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|A-Z Improve Self Esteem|
|Written by Clarita|
|11 October 2010|
A-Z Improve Self Esteem- by Clarita
B= Breathe. Take deep relaxed breaths when you need to chill out or keep calm. Meditate. Whist taking deep breaths use positive affirmations. Guided visualisation or relaxation classes or even seeing a holistic therapist may also help. You may benefit from learning to sing- will learn how to breathe properly plus learn a new skill. Pilates or Yoga couls also help you.
"Smile, breathe and go slowly."- Thich Nhat Hanh
C= Can. Say to yourself that You Can....! Banish the word cannot from your vocabulary/lexicon to replace with the empowering word Can. Focus on all that you can do, too!!
Commit yourself with a dynamic attitude.
Aspire to greatness or altruism.
Navigate- you are the pilot. Never underestimate yourself or your abilities in reaching your goal.
D= Diversify- develop new hobbies/interests plus put in as much variety into your life as possible. Learning a new skill will be much fun as well as open up your social circle. Try to make every day as varied as possible. Take yourself out of a 'time loop familiarity' Groundhog Day. Tedious sameness makes you stale- so try to mix it up to keep life fresh/exciting/dynamic
E=Expectations- keep them realistic/grounded/balanced. Do not expect life to treat you fair as life is not a fairy tale or is supposed to be fair either, yet, life is precious/beautiful/wondrous all the same. Bad things happen to good people, however, your altitude is determined by your attitude. Positive philosophy will help. Expect storms yet hold on tightly knowing that a rainbow is soon to appear. Dream big, too!!
G= Gratitude. Count your blessings daily. Maybe a good idea would be to keep a Gratitude Journal( try to list as least 5 reasons to be grateful each day, even 1 reason for being thankful is a start). Express appreciation to others, too. Check out this fabulous article by Karen Krakower Chaplin, too:-
Q=Quick- quick to let go of anger or a negative encounter or even a nightmare- stop repeat playing negative emotions or incidences or conversations that vexed you- stop the reruns several times over in your mind. If you hold on to negative emotions or thoughts it will act like a toxin to you. Do not let anyone or anything become toxic to your life. Be quick to erase negativity from your mind. If you are stuck in a time loop of negativity then you cannot fully enjoy the present moment – be quick to escape.
R= Reassurance – Lean on others. Vent emotions to loved ones and to medical professionals and to people here on MDJ. Show empathy to others. Express empathy to loved ones. Reach out for a helping hand. Reach out with your hand to help others in need, too.
S=Shape- be comfortable/learn to be comfortable in the skin you are in. We are all different shapes- pear, apple, rhubarb or hourglass, yet, all shapes are equally beautiful as each other. Again, refrain from comparing yourself to others. Make the most of your shape. Celebrate your shape. Variety is the spice of life! True beauty comes from within anyhow.
T= Trust- Therapies- professional or friends and traditional or holistic. Respect yourself and others, at all times. Utilise your time wisely. Stop pushing others away- tear down barriers. Tenderness- be tender with self as well as others.
U= Understanding- Understand who you are, who you can become and find your purpose. Understand not just the words spoken yet the emotions behind them. Do not be quick to jump to conclusions- then you can avoid misunderstandings. Be understanding of others- you never know what health challenges or life challenges or both that they may face or how much you may have in common with them. Try to see from other people’s perspective. Treat people how you would like to be treated, too.
V= Values- Core values give you stability, peace, inner calm as well as vision.
W=Wisdom – Learn from those wiser than yourself. Immerse yourself in world wisdoms and Native wisdoms. Wade in the depths instead of in the shallows- take time to read/research wise words. Listen to wisdom from the lips of all ages, too!!
X= Xanadu (imaginary wonderful place). Use your imagination to set you free. Visualisation techniques can help you to relax, help you with your health as well as to find wisdoms. Psychosynthesis may help you to heal from emotional traumas or help you to achieve your goals, too.
Y= Yearn- Yearn to be a better person- to be the very best you can be with all the talents you possess. Life may not go in the direction you want, anticipate or choose, yet, you still can have a fulfilled life as well as a happy one.
Z= Zest- Develop a zest for life- life is not a dress rehearsal. “Great is the man who has not lost his childhood heart.”- Mencius.” If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.”
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