Are you overwhelmed, overloaded and overworked? Do you fall into bed each night feeling further behind than when the day began? Now's the time to take a step back and chart a course for a simpler, saner existence. A calmer, less complicated life doesn't require quitting our job. All it takes are a few small changes/ micro movements to make a huge difference in your world.
Micro movements to building your self esteem:
Week one: JOURNALING
Start keeping a journal or a diary where you could got down your reflections on the given tasks.
Celebrate your humanness:
Take down the walls. Stop playing a role. Let people see who you are. Stop criticizing yourself. See every mistake as an opportunity to grow.
Task: Chart the following. Identify the image you’re “faking” and write a workable resolution that can
change faking to being true to yourself and the people around you.
Love yourself unconditionally:
Keep your heart open to yourself no matter what. Love yourself when you're feeling depressed, angry, scared, sad, hurt, jealous, and lonely. Don't abandon yourself!!
Task: Create a mood chart in your journal every week. Everyday, write down how you are feeling the whole day. Write down what mad you happy, sad, or depressed and see the developments of your feelings.
Appreciate yourself regularly:
Notice all of the things you like about yourself-your talents, abilities, unique qualities. Acknowledge yourself constantly. Tell yourself the things you always wanted to hear from others.
Task: In your journal, write out a statement such as "I like and accept myself just the way I am", I am the master of my destiny", "I am somebody, I love myself, I believe in myself". Carry the journal with you. Repeat the statement several times during the day, especially at night before going to bed and after getting up in the morning. Whenever you say the affirmation, allow yourself to experience positive feelings about your statement.
Pay attention to yourself:
Notice what you like and don't like. Make time for what you love to do. Reward yourself. Give yourself special pleasures.
Task: Every morning take ten minutes of your time to think over. Simply think about what is important to you in your life. Reflect on your mission. Have a check list of your goals you want to achieve during the day. At the end of the day, if your check list was achieved, reward yourself to a massage, a cookie or a movie.
Be aware of your feelings and learn to express them honestly:
Your feelings show who you are and what really matters to you. Learn to recognize old feelings and find a safe place to release them (support groups, therapist, journal or close friend). Tell the whole truth fast and say it with love.
Task: Write down a secret in your journal and write the whole truth about it. Make sure to pour your feelings out as you right it down. This way you will have an avenue for repressed feelings.
Develop a positive attitude toward your life:
Task: Write down your successes, thankfuls, and desires. Write down very specifically what you want in your life-career, relationships, home, car, self-esteem, spiritual connection, etc. Over time you will see the items on the desire list turn up on your thankful or success list.
Write a history of the development of your self-esteem or lack thereof:
Task: Include childhood, schooling, role models, and relationships. Make a list of the beliefs you took on about yourself as a result of these experiences. Turn the negative beliefs into positive affirmations and affirm them to yourself regularly. EXAMPLE: negative belief: "I am bad. I never do anything good enough." Positive affirmation:" am good. My best is good enough." Do connected breathing while affirming the positive affirmation and allow any sadness or anger to move through. You know when you are finished, when all you feel is gratitude and love for self.