“Each day is a process, each day is a journey.”
-Anne Wilson Schaef
One of the ways you can help yourself for good is to change how you see yourself. Now is the time to think about what you want different in your life. The images of yourself may be linked to comments from other people. Valued people in our lives and greatly affect how we see ourselves.
Now is the time to start working on a new, strong image of yourself. What can you do?
- Achieve one of your goals from the previous list you made of doing something of value for someone.
- Each time someone offers you a hit off a joint, remember to say out loud, "No thanks, I quit.”
- Every time you have the chance to say you quit, you will build a stronger image of yourself. It does feel better than you may think.
Another good way to build your image is to start watching other peers that you respect. When you are in a situation where you would have used in the past, see how that person acts. What do they do in social party situations? Ask others you know that may have quit how they deal with social and party life.