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We often criticize ourselves in our own heads and that damages our confidence.
Refrain from talking to yourself in negative terms. Know that you're good enough.
Most of us have been getting angry at ourselves for trying so hard to be perfect and then we beat ourselves up when we fail.
Accept that you're stuck inside your own imperfect skin.
Avoid tying yourself to clients, business partners, investors, or employees who make you unhappy.
There's no reason to put up with people saying or doing things that constantly break you down.
Take care of your health. Exercise, take supplements, cut out sugar, but don't beat yourself up if you have a treat on occasion.
Letting your blood sugar sink sends stress signals to your brain.
If you really can't stop and grab a meal, make sure you have healthy snacks at your desk.
Make the effort to create a pleasant space to make you smile. Declutter and order your environment the way you like it.
Working in dark spaces is very unhealthy. Try to change your environment to gain access to natural light, or invest in full-spectrum light bulbs.
Above all, make sure to get outside for a walk as often as you can.
Consider buying better quality products for yourself instead of only buying them for others.
Every time you use them, you're reinforcing to yourself that you're worth more.
While many have the quality of self-compassion from birth, one can also get trained on loving yourself.
A popular mindfulness meditation called ‘loving-kindness meditation’ guides our mind to focus on the feelings of love, forgiveness and warmth towards ourselves and others.
For many people, the most harshly judgemental responses are the most natural. Indeed, we may even take pride in being hard on ourselves as a sign of our ambition and resolution to be our best possible self. But a wealth of research shows that self-criticism often backfires – badly .
Instead of chastising ourselves, we should practice self-compassion: greater forgiveness of our mistakes, and a deliberate effort to take care of ourselves throughout times of disappointment or embarrassment.
Research reveals that small and regular positive experiences have a greater impact on your life satisfaction than a few notable events of achievements.
Expressing gratitude can make you feel better about yourself and your life. It can make you feel more grounded, humble, and connected to the world around you.