How to Create a Positive Self-Image

Let’s face it: You can’t change any aspect of your life without changing your self-image. People will not take you seriously unless you take yourself seriously.  So, if you wish to change your life, you must develop a positive self-image.

While it seems like a mission impossible, it’s actually quite simple to fall in love with yourself. All you need is a bit of self-discipline and little efforts that create big impacts.

The journey to improving your self-image starts with self-respect.

And, self-respect includes accepting yourself for who you are while ignoring what other people think about you. It’s about making yourself a priority.

Hopefully, this blog will help you overcome negative thoughts that you may have about yourself and realize your true potential.  Just follow the tips below to transform any negative thoughts into confidence and self-love.

 

Start your day on a positive note

Remember a time when you woke up grumpy. How did your entire day go? Nothing worth remembering, right?

This is exactly why it’s important to start your day on a positive note. Otherwise, your entire day is spent in chaos. So, wake up every morning to something you love.

For example; set your favorite song as an alarm. Don’t dawdle in bed browsing on your social media. Rise and shine!
Take a refreshing shower using your favorite bath products. Open the windows and let some sunlight soak in. Say it out loud, “Today is going to be a superb day!”.

Tell yourself that you’re beautiful just the way you are  

Look in the mirror and tell yourself, “I’m beautiful. I accept myself the way I am.”

Don’t try to be someone you aren’t. Try to be the best version of yourself.  

Respect yourself by taking good care of the body you were born with. Exercise daily, eat healthily, and sleep well not only to look good but to feel good as well.

Remember, you feel more confident about yourself when you have a good outward appearance. But, that doesn’t mean that you should splurge on expensive makeup and designer outfits.

Just take care of your hygiene. Nourish your hair and skin by using natural remedies. Drink lots of water, exercise regularly, practice yoga and meditate to de-stress.

Accepting yourself the way you are doesn’t mean you stop taking care of yourself or improving yourself. It means you have a realistic understanding of your current appearance and you’re comfortable with that self-awareness.

But, that shouldn’t stop you from working on yourself. Try to explore the traits you have, both good and bad, and why you feel that way. Make conscious decisions and create realistic goals for improvement. Celebrate the things you like about yourself!

Accepting yourself the way you are doesn’t mean you stop taking care of yourself or improving yourself .

Focus on your positive qualities

If you constantly whine about your negative qualities, you’ll never be able to take positive steps toward recognizing your full potential.

Continuously emphasizing on your negative traits won’t allow others to see and experience positive aspects of your personality and abilities. Remember, people see and feel about you what you make them see and feel. So, give others a chance to discover your best qualities.  

Instead of focusing on what you “can’t” do, think of what you “can” do and perfect it. Sit down and write all the positive qualities you appreciate about yourself. It doesn’t have to be something as big as driving a space shuttle! Appreciate the little things in you like being compassionate, open-minded, or even your love for animals.  

Shed off any negative thoughts hovering over your mind. Surround yourself with people who boost your confidence and shut your ears to those who criticize you or doubt your ability to achieve.

Key Takeaway

These 3 strategies will help you enhance your self-image and build a positive attitude towards yourself. Always remember that you’re in a lifetime relationship with yourself. So, make sure you know how to live with and stay in love with yourself.

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Faiza Zafar

Faiza Zafar is an Electronics Engineer (gold-medalist), Google Certified Digital Marketer and Freelance Content Creator. With two books published on Amazon, 14 technical papers and 100+ articles on different niches, she has a rich experience of crafting copies that sell. She mostly writes about health, wellness, self-help and personal development, beauty, digital marketing, eLearning, career development and technology. Her writings can be seen on her personal blog The iExpress Blog’.

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10 Comments
  • Abby
    June 3, 2019

    It’s always worth remembering to hope out of bed before scrolling through social media – and starting the day off with a great song can set the tone for a wonderful day! Great post!

  • Ambriana
    June 3, 2019

    this is probably one of my favorite posts that you’ve written. People do not understand the importance of self care and self acceptance. Starting your day on a positive note is probably one of the best tips on this list. Your morning routine and attitude usually set the tone for the entire day. I’m definitely going to apply some of the other ideas to my life as well.

  • Gautam
    June 3, 2019

    Useful Tips, Enjoyed the content.

  • Laurel and Iron
    June 4, 2019

    These are awesome tips!

    Lauren | https://www.laurelandiron.com

  • Shar
    June 4, 2019

    Thanks for this reminder! Self care is so crucial & inner peace comes from within.

  • Fiorella
    June 4, 2019

    How important is good self-esteem, just loving ourselves without makeup or a beautiful dress. And remember that we are not just the outside but also how we are inside and our best qualities. Thanks for this post!

  • Melissa Jade
    June 4, 2019

    I love how you emphasize the importance of thinking about what we “can” do. Shifting to a more positive mindset takes work, but it is so crucial for optimal wellness! Thank you for the lovely tips!

  • i totally have had those mornings where i wake up not in the best of moods. like you said i try to do things to get me thinking positive vibes – good breakfast, quick cellphone game, watching morning news etc.

  • Kendall
    June 4, 2019

    I have struggled with a terrible self image for most of my life. These are great tips!

  • Elizabeth | Tired Mom Supermom
    June 6, 2019

    Great reminder. It is so important to have a positive self image!

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