Improve Your Self-Esteem with Journaling
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|Wed, 02-22-2012 - 12:38pm|
Negative self-talk such as "I’m not good enough," or "I knew I’d fail." Talking like that conditions you to expect the worst from yourself and diminishes your self-respect. Stop the negative-speak! Give yourself pep talks, remind yourself why people like you or can like you, make a list of some of your positive accomplishments and think about them often.
If you have trouble remembering your good qualities or complimenting yourself throughout the day on jobs well done, perhaps an exercise in journaling will help turn your self-doubt into self-determination. Keeping a journal focused on your positive traits and accomplishments will bolster your esteem and satisfaction in yourself. After awhile, you'll be high on self-respect and realize that you are worth any effort.
Your journal can be a bound journal or a spiral notebook. One reason I suggest a journal or notebook rather than your computer in the beginning is because you are going to write positive things about yourself before you go to bed. I personally will get on the computer, play a game of solitaire, read mail, Stumbleon and it's three am before I finish the journal.