It’s helpful to incorporate the steps of a self help guide when trying to feel your personal best as you work through the ups and downs of everyday life.
These quick and easy exercises will gradually improve your sense of self-worth and increase your personal strength so that you are better equipped to face life’s challenges.
1. Identify Strengths and Struggles
Your self-awareness provides you with many of the tools you need to succeed. For every struggle in your life, you’re likely to have a handful of strengths to call upon for courage and solutions.
Think of the accomplishments you’ve had in life and ask yourself which personal qualities helped you achieve them. Think of the times that you’ve helped another person and note your positive traits that helped them through their difficulties.
Are you resourceful? Are you compassionate? Have you faced any fears? Write a list of these strengths, and keep it in your wallet so that you can refer to it as needed.
2. Practice Self-Control
Many of our emotional and social conflicts stem from incongruity between our needs or beliefs and our actions.
Create small goals
for yourself that reflect your personal needs. For example, you can combat financial struggles by
setting a goal
to cut out one unnecessary expense per week. By setting small goals, you increase your chances of accomplishment, and this promotes your overall sense of self-worth.
3. Recognize Self-Worth
Recognition of self-worth helps you realize your potential and
stand up for yourself
when others try to take advantage of you. Write a list of the contributions you make to your workplace, to your family and to all other areas of your life. You provide valuable assets to others and it’s important that you recognize all you do for those around you.
it’s OK to say “no”
to people when they ask you to do more than you have time for.
4. Love Yourself!
Try to exercise for a minimum of twenty minutes each day, and add plenty of nutritious foods to your diet. Physical activity and healthful foods affect neurological chemicals, which help you
feel happy and energized
throughout the day. Remember to challenge any negative thoughts that float into your mind, too! Worry accomplishes nothing, and the repetition of positive thoughts can replace many negative thought patterns.
You are your own greatest asset, so follow the steps of this self help guide to stay at your personal best.