How Can You Increase Your Self-esteem?

Both psychologists and spiritual gurus agree that we manifest everything we focus on. For instance, if we focus our minds on problems we find ourselves noticing them everywhere, and somehow attracting them even more in our life.

On the other hand, if we focus on good things in our lives we attract even more of them, and somehow we feel good. 

For instance, have you noticed that at times (usually when you are in a good mood) problems do not seem to exist?

It is the same with self-esteem. If you focus on your strengths and qualities you will find yourself thinking highly of yourself in general, and your self-esteem will automatically increase.

Following is a simple exercise you can perform to increase your self-esteem.

  1. Choose a quiet place to relax. Begin breathing slowly, in a way that your out-breath is longer than your in-breath.
  2. Once you are relaxed imagine a screen or blackboard you can type or write on.
  3. Now, write all the negative thoughts you think or have ever thought about yourself. You may include all the negative words others have said about you. NOW IT IS TIME TO ERASE THEM FROM YOUR LIFE. Delete or wipe them down so that the screen or blackboard is completely blank.
  4. Once the screen/blackboard is blank it IT IS TIME FOR POSITIVE THOUGHTS ABOUT YOURSELF. Write all the positive words you have ever thought about yourself, others have told you, or things you would like to think about yourself. Be as creative as you can. There is no limit to that.
  5. Read through it now pressing your thumb and middle finger together.

6.If you do it regularly you will be able re-focus on feeling positive about yourself at any time you want just by pressing the thumb and middle finger together.

About the author:

I am a Reiki and NLP practitioner. I combine psychological techniques with body work as I believe that the mind and the body are connected, and one can affect the other. I specialise in relaxation sessions, confidence and self-esteem issues, relationships issues, smoking cessation, weight management, depression, minor aches and pains alleviation, increasing energy and motivation, stress release

Author: Barbara Sobolewska
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