Self-Esteem Boost: Goals

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I went for a run tonight as I am training for a 10k race in a couple of weeks, and I beat my personal 5k record. What a great feeling when you beat yourself! If you struggle with self-esteem, I would highly recommend that you set yourself a fitness goal, one that is a challenge but not so difficult you have little chance of reaching it – that will definitely make you feel worse! For example, if you’ve never run before, try a couch to 5k programme (Google this and you’ll find plans to help train for this). Or sign up to a walking challenge, a swimming event…anything with an end goal!

You may well have moments when it’s tough and you think you will never reach your aim, but hard work and determination will eventually pay off and the end feeling will be worth it I promise 🙂 If nothing else, you will improve your fitness and release some happy endorphins!

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Boost of the Day #175: Bravery vs Fear

More often than not, being brave means doing it scared.

Don’t be too worried about feeling a little fear in your heart. Bravery means taking a step when you’re afraid sometimes, and bravery can take you some pretty amazing places.

Boost of the Day #173: Show them how to love you

Perhaps we should love ourselves so fiercely,that when others see us they know exactly how it should be done.

Love yourself and you will teach others to do exactly the same. Teach others to treat you with respect and love by showering yourself with care and affection. If you do not learn to love yourself, how can you expect others to?

I created this website because I understand how important self love is to happiness! Explore this website for tips on how to increase your self-esteem!

Boost of the Day #167: Do not fear the falls

Do not fear the falls and learn to cherish the bruises upon your heart, for you cannot journey to enlightenment and come out unscathed.

It’s Friday! Have you managed to make it through the week unscathed? No worries, no stress, no mistakes, no problems? If so, that is amazing and rare so well done! If you’ve found life difficult at times this week, pick yourself up and look at these moments as just bumps along the road.

Life will always be up and down, there will always be great happiness and sadness, wins and challenges. Learn to roll with it, not to fear the falls and look forward to the joys!

Booster Tip #15: Watch this film

So over the weekend I watched a film that was just wonderful for putting life in perspective. The film is called About Time and it is a Richard Curtis film (who also directs Love Actually, another amazing film!).

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The film is about a man who can go back in time. And it’s nothing like Back to the Future… The message in the film is all about making the most of life and the time that has been given to us.

There is an incredibly emotional scene when his dad (who also can travel back in time) gives him a final piece of advice before he passes away… his dad tells him to go back and relive a normal working day, but this time to appreciate it properly. So after a ‘bad day’ he goes back and stops rushing around, stops getting annoyed, has a sense of humour about the challenges and pauses to really appreciate the beautiful moments with his family. He ends the day very happy, despite the day’s events not changing at all.

This shows something – our life is often defined by our attitude to it. There will always be hard times, and sometimes you cannot help but feel negative emotions, but often, with the little challenges in life, if we changed our attitude we would be happier.

It really made me stop and think about my life, my happiness and wasting time speaking to myself so negatively. If you suffer from negative thinking, anxiety, stress, depression etc. I would recommend you watch this film!

PS It’s on Netflix! x

 

Boost of the Day #153: Monday affirmations

Work hard. Talk less.Do what you feel is right.Learn from your mistakes.Build people up. Laugh often.Stop complaining.Invest in yourself.Dream big. Plan ahead.Love unconditionally.

Monday motivation for you today… A few things to note:

Work hard. Yes, but not too much that you work more than you play 😉

Talk less. Yes, listen listen listen to others properly rather than planning your next response.

Learn from your mistakes. And don’t spend time beating yourself up for them.

Build people up. Make others feel good and you will feel great.

Dream big. Plan ahead. Plan for an adventure in the future so you have something to look forward to and work towards.

 

Booster tip #14: Nature and animals

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I managed to get away at the weekend, from a bustling and stressful city to a peaceful and calming village. All I did was walk two dogs, watch my favourite TV series, chat with positive people and drink wine.

If you need a tip to increase your well-being, decrease stress and anxiety and avoid depression, this is is such an obvious one. Particularly if you live in a city, make a plan to get away to the countryside once in a while. Long walks around animals and nature are good for you physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

If you cannot get away for a whole weekend, look for local nature reserves or parks you can head to for an hour or two. But I urge you to make time this year to book a weekend or two away – you need and deserve this time to relax and rejuvenate somewhere peaceful.

Even better if you can find a dog to take away with you! Spending time stroking a pet has been proven to reduce stress and fight depression. Ask friends or family if you can borrow one for a walk, or try one of the new Apps such as ‘Borrow my doggie’.

Nature and animals = massive stress and anxiety relievers!!