Your Own Best Friend

 

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“If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.”

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Self esteem is about how we value ourselves, our perceptions and beliefs in who we are and what we are capable of. Our self esteem can be misaligned with other people’s perception of who we are and especially our own.

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Your self esteem improves by changing both your thoughts and behaviour. We need to practice new thoughts and behaviours until we change  our feelings about our self and become our own best friend. Look for ways to improve your self belief.

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Complimenting yourself helps you focus on the positive aspects of your day rather than the negative. Avoid negative self-talk like calling yourself names and putting yourself down. If you wouldn’t talk to a friend that way, do not talk to yourself that way. Instead, work on positive self talk until it becomes a habit.

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Do something you have been putting off….Like meeting up or calling a friend, cleaning the house, tidying the garden, making repairs to your car, organising the bills, making tasty and healthy meals – anything that involved you making a commitment, then following through.

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If we have healthy self esteem, our beliefs about our self will generally be positive. We may experience difficult times in our life, but we will generally be able to deal with these without them having too much of a long term negative impact on us. We appreciate and value ourselves.

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Commit to doing at least one beneficial thing for yourself each day, leading to it becoming the new ‘norm’ in your life. Treat yourself like a good friend. Nurture , grow and develop yourself

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“We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.”
Roderick Thorp

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