7 Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem Self-esteem refers to how you view your worth. Whether you are aware or unaware of it, your evaluation or perception of yourself in terms of your capabilities, potentials, and emotional and physical features affects your lifestyle, academic or work performance, relationships, and other life concerns. Because of this, self-esteem plays a crucial role in helping you develop and maintain relationships, find success in school or work, and stay mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy. Since a healthy dose of self-esteem can do wonders for various aspects of your life, you need to know when and how to give it a boost, especially at times when you know it has taken a hit. Leading providers of professional clinical supervision services share some helpful tips below on how to improve your feelings of self-worth: 1. Practice positive affirmation Everyone hears discouraging and unkind words from time to time. The popularity of social media has also made it easier for people to post whatever they want to say about others, even if these remarks are hurtful and harsh. If your self-confidence has taken a dip because you heard or read something upsetting, avoid letting these words take root…
The Universe Is In Love with You
Written by Jafree Ozwald
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~Rumi
No matter what horrific things that have happened in your past, the Universe is not holding onto them. It is not judging you, condemning you, or holding you to be someone less than sacred. The Universe sees all of you, and knows you are both human and divine. It honors and respects you exactly how you are. It is proud of the perfection that is created in you. Yes, the entire Universe is totally in love with you!
You don’t need someone in your life to feel loved. Whether you believe it or not, you are being unconditionally loved by life right now. That’s right, the most exquisite joyful healing feeling is here, hidden inside you right now. Call off the search for love out there, and set your destination for exploring the infinite Universal source of love within!
This Universal love is unusual, because it truly is unconditional. It is a deeper spiritual type of love than romantic love. It continues loving you no matter what you think, say or do. Only this type of love can heal every cell inside, enlighten our soul, and set us free from all our human worries, fears and pain. No matter what you have gone through in your life, the Universal love is always going to be there giving itself over to you. You simply have to release the idea that it is to come from the outside in, instead of from some mysterious place deeper on the inside. (more…)
One of my Liberate Your Life program participants emailed me this week and asked that very question. It's an interesting one, and I thought I'd share with you how I answer it within the body of my work. Although other peoples' work may define these things differently, this is what works for me and for the people I work with. Think of the Ego as your identity. It's who you take yourself to be. Maybe that's a man or woman, mother or father, daughter or son. Maybe it's an employee, a manager, a friend, and so on and so forth. You could sum up "Ego" as the who and what of your thoughts about yourself. Think of the "Inner Critic" as the judgmental critical voice that has opinions *about* your Ego. For example, the Inner Critic might look at the list I just wrote and expand it like this: "Insensitive man, ugly woman, unavailable mother, inconsistent father, distant daughter, burdensome son, incompetent employee, overbearing manager, callous friend" and so on and so forth. You could sum up "Inner Critic" as your opinions about yourself. I'm aware that some people teach the ego to be "bad" or something to "rid" ourselves…
Your Emotions Are Valid, Choose People Who Believe That, Too! originally posted by Mastin Kipp on August 28, 2011 at The Daily Love Our emotions are not a burden, neither to us nor to the people in our lives. Our emotions are real and they are valid. If we are to be happy, we must begin to step into not only loving our emotions, but also finding healthy ways to express them. We can’t build intimacy with anyone in our life without the ability to express our emotions and feel safe doing so. Many people have written in the WhatImGoingThru@TheDailyLove.com and shared how they feel guilty for expressing their emotions, even though they feel their life is a blessing. They feel that their emotions are a burden and shouldn’t be expressed unless they are totally 100% positive. But you see, anyone who only wants us to express “positive” emotions (including ourselves) doesn’t have true unconditional love for us. Rather, they have a conditional kind of love that can only handle the “good”. This is probably for good reason, namely because everyone is going through something and many folks don’t want even MORE negativity in their life. However, for us to really love each…
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world - Lucille Ball Who would have thought such words of wisdom would come from such a funny, funny lady. Funny though she was, Ms. Ball was also 100% correct. You have to love yourself first. Loving yourself is the most important thing. It's also probably one of the hardest things you'll ever do. But once you do it, once you truly and completely love the amazing and wonderful person that you are, you'll be amazed at the great things that will start to happen. You'll find that you are happier, you smile more, things are easier to accomplish and people enjoy being around you. Simply because you love yourself.
I was reading this post over at The Daily Love, and it was like getting hit over the head with an anvil a la Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner. Parts of it were like reading my own life story. Think Positive 30 started out on Live Journal. One of my dear friends and I were kvetching about how miserable our lives were and she commented that she was feeling really negative. To compensate, she was going to post one positive thought a day in her LJ. I thought it was an amazing idea and I made a community on Live Journal called Think Positive 30. I figured there were probably other people that felt that way. The community was small (very small). It’s concept was post a positive thought for 30 consecutive days and get in the habit of thinking or finding positive things in your day. Then we got made a spotlight community on Live Journal and membership EXPLODED. I used to try and comment on everybody’s posts and be supportive, but when we were spotlighted, it stopped being fun and became hard work. (more…)
Visualizing and Goal Setting by Tone it up via The Daily Love Last week we talked to you about The Power of Visualization and how you make your dreams come true. We also talked about putting those thoughts into actions by creating your Vision Boards. We have featured a bunch of boards that you all sent to us! See the link below :) We LOVED this challenge and it was so much fun to see all of your goals! Now that you all have your vision boards created, its time to start manifesting! In the past we have been known to ‘wake up on the wrong side of the bed’ and rush into the day without properly preparing our minds. Many of us wake up and instantly start running through a list of ‘to-dos’ and become overwhelmed with stress and anxiety – not an ideal way to start! It takes a lot of mental focus and determination to live freely and have your desired life. Every morning we want you to wake up and take 10 minutes to meditate and visualize. Now that your vision boards are made, it’s easy to be reminded of what your goals are. Make sure…
There are some things that never change, like the fact that you are an incredible and amazing person. In a world full of changes, it's reassuring to know that there are some constants. The sun is always going to rise, and it's always going to rise in the east. The tides will go in and out, and there will always be stars in the sky. We may not see them because there are clouds, but we always know they're there. There is another constant, and this one is the most important of all, but it often goes unnoticed. It's the fact that each one of us is a unique and amazing individual. That is something to recognize and celebrate.