Be grateful for and toward your body.

Our bodies are so important and so incredible! They get us through the long days, carry us around, and maintain our health. The body is also a signal for when our bad habits are getting in the way of health - our physical and psychological health. It truly is so important to take the best … Continue reading Be grateful for and toward your body.

Guilt.

Similar to anxiety, guilt can be good thing – on a healthy level. Guilt encourages people to have more empathy for others, to take corrective action, and to improve themselves. Self-forgiveness following guilt is essential to esteem, which is key to enjoyment of life and relationships, and living healthily. An example of healthy guilt is … Continue reading Guilt.

Recognize your inner critic.

In Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves, Amy Ahlers is absolutely correct when she states “the most important relationship is your relationship with you.” She is also correct in saying “most of us are not doing so hot… we are incredibly, intensely hard on ourselves.” Of the tens of thousands of thoughts we think in … Continue reading Recognize your inner critic.

Comparisons.

Comparing yourself to others is another way to incite negativity into your life. Make a list of the qualities you use to compare yourself to others… be honest. Is it attractiveness, wealth, strength, intelligence, generosity, balance, desirability, capability, superiority, accomplishment? Look at your list. Are these the qualities you are insecure about in your own … Continue reading Comparisons.

Self-esteem.

Self-esteem is the general idea we deserve to be happy and can cope with what is going on in our lives. Your sense of self-worth is strong. You understand and accept your weaknesses and celebrate yourself. You recognize the value in all people, including yourself. Self-esteem can come from confidence people around us approve of … Continue reading Self-esteem.