Monday, October 14, 2013

Simple Self Esteem Builders

Hello My Dearest Dumplings,

          The daily struggle that most of us face. Sometimes it's easy and sometimes it's a heck of a lot more challenging. The truth is low self esteem is more than likely what's keeping you better relationships and job opportunities. Conquering the big bully inside us isn't as hard as you might think. I am going to lay out a few small ways that you can improve your self image every day. I have given these suggestions to many of my clients over the years and they have had positive results. These activities are designed to be done every day.

Write down 5 things you are grateful for. They don't have to be big, just things you are felling purely positive about.

Write down 5 things that you are good at. hey can be small and simple. It may be difficult for you to think of them at first, but they will come. Here are some examples to inspire you( good handwriting, posture,cook, good dog owner, organized. . .  you get the idea:)

Do something productive each day. Besides the daily things like going to work of feeding your kids. This is more of a personal goal to set and achieve for yourself. It's a physical manifestation of things moving in a positive direction in your life. Here are some ideas(organizing a drawer, dyeing your hair,painting your nails,learning a healthy new recipe,

Give something back. Sometimes it helps us feel better to be giving to others. You may not realize how valuable your skills might be to others. Donating time, money, and emotion for something you feel passionately about enriches your life on many levels. There is a delicate balance between giving and giving too much. It also may be hard to know where to start when you aren't used to giving or feeling passionately about anything.

These two sites are a great way to start. One click a day will feed people and animals. No cost or anything just click!

Help Animals  Feed Humans

If you want a more in depth guide to better self esteem I must recommend this book. It has helped me personally and I have also suggested it to many clients.

Healing Your Emotional Self: A Powerful Program to Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem, Quiet Your Inner Critic, and Overcome Your Shame

          This week on my radio show we are going to be talking about "Finding your bliss". If you are interested in this topic we invite you to listen or call in to speak with us. Also check out the website for more details.

                                                           Take care of yourself :)