we are constantly bombarded with visions of how we are not good enough or how we need to improve ourselves. and it’s not only external things that cause us to have such low self-esteems and feel bad about ourselves either. maybe you think all the negative-self talk is your way of being real with yourself. little things like: i’ll never get it done, i don’t deserve that, why would they want to help me? oh i could never wear that, and i’m not smart enough. instead of focusing on and telling yourself what you can’t do try focusing on what you can do.
here are a few ideas you can try to build yourself up and fall in love with yourself all over again.
focus on your strengths. we all have strengths and luckily they are not all the same. do things you are naturally good at and enjoy and you will build self confidence, efficiency and pride.
be proud of your accomplishments. no matter how big or seemingly small your accomplishments are you should be very proud of each and every one of them. whether it’s completing high school, university, starting your own company, having kids and raising a family, completing a project that’s hanging around for far too long, be proud. celebrate the small and large accomplishments and everything in between.
get excited about who you are. celebrate your uniqueness. maybe you’re a very caring individual, efficient, or adept to solving problems. embrace it. be proud that you’re not like everyone else in your social circle. people love you for being you.
share your talent. if you’ve got a talent share it with the world. if you can write – write, if you can dance – dance, if you can organize …well you get the picture. believe it or not there are people out there who could benefit greatly from you sharing your talents. ever notice how giving to others makes you feel so incredible about yourself?
forgive yourself. guilt is a weird thing. all guilt does is hold us in the past reliving something we wish we could change. not going to happen i’m afraid. forgiveness is a choice. forgive yourself. the past is the past (i know you’ve heard this before but the more you hear it the more you may start to believe it). forgive yourself, apologize and move on.
do something just for you. take time for yourself and just relax. rest both your mind and your body. rejuvenate by sitting quietly listen to soft soothing music or watch the wonders of nature from your own backyard, balcony or window. treat yourself to a massage or spa day. whatever it is that makes you feel special and relaxed … do it.
love yourself. take pride in all your unique glory. maybe you’re quirky and have a very different talent. embrace it. flaunt it and share it with the world!