Be Your Own Superhero

Believe, have faith and dare to love yourself

Warrior of self-confidence

Each of us have a unique set of qualities and skills. Rely on them, build upon them, trust in them and be the person you have yet to be. Do not be afraid, take control and act upon that desire for change. Believe in yourself, embrace your self-worth and overcome the negatives weighing you down. (Reece, 2012)

Don't be your own Nemesis

Do you doubt yourself? Can you say that you see yourself with certainty or is it distorted? Self-esteem begins with self-awareness, distinguish your strengths from your weaknesses while finding balance between them. Experiences have molded us, deep within these experiences the negatives are the driving force for low-esteem. Dig deeper determine what is constituting the negatives that you have learned to accept. (Understanding Low Self-Esteem, n.d.)


"If you are living to a label, you have molded for yourself a fictional self-concept with artificial boundaries." Phillip McGraw (Reece, 2012)

Caped Crusader

Ever talk to yourself? Sure, we all do, it's called self-talk. You are your own dynamic duo. But is your duo inspirational and productive or is it unreasonable and troublesome? Your inner critic tends to hold on to failure and shadow positives. Be your own caped crusader, replace the negatives with your strengths and accomplishments. Promote effective, productive self-talk by setting goals and creating guidelines for a beneficial conversation. (Reece, 2012)
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“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” - Gautama Buddha

conquer your universe

Why wait start today? Increasing your sense of self worth will initiate a calm from deep within and gradually your life will transform. Here are a few steps to follow to start your heroic journey.


Live in the moment - consciously and wisely determine your actions, do not let your past hurts dictate them and don't focus on worries or hopes in regards to the future


Develop awareness - recognize responses and reactions to your fears, setting a stage amidst your emotions and actions, alleviating the need to respond in an unhealthy way


Write in a journal - unlock your subconscious, use writing as a tool to raise awareness, keep entries on these thoughts and feelings they can assist in separating negatives from the truth of who we are


Be non-judgemental - accept yourself, experiences, failures and successes and others for who they are, do not be prideful or shameful


Stay connected to yourself - be Mindful, develop a sense of self-connection, focus less on pleasing others, take yourself off of cruise control concern for others and focus on your own needs


Practice mindful meditation - settle the thoughts in your mind and be accepting as these thoughts, feelings and beliefs are temporary, set aside time daily to be still, focus on breathing let your worries wash away


Participate in your own life - be active and insistent in creating your life, be aware of your thoughts, selecting your responses enables you to take active participation


Develop a beginner’s mind - view things like you are seeing them for the first time, be open, eager and have no expectations, in leu of systematically responding with patterned behavior view it in a new light


Let go - this is the ultimate goal of mindfulness, let thoughts go of who you should be or be thinking, do what is right for you and trust yourself


Show compassion toward yourself - You deserve love, be accepting, have self-compassion and provide that love and safety for yourself


(Ward, 2015)

The Avengers - Holding out for a Hero

references

Reece, B. L. (2012). Human Relations: Principles and Practices, Seventh Edition. Mason, OH: South-Western.


Smith, C. P. (2014, November 10). Overcoming Low Self-Esteem with Mindfulness. Retrieved April 6, 2016, from Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/shift/201411/overcoming-low-self-esteem-mindfulness


Understanding Low Self-Esteem . (n.d.). Retrieved April 7, 2016, from Overcoming mental health problem one step at a time: http://www.overcoming.co.uk/single.htm?ipg=5230


Ward, D. (2015, July 7). 10 ways to overcome low self-esteem. Retrieved April 8, 2016, from Psychologies: https://www.psychologies.co.uk/10-ways-overcome-low-self-esteem