Are you searching for self-esteem activities you can do easily without a huge time commitment? There are a myriad of ways you can build your self-esteem in just an hour a day. If you only spend five or ten minutes at a time throughout your day doing these simple exercises, you will be amazed at how quickly your self-esteem and image can rise!
Find a poster board in a pleasing color, and write out a short affirmation including five things you are good at. Tack it to the ceiling above your bed, and set your alarm clock for five minutes earlier than you normally would. This will give you time to read and think about your words before you get started on your day!
Keep a ‘thought for a day” type calendar in your kitchen so you can read an uplifting message with your morning coffee or breakfast. Take just a moment to sit and relax, and plan your day. This will give you a moment to organize your thoughts and increase your chances of having a successful day!
Keep an inspirational or self help book in your purse or car so if you have to wait in line at a drive through, an elevator, or a store you can use the time positively. You can also listen to tapes while driving to help utilize every spare moment and make it work for you.
Use shower to sing YOUR theme song - pick a song that you feel describes what YOU want out of life, and take advantage of bathroom acoustics to belt it out! This is a great way to release endorphins and get your blood flowing!
Try to set aside an hour on the weekend to accomplish some small task - plant a flowerbox, bake a special dish, or visit a neighbor. Plan on rewarding yourself when you achieve your week’s goal - treat yourself to a manicure or buy that new book you have been dying to read.
Tape a card with another affirmation to your bathroom mirror, so at night when you are brushing your teeth you can look in the mirror and repeat five things you LIKE about your physical appearance. Take care of yourself - if you feel good, you will look good!
Keep a journal, and document each day. Don’t use the journal as a place to vent - this diary is for good things only! You can list an obstacle you encountered, but only if you also include how to overcome it.
Words that disparage or deride yourself are not permitted. Instead, start and end each entry with yet another single affirmation. If you tell yourself you are a good, intelligent, beautiful person enough times, you can drown out the false inner voice that tells you differently.
If you follow these simple guidelines, you will be spending at least an hour a day doing self-esteem activities - without even realizing it!
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