This post was originally published on May 21st, 2017 and has been updated with slight stylistic changes.
During 2016, in an effort to help boost my confidence and self-image, I changed one of the few passwords I actually know (use a password manager, people!) into an uplifting phrase:
You@re@mazing! — or rather, something completely different but with the same general sentiment.
Every day I had to type “you are amazing” over and over again. It made me happy each time, and it reminded me that I am worth something.
I’ve kept this up, even as I’ve changed passwords regularly. Each time I type them, I remind myself that life is pretty awesome, and that I’m lucky to be where I am.
So if you want an easy way to boost your self esteem, change your password today!
The One Thing: Use an uplifting password
Lane Sawyer is an IT consultant at Pariveda Solutions in Seattle, WA. He enjoys writing articles like this one when he’s not working on some new project, tackling a challenging video game, or running around outside in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. You can find out more about him on his website.