July 2010 - 3 Simple Steps to Enhancing Self-Esteem
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The level of success that you have in life is largely dependant on how you view yourself and your place in the world. If you appreciate yourself and approve of yourself then you will achieve much more success and experience much more happiness than if you “beat yourself up” constantly.
It’s really all about your level of self-worth, or put another way, it’s about your self-esteem.
Developing high self-esteem is not just about feeling good, although this is a worthy and worthwhile reason for doing so. When you increase your self-esteem your entire life changes in positive, and often, unexpected ways.
The level of success and abundance that you are now experiencing in your life is in direct proportion to your self-esteem or lack of it! And, guess where all the patterns of self-esteem or lack of self-esteem reside? You’ve got it; in your unconscious mind.
Did you know that you can alter your thoughts and your feelings in such a way that you begin to approve of yourself and thus raise your level of self-worth? Do you understand that by doing this you will not only feel better but start to experience a better life and se positive changes occurring in all areas of it?
There are a few simple things you can start to do now that will have a tremendous and positive effect on your life in the very near future. Try these simple steps for yourself and you will be able to come to your own conclusions about their effectiveness.
1. Develop Self Acceptance.
You should start today to accept yourself for who you are “warts and all”!
Many of us are over critical about our looks, intelligence, attractiveness, weight, etc., and “beat ourselves up” constantly. It seems natural to us to criticize ourselves and in the society in which we live it is even often looked upon as a virtue – but it isn’t! Therefore attempting to change the pattern of self criticism seems almost impossible to many people because they have been doing it for so long. However, it is easier to achieve than you might think.
Remember an event that occurred which you accepted fully. Often it is helpful to think of a time when you were not exactly happy about an outcome or it was not perfect but you still accepted it fully for what it was.
Get into the feeling of this event. When you feel those feelings of acceptance press your thumb and forefinger together. Repeat this procedure several times over several days.
You will find that you “anchor” the feeling of acceptance to the physical gesture of touching your thumb and finger.
2. Anchor Acceptance to Yourself.
Create a visual image of yourself in your mind and then touch your finger and thumb together to evoke the feelings of acceptance you anchored to that gesture.
Imagine all the things you dislike about yourself and perform the same hand action. Do this several times for several days until you anchor the feelings of acceptance to your image of yourself.
3. Give Yourself Approval.
Practice giving yourself approval. It is just a decision. Decide now to let go of your disapproval and invite in the feelings of approval – it is just a choice. Choose now to approve of yourself – for no reason!
Practice the above three steps and your life will begin to change in magical ways!
For those of you who want to powerfully increase your feelings of self-esteem, hypnosis is a powerful tool and aid. Using hypnosis, we can explore and release any and all blocks to a great self-confidence. The good news is, your unconscious mind holds the key and is responsible for about 90% of your actions and behaviors. Change your mind and change your life.
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