Never underestimate the importance of putting in effort. Let's take the example of someone who runs a marathon in a fast time or a weightlifter. These people didn't start off running at an epic speed or lifting 50 kilos. They chose to put in time and effort to become good at something. It's the effort … Continue reading Boost of the Day #94: Worth the effort
When you have low self esteem, it is easy to feel guilty for taking care of yourself. You think you don't deserve such treatment, especially from your worst enemy, yourself! I have a feeling your friends and family might think quite differently, and would encourage you to spend time doing the things that you love, … Continue reading Boost of the Day #83: What should you do today?
If you've lived your life trying to meet everyone else's expectations and desires, it's time to take a stand. Maybe you've had a secret longing to start a hobby or follow a passion in your heart but felt like others would judge it. Maybe you've been suppressing a part of your personality that you think others wouldn't … Continue reading Boost of the Day #79: Never too late
If it's a beautiful day like it is today in many parts of England, there could be nothing worse than not going outside. Even if it's a quick five minute walk round the block, take the time today to breathe in some fresh air and if possible, make the most of the weather and get … Continue reading Boost of the Day #76: Take the time to go outside
Never aim for perfection, no matter what the task in hand is. You're just setting yourself up for anxiety, stress and a sense of failure. It's really easy to say this - much harder to execute in reality if you have perfectionist tendencies! Try looking at your situation as if you were looking at your … Continue reading Boost of the Day #74: Progress
Competition can be healthy, but the best type of competition is the one you have with yourself. Don't focus on beating others so much, focus on becoming the best version of yourself you can be. That could be by making progress in a hobby you enjoy, working towards a personal goal or just by becoming an even kinder … Continue reading Boost of the Day #73: Compete with yourself
When a task becomes hard, when your muscles get painful, when times get tough...that is when you will get stronger, faster and better... That's when you'll really start to accomplish in life.
Boosting self-esteem or dealing with any mental/physical wellbeing issue takes courage. It takes courage to make steps to change your life, especially when you have to face parts of yourself that you have always hidden away. This courage is not the kind of courage that others will notice...it's not the same as jumping from a … Continue reading Boost of the Day #69: Courage
What a great quote from J K Rowling! To know someone so successful hit rock bottom and rebuilt her life in such an amazing way should give anyone hope. Sometimes I think rock bottom is necessary, and can actually help you. If you can pick yourself up from feeling so low, you can give yourself … Continue reading Boost of the Day #65: Building from rock bottom