Nourishing Yourself

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Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.”
Iyanla Vanzant

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Nothing is more important than how we feel and think about ourselves. With a high opinion about yourself. About who you are and what you do and basically having a love for yourself is also one of the things that people often miss or have too little of in today’s society.

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A good place to start with raising our self esteem is by learning how to handle and to replace the voice of our own inner critic. We all have an inner critic. The good news is we can change how we view our self. One way to do so is simply to say ‘stop’ whenever the critic pipes up in your mind. Decide not to listen to or question your negative self talk next time it pipes up.

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Do the right thing…..When we do what we deep down think is the right thing to do we raise and strengthen our self esteem. It might be a small thing like getting up from the sofa and going to the gym. It could be to be understanding instead of judgmental in a situation. Or to stop feeling sorry for yourself and focus on the opportunities and gratitude for what you actually have.

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It may not be easy to do, or even to know what the right thing is. But by trying and doing it as best you can makes big difference both in the results you get and for how you think about yourself.

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I find it is easier to stay consistent with doing the right thing by trying to make a few such actions early in the day. Like giving someone a compliment, eating a healthy breakfast and working out. This sets the tone for the rest of your day. And remember that gratitude is a fuel, a medicine, and spiritual and emotional nourishment.

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I write often about self esteem and the importance of it. I value my own self esteem highly and try to keep it up every day….. it has made my life so much happier. When we have a healthy belief in ourselves, we become less needy and our inner life becomes less an emotional roller coaster all based on what people may think or say about us today or this week.

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Pay attention to what you feed your mind, your body, and your life. Create a nourishing environment conducive to your growth and well-being. Focus on ways to improve and maintain you own self-esteem and it all starts with you……..beginning today.

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“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.”
Jean Shinoda Bolen


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