Problem: You feel uncomfortable in a room of strangers.
Likely cause: You care about what people think of you.
Solution: Care about that less.
Problem: You’re stressed.
Likely cause: You’re trying to live up to someone else’s expectations.
Solution: Live up to your own expectations.
Problem: You have no time for yourself.
Likely cause: You’re giving it away to everyone.
Solution: Take it back.
Problem: Your food tastes bland.
Likely cause: It’s gluten or sugar or dairy or trans-fat free.
Solution: Eat what tastes good and makes you feel good.
Problem: You feel less than perfect.
Likely cause: You’re trying to be perfect.
Solution: Remember nothing is perfect.
Problem: Someone is doing something that annoys you.
Likely cause: You’re paying too much attention to other people.
Solution: If it doesn’t affect you, take a deep breath.
Problem: Your home feels too cold.
Likely cause: Inadequate insulation or window seals.
Solution: Think how cold it would be on a park bench.
Problem: Your favourite pop star was spotted without makeup.
Likely cause: You are reading too many trashy online sites.
Solution: Help a worthwhile charity.
Problem: Your car is making weird noises.
Likely cause: You are driving too much.
Solution: Take a walk. Or turn up the radio.
Problem: You can’t stand someone’s point of view.
Likely cause: You are of a different faith.
Solution: I doubt your faith tells you to despise anyone.
Problem: You don’t like the way you look.
Likely cause: You’re comparing yourself to airbrushed models.
Solution: You’re beautiful. Find a new photographer.
Problem: You’re having trouble ‘finding yourself’.
Likely cause: You think you need to fall into a single personality category.
Solution: Love all of your personalities. They’re all you.
Problem: Your bank account is lower than you want it to be.
Likely cause: We associate wealth with self-worth.
Solution: Can you afford to eat today? You’re fine.
Problem: You can’t seem to ‘dance like nobody’s watching’.
Likely cause: You don’t think your abilities are good enough to show off.
Solution: You got it all wrong. Dance like everyone’s watching.