Tips For a Healthy Self-Image
Do you know it’s important for all to have a healthy self-image? You should truly love yourself for who you are—your personality, your gifts and talents, and even your quirks?
and constantly wanting to be like other people. Their focus is on everything that is wrong with them, and it is keeping them stuck!
Too many times their minds are filled with negative thoughts, continuously focusing on their weaknesses, meditating on them, then saying them out loud.
Others will play on our insecurities and, like a broken record, bombard us with the same things, over and over. Saying things like: “You’re always messing things up... “You’ll never be as good as your brother or sister.” Or maybe you’ve heard this one: “You can’t do that—you’re not smart enough!” For whatever reason they what you to feel bad about yourself, then you begin to compare yourself to others.
But here’s the problem: If we don’t recognize the lies as lies and replace them with truth, what you know about yourself you will begin to believe these things about yourself and begin saying them out of your own mouth.
I can’t tell you how many stories I’ve heard of people who were repeatedly told they were dumb or stupid growing up. Their parents convinced them they would “never amount to anything in life.” And regardless of how intelligent or gifted they were, they had to deal with this broken record in their minds for years. For some, it even held them back for a while—it took time to replace the lies with the truth.
You see, your thoughts and words are incredibly important. It’s been proven that you believe what you think and say about yourself more than what anyone else says about you. That’s why it’s so important for you to purposely meditate on the good things about yourself. So, actively look for the good, then choose to think about it and speak it out of your mouth.
What Are You Saying?
If you’re familiar with Activate Your Life Coaching, you know I share a lot of messages on the power of our thoughts and words. And it’s about so much more than “positive thinking”; it’s about replacing the lies with truth.
When anyone tries to convince you that you’re unlovable, remind yourself of who you are.
I encourage you to take time to speak your truth out of your mouth. Truthfully, it is one of the most powerful things you can do to change your self-image and begin seeing yourself in a positive way.
Perhaps creating a list of confessions about who you are at your best. Begin speaking these out loud twice a day to get this truth deep down inside of you.
When you begin speaking this out, you may not believe it. However, over the weeks and months and years, these words will help change you and change how you feel about you. When you talk about yourself in a positive way, you will begin to see yourself in a healthy, positive way. You can improve your own opinions about yourself simply by the way you speak!
I really challenge you to take this message to heart. You can begin by spending even just five minutes each morning—even in your car on the way to work— to declare positive things about yourself, your life and your day. You can combat the “broken record” and replace it with words that will produce a healthy self-image. You will begin to see yourself in a whole new way.
Reclaim your confidence to walk boldly into your future, loving your life and loving the person you are!