By Lisa Golebieski, M.S.
Ever feel like you are “on top of world” after you’ve eaten a healthy meal, exercised and got enough sleep?
Nothing in the world can compare to being in control of your health through taking the best possible care of your body….you only get one and so we all need to protect, pamper and make sure it’s going to be in the best working condition possible throughout our life.
Ways we can boost our own self-esteem include:
- Appropriate Exercise
- Proper Nutrition
- Adequate rest
Some tips to get started:
- Weight is not a measure of self-worth. Why should it be? Your self-worth is your view of yourself as a total person. Strive to achieve or maintain a healthy weight but do not obsess over it.
- Let go of perfectionism. Particularly if you eat healthy almost every
day. Don’t worry if you indulged a little at a party, social event or holiday. Think of all the healthy nutritious foods as “a good thing to eat frequently” and the junk food as “something to eat only occasionally.”
- Develop a more positive body image. Through daily exercise (try a new sport you think you will enjoy. Not only will it be fun but you will also increase your self-esteem just by trying something new and different). Also, appreciate your body’s functional nature. Thank your legs for carrying you around. Thank your arms for being able to embrace someone.
- Educate yourself (and those around you) about healthy eating and lifestyles. The more you learn and know, the more you will feel confident in taking excellent care of yourself and of those you love.
- Surround yourself with positive people. Those who have a positive outlook about their lives, their bodies and how they care for themselves have better self-esteem. If your surround yourself with positive people, it will become contagious!!
- Concentrate on developing a healthy lifestyle, not losing weight. If you are on the road to losing a few pounds, developing a healthy lifestyle is a positive activity, while losing weight usually is based on a negative self-image. Keep the focus on how you can develop a healthier lifestyle rather than counting calories.
A healthy lifestyle involves both choice and action. The choices you make each day, and the actions you take on those choices, can lead to a healthier lifestyle.
Making positive choices in the areas of physical fitness, stress, relationships, and nutrition – and then acting on those choices – promotes a sense of better self-esteem, accomplishment and well-being.
Live your life with healthy confidence each and every day!
Lisa Golebieski, MS, Holistic Nutrition Consultant
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