Happy Monday World!
I have been meaning to write this blog post for a few days now and how is it by the Universe's design, two of my Reiki appointments were cancelled today. At first I could not get my mood right so I went shopping. Classic retail therapy, but I did get some great gold sandals to wear to this event I have coming up.
Lo and behold, I have some extra time to share these love tools about life's major key! So what is it? It's called self-esteem! Is yours golden or could you use a little maintenance to help increase it?
No matter who you are and how great you feel about yourself, we can all use a refresher course on valuing ourselves from time to time. Of course to combat the self-doubt that creeps in ever so often or perhaps even daily! Keep reading for some solid tips on increasing self-esteem. Change those I can'ts to I CAN starting now.
12 Simple Things to Do to Reinforce Self-Esteem Credibility
Eat well and exercise! Garbage in, garbage out. Healthy eating habits will make you feel good about what you allow yourself to eat and make you feel good about yourself period! Everyone knows that when you feel good, you look great and exercising will make you look great and feel good!
Squash negative thoughts. Be aware of your self-talk. Self-talk is what 'you are saying to you'. Be mindful of the thoughts you have about yourself and the things you do. Be kind to yourself. Identify negative thoughts and replace it with thinking positively and practicing positive self-talk.
Think positively and practice positive self-talk! Erase those negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones. Instead of saying "I screwed up this time", try something like "I missed the mark but I will do this, I can do this!"
MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE: Saying positive affirmations. Affirm the great things about yourself and the things you desire to manifest in your life by making powerful "I am" statements everyday. "I am worthy", "I am confident", "I am love", "I am a best-selling author" or whatever it is you want to affirm about yourself! Did you catch that there? haha!
Get to know "You". Get to know yourself. Listen to the murmurs of your heart, and the thoughts that run around in your head. Keep a journal, then focus on what makes you feel good about who you are. Your gifts, talents, anything you do well or even a hobby that you enjoy, which brings me to the next love tool....
Thou shalt honor thyself! Honor yourself. Do things that make you feel good about you daily! Dance, laugh, write, play, sing, get your nails done, your hair done, dress nicely....the list goes on and on. I love to dance, write, work out and take long hot baths. Yes BATHS! What do you do to honor yourself?
DO NOT, I REPEAT, Do not compare yourself to others! Man down! Measuring your worth against others is a sure fire way to feel inadequate. We will always find a way, to find in others what we feel we lack in ourselves. Instead focus on your own strengths, find joy in them and work on making them even stronger! Remember, you are enough just the way you are!
Surround yourself with supportive people! Stop hanging with people that make you feel bad. Those people are not your friends! Plus, didn't you know negative energy was contagious!?
Be generous! Self-explanatory but if you really need an explanation, give give give! Give of your time, your talents and gifts. It will make you view yourself through the lenses of the goodness you give and in turn it will come back to you.
"Know your principles and live by them." I'd like to say I authored this great line but I actually found it somewhere and it truly resonated with me. It is my ultimate goal to walk in love and treat others how I desire to be treated. Even when someone isn't nice to me, I remind myself what keeps my heart space happy and choose my principle love over cussing people out! Well, most of the time, I'm human too! lol What are your principles? Write them down!
Practice gratitude! Be grateful for all that you have, all that you are and all that will be in your journey.
Always know it is never to late to start believing in yourself and your personal value. Do yourself a huge favor and begin infusing some of these things in your daily self-care regimen. Trust me, you will feel encouraged, and ultimately watch your self-worth grow!
"She believed she could, so she did!"
Love & light to all!
P.S. If you try any of these love tools, don't forget to comment below and share! I'd love to hear from you.