How to Heal Your Image of Yourself

How to Heal Your Image of Yourself

An easy guide to boost your self-esteem and reach your full potential!

“By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before” ~Edwin Elliot

The image we have of ourselves differs often from the one other people have from us. How do we want to be seen? Do we want to be seen as someone who is successful, happy, strong, and beautiful? Or do we want to be seen as someone who is the opposite? Just take a moment and ask yourself how important it is to you to be seen in a certain way and how this image looks like.

Do you care at all? Some don’t and these people are usually the ones that have a clear image of themselves and know how to boost their self-esteem. For all others here is an easy to follow guide in how to heal your image of yourself!

1. What do you believe about yourself? Write everything down and find evidence for those beliefs that are limiting! If you can’t find any true evidence, turn the belief around. This way you get yourself out-of-the-way!

2. Accept what is! Acceptance is the first step to everything. With accepting a person, an opinion, a situation, or an event we are able to move beyond the apparent issue. This way too, you practise accepting yourself!

3. Use positive language! Positive language sounds lighter, feels better and also boosts our self-esteem because other people respond more positively too.

4. Write a positive journal! Every night write down all the good things of that day including successes, beautiful moments, a smile you received from a stranger, a sun ray tickling etc. This way you nurturing the positive aspects of your personality!

5. Count what is! Instead of noticing what you are missing in a place, a thing, a situation, an event or even in a person, start counting what you have and what you like! This way you train yourself to notice the many things that are wonderful which ultimately nurtures your self-esteem again.

6. Discover beauty! There is so much beauty around us. Whenever you feel low in energy, sad, or unhappy, have a look around you and find the beauty that is available to us in abundance. Recognising the beauty in nature, people, things, events, and words is really recognising the beauty within yourself.

7. Show gratitude! Be grateful for all the people, situations, experiences, things, and even moments in your life as everything is there for a reason. In being grateful for all that is you really showing gratitude to yourself.

8. Find the good aspects!  Look for good aspects in everything, in every person, in every situation, in every experience. As you change your perspective towards everything around you, you also change perspective about yourself.

9. Be receptive! Whenever you are offered a compliment, help, gift, or free service, take it and say “Thank you”! In accepting help and kindness from others, your self-esteem gets a real boost.

10. Find out what makes you unique! Every human being is unique. There is nobody who can be you. In acknowledging how unique and special you truly are, you have healed your image of yourself and you are ready to reach your full potential!

To heal your image of yourself doesn’t need to be hard work at all. Start with remembering one point of the list above. Once you master this one, take the next. Often it helps to just take a second out of your busy schedule to notice chirping birds outside.

by Sandy Seeber  – March, 2012 More articles by Sandy Seeber

About Sandy Seeber-Quayle

Sandy Seeber-Quayle is an accomplished professional, a trainer, a coach, a world traveller, a published author, a blogger, a poet, a wife and a friend who loves being pragmatic when it comes to finding solutions for everyday challenges in private and business life. Besides an Insurance Specialist qualification, she holds a Train the Trainer Certification, a Diploma in Executive and Life Coaching and a postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Behaviour.
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6 Responses to How to Heal Your Image of Yourself

  1. Great post Sandy. I find being receptive very hard, but you have a good point that this is important in the healing process.

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  2. sandyseeber says:

    Thank you for your feedback Renée.
    To be receptive is really important as we might oversee all the wonderful gifts, help, and support we receive everyday. When our self esteem is low we somehow seem to believe that we don’t deserve at all. Starting to accept gifts helps to balance out the feeling of wanting at the one side and not deserving on the other, which ultimately leads to increased self self esteem.

    Love, Sandy x

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  3. Marti MacGibbon says:

    Great post! I did a lot of accepting and forgiving recently, and it improved my both my emotional and physical health…

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  4. sandyseeber says:

    Thank you Marti and great to hear that you feel better. Did you have any help with accepting and forgiving?
    Live, Sandy x

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  5. I like the content of your posts as well as the links to other posts related to the topic at hand. I appreciate your posts on inspiring topics. I am nominating you for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”. Please see http://influenceversuscontrol.wordpress.com/ for details.

    All the best,
    Andrew Gilbert

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  6. matchsoul says:

    Awesome! great idea. i always thinking about situations of life and come out with negative thinking like ‘why me’ but you show me new horizon of self esteem.
    thanks again

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