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Self-Awareness Helps You Love Yourself

Self-Awareness Helps You Love Yourself


Have you ever met people who say they love themselves but seem angry at the world or always in the middle of some kind of chaos? The general guideline for someone who loves herself is that she becomes more balanced, more accepting, kinder and more happy.

Learning how to love ourselves begins with self-awareness. Do you really love yourself? A good way of finding out is to evaluate whether you do things that help or hurt you in life. List the things that you allow to happen that are uplifting and then a list of the ones that bring you down. Do you have more things in your life that make you feel great or a larger number of disappointments? If you have a significant number of negative items on your list, don’t worry, this just an exercise to give you an idea of what to work on first. Look at your list and pick one thing from the negative side that you want to work on, the one that jumps out at you the most. Congratulate yourself because you have now started the process of working on loving yourself through building up your self-awareness.

Cheers,

Guy


10 Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem

10 Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem


People frequently ask me how they can boost their self-esteem, especially when they’re feeling down. Building ourselves up is a lifelong and continuing process. There are no set rules on how we should feel on any given day but there are some things that can help us boost how we feel about ourselves. The great thing about self-esteem is that you can increase it at any time. All it takes is some conscious action. Here are some ideas to help you get started.

  • Do things you love doing.
  • Celebrate your successes.
  • Focus on positive things.
  • Associate with people that support you.
  • Listen to your inner voice.
  • Keep moving forward even when it seems difficult.
  • Take small steps but always keep stepping.
  • Develop goals you are working toward.
  • Do nice things for yourself that don’t cost money.
  • Look in the mirror and say positive things to yourself.

Building self esteem is a process of continuing to support and celebrate ourselves. It doesn’t come all at once or even stay constant but we can make sure it is strong by staying active and continuing to move forward. There will always be negative things that come along but if you work on increasing your self-esteem, you will find that you can weather any storm.

Cheers,

Guy

6 Tips to Help You Believe in Yourself

6 Tips to Help You Believe in Yourself

We all reach points in our work lives where we may not believe in ourselves. Sometimes a difficult situation arises or a hurdle of some kind shakes your confidence. Perhaps you’ve had to endure long periods of disappointment or many challenges simultaneously. It’s very normal to reach these points in life.

Everyone has moments of self-doubt or insecurity. The key is to know how to believe in yourself even when you think there’s nothing to believe in. Here are six tips to help you believe in yourself even when things aren’t going so well at work.

  • Try not to take things personally. The events that happen at work are not personal, they are only events.  Just as bad ones can occur so can good ones.
  • Focus on the positive. If you tend to focus on what’s going wrong you may miss all the great things we are doing.
  • Make a list of the things you do well. It doesn’t have to be perfect or long, just write down some things you do well.
  • Feel free to dream. Dreaming is free and helps you get in a positive mindset where you look forward to the future.
  • Take action. Nothing reverses a lack of belief in oneself than taking action. Even if the things you do don’t lead to any immediate results you still have the satisfaction of doing something to improve your situation.
  • Breathe and take care of yourself. Take time to do calming, centering activities that don’t cost money and don’t require huge amounts of effort. Take a walk or some other thing you enjoy to break up the usual work routine.

These ideas will help you find your balance again and believe in yourself. Work can be challenging but you have the ability to feel great about yourself no matter what comes your way.

Cheers,

Guy