Six Practical Steps to Build Your Self-Esteem

  1. Stop putting yourself down to other people and yourself. You may want to keep a journal of how your negative self-talk is for one week. You may be surprised to notice you are not treating yourself in a loving manner. When you catch yourself doing this STOP and see a stop sign in your mind, the colors of the red background, the white letters and the shape of the sign. Say to yourself. “That is the old me, OMG, I used to be sooooo negative.” This is extremely helpful.
  2. Schedule pleasant events and activities. Meet up with a friend for lunch, a walk on the beach. Make art. Take a class you have been wanting to take. Plan a vacation. Do something FUN.
  3. Exercise daily. A walk around the block, go to the gym, play tennis whatever you enjoy. People who exercise a few times a week enjoy a greater sense of self-value. Your body was designed for movement. Find some physical activity that you enjoy and do it regularly.
  4. Get back in touch with your passion. get involved in creating your dream life. Our mind is always giving us new ideas. Listen and pay attention.
  5. We take care of what we love. Start treating yourself like someone you love.
  6. Be kind to yourself, you deserve it.

Good luck on your journey!

Looking for help is a sign of strength

It used to be that people sought therapy or counseling only if they were suffering from a mental illness. Often times people would forego seeking help just because there was a stigma attached. Things are fortunately changing and more people feel comfortable seeking out a therapist or counselor for guidance and personal growth. The main aim is to change the quality of life.
Looking for help or guidance is a sign of strength.

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Four Helpful Hints for Improving Relationships

There are many areas of our lives, our vehicles, our bodies and our cars that need attention and fine-tuning to remain healthy and balanced.
It takes work and commitment from both individuals to willingly and openly address issues that will ultimately arise.

Here are four hints to help you

1) Are you repeating the same patterns in your relationships?
We will often repeat patterns and maybe attract the same type of individual in our lives.

2) Know that all relationships will bring up our own individual issues.
As Harville Hendrix discusses in his Imago Couple therapy work. The relationship is the therapy.

3) Be aware if you are looking at your partner from a critical perspective.
This can wear on a relationship and ultimately push your lover away.

4) Become more aware of yourself and what your triggers are.
These triggers often give us clues of unresolved issues that need to be explored.

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