Have you noticed how often we focus on the negative instead of the positive – specially when it comes to ourselves? Most of us continually walk around with a “must do better” message playing in our heads! Must do better financially! Must do better with eating habits! Must do better with exercising! Must do better… Must do better… Must do better…!
When you focus on the negative in yourself you get a really imbalanced idea of who you are and your own self worth and this in turn leads to self doubt, low sense of worth – and low self esteem.
Self esteem is simply how you feel about yourself. And how you feel about yourself comes from your beliefs about yourself. If you have more negative beliefs (criticisms) about yourself then your self esteem will be low.
Remember this: Negative thoughts lead to negative feelings about yourself and life
Negative feelings about yourself tend to lead to self - sabotaging behaviours (even if they feel like helpful behaviours!)
If you tend to think negatively a lot, your mind gets into the habit of thinking negative sorts of thoughts
However… negative thoughts are ONLY THOUGHTS
So… by understanding that negative thoughts are JUST thoughts, and that THOUGHTS CAN BE CHANGED, you suddenly have control of your life and the ability to choose to feel better about yourself.
Based on material by Patricia J. Crane
Heart Inspired Presentations 2007