This blog is all about how you can start thinking highly of yourself irrespective of what you’re doing, and what you want to do. You may have heard the expression “high self esteem is the key to success” or “It’s all about having a positive attitude“. You may be reading this because you feel negative, or you may be feeling down. Or perhaps that’s just you? Regardless of whether it’s not you, I hope that it inspires something positive in you.
I also know that often people look at other people taking on projects and consider them to be more successful then they are themselves, which is of course very sad and unfair. No one is more successful then anyone else unless they’re more successful at being themselves. So the key to success, and also to life is being yourself, and I hope that this blog helps you do just that.
So here are 10 ways to start thinking highly of yourself and inspiring yourself and others:
1. Realise the power of your thoughts
Your thoughts are very powerful, every single thought has an impact on you and the world in general so be conscious of your thoughts because they can reflect who you are. Try to be conscious of your thoughts, your feelings and the actions you take as these form part of your unique personality. The more you are aware of these aspects of yourself the easier it will be for you to think highly of yourself.
2. Take care of your mind, body and soul
This is important otherwise you will not be able to think highly of yourself because how can you if your mind is tired and drained, or if it’s in pain? It’s important that optimally, every cell in your body feels great. However in order to achieve that you need to take care of yourself. So make sure you eat well, exercise, rest and do whatever it takes to physically feel great.
3. Believe in yourself
No matter what you want to achieve the first step is believing in yourself, if you don’t believe in yourself then why would anyone else? It doesn’t matter if you believe in a higher power or simply the power within because it doesn’t matter as long as you have faith and confidence in your ability.
4. Identify what is great in you
Everyone has something that they can be proud of, and rather then focusing on your own shortcomings, focus on your strengths and work on improving them. For example if you’re more energetic than other people then work to increase the energy level in yourself to improve your chances of success. Or if you’re more intelligent then work on increasing the intelligence as well.
5. Focus on the positives in your life and the people around you
This blog is about how to think highly of yourself so look at your life, where are you at right now? Look at the people around you, like your friends and family. Look at what you have right now that gives you joy. This will give you perspective on what is truly good in your life because there really can be a lot when we stop to look for it.
6. Be grateful for what you have
I believe that gratitude is the key to thinking highly of ourselves. Gratitude is a powerful emotion and when we feel grateful for something it is very hard to feel negative about it, or otherwise think low of it. So focus on looking at the positives in your life and hence giving yourself a greater chance to think highly of yourself because when you actively look for the positives in life your emotional state will improve.
7. Think of the worse case scenario and then think of the best
If you are struggling with a situation or a problem then it is always helpful to think about the worse case scenario so that you can figure out an appropriate solution. When you do this put yourself mentally in that worst possible state. And then think to yourself “What’s the best way to deal with it?”. This will help give perspective on how bad a situation really is because often times we over-exaggerate problems in our mind. This is from the book of stoicism , which is quite helpful for thinking highly of yourself.
8. Love and accept yourself
I believe that loving yourself is the key to happiness and also the key to having a positive attitude. So make sure you love yourself, appreciate who you are as a person and look at every human as equal because they are no matter what they may think or do, their experiences or what they have done in life. So love and accept all people, even those who you don’t like, because you never know what they’re going through.
9. Do things that make you feel alive
Don’t limit yourself to living a life where you feel dead inside, doing things that make you feel dead. Make sure every single action and every single thing that you do in life makes you feel alive. So do what makes your heart sing, do what inspires you so that it can inspire others as well.
10. Keep your eyes firmly on the prize, and never give up
This is the kind of advice I’ll end with because it’s the key to everything. To think highly of yourself and to always try your best regardless of what is happening in life can only be achieved by not giving up when things get difficult. So keep your eyes firmly on the prize and keep moving towards it no matter what obstacles you may face as they will be overcome along the way.
Bonus section: Meditation – try adding mindfulness to your life
It goes without saying that the tips above are a great way to start thinking highly of yourself although adding these with meditation will help bring fresh perspective into your life, and meditation also helps you to relax as well.
What is meditation?
Meditation is a state of mind that can be achieved through certain techniques and the purpose of meditation is to achieve balance and peace, as well as to have insight into yourself. Meditation can also be seen as a tool for gaining understand in ourselves.
The practice of meditation involves trying to achieve a certain state of mind and it does involve thinking about things. Some people find that they can meditate by just sitting silently with their eyes closed, and while this is an OK way to try to achieve meditation it may not work for everyone.
Mindfulness Meditation is a type of meditation that I personally think helps you think highly of yourself. The type of meditation I’m talking about can be done anywhere, and is an excellent way to improve our thoughts. For example you can try taking 5 minutes out of your day to meditate, or even in the middle of a stressful situation.
Meditation tips for beginners
Try using guided meditations.
Guided meditations are a great way to introduce yourself to meditation and can help you get into the right state of mind to achieve mindfulness.
Don’t judge yourself for not achieving a certain state of mind.
Meditation can be difficult for some people, so don’t beat yourself up if you’re not able to achieve a certain state of mind in the beginning.
Don’t skip meditation because you have too much on your mind.
Meditation is an excellent tool for achieving the right state of mind, and nothing can be more beneficial than trying to improve yourself as a person. Don’t skip meditation because you have too much on your mind, even if you’re running behind. It’s better to do it when you have time than never at all.
Make meditation a habit in your life.
Make meditation as important as brushing your teeth. It should become an everyday thing in your life so that you’re never too stressed out or overwhelmed to do it.
Don’t avoid difficult situations by avoiding meditation.
Sometimes difficult situations in life are unavoidable and it can be hard to even try to meditate when we’re really busy. But make the time for meditation because it will help you in the long run, no matter how difficult your situation may seem.
Dedicate some time out of your day to doing nothing but relaxing and trying to achieve a state of mind that is as relaxed as possible.
Conclusion – Thinking highly of yourself
We hope you enjoyed our article about 10 ways to start thinking highly of yourself! With this knowledge, we know that you can feel confident about who you are and project that to others. So what are you waiting for? Start using these strategies today so that you can feel great about yourself and learn what it means to be truly confident! If you have any other questions or concerns about feeling more confident, please contact us anytime. Thank you for reading, we are always excited when one of our posts is able to provide useful information on a topic like this!