Category Archives: Self-Esteem

Imagine a World of Self Love

Watch this video – and imagine a world in which you – and every woman, man and child you knew, loved themselves.


And join us for the Self Love Day Super Power Circle and take a stand to give up negative self talk this year… and choose self-love talk! Take a stand to give yourself the love you need, no matter what.   Go here to RSVP for the livestream or get the recording later.   www.SelfLoveDay.com

 

Taped at Wine and the DIvine www.WineandtheDivine


TAKE THIS MEDITATION and then read below and take the Daring Act of Love to
Acknowledge Yourself for All You Have Done and Become This Year

Did you ever notice that come December you can hardly remember what happened in February, April or May? Which is such a tragedy – given all the effort, time and love you put into your life in 2012.

I know that this past year you have faced challenges, overcome obstacles, had great successes, met failure and persevered – and here’s the truth – you deserve acknowledgment for that! Not only do you deserve it, you need it.

And here’s why – when you don’t stop to acknowledge and witness all that you have BECOME and DONE in a year, it’s almost like it didn’t really happen. It’s like you get amnesia and you forget, so you keep repeating the same lessons, keep feeling like you aren’t doing enough, keep striving to get somewhere instead of feeling peaceful with where you are at.

BUT… if you do STOP to ACKNOWLEDGE all you have both DONE and BECOME then it feels like it really happened, you REMEMBER and you FEEL GOOD about yourself. Feeling good about yourself, you can walk into 2013 with an open heart, ready to receive all the love, joy and peace waiting for you.

It is important to acknowledge both what you’ve DONE — the actions and tangible shifts like writing a book, getting a new job, losing 5 lbs. AND who you have BECOME — the emotional, spiritual and intangible shifts like being more compassionate with yourself, releasing a negative pattern, choosing self-care or self-pleasure over overwork.

I highly encourage you to GUSH LOVE all over yourself. For extra super power do the acknowledging in front of a mirror or with another person who can witness you by asking and answering these questions outloud or writing them down (both for the best result!)

1. I acknowledge you NAME for ….
2. I am so proud of you NAME for… (lists lots here)
3. You really did a great job at …. (list lots here)
4. I am so proud of who you have become, just look at how you have… (gush here)
5. You can be really proud of yourself for…

Fill yourself up with LOVE this weekend and then go out into the world as a Love Ambassador and share the LOVE.

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7 Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence

We live in a time when we are constantly bombarded with images, ideas and sound bytes that tell us who we should be, could be and ought to be. Unless you live in a cave, you can’t escape their massive barrage, and let’s face it, even from a cave you could probably still get text messages.

 

Think of all you see in a day… images and words of what you should look like, should have and ought to measure up to, all pointing to one main message, ‘You are not enough.’ It’s enough to make your head spin, and throw even the most self-assured person off center. Add in a few difficult life events – a breakup, a job loss, a pay cut — and you could end up with a Hiroshima to your self-confidence.

 

Unless that is, you have built up your self-confidence muscles. Just like training for a marathon and building physical muscles, to be a successful, happy and confident person you must work out your mental and emotional muscles regularly.

 

You wouldn’t go to the gym to start training your physical muscles the day before a marathon, would you? No way! You’d peril on the pavement. So why would the marathon of your life be any different? It’s not.

 

Put these 7 tips into practice daily and you will develop the confidence and conviction that you can do anything… no matter what the outside world is telling you:

 

1. Stop Worrying About What Others Think. Trust Yourself

You can’t be responsible for how everyone else thinks about how you live your life, so stop worrying about how your family, partner and friends will react to your choices and start getting real about how you feel about your life. Act from what you think is right for you. We always know what the best action is to take for ourselves, when we slow down enough to listen to our inner wisdom. It’s just not always easy to slow down or to trust our intuition. Be committed to trusting yourself, even when it’s scary, and even when others disagree.

 

2. Become Best Buds with Your Intuition

Inside of you is the best life and decision making compass ever – your intuition. It always communicates what is best for you, but you have to be listening, and you have to trust its advice. Just like a best friend, if you’re not calling, it will stop trying to contact you. If you keep asking for advice but don’t take it, it will stop trying to help. Start listening for the communication cues of your intuition – through words you hear, images you see, feelings you have, and things you just know. Act based on what your intuition tells you and you will start to trust yourself more, and build more self-confidence in the process.

 

3. Know What Makes You Unique

Every person, including you, was born with a set of unique gifts, talents and inclinations that they are naturally good at, more so than the average person. When you find these gifts and use them, your confidence, success and happiness increases. Think Tiger Woods. Born to golf. No matter how much you practiced, you’d never be as great as him; he has a gift. You have gifts too. Ask the people that know you the best, “What are my gifts?” Take notice of the compliments you receive, especially ones you find hard to accept. Make a list of your gifts and start putting time, energy and money there.

 

4. Know What Makes You Happy

Stop trying to fit into the expectations and ideals that outside forces – society, family, work, friends — have said you ‘should’ be in order to be successful, happy and accepted, and start asking yourself, “What really makes ME happy?” Think about the times that you’ve been happiest. Who were you being? What did you have? What were you doing? Do the same for your most unhappy times. Compare the two to your life today and notice the gaps. Happiness breeds confidence.

 

5. Have an Opinion and Express It

Know what you believe and don’t be afraid to express it. Confident people have convictions that come from inside their souls, minds and hearts. They know their truth and are willing to stand in it, even when what they have to say makes others uncomfortable. Know your truth in all situations and share it with pride and conviction, knowing that your unique voice deserves to be heard just because you’re you.

 

6. Never Apologize For Being You

Unfortunately the world is full of people, including our inner mean girls and inner bullies, that want to keep us small, playing along and being ‘good’ girls and boys. When you listen to them by apologizing for who you are, or by discounting your contributions, thoughts and feelings, you squash your self-confidence. Be brilliant. Be you. And never apologize for it.

 

7. Spend Less Time in the Basement, More Time in the Penthouse

We all have emotional triggers, things that evoke an overly strong feeling and reaction–anxiety, anger, worry, shame, despair, fear–especially during times of stress. Your job is to notice when you have one of these ‘basement’ emotions that erode your confidence, and then to get yourself back up into the ‘penthouse’ where emotions like trust, peace, love, joy and happiness live. Have your hard emotions, just have them and move back on up to the penthouse, where the view of your life is much better!