Is it difficult to accept that word "beautiful" when referring to yourself? Do people often compliment you on your talents, appearance, character, or good deeds, but for some reason you just can't seem to see yourself in that same positive light?
If you are hard on yourself, compare yourself to others, self-critical, and find it difficult to see your positive qualities, guess what?
You're not alone!
And guess what else? I've got a new 30-day challenge to help you reconnect with all that is good and right about little ol' YOU!
It turns out, the main reason we may have low self-esteem is because we are more often thinking about what we don't like about ourselves rather than what we DO like about ourselves. And the more often we think a particular thought, the easier it is for our brain to continue thinking those thoughts and find similar ones.
So in order to flip it, we need to consistently and consciously (at first) look for things we like about ourselves, which will train our brains to find those positive attributes more easily and we will eventually unconsciously seek out the things we like about ourselves more often than the things we don't.
So who wants to test this with me? I'd love to hear if this actually works for you.
Here's how you do it: before you go to bed, write down 3 things you love (or like...if love is too hard right now) about yourself. And then in the morning, read those three things when you wake up. Repeat every night writing 3 things you appreciate about yourself and reading them in the morning. And come up with new things every time. No repeat entries!
It may be challenging at first, but keep going! Listen for compliments from other people, notice when you are displaying attributes you find appealing (like being generous or patient). Notice your esthetic features that are pleasing to you.
Let me know how it goes and I'll do the same. Let's love our beautiful, wonderful selves!