I have this theory, that once the inside is all set, then you can start to paint the outside. However, sometimes I think you can even start before that. When you begin to paint your life beautiful, then perhaps the inside will adjust accordingly. What do I mean by “paint your life beautiful?”
I mean surround yourself with beautiful things, people, places, etc. Apply for your dream job, or get involved with it as a hobby or weekend supplementary job. Surround yourself with uplifting and positive people. The ones who always have a smile on their face, and will tell you how fabulous you are on a bad day. Get ready in the morning to a mix on your ipod of feel good songs, whatever genre puts you in a dance around the room mood. Redecorate (or for the recession stricken-rearrange) your living space, get fresh flowers, rugs, soft fabrics, candles, whatever it is that makes a house a home to you, and frame your favorite quotes or sayings putting them up for random inspiration. Do whatever it takes so that your daily life looks/sounds/smells/feels like a good day.