Why Self Esteem is VITAL To A Happy Life
I know you hear it all the time, "you have to love yourself."
Like so much arm chair psychology, this gem gets tossed around a lot. And, while it may seem cliche' at this point, it is still true. The key to your best life IS to embrace and love yourself as you are right now. so, how do you do it?
Loving yourself can be pretty difficult. If you have suffered from years of low self esteem, bullying, or abuse, it can seem nearly impossible to regain your confidence. You my even feel like you never had any to begin with!
So, let's start small. Rome wasn't built in a day and healthy self worth won't be either. It takes practice, and patience. Begin by finding one small thing. One moment where you felt good. Where have you excelled? What are you good at? Find that one moment and pull it up out of the depths of your memory. Let it fill you. Remember the way it felt to be proud of yourself. Let that feeling wash over you. Recite the details of that moment in your mind. What does the image look like in your head? Holding on to that feeling tell yourself "I did that." Take ownership of that pride.
Now, look for more of those moments in your daily life. When you feel a little boost, hold on to it. Really take in that sense of accomplishment. Again say to yourself "I did that." We tend to dwell so much on our failures, and let our successes go by with hardly an acknowledgement. I want you to try to reverse this pattern. Really mull over even small victories, and let those small mistakes go.
Confidence is an energy, and it grows and nourishes itself. As you begin to notice all of your wonderful qualities, it seems like they are always looking for ways to shine out for you. You will feel yourself starting to believe in your own worth more with each tiny celebration.
This is only the beginning, but even if this is all you do, you will start to feel a shift in your vibe. People will begin to be drawn to you and your sparkle, which of course will help feed your confidence. If you want to learn more about building your confidence get my free report and newsletters here:
Start taking small steps today, you will be amazed at how far you will go.