Your self image is hugely important to your confidence and how you go about your daily life. If you don’t have a positive image of yourself, then you’re likely going to hold yourself back from doing the things that you really want to do. You’ll probably also be plagued with negative thinking about yourself, compare yourself to others, and experience a number of other problems. A low self image can come from many places; maybe you’re copying one of your parents, or maybe you were made to feel bad about yourself growing up. Maybe it has been a number of small incidents that have all culminated to make you feel this way. Below, we’ll take a look at what you can do to improve your self image and live a higher quality of life:
Choose The Voice That You Listen To
Did you know that you don’t have to listen to every thought that makes its way into your head? You are not your thoughts. If you entertain all of the negative ones, you’ll send yourself on a downward spiral that can be tough to come back from. When you notice a negative thought, let it float by like a cloud. Don’t grab onto it. If you can, swap it out with a positive thought, even if you don’t believe it right now. Make sure you do your best to listen to the voice who roots for you, says you’re great, and celebrates the little wins.
Stop Comparing Yourself To Other People
We’re all fantastically unique and beautiful in our own way. Nobody is better than anybody else. If you find yourself comparing yourself to certain people as you scroll Instagram, try getting off the app for a bit, or unfollowing certain accounts. You might even compare yourself to other moms, thinking that they are doing a better job than you – really, you don’t know what goes on behind closed doors! Focus on yourself. As long as you’re doing your best, that’s all that matters.
Figure Out Who The Best Version Of Yourself Is
Have a good picture in your head of the best version of yourself, and simply try to think and act like that version every day. Maybe they stand up a little straighter, think a little more positively, and are more patient with their kids. Maybe they avoid procrastinating on tasks, like taking their car to the Vauxhall body shop and making important appointments. Keep this version of yourself in your head always and act from the end game.
Exercise is a great way to build confidence. All you have to do is find something you like. Even walking more counts!
Don’t Focus On Your Mistakes
Everybody makes them, so don’t focus on them. You can’t do anything now, so just let it go. Nobody else is thinking about them!
Just Focus On What You Can Change
Only focus on the things you can change. Read more, get more sleep, and eat well. Don’t fret about things that are out of your control.
Surround Yourself With People Who Make You Feel Good About Yourself
Finally, just surround yourself with people who love you and support you. Eliminate toxic influences from your life!