It’s normal to feel insecure from time to time, to doubt your abilities and talents, and even to – on occasion – get down-right dissatisfied with the person in the mirror. Even the most self-confident people in the world feel uncomfortable in their own skin every now and then.
The next time you find yourself feeling down about YOU – change directions and start the climb upwards. The view is so much better!
- Make a list of your attributes – physical, emotional, spiritual, educational, etc. Are you a good listener? Write it down. Do you make people laugh? That’s far too important not to write down!
- Write down every compliment you’ve ever received. This alone may just do the trick. I was told not long ago that I look like one of my daughters and I’ve been flying on that one, alone, for months.
- Write down three things, within reason, that you’d like to accomplish – then set to work on doing just that.
- Write down 10 things that would make you feel better about yourself. Then set out to do what you can to bring each about.
- Write down 10 accomplishments you’ve had – things that you personally were responsible for. Whether it’s getting a high school degree, getting a B in a college class, writing a bog post that someone enjoyed, cooking a great meal…whatever! Write them down – and if you need more than 10, go for it!
- Write down 3 things that you could do right now that would make you happy; going for a walk, going for ice cream, having a cup of coffee, having two cups of coffee (sorry, transposing my wishes on you), grabbing a burger and fries from McDs, getting a neck rub, letting chocolate work its magic on you, etc.
- I saved the best for last – Go out and do something great for someone else. When you put a smile on someone else’s face, you’ll find that the one on your face will be even bigger. Go by Starbuck’s and grab a Latte for you and one for someone else, then surprise them at work or at home with it. You’ll both be smiling about it all day!
If feeling unhappy in your own skin is pretty much the norm rather than the exception for you, you (obviously) fall into the category of having low self esteem. I know you don’t need me to tell you that. Just like you don’t need me to tell you that it can greatly interfere with your life and happiness. You have to really concentrate on taking the above suggestions and running with them. When you begin to feel better, you will, only then, realize what all you’ve been missing out on.
Thanks for taking the time to come by, you’ve made my day by being here!