Be your best self
Being your best self is is personal to you and your values. It means discovering your full potential. Living a happy, successful life means taking care of your…
1. Approach life with curiosity – an outlook that is always curious about what we can learn and discover makes life more interesting. 2. Every experience has value - no matter what happens, if we look for what we can learn from an experience, it goes from negative to positive. 3. Shift expectations – practicing being hopeful and optimistic can change our expectations. 4. Focus on solutions – when things get tough, we can fixate on roblems and nothing else. Train yourself to look for solutions.
Think about a time when you felt confident....No matter how shy and retiring you are, there would be a time when you felt bold and assertive. Take yourself back to that time and visualise the scene in your mind. What were you doing and why did you feel confident in that moment? Notice your body language, your posture. What thoughts were going through your head? Try and repeat what you did then and use the information to help you feel confident in other situations. Practice makes perfect!
See yourself through the eyes of someone who loves you.....Think about someone who loves you. Yes, I’m sure there’s a few. See yourself through their eyes. Imagine that person standing over there, in the distance, looking back at you. What do you think they see? What positive things have people said to you about why they love you? Yes, you’re cute, but we need more. What are the qualities they value? Turn the volume right up on those conversations. Take those words in and believe them!
As the working week draws to a close for most of us, let’s commit to good vibes this weekend. Spread love, gratitude and perhaps even inspire someone with thoughtful words or actions. Enjoy the little things and don’t forget that you create your own opportunities. They are waiting for you, so embrace them wholeheartedly. Love and hugs Janine xx
Are you hard on yourself? Do you try and berate yourself to do better or try harder? Now, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to improve and grow but the spirit in which it is done is key. Trying to force yourself to do things by making yourself feel bad will backfire spectacularly because the paradox is that you are lowering your self-esteem in the process and that won’t work! Show yourself some compassion and it will empower you to be your best self.