Weight Watchers #2

26 Mar

Oh look at this one from Weight Watchers online!

 

How to Be Your Own Best Friend

Don’t you think you deserve a little of your own adoration? Let us show you how to give yourself the love you deserve.
Article By: Megan Gressor

How do you learn to like yourself more? The same way you befriend anyone else: Take the time to get acquainted; be supportive and non-judgmental. Above all, look for the good.

1. Make a list of your many positive qualities.
Read your list often. It could include anything from being a good singer to a loving parent. List every attribute that makes you a worthwhile, likable individual.

2. Pay yourself a compliment every day.
Focus on a different attribute — your clear complexion, pleasant voice, good fashion sense — and say out loud: “I love my ___.” It may sound forced at first, but it’s a useful counter to self-doubt.

3. Do things you know will help you feel better about yourself.
This could be anything from getting a new hairstyle to losing that first 10 pounds. Tackle the easiest first, to build confidence in future efforts.

4. Give yourself regular treats.
Buy yourself flowers, take spontaneous day trips. You’d do these things to make loved ones feel good; aren’t you worth the same consideration?

5. Spend time with those who care about you.
You’ll soon share their good opinion of yourself! If there aren’t as many supportive people in your social circle as you’d like, consider ways of expanding it to increase your chances of positive feedback. Ask yourself: “Who will help me feel good about myself?” Apart from your immediate circle, consider neutral outsiders.

6. Avoid situations that reinforce self-doubt.
This could involve re-examining long-established relationships — perhaps with a critical relative or colleague who is continually reinforcing damaging self-perception. Are you forever seeking another’s approval but never getting it? Rather than simply taking the criticism, you could:

  • Retreat from the relationship a bit.
  • Stop hoping for approval.
  • Respond more assertively to harsh remarks (Example: “I feel bad when you call me ‘stupid.’ I would prefer that you addressed me with more respect.”)

7. Try a little kindness.
Instead of beating yourself up whenever you goof up, give yourself the benefit of the doubt, same as you would anyone else. Focus on your achievements, not faults. Chances are, once you start looking, you’ll be surprised at just how many there are!

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