Stop all criticism. Criticism never changes a thing. Accept yourself and others as they are. Everybody changes, and by criticising yourself, your changes are negative. When you approve of yourself, your changes are gentle and positive.

Don’t scare yourself. Find a mental image that gives you joy and immediately switch your scary thought into a pleasant thought.

Be gentle, kind and patient. Be gentle with yourself. Be kind to yourself. Be patient with yourself as you learn the new ways of thinking.

Be kind to your mind. Self hatred is only hating your own thoughts. Don’t hate yourself for having the thoughts, but gently change your thoughts.

Take care of your body. Learn about nutrition. What kind of fuel does your body need to have optimum energy and vitality? Learn about exercise. What kind of exercise can you enjoy?

Do it now. Don’t wait until you get well, or lose the weight, or get the new job, or the new relationship, stop making excuses. Begin now – do the best you can. Now.