How to understand your self image

1. Be kind to yourself

Stop thinking, feeling and talking negatively to yourself. Be kind to the person you see in the mirror everyday. Praise yourself, motivate yourself, accept yourself the way you are. Accept your body variations and flaws, the way you look, your hair, your skin colour, the wrinkles around your eyes. Accept your weaknesses, your limitations, because you are YOU and if you don’t love yourself or accept your selfthen nobody else will.

2. Be your Best Friend

We never give wrong advice to our best friends, do we? We always want our best friend to do good in life, we want to see them successful, we want to encourage them when they need our help, similarly you can be your own best friend. Encourage yourself, talk positively to yourself, help yourself to come out of the negativity trap, embrace yourself with all your heart. Use positive affirmations, that “ I a can do this”, “I am beautiful”,” I can achieve whatever I wish for”, and so on. Stop criticising yourself instead focus on your abilities, your power, your strength.

3. Change your perspective

Our perception of ourselves becomes our reality. If you perceive low of yourself, as a good for nothing kind of individual it eventually becomes your reality. Similarly if you think highly about yourself, you automatically start feeling good about yourself. And when you feel good about yourself you start focusing on your strengths rather than your weaknesses, you start loving yourself.

4. Stop comparing yourself

Every individual is different from each other. If I am good at something that doesn’t mean that you have to also be good at that. Nobody is perfect and its ok not to be perfect. Because perfection is an illusion not a reality. Try to be the better version of yourself than you were yesterday. Try to not compare yourself with others which will eventually again make you think negatively about yourself. Try to focus on your strengths, make your own wish list and start accomplishing it, make your own mark in the society by being different from others, be one of a kind. Be satisfied with your achievements, but don’t stop to dream, take one step at a time to make your dreams a reality.

5. Heal your past

As in the beginning of this blog I had mentioned that, we are all conditioned from childhood, from our previous experiences and our self belief and self image have a great impact of our past conditioning. Let your past be in the past. Forget about the labels you were given when you were a child, come out of your past negative memories and start with a fresh slate. Think, feel, act, behave and perform better, with positivity as your super power.



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Namita Sayani

Namita Sayani

I am an Image Consultant & a Life Coach. I am on a mission to help women redesign their life and bring out their true potential to be the best version of them.