I tell clients all of the time – you have to love yourself first before you can be the best you can be for all of the people in your life.
Women especially have a difficult time buying into this philosophy – but after listening to my reasoning you can understand that without self-love you are of little benefit to others – and the change can be simple if you allow it to happen.Love yourself first before you can be the best you can be for all of the people in your life. Click To Tweet
Mirror work is one very simple way to start your journey to self-acceptance/love. Take a moment to look at yourself in the mirror and acknowledge that you like what you see. Are you saying to yourself – but I don’t like what I see? Well, that is exactly what I am suggesting that you need to change. Simple practice but not necessarily easy.
Today I am sharing with you a simple way to start your journey to loving yourself – you can take is slow and easy. The following strategies to strengthen your self esteem are a great way to gently start getting to a place of realizing your greatness – for we all have greatness!
3 Strategies to Strengthen Your Self Esteem
1. Turn those negative beliefs upside down.
Those negative beliefs that you’re not good enough have got to go!
Start by writing down the things that you can do well and examples of things that you’ve been successful at in the past. You may not feel a difference right away, however, writing down these facts helps to challenge the assumptions that your negative beliefs are currently based upon.
Over time, you may notice that you’re feeling more confident and that your self esteem is slowly being strengthened.
2. Put your needs first.
This doesn’t mean that you have to be selfish.
It’s more about not putting your own needs aside to make others happy before you can make yourself happy. Ask yourself this: Why should everyone else be happy but you? That doesn’t seem very fair now does it?
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to make others happy. In fact, this is a very nice thing, yet doing this at the expense of your own happiness is a recipe for dissatisfaction and resentment in the long run.
When you practice making yourself and others happy, everyone around you will thank you for it, as you’ll be much more pleasant company when you’re happy too.
3. Find friends who support your self esteem.
Maybe the current crowd that you hang out with continually cuts you down and finds fault in what you do. Perhaps you already have friends that are there to pick you up when you fall down.
If the people you surround yourself with are like the latter, then that’s great! If not, then why waste time hanging out with people that make you feel bad, when there are many people out there who want to support you and make you feel better about yourself?
These are called true friends. And finding them is not always easy. Rather, it may not happen overnight, but that’s okay. Remember what you deserve and find people that see you in a positive light as well.
By being aware of your negative self-talk, putting your needs first and finding people in your life to support you, you will be well on your way to a Happy Life – and that is what you want – right?
Hugs and Love,
p.s. Want to chat about it? Join me on Facebook... I would love to hear from you.