Raising A Low Self Esteem
“self acceptance can build your self worth”
Let's face it, we can all get the blues once in a while and start beating ourselves up. But, when self deprecating thoughts and behavior start leading to problems at home and work, it is time to take charge and pick yourself up. It's simply a matter of confidence.
Being confident in ourselves makes us more pleasing and fascinating to other people. If we show that we are uncertain about some aspect of ourselves, it is a signal to others that we are not only less confident but also less engaged in life for we can only truly savor the pleasures of life when we are comfortable being in our own skin. Knowing which qualities attract others to you today will allow you to work on strengthening them so that they are present in your life—even when you don't feel sure of yourself.
How can I improve my self esteem?
There are many things you can do to improve your self esteem and here are a few ideas to get you started.
Focus on your achievements - if you take time to think you will realize that you have achieved so many things in your life. It doesn't matter what these achievements are only that they are important to you. List them and remember what they meant to you. It doesn't matter what you think about your life at present if you are honest with yourself you will make a long list and that will make you feel good. Every small thing you are proud of should be added to your list. The fact that you are focusing on positives will also help you to increase your level of self esteem.
Make plans for the future - following from above the next thing to do is stop wasting time and procrastinating get planning! What would you like to do but felt you couldn't? Time to decide for yourself that you will do it now! Make a list of things you want to do or want to change and start thinking about how to make a start. Then take a breath and just begin. You won't look back!
What you like about yourself - if you have low self esteem you probably keep reflecting on the things you don't like about yourself but if you reverse this thinking it is much more helpful. What do your friends like about you? Have you ever asked yourself that or even better, have you ever asked them? After you have listed all the things you like about yourself then the negative things seem smaller and less harmful.
What can you change that will make you feel better about yourself? There are two kinds of changes you may wish to focus on. The first are changes in your life and how you live it. Ask yourself are you happy in your job? Is it satisfying? Is there something else you'd rather do? What about your relationships or your social life? If you would like to be more assertive for example then start working on that immediately. Click on this link to get Assertiveness Training - a really helpful self hypnosis download that will help you enormously. Whatever it is that you feel you need to change then go ahead and do it. this will make you feel more in control of your life and your self esteem will begin to pick up.
Accept yourself and who you are - there are many things about your personality and character and your life that you may not be able to change and that shouldn't hold you back. Learn to accept those things and understand why you can still be happy and feel good about yourself despite these things. Try saying - well at least I am reasonably well off or at least whatever you can think of that is positive. At least turns a negative into a positive.
Alter your perspective on what is and letting go of past blunders can certainly raise your spirits but, practicing every day on self acceptance will pay off for a lifetime.
Here's to you!
Have an excellent week.
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Belief Makes Everything Possible
In order to succeed, you must first believe that you can.
The only true limit to your
realization of tomorrow will
be your doubts of today.
The only thing that stands between
you and what you want from life,
is the will to try it and the
faith to believe that it's possible.
The moment you carry the conviction
of belief, in that moment your dream
will become reality.
If you think you can, you can.
Beat Your Cravings
Moving less just makes you want to eat more
Want to conquer cravings and lose your gut? Then don’t just sit there. New research shows moderate physical activity may suppress the appetite, and the less active we are, the hungrier we perceive ourselves to be, according to a study presented this week at the American Physiological Society conference.
Conventional wisdom says that the less energy we expend, the less food we’ll need. However, researchers found that two groups of sedentary men and women eating normal and high-calorie diets both reported they could consume more food, and expressed a greater desire to eat than an active group following a normal diet.
These findings get at the two most important components of weight loss. No, not diet and exercise, but the mental and physical. When we spend our days stressed at a desk, bored at home, or vegging out in front of the tube, we’re more likely to nosh on unhealthy foods—even if we’re not hungry.
Physically, staying active helps us keep calories in check by scorching off fat and helping us make healthier choices. Just knowing we’d need to spend 40 minutes on the treadmill to burn off a slice of pizza makes us opt for a post-workout smoothie instead of the pie. So get moving before your next craving strikes.
Don't forget to pound the water. What I suggest is adding the juice of half a lemon or 4 tablespoons of unsweetened cranberry juice to 32 ounces of water with a sprinkle of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder . Aside from being less than 2 carbs, you will get the health benefits that the stevia provides along with the vitamin C and electrolytes that lemon have. You can substitute limes for lemons if you get bored. Click here to order stevia powder.
Living A Life Of Grace
Grace exists inside of all of us and around us. It is our inner beauty that radiates outward, touching everyone we meet. It is that unseen hand that comes from the divine, raising us up when we most need it. To be able to live in a state of grace is not based on worthiness, nor is it earned through good deeds, ritual, or sacrifice. Rather it is an unearned favor, freely bestowed and available to all, that is inherent to our birthright. All we must do is open our eyes to its presence and we will find and experience grace everywhere.
Grace is in the rain bringing relief to drought-ridden farms, and the unexpected lead for the perfect job opportunity that comes from a stranger. Grace is what happens to someone when they miraculously escape injury; it is even the simple events that happen to us that we call “good luck,” like when we don’t get a parking ticket after are meter has expired. Grace resides in the love between two people, the gift or check that comes unexpectedly in the mail, the cozy comforts that make up a home, and in the acts of forgiveness we bestow upon others. It is grace that moves us to go out of our way to help a stranger. In music, a grace note is the pause between notes that is so important to the pacing of a song. Grace is the state we are in when we are doing nothing but just being who we are.
When we accept that we always exist in a state of grace, we are able to live our lives more graciously. Knowing we are graced gives us hope, makes us more generous, and allows us to trust that we are taken care of even when we are going through difficult times. Grace is our benevolence of heart, and our generosity of spirit. Grace is unconditional love and the beauty that is our humanity. When we know that we are blessed with grace, we can’t help but want to live our lives in harmony.
Sugar Free Low Glycemic Pear Sour Cream Pie
Carbs Per Serving: 26 g
Prep Time:<55 minutes
Around these parts the pears are just coming into season. Ninety-five percent of all pears grown in the U.S. come from Washington and Oregon where warm, dry summer days, cool nights, and wet winters combine to produce excellent fruit. Here's a recipe that is sure to please the entire family. Remember to check for ripeness, press down gently on the stem end. When ready, it will give slightly. Don’t wait for the pear to feel soft all over, or your pear will be mushy.
1 (9 inch) whole grain pie crust
1/2 cup Fructevia or Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup whole grain flour
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 large pears - peeled, cored and sliced
2/3 cup whole grain flour
1/3 cup Fructevia or Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
5 tablespoons butter, melted
2/3 cup rolled oats
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Roll out the pastry and transfer it to a 9-inch pie plate. Trim any extra dough and crimp the edge.
Combine 1/2 cup Fructevia or Steviva Brand Stevia Blend, sour cream, 1/4 cup flour, egg, vanilla, and salt in a bowl until blended. Fold in the pears. Pour the mixture into the pie plate and bake the pie for 15 minutes.
While the pie is baking, prepare the topping: mix the 2/3 cup flour, 1/3 cup Fructevia or Steviva Brand Stevia Blend, melted butter, and rolled oats together in a bowl.
Remove the pie from the oven and sprinkle with the crumble topping. Return the pie to the oven and bake until the filling is set and the crust is brown, about 20 minutes more. Allow to cool and set before serving.
Total Calories: 1192
Calories Per Serving: 198
Total Fat: 47.1g
Saturated Fat: 21.8g
Total Carbohydrates: 157g
Carbohydrates Per Serving: 26g
Dietary Fiber: 26.6g