I thought this post from Buzzfeed/Tumblr offered a great insight into the internal process of battling mental health issues: One example: me: *enjoys self* brain: okay so that's great...but have you considered that maybe everyone finds you annoying and is glad when you're not there??? Great to see popular websites like Buzzfeed dealing with these issues... How does … Continue reading Buzzfeed post: Keeping it real about mental health
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.
Day Seven: When do you feel best about yourself? Why? I feel best about myself after exercising - whether it's yoga, a boot camp or a half marathon. On top of all the endorphins, I feel like I have achieved something and that I am strong. When I had time off work, this was a … Continue reading 30 Day Self Esteem Challenge: Day Seven
I definitely pick up little phrases and actions from the people I spend the most time with. The more time we spend with positive, kind and strong people, the better we become. Others' positive behaviour can encourage us to improve ourselves and be the best version of ourselves. On the other hand, toxic behaviour from … Continue reading Boost of the Day #44: Choose carefully…
Rely on your own strength rather than others. You are enough.
If you're going to use up energy on something, don't make it misery and hatred. Focus it on becoming stronger and seeing the positive in your situation, no matter how negative it may initially seem.
One of the best ways to increase your self esteem is to do exactly what you are afraid of. For example, my low self esteem was mainly connected with thinking I was uninteresting and unattractive to the opposite sex. So I often avoided speaking to them - that way I avoided all my worst fears … Continue reading Booster tip #3: Face your fears
I think this quote is not only motivational, but it also shows the importance of building self-esteem and believing in yourself. People who set out on great physical challenges tend to point out that the biggest challenge of all was the mental battle, not the physical. Our minds are incredibly powerful and how you use … Continue reading Boost of the day #26: Determination
One way to corrode your self-esteem is to believe that you should be like everyone else. On some level, you are probably thinking that what you really are is not good enough. So you become a sheep. You pretend to like the same music as your friends, to enjoy the same movies, to share the same … Continue reading Boost of the day #23: feeling sheepish?