Building your self-esteem is not just the usual self-improvement pep-talk – it can go a long way in improving quality of your life. You can actually make a big difference in your life by training your mind into thinking how capable you are, according to this Pick the Brain blog post. What exactly does it mean?
What is self-esteem? It is your ability to feel confident in yourself, in your true self, and believing in your potential. There are two types of people who really look good: people who are actually good looking, and those who have lots of self-confidence and who are at peace with themselves.
The problem with the brain is it thinks too much and most of the times it doesn’t make sense. At one moment you feel highly motivated, and just the next moment you are bombarded with a slew of doubts. You must have experience this when a spark of a new idea hits you and you are all charged up. And then, suddenly something negative happens and all the energies are gone and all the doubts are in. At these moments your brain can come up with 1000 reasons to not to continue. This is how the brain is wired.
So your self-esteem, your state of mind, depends on how your brain thinks. Since you thinking controls your personality and outlook, wouldn’t it be nice if you can make the brain think the way you want it to think?
For that you have to understand how your brain functions and how you react to its various whims. Try to think of those moments when you think that you can win the world (we all have these feelings). Everything suddenly is within reach. There is goodness everywhere. And then something bad happens and the entire world crumbles around you. Nothing much has changed. What has changed is the way your brain is thinking.
So you have to figure out how to bring your brain in a state of goodness and positivity. The author of the above-mentioned blog post suggests that if you want to improve your self-esteem start thinking in terms of what you want to be rather than what you cannot be. For instance, if you want to improve your lifestyle and adopt a healthier routine, constantly start telling yourself that you already have a healthier lifestyle. Then you become conscious of what you should eat, what physical activities you should do and what positive thoughts you should nurture. Go to the blog to read more.