Do you need a self-esteem makeover?
Here are the essentials you will need to do it!
- Do not use your weight to measure your self-worth
What does weight have to do with self-worth? Your self-worth
is the sum of everything that makes you special and unique - not just
your thigh and waist measurements! Add up your assets, talents,
how you treat others, how you treat yourself, the contributions
you make to your family, friends and community. Now you have self-worth.
- Count your blessings.
You have a lot of things to be thankful for a home, a loving family,
friends you enjoy, a job, a sunny day, the knowledge you've acquired - even
things like shoes, a coat. Many people don't have these things. A mind that
counts blessings has no room for self-pity. So you don't wear a size 2?
Neither did Eleanor Roosevelt!
- Are you continually playing negative tapes in your mind?
Eject them and insert new tapes! You may have to make a conscious effort.
When the critical tape starts playing, picture yourself hitting the
"stop" button and insert a new, positive tape.
- Don't use "all or nothing" thinking.
No one is a "total" failure. Most things you do right. Just
because you sometimes make a mistake or take a wrong path does not
make you a "total" failure. It makes you human. Besides,
the president of CBS was recently asked for his secret to success.
His answer: failures - because how else would we learn?
No one starts from zero.
You probably eat pretty well a lot of the time. We can always make
improvements, but consider the glass half full, not half-empty!
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