Swap out your thoughts
Look I love myself a good set of positive affirmations however often when my self-esteem is low no amount of affirming I am awesome works. When you find yourself in this state try to not leap into a positive thought but instead think a neutral thought. A thought that acknowledges you for how you are feeling in the moment but doesn’t reinforce the inner critic within. These types of thoughts aren’t positive or negative but allow us to acknowledge how we are feeling whilst also stating facts.
Here are some examples:
“I am doing the best I can with what I have got available to me”
“Everyday I am getting better and better”
“ There are parts of my body I don’t like, and other parts of my body I do”
“There are some things I am not great at but other things that I am”When it comes to self-esteem it will come in ebbs and flows.
The idea isn’t to ignore how you feel but instead to acknowledge your emotions and gently shift how you feel on the inside to start affecting what happens around you.
And what I have discovered is that when we look after our body, mind and soul – life looks after us.