I've always been a very "convincing" person and have needed no help pumping myself up, but lately I've been really struggling in that area for some reason. Stepping foot in Europe with no idea of where I was going, not the slightest clue as to where my friends were, and not speaking a single word of the local language reminded me that I'm awesome. I resorted to (what I honestly think is my most redeeming quality) of building myself up. Though as an adult, with a lot more failures under my belt, I've noticed this skill gets harder and harder to maintain. So I came up with the most awesomely awesome pep talks girl can come up with!
For the plethora of times I'm having a shit day, I just tell myself...
Girl, you're only 25. You have a head of gorgeously thick hair and no a single wrinkle yet. Not to mention, those lips.
My friends are all having babies and getting married! Blah blah blah, good for them. I have a bioluminescent brontosaurus. He's regenerative and faithful, also, he never talks back; but I like to imagine him with a sassy personality.
People your age are graduating college and getting big kid jobs. Awesome for them! I'm so envious of their huge piles of debt. Too bad for me, I've taken adequate time off school to both study and work to pay for school so I won't have that mound of debt! I also have years worth of travel under my belt that they can only dream of until they've paid off their debt.. 20 years from now. I don't mean to brag, but how many of my friends will be able to call themselves doctors, speak several languages, and say they have 6+ degrees when they're done with school? Eh?
Wow. These guys are always doing something fun, I am so lame. Hey, remember that one day you had off work and got bored so you went skydiving and called your mom from the plane? That was funnier than the day you made a video of yourself bungee jumping and didn't tell her until hours after the fact. You're both hilarious and awesome.
And for the mother off all bad days:
Hey, it's just one bad day. Could be worse. You could be being eaten by that barracuda you saw while scuba diving in Mexico. This is different, I just can't make it through this day. Hey, girl! You've traveled to 25 different states, most without injury or natural disasters too! You've traveled to three different continents and came home without any deathly plagues! You've been to eight countries by YOURSELF, most of which you didn't speak the language and made it through just fine! And had a damn good time. Yeah, I suppose I'm doing okay. Damn straight you're doing okay. Thomas Rhett has a song that mentions never seeing the Eiffel Tower at night or the Northern Lights, guess what? You've done both of those! So you know what, fuck this bad day. You've had so many good days, what's one bad day? Get over it. There will be more good ones, starting now.