This is my motto. Its simple and not amazingly deep but I think about it almost daily.
Don't hate, Congratulate.
I have my days where I want to be smarter, have less acne, be a better friend, be funnier, lose 10 pounds, stop being so horrible with details, watch less Honey Boo Boo, be more talented, say "like" less, be more spiritual, be able to sing "You Are My Sunshine" to my girls without having major pitch problems etc. etc. You get the point.
Sometimes I sulk about my imperfections, and then I feel even worse.
Sometimes I get Ben & Jerry's and watch garbage t.v. But you read the reasons I get moody so you can see the problem with this "solution".
But one thing that will almost always get me out of my funk is taking the focus off my whiney little self and trying to make someone else feel good.
Maybe I'm feeling irritated by the beautiful picture one of my friends posts of themselves on facebook. I'm annoyed. Cut through the crap and the irritation and I realize I'm just jealous. The truth is I don't think this friend is annoying I really think this friend is amazingly beautiful. I remind myself to stop hating and tell them the positive things that I actually think about them. The weight of jealousy is instantly lifted. No joke, and I feel good.
I want to be the kind of person that exudes light and positivity. I want to be the kind of person that makes people smile and feel good. My own insecurities hold me back at times but at the core of my soul I really want that more than anything.