Everyone has peaks and dips in their self-esteem. Between your “I can take on the world” days, there are the fat days, bad hair days and all round “I want to lie in bed not move days”. Whilst we usually end up being hard on ourselves, here are a few simple tricks to help you give yourself a break and your self-esteem a boost.
When you’re bombarded with negative thoughts it can be hard to break the chain. According to braintracey.com, a website that specialises in helping individuals to meet their personal goals says: “95% of your emotions are determined by the way you talk to yourself as you go throughout your day. The sad fact is that is you do not deliberately and consciously talk to yourself in a positive and constructive way, you will, by default, think about things that will make you unhappy or cause you worry and anxiety.”
Every time you find yourself thinking about something negative, make a conscious effort to break the chain and think about something that makes you happy.
Stop weighing yourself
So many people define their happiness by the number that they see on the scales. If you weigh yourself in the morning, your mood will be dictated by the number. It’s like setting a ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ test for yourself every day. Weight can alter between 4 – 6lbs in 24 hours which reveals nothing about your health and does nothing for your self-esteem. Top tip, hide the scales in the bathroom and only get them out when you’re having a thin day.
Be kind to yourself
Whatever it is, do one thing a day that you love doing. Whether it’s going for a run, enjoying a relaxing bath or eating your favourite meal, do something that you love. And if you need inspiration, look no further…