Friday, August 6, 2010

Ellie Drake on "Raising Your Self Esteem"

Dear Sherrie,

Do you ever feel low with way too little get-up-and-go to
finish your to-do's?

According to BraveHeart blogger Dr. Sugar Singleton, this problem might not have a physical cause, like a vitamin deficiency or fibromyalgia. Instead, it can be due to low self-esteem.

"One of the most recognizable symptoms of low self-esteem," says Dr. Sugar, "is that you feel like you have no energy or even the desire to do anything. The lack of self-esteem causes you to do less, and the less you do, the less you feel like doing. This is a vicious cycle that needs to be broken, or it can have damaging effects on your mental, spiritual, and emotional health."

Want higher self-esteem? Dr. Sugar suggests three things you can do today and every day:

1. When you have a negative thought, realize that it is only a thought and not necessarily true. Do not dwell on it. Just let it go.

2. When a positive event, episode, or thought occurs, celebrate it. Allow it to stick to you and stay with you.

3. When someone offers a compliment, accept it wholeheartedly without any argument. Let the compliment sink in.

"Your self-esteem is the greatest asset you own," says Dr. Sugar - and it's the foundation of vibrant health.

Self-esteem was a theme of many of the speakers at last year's RISE conference, and I expect it to come up again and again during this year's discussions in Beverly Hills.

RISE is our once-a-year BraveHeart get-together. It's two days of nonstop INSPIRATION IN ACTION, and whether your self-esteem is low, middling or high, you'll tingle from all the positive energy there.

Will you join us? I hope so!

» RISE with us here!

In the BraveHeart spirit,

P.S. Did you know the average person thinks about 60,000 thoughts each day, with 80% of those thoughts being negative?

No comments:

Post a Comment

Welcome to Weight Loss Coach Sherrie's Blog!

I am currently trying a new way of eating (forget about that nasty "D" word!). I am following the "Schwarzbein Principle" and learning ways to focus on creativity and taking care of ME. I am currently in Body Blissmas, a program started by Jill Badonsky. As I learn to focus on healthy eating and being happy and creative, I would like to help you do the same.

Are you currently trying to lose weight?