This week has been interesting.
My eldest was talking about no-one liking him at school.
I know it’s not true, but he believes it is.
He’s had issues with bullies and I know his lack of confidence and self esteem comes from that. And probably me.
I’ve spent far too long not feeling good enough. At one point, I remember writing down a list of other people I’d rather be. All celebrities of course.
Then, bit by bit, I realised that I was good enough. And now, I don’t want to be those celebrities. My life is brilliant for me.
So, how did I turn things around?
I wrote down the qualities I admired in others and looked at how I too had those qualities.
I practiced gratitude. Every night, I think of what I’m grateful for. It helps me appreciate what I have, instead of focusing on what I don’t have.
I do the mirror technique. I tried this with my son. He had a fantastic day after doing it and asked to do it again. He had another fantastic day. There’s a great book on the mirror technique, but the gist is, you look in the mirror each day and say out loud that you love yourself… plus other nice things. It works wonders.
Try these things out to help you start to like who you are.
It is possible and it’s worth it.
Once you see how amazing you are, others notice too.
Your relationships, finances and life improve.
What’s not to love about that?