A Guest Post
by Dia Thabet
âThe way you treat yourself sets the standard for others.â ~Sonya Friedman
Self appreciation is an important component for building self esteem and confidence. Appreciating yourself is necessary for your growth in this world as you wonât be able to grow if you think and view yourself negatively.
To learn how to appreciate yourself, follow the 5 steps below:
1. Love yourself
You can not appreciate yourself if you donât love and value yourself. Loving yourself is not a form of arrogance and narcissism. It is appreciating the gifts that God has given you and the beauties that God has bestowed upon you.
Start today taking 5 minutes a day to express your love for yourself. The more you do this exercise, the more it will become ingrained in you. You canât ask for a better habit to acquire than loving yourself.
This is simple, yet people donât do it often. Make it a habit to laugh every day. Spend time with your children, watch a comedy show, and look at funny pictures. The important is you take action and make laughter a habit in your life.
If you canât find anything to laugh at, then just fake it. Studies show that even a fake laugh has powerful effects on the individualâs overall well being.
Remember when you laugh, you are showing that you are appreciating your health, hence you will reduce anxiety and stress in your life.
Taking 15 minutes a day to quiet your mind and thoughts is necessary. Most of the great people who accomplish great goals in life know the importance of meditation; hence they appreciate the art of silencing their thoughts.
Guess what? You are great too and taking those 15 minutes a day to meditate shows that you appreciate inner peace and that you are willing to take the time to clear your thoughts from the negative and harmful thoughts.
Letâs face it; your body needs to move to stay healthy. Do yoga, aerobics, swim, jog, walk, or join the gym. Find whatever type of exercise you like and enjoy doing and start doing it daily.
5. Talk kindly to yourself
Let me ask you, do you talk to yourself in a kind way? Do you use encouraging and positive words or negative talk? According to studies, more than 80% of peopleâs self talk is negative. When the majorities make a mistake, instead of looking for the lessons, they start blaming themselves.
Make a decision right now to start talking to yourself in a kind and compassionate way. God has sent you to this earth for a purpose. Know that you are a beautiful person and true gift to the world. Remember, the more appreciation and kindness you show to yourself, the more kindness you will be able to give others.
“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”
Thanks Dia! Great start to a weekend!
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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