HappiMe's Top 12 Tips for Boosting Body Confidence! (Day 42)
Top Twelve Tips for Boosting Body Confidence!
As you can see, this video is a little bit different to my other videos! We are on Day 42, but today I wanted to share my TOP 12 TIPS for BODY CONFIDENCE so far on this journey!
12. Set clear goals - CAPP Method
- How can you achieve something if you don’t even know what it is exactly that you’re working towards? CAPP = Clear? Achievable? Period (of time)? Plan?
11. Take small steps to taking better care of your physical and mental health:
- Whether that’s eating a little healthier, exercising a tad more, or even spending more time in the sun… Your brain and physical body are intertwined and work together. If your mental health isn’t looked after, this will start to affect your physical health (and the same goes the other way too!)
10. If overeating or emotional eating is an issue for you, practice “Places and Times”:
- “Places and Times” is a strategy I learned in the brilliant book, ‘Eating Less: Say Goodbye to Overeating’ by Gillian Riley. The idea of setting “Places and Times” is to help you get back in control of your unhealthy habits (in this case, eating) to raise your self-esteem.
9. Educate yourself on the power of self-care:
- Self-care can be anything from going for a walk, having a long bath or reading a book; to going to therapy, meditating, practicing mindfulness or even going to yoga. Self-care is important for creating balance in your life. You only live once, so enjoy it and look after yourself!
8. Clear your “stuff”:
- Quite often, the root of our self-esteem and confidence issues date back to much earlier times in our life than now, sometimes as far back as when we were younger than 6 years old. Therefore, practicing self-care methods is only going to get you so far… You may need some heavy-duty support to get rid of those pesky negative beliefs. My recommendation is to try EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).
7. Turn volume up on your Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs), feelings and beliefs:
- Make notes of them, and try to do this for a minimum of 5-7 days. You’ll notice that a few of them are recurring, those are the dominoes we want to knock over first. Then…
6. Practice CBT techniques like choosing more Helpful Thoughts:
- Now that you’ve turned the volume up on your unhelpful thought processes, now make a list of much more helpful versions of those negative thoughts and beliefs and work to repeat them and listen to them EVER DAY with CONSISTENCY! An easy and simple way to do this is to download the HappiMe App (3 versions for adults, children and teens). On here, you can create playlists of pre-recorded helpful thoughts in a matter of minutes, and listen to it wherever you are!
5. You could also start ‘Interrupting the Pattern’:
- Once you’re aware of your ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts), you’re ready to start “deleting” them. So, choose more helpful version of that thought, then tap your collar bone and either in your head or out loud, say, “delete, delete”. The point of this is to re-programme your brain and create new neuro-pathways of helpful beliefs and thoughts. Interrupting the Pattern is a Tony Robbins technique!
4. Practice mindfulness and meditation daily:
- Incorporating mindfulness or meditation into your day can help you to be more mindful of your feelings, and get in control of your thoughts. They can also be used to give your brain a much-needed break, and helps you feel like your batteries have been recharged!
3. Be honest with yourself:
- If you want to accept yourself and make long-term change, you need to be honest with yourself. How are you really feeling right now? Perhaps low-energy, unhappy or anxious? If so, what can you do about it? Maybe you could find a podcast, read a book or practice any of the tools mentioned so far.
2. Communicate with the people you trust:
- This might sound a little odd, but as you begin to practice all of these techniques, you’ll find it easier to let your guard down and be more honest about how you’re feeling with others. Can they do anything to help you? Perhaps hold you accountable or encourage you from time to time? Even just knowing you have someone to talk to can be really powerful. The more you open up about your mental health, feelings and thoughts; it’s likely that the people around you will too.
- As you start to feel better about yourself after practicing some of these top tips, celebrate! Whether it’s been a day, a week, or a month of working to improve your confidence – be proud of yourself! Buy yourself some flowers, reward yourself with a new book, or an afternoon relaxing in the garden... Even just a meaningful pat on the back. No matter how big or small the win, make sure you know how great that is.
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