I wrote this many years ago when I was teaching. The paper was a bit yellow and faded, but the words are still empowering.
Stop All Criticism: Criticism never changes anything. Refuse to criticize by accepting yourself exactly as you are. Everyone changes; when you criticize yourself, your changes are negative. When you approve of yourself, your changes become positive.
Don’t Scare Yourself: Stop terrorizing yourself with your thoughts; it’s a dreadful way to live. Find a powerful mental image that gives you pleasure (mine are white daisies).
Be Gentle, Kind & Patient: Be kind to yourself as you learn new ways of treating yourself as someone you really love.
Be Kind to Your Mind: Self-hatred is hating your own thoughts. Please don’t hate yourself for having them. Gently let them go.
Praise Yourself: Criticism breaks down the inner spirit – praise builds it up. Frequently praise yourself and let “self” know you support it.
Support Yourself: Reach out to friends and allow them to help you. Be strong enough to ask for help when you need it.
Be Loving to Your Negatives: Acknowledge you created your negatives to fulfill a need. Incorporate new positive ways to fulfill your needs. Lovingly release your old negative patterns.
Take Care of Your Body: Learn about good nutrition that fuels your body’s needs. Take a walk in the temple of nature.
Mirror Work: Look into your eyes often. Forgive yourself for all things that need to be forgiven. Tell yourself, “I love you, I always love you.” (Forgiving yourself can be a bit difficult, but you CAN do it.)
The above recommendations keep us in a calm state rather than a furious state. Learn to simply “be.”