Taking better care of yourself is an essential self esteem activity you'll quickly become addicted to. When you take good care of yourself, you send yourself a powerful and positive, self esteem boosting, subconscious message.
Take a moment to read the quote in the third column on this page...
...People use not having enough -- time, money, or energy -- as one of the biggest excuses for not taking better care of themselves.
When you say that there's not enough for you, it's because you're putting yourself last. And you wonder why you are here, looking for a good self esteem activity?
A big part of building self esteem is learning how to become your own perfect parent -- regardless how old you are.
Childhood is when we are taught how to take care of ourselves. Keep in mind, that as adults we tend to take care of ourselves as our parents did. So, if we were neglected, or abused as children -- as a large portion of low self esteem sufferers seem to have been -- we will, more than likely, neglect and abuse ourselves.
...Want to build self esteem? That has to stop...
Learn to look at yourself as the perfect, loving parent would, and give yourself what you need. If you need a haircut, or a change of style, get one. If you need some new clothes, get them. Get your teeth cleaned. Trim, and/or polish your nails. And, when it comes to style...
...Step outside your old self-imposed boundaries. Choose something you really like, not what you only feel safe in.
If you think that you most need some sunshine, exercise, and fun -- go to the beach, if you want to. And, don't let the fact that you might not be in your best swimsuit form, deter you from getting what you need. Be the parent...
...Would you deny your own child the enjoyment and benefits of the beach, because someone might notice her little "pot belly"? And, do you really place much importance on the opinions of those who would?
It's important that we take good care of ourselves, and enjoy our lives. Our life belongs to us -- not to anyone else.
You make a good role model for your children, when they see you giving yourself the care and respect you deserve. They will give you more respect as a human being -- and seek it for themselves. A characteristic in my parents that I strongly rebelled against becoming was their tendency to sacrifice their own lives and enjoyment in exchange for basically nothing...
...For too many people like that, life is drudgery, and their families don't appreciate them anyway. Communication is non-existent, and there's no healthy family activities going on.
I'm not suggesting that making sacrifices isn't sometimes necessary. I am focusing here on the sacrificial behavior that doesn't spring from a genuine need, but a programmed response to life. I'm saying to take realistic care of yourself, have fun and enjoy your life. Question any beliefs you happen to have that prevent you from doing that.
Learn why life isn't "set in stone", and how to consciously influence what happens to, and around you. Read a good book about the Law of Attraction, and how to make it work for you.
Make taking care of yourself a daily self esteem activity. Teach your children to make it their daily self esteem activity, as well.
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Here are two exercises in meditation that will guide you in discovering some of the best ways you can begin taking better care of yourself today. Also be sure to check out these self esteem boosters here.
"If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone -- since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself."~Barbara De Angelis