If we feel good about ourselves, then we look good too. Poor self-esteem can ruin your life and many women suffer from it at one point or another in their lives. You can use these ten guidelines to keep your self-image healthy.
Accept yourself as you are
If you learn to accept yourself, you will learn to love yourself and enjoy yourself. You need to realise that you are unique. No one else in this world is exactly like you. Do not consider yourself just by your body, acknowledge yourself and you will start to enjoy yourself.
You are uniquely important
The world would be a boring place if we all looked the same, dressed the same and were exactly alike. Consider yourself valuable, because you are of value.
You are unique and accept it
You will have to accept who you are at present while also keeping yourself open to changes and growth in the future. Keep reminding yourself how wonderful you are.
Find ways to do it. Learn to do interesting things. You do not have to be stuck doing the same things all your life. See the life in things. Find adventure for yourself. Keep away from negative talk.
Change can be good
Change is not always bad. In fact, you have to be open to change if you want to grow. If you think something about you is not good then try to change it for the better.
Do not treat yourself harshly
Learn to have patience with yourself. You will not be able to accomplish everything overnight. Give yourself time and do not punish yourself if you are not able to do something right. Nobody is perfect and it is true for you. Therefore, take it easy on yourself.
Love others and enjoy their love
When you first give love to others, they will love you back. Do not expect much but do make the first move. You need the love of others to keep going and others need your love. This is a symbiosis and so it does not matter who starts. Be the first one to love and you will receive it back.
See your good parts
There is no need to give unnecessary attention to what is bad or wrong with you. It is true that all of us need to work on our bad parts, however, that is not the only thing that we need to do. Focus on your abilities, your good things. That will encourage you to work on things that are not so pleasant about you.
Have fun while eating
Do not feel guilty or bad when you eat. Eat sensibly and enjoy the whole experience of eating.
Whatever happens, do not become sedentary. Keep yourself active and on the move. This will make you feel more alive and happy.