This post is kenned by Mia Taylor as she helps us all feel better about ourselves!
As counterintuitive as it may sound, the most extreme hardships and moments of self-doubt in your life are in fact the greatest forgers of your inner strength.
If you’re struggling to be your own support at times, there are a few simple ways you can help yourself enjoy the moment, put a smile on your face and help rebuild your confidence one loving step at a time.
Spend Time With Those Who Make You Happy
It can be as simple as a coffee date with your bestie, or you can set up a night out for a great movie, rollerblading, a picnic, or a family lunch. It’s vital to surround yourself with those who love you because their treatment will remind you why you have so much to look forward to and to cherish.
Whoever made you feel bad about yourself, let your loved ones’ company lift your spirits, because nothing can feel better than spending quality time with the most important people in your life. They will empower you to think differently about yourself, as well as the situation that led to your negative feelings.
Remember Why You Are So Amazing
More often than not, the main culprit of your negative mindset is your active choices in self-perception. When you choose negative thoughts about yourself, even if what initially caused you to feel bad was minor, you can aggravate it with self-reproaches.
It’s in these moments of negative self-talk that you need to get back on a positive track and remind yourself of all the traits that make you incredible, unique and worthy of love. Let those thoughts soak in!
Nothing can fix a broken day quite like self-care! You can arrange to spend an entire day alone, or with a friend, do each other’s nails, experiment with hairdos, treat yourself to a Gorgeous Cosmetics makeup to try a new look and perfect your beautifying skills. It’s small but rewarding gestures such as these that can lead to some of the greatest changes in your mood.
If you’re more of a culture vulture, you can visit your favorite museum or even book an entire weekend getaway with a complete spa treatment to surround yourself with nature and enjoy massages and bubble baths. And before you even ask yourself – yes, you deserve it, especially now!
Do A Good Deed or Two (or Five!)
When in doubt – express kindness! Much like your own wellbeing is based on how well you treat yourself, you can restore your faith in yourself by helping others. Giving is a powerful tool of reclaiming your inner peace, and you can also start a practice with long-term benefits for you and the organization you choose.
You can offer to read to kids, feed the homeless or build a shelter, but even if you just help your elderly neighbor get their daily groceries, it can launch an entire chain reaction of kindness. Your community will be grateful, and you’ll definitely have another reason to be proud of yourself for making a difference!
Mind Your Thoughts
Whatever might have caused you to feel bad about yourself, it takes quite an effort to get out of the mean-thinking vicious circle. And although you can’t monitor your thoughts constantly, there are ways to adjust your thoughts and slowly become more positive.
Mindful meditation can help you regain control of your emotions, fill your mind with positive thoughts and allow you to restore balance in your mind and your body through mindful breathing. Choose affirmations that make you feel this change of energy, it will help you cope with hardships much better next time.
Define Your Direction
When you start dissecting your goals, one of the most important things to remember is not to compare yourself to others. Be your only parameter of success, and start reshaping your perception of failure as another opportunity to move forward.
Whatever caused your self-doubt, use it to fuel your desire to advance. Define your goals, divide them into manageable milestones and you’ll be well on your way towards achieving whatever makes you happy. Don’t force unrealistic expectations on yourself and bask in every little victory that you’ve ensured and all the hardships you’ve conquered!
Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on a lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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