Try these great yoga and self-help techniques to help elevate self-esteem and stick with it.
Earlier today I found myself slipping into one of those days. It’s a feeling I get when things don’t go to plan. If I hadn’t used my mindful techniques I could have easily convinced myself I was a victim of circumstance and not good enough. Instead, by exercising mindfulness I change my view point to one of self-acceptance and happiness.
Here are my A B C’s of self-esteem building:
1. Always prepare for the day. So from the moment you wake up, set a positive and productive foundation. The moment you open your eyes, say ‘thanks’ for the day. Do not dive to check emails. Instead, start the day with some meditation, positive affirmations and yoga if you have time. Even five minutes a day of meditation makes a difference.
If you start thinking negative thoughts, say to yourself, ‘thanks, but no thanks, and then switch the mindset by thinking instead of everything good that can happen.
When you are dressed and ready to leave the door, stand in front of the mirror and tell yourself something like; ‘I love you, you are more than enough as you are. You are wonderful. You rock!’ Like anything in life, these ideas take daily practice but are worth the effort involved!
2. Breathe and believe
Deep breathing for is my biggest self-esteem builder. Why? Because it keeps me in the present and stops me from worrying. It also calms my nerves and elevates my moods. I once heard some say this quote,” worrying is a way of praying for what you don’t want.’ If I am feeling less than confident, I do this following meditation….
As I inhale, I think of something I am grateful for, as exhale I let go something that no longer serves me like a self-limiting thought. I do that whenever I need it for just a few minutes or up to 3o minutes.
3. Choose to love yourself
I’m sure all of us have things we are glad we have done in our lives and other things that we regret. The secret I feel is to learn by mistakes and to progress as humans. A secret to good self-esteem is to love oneself unconditionally. We can always choose love over hate. So instead of beating yourself up, send yourself love and compassion.
So to recap: starting off the day in a positive way, staying present, feed your brain with positive affirmations instead of negative thoughts. Choose to believe in yourself and be happy.
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