Your self-image is a set of thoughts and mental images which manifest in attitudes, emotions and behaviours. If it needs a makeover, apply the I-T-I-A Formula. Remember: all four parts are necessary to effect permanent change.
Intention: Decide right now that you’ll treat yourself with love and respect, and accept only what is right for you.
Thinking: Monitor your self-talk, examine your beliefs, and use affirmations to re-align your thinking. Self-deprecating thoughts have nothing to sustain them other than our own habits.
Imagination: Create the person you want to be in your imagination, knowing that he/she will eventually become the reality.
Action: Let your intentions, thinking and imagination show in your behaviour. If this feels uncomfortable at first, take it in small steps, ignore any discomfort, and above all persist. Consistent action based on right thinking always brings results.
Persistence and determination are key. Let nothing get in the way of your quest for high self-esteem and inner peace. Stretch yourself a little every day. Each success, however small, brings encouragement..
©David Lawrence Preston, 10.1.2017
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