Talk to Strangers
Once, I was saved from a poor-self-image-meltdown by a stranger. We were sharing the dressing-room mirror and this woman said, "All of these dresses are so pretty." I agreed, saying, "I know!" And then she finished her sentence "—on you!" I almost fainted. Since then, whenever I'm in a dressing room I try to tell someone—when they come out to the common area by the mirror, mind you!—how nice that sweater/skirt/blouse looks on her. Just to pass along the ridiculous, exhilarating, all-out-of-proportion lift that such an easy-to-repeat comment can inspire.