Victoria’s Secret for extra comparison.
3. Long for more leisure time. Dream about a tropical beach, no rain, no missed deadlines, no people sucking the life out of you. Just sunshine, a cool drink, and time to focus on yourself.
4. Fill up your Amazon wish list. Add in electronic gadgets that will make your life easier, cosmetics, jewelry, your favorite movies and treats.
5. Look at your high school pictures. Remember your 26 inch waist.
Pull out the old cheerleading uniform from 1989 and hold it up to you just to see.
6. Watch the cooking channel and imagine what you could make if you only had that kitchen. Or if you only had the money to buy everything at the farmer’s market or organic grocery.
7. Watch a chick flick. Take note of how the romantic hero cherishes the girl and says all the right things. Take note of how he looks without a shirt, too.
8. Look through the Christmas cards you received last year. Notice everyone’s smiles. Read though the Christmas letters twice to discover how everyone else’s family is vacationing, buying new houses, getting promotions, and producing model-beautiful children/grandchildren.
9. Write out your to-do list. Be sure to note things you’ve been meaning to do over the last ten years and still haven’t done. Schedule your calendar to squeeze in everything you should be doing.
10. Put your Bible back on the shelf. Your prayer journal, too. You don’t have time for it. If you start to feel guilty just hold up that to-do list you just wrote! God will understand.