Monday, April 26, 2010
Feel Better About Yourself Today!
I think we often use food and exercise to punish or reward ourselves. Self deprecation may be the way we connect socially with people. Neither of these practices serves to improve one's often fragile self confidence. In the following article is featured a list of methods for bettering your self image. http://shine.yahoo.com/event/makeover/simple-non-cheesy-ways-to-make-over-your-self-image-1335396/
A lot of the techniques I have suggested to clients before and they have reported to me that they help. I had a client that swears by affirmations, but you have to say it to yourself several times a day, and say it like you mean it, even if you're not yet convinced that it will work. Every time you catch yourself indulging in negative self talk, try one of the skills listed in the article to counteract the ways you put yourself down. Don't put it off until a better day, start now!