Posted on 10 June 2015
How do you feel about yourself? Do you feel good? Do you think that if you were in great shape or if you lost those last five pounds that all of a sudden you would be happier?
Are you too hard on yourself? I know I am! For some of us our weight or body image defines us and our happiness is dictated by the number on the scale or what we see in the mirror… Let’s face it ladies, it’s true even though we hate to admit it. The root of the problem is a lack of self-esteem and valuing oneself solely on appearance.
Self-esteem is something people think they can get from the way they look, but self-esteem comes from the inside NOT the outside. Honoring your self-made promises is key here. How many times have you said you were going to do something, quit smoking, lose weight and even change your career only to stay in the exact same spot? Our faith in ourselves erodes with each time we make those difficult promises because that’s what they are… Difficult! Don’t be so hard on yourself…
“The importance of knowing who your truth and accepting all your strengths and weaknesses enables you to enjoy life. Your identity as a person is not based on what you look like”.
Self-esteem can be found when you accept yourself the way you are, right here, right now! Walking around feeling like your less of a person because of the way you look or what you weigh is absolutely ridiculous! Have you ever considered, there is only one you, no one can be you and no one can ever take your place? That makes you pretty special! Keep the promises you make to yourself and remember that it is ok to deviate a little, so long as you jump right back on track – do this, and watch your self-esteem soar.