Self Esteem

We all have our down days so I decided to share with you all a little post I found on tumblr. Remember, life is what you make it so try and keep a smile on that beautiful face of yours and everything will seem better! Trust me on that one. Hopefully this is the little push in the right direction with regard to any self esteem issues you may be dealing with. Just think about them.

  1. Stop comparing yourself to others.
  2. Stop putting yourself down, and attacking yourself with your own thoughts and words.
  3. Don't reject compliments. Instead of automatically brushing them off, recognise that what has been said is true.
  4. Deliberately affirm yourself with positive statements like "I am a valuable person; I am unique and have talents and gifts; I am likeable and loveable." Think The Help; "You is kind, you is smart, you is important."
  5. Surround yourself with positive people who can see and affirm your worth and value. At the same time avoid critical and negative people who get a kick out of putting others down.
  6. Make a list of the goals you have achieved, and your minor and major successes in life.
  7. Make a list of your top 10 traits and remind yourself of these important qualities.
  8. Be true to yourself. It's important that you live an authentic life and be the person you were meant to be. Don't try to be a replica of anybody else. You have so much to offer - so always be yourself.
Now although some of these may seem narcissistic, they aren't, they are simply boosting your own confidence. Unfortunately, the world we live in leads us to believe that we can't love ourselves without being cocky or self-absorbed but the reality is, you have to love yourself before anyone else can love you.

It's worth thinking about. Trust me on this one.