Let's talk about self-esteem. That word that either scares the hell out of you, or you feel secure and confident about. For some it brings back high school memories and feeling a sense of instability with your confidence. Others when they hear the word self-esteem, It highlights something that they need to work on or continue to work on. No matter what your age, or gender, self-esteem is essential.
So whether we call it self-esteem, self confidence, self-love, self-worth it all equates to the way we internally feel about ourselves and even deeper our self care reflection.
Below is a list of three ways that you can start today to build your self-esteem, easy beginners guide.
1. Positive mantras
Practicing positive self talk, positive mantras or positive affirmations changes your internal talk to yourself. It can be something that you practice every single day, and or can be your response for when things go wrong, not as planned. Remember we're all only human, and there is no such thing as perfection or perfect. We all make mistakes, but the best part of mistakes and things going wrong is it leads to deep self growth and development. It's all about the way we react and respond when these things happen, instead of doubting and eliciting negative self talk, reframe into positive or reassuring self talk. Here's some examples of some positive self talk, positive mantras that you can begin using today:
I am worthy
I am loved
I am a good person
I am beautiful
I am strong
I am wise
I have courage
I have strong resilience
I can do this
I will over come this
I am doing my best
I am in control
I am a good mother, father, daughter, son, friend, sister, brother, etc.
I love my body
I love myself
I am worthy
2. Another way to build on self-esteem is practicing self-care daily. Remember self-care is not selfish it's essential. To start practicing self-care, it can be as simple as being kind to yourself and doing things that makes you smile, things that are good for your soul. Whether it be treating yourself to a manicure, starting therapy, or continuing, or simply sitting in a park in silence it's doing something for you and makes you feel good, that's all that matters and counts.
3. Lastly, to improve self-esteem is by surrounding yourself with friends and family members who support you and love you unconditionally. You deserve the same love and compassion that you show to so many, make sure that the people you surround yourself with, a.k.a. tribe, are kind to you, our supportive, our loving, and authentic, and remember it's ok to say no.
I encourage you to begin to practice the three simple items on this list today, and you will begin to notice how your self-esteem grows and increases.
Namaste my friends
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