Feeling the stress in your daily life? I know it gets to me. Boosting your self-esteem can help that stress level plummet. And knowing how to combat stress can keep it from rising back up again. It might sound silly but giving your self-esteem some TLC can be very beneficial. Not only is it good for you, but it can be the trick to boost your self-love. I will share how to raise your self esteem and lower stress level of yours in no time.
Maintaining a high self-esteem level will help you through those harder times in life. It is a tough journey, but you are strong enough to make it! You just need to have some tricks up your sleeves. When you hit a bump you won’t think it is a mountain. You will overcome. You will bounce back after a fall. Self-esteem helps keep us centered and grounded. Without it, we are tired, stressed, and feeling life’s pressure. So say goodbye to those anxiety-filled days, and hello to happiness.
Simple Ways to Raise Self Esteem In No Time
We are always hardest on ourselves. Negative self-talk alone it can bring our self-esteem down in a heartbeat. When you find yourself thinking bad things about yourself, stop it in the tracks! No more “you aren’t good enough”, “you will never accomplish your dreams”, “you’re ugly”. Whatever you tell yourself. Those are all lies. I don’t care who you are, they are indeed lies.
When you find your thoughts wandering in a negative manner, change it up. Speak positive things about yourself. Find some self-loving affirmations for the days you are in the hole. You are smart. You are kind. With hard work and dedication, you can overcome anything. Now, these are truths. In time you will instantly catch yourself thinking bad thoughts. You will be able to change it before it ends up sinking in and hurting you. Download some self-loving affirmations here.
A good exercise is to take a piece of paper out and draw a line right down the middle. Label one side “Lies” and the other “Truths”. Yep, you guessed it, write it all out. Put down all the labels and negative things you think to yourself on the Lies side. Now follow each one of those with their own truth on the opposite side. Make sure you always keep the lists equal in length. There will always a truth to every negative thought you throw out. You can keep this as a running list and refer back to it when you get stuck in a rut. Or you can practice this on days you find myself bad mouthing the one person you should always love!
Each and every one of us makes mistakes daily. Living with no regrets is essential to dropping your stress level and boosting that self-esteem. We will have bad days. Everyone will fall along the way. And we all overreact sometimes. I know I am the queen of over thinking everything. But guess what? We have to learn to forgive ourselves and to move on with no regrets.
The habit of regrets in paralyzing. Regrets don’t just haunt your past, they attack your future! I get into fits of, what some call, Analysis Paralysis. I start thinking and thinking then wondering and wondering… And get nowhere. My assumed future regrets are actually limiting my present. Don’t hold back out of fear of failure. Step out and see what you can do! You’ll be glad you did. Even if you fail — so what?! It only got you one step closer your success. Having nothing to regret will get your self-esteem soaring. It is all about how you look at your opportunities. Have an optimistic attitude and enjoy your journey.
You are what you eat, they say. So, you must fill your body and mind with what will fuel positivity. Grab a few motivational books or read some quotes online. There are a ton! Each day, find something that gives yourself a little motivational pep talk. You want to encourage yourself to push through. You can and will accomplish what you plan to do. Sometimes, we need to hear it from someone else. Even if it takes 5 tries you can do it. Do not to give up. By telling yourself you are strong, you are good enough it will begin to sink. Your brain will start to believe it easier and easier. The results: you replace that self-doubt and you kill it with awesome self-esteem!By telling yourself you are strong, you are good enough it will begin to sink. Your brain will start to believe it easier and easier. The results: you replace that self-doubt and you kill it with awesome self-esteem! Click To Tweet
To learn to love and think highly of yourself, you have to get to know yourself. Scary, I know! There were years of my life I remember putting myself on a shelf. I never got to know Kalia. She was a cool chick sometimes, I suppose… But I had no idea what made her tick. I didn’t know what brought her true joy in life.
To gain awesome self-esteem, you have to chisel out “me time” each day. Take time to “date” yourself. Find out what your heart truly wants. Find something you enjoy and do it often. These little pieces of me time will help de-stress your mind, body, and soul. Try new things. Maybe you like to do crafts or read, or even get outdoors. Find fun things to do with your pup, even if it is a simple walk. Whatever it takes. Make time for you. It will help you keep your sanity and mind centered. Don’t live on a schedule that gives you no time to breathe. That adds stress and you can’t get that to go away. If your schedule is full, look at things to cut out of it, to allow you time for yourself.To gain awesome self-esteem, you have to chisel out Me Time each day. Take time to date yourself. Find out what your heart truly wants. Click To Tweet
5-10 Good Things
I know I have said this before, but a thankful heart can do wonders! And guess what it will also help you raise your self esteem and lower stress. The practice of gratitude causes so many wonderful benefits. It opens your eye to the life around you. The life too many of us are too busy to enjoy and end up taking for granted.
Each day, write 5-10 things you are grateful for or good things that are happening in your life. Maybe you have a new niece or nephew, you had a good day at work, you enjoy the spring flowers in bloom. Find a few thing daily that you can write down. Whatever you can think of — small or big — it doesn’t matter. Write it down. These things to help train your mind to see the positive moments in our everyday lives. No matter how insignificant they may seem.You can only control what you can control. Click To Tweet
Take a good look at the expectations you put on yourself. Are they feasible or are you too hard on yourself? Most likely, you are being too hard on yourself. When we set our expectations too high, it allows all that negative talk to flow. And like we talked about above, negative self-talk gives you a nice little spike in your stress levels.
Know that you are only one person. You can only control what you can control. No doubt, you will do the task to the best of your ability. And if you can’t complete it in the timeframe you gave yourself, it was not realistic. Think of yourself as if you were your best friend. Could they meet the requirements you have set further? Take a moment and learn to lower your expectations a little bit. We all need to learn to give ourselves the grace we give others.
Here at Front Seat Ryder, we believe in striving to live our best selves. You are are a fellow dog mom who needs a little encouragement sometimes, join our pack!