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7 Easy Ways To Start Liking Yourself More.

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7 Easy Ways To Start Liking Yourself More.

When you start liking yourself you are not being narcissistic, instead you simply like who you are, and the person you are striving to become. Also, by liking yourself you accept what an amazing and unique individual that you are. When you start liking yourself, it will help to make important life choices easier, because you will trust yourself and your own judgments.

As you learn and practice to like yourself more, you will empower yourself to become more confident and comfortable with the person you are. Liking yourself will also allow you to create more experiences that you want, not just for yourself, but also for the people around you that you love.

Try these seven ways to start liking yourself more today and see what a wonderful difference it will make to you and those around you.

1. Make a list of your strengths.

Make a list of everything that you can do well such as your skills, talents, personal traits, etc. Write all of them down in your journal. You will find that once you start writing, you will discover that you have more strengths than you thought you had. Start with ten today and keep adding to your list over time. Challenge yourself to add at least one personal strength to your list every month. You will notice that as your list grows, so too will your positive thoughts/feelings about yourself. Appreciating yourself is a major step in your personal development and growth.

2. Rid yourself of negative thinking.

Negative thinking does nothing but drain you. It drains you of your energy, it drains you of your dreams, and it will drain you from taking positive action The more you let a negative mindset take up your thoughts, the harder it is for positive thinking to break through. One way of ridding yourself from negative thinking is by changing the vocabulary that you use. Change “I can’t” to “I can”, change “I won’t” to “I will”, and change “why bother trying” to “I will give it my best shot”. Many of us are programmed from an early age of things; that we cannot do, what we should not do, and what we must not do, instead of being instilled and empowered with the confidence to go for it, to have more belief in ourselves, and all the amazing things that we are capable of.

3. Accept your positives as well as negatives.

Know that you are a work in progress. No one is perfect. By accepting who you are and the mistakes that you have made will allow you to grow and to develop as a person. Accept that sometimes good people make bad choices. It does not mean they are bad people; it just means that they are human. So forgive yourself for your past; it is over. Forgive yourself for the things that you think you did or didn’t do, and instead focus on what you will start doing today.




4. Focus on doing your very best.

Instead of just doing enough at home, or in your relationship, why not step it up and go all out to do your very best. Why not approach everything that you do with more enthusiasm and excitement. I know this can be difficult at first, but at least give it a try. Many people get too comfortable in their daily habits, in both their personal and professional life, they go through the motions and then wonder why they are bored in their job or why their relationship has lost its spark. Doing your very best has the power to bring the passion back into your life.

5. Show gratitude for who you are and what you have.

Many of you have made it through college, have a career, have a roof over your head and you have put food on the table. Many of you are also striving to improve and better yourself through books, articles and constant learning. Think of all the wonderful things that you have accomplished in your life up until now, think of all the experiences and achievements in your life. By getting into this positive habit of showing more gratitude you pave the way for more wonderful things to flow into your life.

6. Do the things YOU love to do.

Your life will be more fun and enjoyable when you choose to do the things that you love to do. Instead of doing the things other people think you should do, search deep within your heart and see what it is you really want to do in your life. What are you passionate about? What excites you? Once you find what you would love to do, just do it!

7. Accept who you are.

The more you accept yourself for who you are, the easier you will find that you will accept others. The more you look for your likable qualities, the easier it will become to see the likable qualities in others also. Learn to like yourself and to enjoy the life that you have been given. Embrace each new day with open arms as the best version of you. I read the following quote and I turned it into a daily morning ritual.

“I AM are two of the most powerful words, for what you put after them shapes your reality.”
This might seem a little strange or even uncomfortable at first, but in the morning stand in front of the mirror and say, “I am”
Then add different positive words after. For example:

 

7 Easy Ways To Start Liking Yourself More.

 

This is your morning mantra; you decide what words to say. Don’t rehearse it, just let your positivity flow. This positive habit in the morning has the power to change you both mentally and physically. Mentally you will get yourself in a positive and empowering state of mind, and physically you will begin to stand a little straighter, look more confident and smile at yourself as you accept the wonderful unique person that you are.

What are you going to do starting today to start liking yourself more?

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6 Things To Remember When You Think That You’re Not Good Enough

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6 Things To Remember When You Think That You’re Not Good Enough

Have you ever had moments where you feel completely inadequate? Maybe a specific situation comes up and you think there is no way that you would ever be good enough to do what is needed. Or, maybe you feel that way all the time and you can’t seem to get past it.

Thinking that you are not good enough and having low self-esteem tend to go hand-in-hand, but they are slightly different.

Thankfully, you can work on both of them by changing your thinking habits and banishing some of that negative self-talk from your mindset. Whether you think you are not good enough in certain situations or you have a hard time believing that you are good enough for almost anything, it doesn’t have to be that way forever.

Let’s look at a few things you should always keep in mind when those thoughts come in, and how you can start to convince yourself of your true worth.

1. You Are Not Alone

Thinking that you are not good enough can cause a lonely existence. You might not want to put your burdens on others, so you don’t talk about it. You might also think that everyone else is perfectly happy with who they are, and are confident in everything that they do.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

The reality is, you never know what other people are fully thinking/feeling. What you can count on, though, is that there are so many others who feel just like you, and are constantly wondering if they are “enough”. Knowing that you are not alone can help you to work through your feelings without feeling so isolated.

2. You Have Your Own Skills

A common reason why people tend to think they are not good enough is because they don’t have a specific talent or skill that someone else has. But you probably have something that person doesn’t, too.

Everyone has their own abilities and things that make them unique. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, keep your mind on your talents and what makes you special.

“If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!” – T. Harv Eker

3. You Can’t Be Perfect

Perfection is a fruitless thing to chase. Many people who question their self-worth do so because they are perfectionists.

But, if you set such a high standard for yourself, you will always be disappointed. Perfection doesn’t exist, and while you can strive to be your best, it is important to understand human error and limits. That doesn’t mean the things you do are some how “less” than great. But, striving for perfection is something that can make you feel inadequate.

4. You Are Worthy of Loving Yourself

Love tends to be the answer for so many things, including any pain or turmoil that you might be going through. Thinking that you are not good enough is an easy way to cause yourself sadness and pain. Those thoughts can quickly snowball and you might start to think about more negative things about yourself.

Instead of fueling those negative thoughts, choose love. Love is like a permanent band-aid for the pain that you are going through. It is a great way to comfort yourself, provide reassurance, and get a clearer picture of who you really are and all of the wonderful things that you can offer the world. By choosing self-love, you can start to see yourself in a more positive light, and push those negative thoughts away.

“We must fall in love with ourselves. I don’t like myself. I’m crazy about myself.” – Mae West

5. Mistakes Can Be a Good Thing

Do you ever find yourself feeling especially inadequate when you “fail”? While that is not uncommon, that word should really be removed from your vocabulary.

Everyone “fails” at times, because again, perfection is not attainable. When you start to consider anything less than perfection to be a failure, it is easy to beat yourself up and think that you will never amount to the things that you truly want.

But, when you start to view your failures and mistakes as good things and stepping stones, you can completely shift your perspective and realize that not only are you good enough, but you are also resilient and strong. Some of the biggest “failures” in history went on to be the most successful people because they learned from their mistakes. They looked at the things that went wrong and considered how they could change them.

It is important to use your mistakes as a way to learn and grow. When you are able to do that, you will find a greater sense of fulfillment when things finally come together and you get it “right”.

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordon

6. Gratitude Goes a Long Way

It might not always feel easy to accept and be grateful for who you are. But, it is incredibly important. Instead of thinking about the things you don’t have or areas where you are not “good enough”, choose to actively think about and pursue the positive. Focus on what you are grateful for. The more that you do that, the easier it will be to banish those thoughts of doubt and insecurity. I like to start every day by using my journal and begin by writing down three things that I am grateful for.

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” — Melody Beattie

Once you really start to think about it, you will find that you have more to be grateful for than you may have initially realized, and that way of thinking can help you to establish healthier, more positive thoughts about yourself that will last a lifetime.

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50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions

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50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions

What are existential questions?

Existential questions are usually deep, philosophical questions that question just that — our very existence.

They can be great conversation starters and they can also sometimes make for a passionate discussion. The following existential questions can be a great way to get to know someone better and perhaps even learn new things about yourself.

The word existential comes from the Latin word “existentia”, which means to exist. Existential questions challenge our way of thinking, our beliefs and our perspective.

Is there a right or wrong answer to an existential question? Perhaps not, as each question usually just asks more questions.

I have put together the following list of thought provoking existential questions so that you can perhaps start an internal conversation with yourself or start an interesting debate with your friends.

50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions

 

1. Are there limits to human creativity?

2. What makes something beautiful?

3. How do we know if we’re doing the right thing?

4. Who am I?

5. What is one thing that every human should get to experience in their life?

6. Do you believe in a power greater than humanity?

7. Are we given enough time?

8. Is privacy a right?

9. What is the best way for a person to attain happiness?

10. Are we alone in the universe?

11. What is love?

12. How would you define genius?

13. What do you think your purpose is?

14. If babies are considered innocent, when do people cease to be innocent?

15. Is it better to expand your knowledge or to deepen it?

16. Why do you think we are here?

17. How important is ‘play’ in living a healthy and fulfilling life?

18. Do you have a right to be happy, or should you earn it?

19. What happens when I die?

20. What worries me the most about the future?

21. What is a person? Is it the mind, or the body?

22. Would the world be a better place if all leaders were women? If you answered yes, why?

23. What activity have I done that has made me feel the most alive?

24. Does truth exist without evidence?

25. If I had to instill one piece of advice in a newborn baby’s mind, what advice would I give?

26. Does a person have a soul? If so, where is it?

27. Is intelligence or wisdom more useful?

28. Is it more important to love or be loved?

29. What would make the world a better place?

30. How should we measure our lives? In years? In moments? In accomplishments? Something else?

31. What is the difference between living and simply existing?

32. If you died today, would you be satisfied with the life you’ve lived?

33. What advice would you tell your younger self?

34. Which is worse: failing or never trying?

35. Is a minimum wage a good idea? What about a maximum wage?

36. What is the most important goal every person should have?

37. Can anything ever really be considered ‘true’ or is everything subjective?

38. Is the world a better place with humans in it?

39. If extra-terrestrial life was discovered, how do you think humanity would react?

40. Is happiness just a mixture of chemicals circulating through our bodies?

41. Where do you think we go when we die?

42. Have I done anything lately worth remembering?

43. Can you ever have full control over your own life?

44. How do you know that you are not dreaming right now?

45. Is one lifetime enough?

46. What matters most in my life?

47. Is a person ever truly evil? If so, are they born that way?

48. What is the meaning of life?

49. Is humanity going in the right or wrong direction?

50. What does it mean to live a good life?

I hope that you enjoyed these thought provoking existential questions. I hope that they perhaps made you think about your beliefs, yourself and the world around you (the bigger picture). If you discuss these questions with a friend, remember, there is probably no right and wrong answers, usually just a matter of opinion.

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30 Life Lessons That I Would Tell My Younger Self

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30 Life Lessons That I Would Tell My Younger Self

I clearly remember when I was 18, then 25 and in then what seems like a flash, I have recently celebrated by 50th birthday. While some people might dread the thoughts of hitting such a milestone. (more…)

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