I was listening to something the other day about how we treat ourselves, and it made me think about self image and how we can create a more positive one, no matter how young or old we are. I truly believe knowing yourself, appreciating yourself, and loving yourself are so important and create such a joy centered life. We have the ability and power to become who we want to become if we allow it and work towards it day in and day out.
I wanted to share some ways I have found myself building my own self-image and what I think is important to keep in mind. I would love to know any of your thoughts!
1. Self Talk/Affirmations
What we say to ourselves is so important. We have the ability to fill ourselves up with positive self talk and affirmations each and every day. Never underestimate the power of your mind…it can alter so many things.
No one is perfect and we will all fall and make mistakes. Recognize those mistakes as an opportunity to grow and learn…then move forward! Give yourself the grace you deserve and probably give to others easily.
I once heard you become who you surround yourself with. There is nothing better than being with people who support, encourage, and lift you up throughout all of life’s ups and downs. Choose those who make you a better version and let go of those who don’t.
4.Live Your Life For You
You are on your journey. Do what makes you happy and live your life for you, no one else.
I’m sure we have all fallen victim to comparing ourselves to others but it really is the thief of our joy. We are all created differently and perfectly in God’s image with our own set of gifts and abilities. Learn to love those differences and appreciate them in others. Always remember, your beginning may be someone’s middle or end.
6.Do Things You Love & Fuel Your Spirit
Find the things that bring out the light in you and make them a priority.
7.Accept Areas Of Improvement
Accept yourself as a flawed being and recognize the areas of struggle or improvement. Decide if those are areas you want to grow in, but don’t let them define you.
8.You Are More Than Societal Expectations
Your value is not based on anything society has told you it is. Your identity lies in your heart and spirit.
9.Take Care Of Yourself
Your life is not a dress rehearsal. Make yourself a priority and take care of yourself in the ways you need it. Be kind to your body, mind, and spirit.
10.Love & Be Kind To Others
Love and kindness are contagious. Spread it as often as possible.
What are some things you try to focus on?