More people are suffering from low self-esteem now than ever before. Good things come to those who believe in themselves. I am hoping this post will be a little injection of reassurance that you are good enough – just as you are!
Here are 5 tips to send you on your way to improved self-esteem:
1. Treat Yourself
Whether that’s a new bubble bath or a new car! Rewarding yourself is important.
We often seek validation of our actions through other people. Noticing your own achievements is true power. An achievement can be anything from getting dressed to getting a promotion at work. No matter how big or small – treat yourself – you deserve it!
2. Create A Mantra
Say it with me: “I deserve success. I deserve happiness. I needn’t add anything to experience my full abilities” This is a mantra that I discovered during a meditation class. And bloody hell it works! In moments of doubt or negative thought, whip out a mantra that those niggling thoughts can’t penetrate. You can make your own. Get creative!
3. Make A Positive Space
Sometimes words just don’t cut it and we need to visually see the achievements we have made. Make yourself a space that is almost a shrine to you! Fill the space with whatever makes you happy. Photos of family/friends, achievements, holidays. (Mine is full of fairy lights!) This place is for you to see the truth through that doubtful fog. Those thoughts can’t argue with the evidence in front of you.
4. Positive Post-Its!
Never underestimate the power a little Positive Post It has. Scan Google and grab as many positive quotes as you can. Write them down and stick them everywhere! You can even take them with you out and about! Seeing these quick little reminders can change the mood of a day.
Playlist Music is powerful. We’ve all had those moments where we find that one song that makes us dance uncontrollably around the kitchen. (It’s not just me…right?) Gather a playlist together of your favorite songs that make you feel unstoppable. You can have so much fun with this! Channel your inner beyond and let it go. And finally, remember – you are not in competition! As a society, we spend so much time analyzing what others are doing. This is so much wasted energy. Focus on you. You are capable of anything. Believe in yourself and go for it. I believe in you!