Do you know how to easily improve your well-being through a better self-image? A strong self-image provides the foundation for confidence, action, and persistence. If you don’t think highly of yourself, those qualities will be in short supply. When these qualities become in short supply, it will be difficult for you consistently take the action that will help you relentlessly improve your well-being every day.
You can improve your well-being by taking time out of your busy schedule to do a daily examination of action and beliefs. Do you daily actions match your beliefs? Are you living according to your values? Do you follow through on your plans or do you make them and never implement them? When you have decided to cut down on your food portion and add more fruits and vegetables to your meal, do you do it?
Through regular questions and taking action you can gradually improve your self-image and consistently achieve higher levels of success in your daily activities. Not only will you experience more success, but you’ll also feel better about yourself. All aspects of your life are affected. When enhance the way you view yourself, you will enjoy greater success in through better health, more supportive relationships and greater self-regulation or accountability.
How can you easily do this? First figure out what’s standing in the way. What beliefs and recurring thoughts do you have that are limiting or tarnishing your self-image? The second step is to make a list of all your limiting and negative beliefs, and then prioritize the list. The third step is to work with the 10 most damaging. A few examples include:
I’ll never be good with money.
I’m not good at making friends.
I just can’t lose weight.
I don’t have any self-control.
I'm not good at managing time.
I’m stuck in this career for the rest of my life.
It’s too late to change my life.
Attack each belief individually. Use everything at your disposal. Imagine you have the negative belief, “I’ll never be able to write my own book.” This statement is ridiculous. Anyone can write a book on their journey of personal transformation. You’ve also mastered plenty of other things you weren’t naturally good at, like riding a bike, speaking English, walking, making coffee, and playing tennis. For some of these things you needed help. You may take a course on how to write a book . You can share your own journey and experience in life by writing a book. This will help you build up your confidence and self-image.
Learn what you need to know and create a plan. Maybe you don't feel confident that you can successfully lose weight and keep it off. So you buy a book on enhancing your weight-loss activities and put your newfound skills to work. It won’t take long to see real improvement in your results and your self-image.
List your accomplishments. You’ve already accomplished a lot – speaking, graduating from school, getting your first apartment, securing your first job, hitting a homerun in little league, learning to drive. List them all. Keep the list handy and review it daily.
Say positive things to yourself. Everything you say to yourself is nonsense, but you eventually believe it. Why not say things that are helpful? Catch yourself when the negative talk starts flying and change your thoughts. This is part of the process of positive self-regulation.
“I can’t lose weight” becomes “I know I’ll find a way to lose weight.”
“I’m too short” becomes “I’ve been tall enough so far for everything that matters. My height is irrelevant.”
Spend time with people that make you feel good about yourself. And avoid those that make you feel bad about yourself. There are people in your life that make you feel like an attractive, fascinating genius, and there are those that manage to do the exact opposite. It’s obvious which group will enhance your self-image. Spend more time with them and you will see your confidence in yourself increase.
Improving your self-image and setting and accomplishing your goals is part of the process of relentless wellness and improvement. To learn specific steps and actions that you can take to help you consistently improve your self-regulation and become a better version of yourself, sign up for the Dala Compass Academy today!