I’ve got a question..... Do you show yourself as much compassion and understanding as you do to your family and friends???
I'd be willing to put money on that you don't..... Why though? We accept others for who they are so why not us? It feels like we're OK with putting impossibly high expectations on ourselves but not others and when we don't meet them our go to response is telling ourselves we're a loser that's not good enough.
I don't think I'm alone when I say this needs to change am I?
.....If we don't change hating on ourselves 24/7 we run a real risk of doing some damage to our self-esteem and mental health. Where do we start though?..... I'm glad you asked
Down below is a load of little things that we can do in our daily lives that if done propely can help boost our self-esteem and mental wellness so if you'de let me i'd like to share it with you...... How to boost your self-esteem.
Give yourself 1 goal a day to complete (Big or Small) and tick it off at the end of the day.
Miss Oprah Winfrey taught me this one....At the end of the day just before you go to bed write down a couple of nice things that happened during the day. It'll start you thinking more positive about your life.
Learn the art of saying NO. You don't always have to agree to everything and saying NO doesn't always mean you're selfish..... Just make sure you pick you're fights with what to you say NO to.
Learn what you're good at and focus on becoming the best version of that.
Practice a bit of self-care and do 1 thing each day just for you. Give yourself a little happy.
Try starting a new hobby or learning something different. You never know where it could lead.
Focus on filling your life up with the people that want you to shine. Not everyone around you will want the best for you so keep the good ones and let the bad ones drift away.
Be present.... When you’re with people focus on what’s going on in the room and not whats on your phone.
When you've done good give yourself a pat on the back. We're quick enough to give ourselves a hard time aren't we so why not the opposite.
Stop bitching about people behind their back.... If you don't want them to do that to you lead by example.
Own your life..... Own your emotions, thoughts and actions. You can't change anything until you do.
There's no shame in not being OK and asking for help. Reach out to others.... You never know they might be able to help..... At the very least you won't feel like you're doing it on your own.
You do you boo. It's your life so reclaim it, take control and live it by your rules.
Take care of your appearance. It's amazing how feeling comfortable in your own skin can give you a boost.
Be a good pal to your mates. It's nice to be nice and it’s not that hard. You'll be amazed at what comes back to you by being someone else's biggest cheerleader.
Practice, Practice, Practice. Change doesn't always come easy but commitment helps.... Bit By Bit, Step By Step and Day By Day.
What do you think guys and girls?
I hope you enjoyed reading it, I'd love it if you sprinkled this article around to others that might like to read it and I'll leave you with 1 final tip.
If you want something bad enough you'll have to throw EVERYTHING YOU HAVE AT IT