♥ Immerse yourself in something positive. Volunteer at a no kill animal shelter. Read to the elderly. Start an art project. Do something to create a positive influence for yourself. Negative thoughts and places are dangerous when you’re down.
♥ Stop letting yourself only see the negatives when you look in the mirror. I used to always think “I’d be acceptable looking if I lost 10 pounds and my skin was better.” and that’s all I saw. I saw the negatives first and I almost never saw the positives. What do you like about yourself? What good things to others see in you? Why are you unique? How are you beautiful?
♥ Make a list of your negative traits that you feel can be improved. Work on them one by one.
Follow the link for more helpful reminders by Mermaid in a Manhole at her website.
Life’s an ongoing project in becoming someone better than the previous version of you. Stick with it, it’s worth the effort.
Lost cultures means lost connections to history and also loss of tremendous knowledge about their environment, the plants, animals, their medicinal qualities, and more. If this sort of thing is of interest to you, then I highly recommend this fantastic TED talk on lost cultures.