10 Ways to Build Your Self Esteem

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1. Be nice to yourself; this means taking care of all basic needs every day and never using negativity or name calling to yourself.

2. Use positive affirmations every day. Things such as, “I am worthwhile, I matter, I love myself, I am important. I encourage you to do these in from of a mirror 2 or 3 times a day.

3. Accept compliments by simply saying, “thank you.”

4. Find somewhere to volunteer. I guarantee it will make you feel better.

5. Find a cheerleader; someone who will support you and help you realize that you matter. Someone who will continually encourage you.

6. Do something nice for yourself every day. A hot bath, a good book, a walk, it can be anything of your choosing that is just for youl

7. Explore new things. Make a list of everything you’ve ever wanted to do. Separate the list into two columns. One is things I could do right now, the other is things I hope eventually to do. It could be joining a club, organization, etc., taking a class, finding a new hobby, even if you find you don’t like what you’ve tried, that’s okay. Remember this is the exploring stage.

8. Always remember that you always pick yourself up. Even if you feel like you failed, if you are still working on it, that means you got back up as many times as you failed.

9. Surround yourself with positive people. You become who you spend the most time with. Make sure it is good things.

10. Every night write down 5 things you were grateful for that day. It can be big or small. Even something as simple as the sun was out.

This is a start. I hope that you will try working on some of these things. Too many people don’t believe they are worthy or equal to others. I am here to tell you that is a big lie. You do matter, you are important and you deserve the best.

Take care,

Julie

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your World!

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”  Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

I struggle with my thoughts sometimes.  I tend to worry or have a hard time thinking positively about certain things or situations.  I once read a book that suggested you can battle these  types of thoughts by replacing them with scripture.  I have tried doing this  and it really makes a difference in my day to day life!  Suddenly, the worry and negativity  disappear and are replaced with the peace and comfort of God’s word.

I came across this picture when I was searching for some inspirational sayings for motivation.  I won’t be doing any one-handed handstands any time soon (or ever), but I loved the message and am inspired to continue to work on changing my thoughts!

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Jules recently told me, change your thoughts and your actions will follow or change your actions and your thoughts will follow-you just need to change one of of them!  What a wise sister I have!

~Blessings,

Jen