Two weeks ago I was in my little bubble of kindness in Bournville, celebrating becoming a licensed Heal Your Life® teacher.
A lot has happened since then.
The sun has disappeared, I’ve discovered a great way for using up courgettes in a rather nice loaf cake recipe and we ran our well received Gluten-Free Wannabe workshop last weekend.
Like any time away you get back into the old routine and before you know it you are back into the groove of routines, habits and ways of thinking.
Luckily for me this course has helped me to spot those normalities earlier and address them more quickly.
Issues like not starting or completing a project because “I don’t have time” or procrastinating over a problem rather than addressing it because of over thinking or simply not making a decision to do something because of the thought “I’m not good enough“.
So many of my clients have these thoughts too and I have spent a lot of time since I got back helping people answer their own questions on their ability to achieve weight loss goals, career goals and challenging their idea about what’s achievable for them.
It all boils down to how rugged our self esteem is, how strong we are to make the decisions that suit us, to stand up for ourselves when all we seem to do is make sure everyone else is OK and to realise that we are good enough, able enough, nice enough to get what we want.
Having a strong self esteem supports not just you, but those you live and work with. If you’re a parent you’ll be wanting your children to have strong self-esteem. It’s quite tough when your own is a bit fragile.
If your boss is a bit demanding or, maybe worse still, your co-worker thinks they’re your boss! You need to be able to stand up for yourself with conviction and not feel intimidated by them to ensure you have a happy working environment.
I think that a strong self esteem is incredibly important. It’s something I struggled with for many years – not thinking I was good enough, clever enough, thin enough or capable enough. It wasn’t until I started teaching fitness in gyms, standing in front of 20 people in shorts and a vest that I started to slowly build my own.
That side of me still pops up.
It still frustrates the hell out of me, but I now know how to work on it daily to strengthen the self esteem ‘muscle’ to build a stronger character.
Because I know this works, and I want to share it with others to help them improve theirs too, I am running a free event on Friday 19 August at 19:30 in Winnersh | 12 Steps To Nurturing Your Self Esteem.
Based on the teachings of Louise Hay, I’ll cover what to work on, how to work on it and leave you with ways to work on your own personal improvement plan as soon as you leave.
To reserve a seat please click
HERE to register your place. You can bring a guest too if you wish. https://selfesteem-in-12-easy-steps.eventbrite.co.uk
Like any change in health or fitness or habit this takes some practice, but like any of these things the small, daily tasks you do to nurture your self esteem will pay huge dividends in time that are well worth the daily investment of time.
We are all works in progress, we’re never ‘done’ … but we can always enhance and improve and benefit working on ourselves to feel happier and more content each day.
I hope to see you at the event on 19 August.
Have a great weekend (and enjoy the cake!)