First let's take in the facts! No you aren't alone when you sit there day in day out self-loathing and being critical on yourself. But here are some tips you can hopefully adapt into your life to help and also put your mind at ease that you aren't alone!
Let's get to it;
74% of girls say they are under pressure to please everyone.
92% of teen girls say they want to change something about the way they look.
90% of adult women say they want to change something about how they look.
40% of teen boys want to change something about their body.
7 in 10 girls have some kind of self-esteem.
Low self-esteem is a thinking disorder.
Tips and Tricks;
1. Create a compliment jar:
For an entire month, write down something you like about yourself every single day from your abilities to your personality, any positive compliements count. At the end of the month reflect.
2. Start Living for NOW:
We tend to put emphasis on things we can't change. Only causing destress & anxieties.
3. Keep a journal:
Write down your feelings, get them out in a healthy way. Once written down, close the book until next time - don't go reading over what you have written ( leads to over thinking ).
4. Become Aware of Negativity:
When you catch yourself being negative, actively acknowledge it. Give yourself time to respond postivity.
5. Ask Yourself 'IF':
If someone else was in my position, would I make them feel negatively?
6. Have Conversations With Yourself:
Instead of verbal onslaughts with yourself, start talking to yourself like an adult - converse with yourself. Why do I feel this way?
7. Stopping Judging Yourself?
If you find yourself being critical, actively practice being more positive.
8. Start Medidating:
Relaxing and deep breathing can help you let go of your anxiety.
9. Learn to LET GO:
Disconnecting from what is making your anxious. Learn not to invest so much time in what upsets you.
10. Be an Active Participant in your LIFE:
Don't be a back seat driver when you let your emotions run your life, you aren't fully in control. Help develop a more positive attitude.
Using these simple tips and tricks may not solve your self-esteem issues completely but they may help you break through the wall a little bit and you will be able to grow further as a person and you force yourself to see your strengths rather than your flaws. Instantly removing stress and increasing mood.
Let me know how you get on!
With it being the beginning of March it is a great time to start tip 1 and I think I will definitely be trying this one.
What strategies do you use that you help useful?
What do you feel causes your low self-esteem?
I hope this post helps show you, you aren't alone, gives you some useful tips you can include into your life and encourages you to realise you are amazing - JUST THE WAY YOU ARE.
The media is so focused on false & fakeness that we get so sucked into that look and way of life.
We need to clear the table and dig deep, exploring true beauty and illuminating 'perfection' which doesn't exist being the ulimtate goal.
Love and peace,