Power of your Mind – How Thoughts affect the way you feel about yourself
The way you think and your thoughts affect the way you feel and behave. Thinking bad or negative about yourself can lead to low self-confidence and self-worth. Here are some tipps how you can take back control by challenging your thoughts and working towards a more positive self-image.
Sometimes it can be really hard to see what the end result will be. Thinking about „What ifs“ Situations can put you down and make it way harder. So babe get comfti in your favourite chair, close your eyes and focus on your breath. Now start to build a picture in your head of a more confident you. How would you act? Talk? What would you wear? Enjoy the feeling of confidence. So during your journey to a strong confidence take this picture with you and see it as something to aspire to.
2. „Try to be like the turtle – at ease in your own shell“ – Bill Copeland
3. „Tension is who you think you should be – Relaxation is who you are“ – Chinese proverb
4. Spring-clean your belief system. WHAT YOU BELIEVE IS WHAT YOU BECOME!
5. Ask yourself why
We often get caught in the thought “ I am not good enough“. It can make you worry and go crazy about many aspects in your life. Now ask yourself why you think you are not good enough. Can you find five good (and realistic) reasons why you are not good enough? You can’t. „Because I know it is true“ does not count. The past also does not count. So change your self-perception!
6. Would you say it to a friend?
Sometimes we can be really hard on ourselves. Especially when our self-esteem is low. Think about someone you love and respect – would you tell this person what you are telling yourself? Your answer will be no. Why would you treat someone this way – but wait, girl you already do: yourself. The lesson here is to treat yourself like your bff. Be kind to yourself.
I belive in Mantras. I first heard about them at my Yoga Course. A mantra is a positive phrase that you repeat to yourself, confirming your positive thoughts with affirmations like „I am“ or „I will“. Regularly repeating your mantra will help you reaffirm your faith in yourself and your abilities.
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8. No need to compare
In seeing others as somehow better than youself you are moving your focus away from yourself and your own positives. In trying to be like someone else you stop yourself from being the best version of you. Instead think about what you would like to improve in your life and work on those areas without comparing with others. „A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it – it just blooms“.
I hope some of these tipps are helpful. Keep shining girl! You are beautiful! Belive in youself! And love youself!