Improve Your Self Image – Improve Your Body Shape How you see yourself and feel about yourself is vital to your success and happiness. You can achieve your desired goals with right tools. A regular mental workout will keep your self-image in shape.
Self Image This is a generally neglected area in people’s life. It is closely connected to success or failure of any undertaking. Self-image is your true opinion of yourself. A personal account of who you are, visually, mentally and physically. Most of us do not work on our self-image. We battle against it, disbelieving and ignoring its existence. History repeats itself when we do not attend to needs of our self-image. Learn how to improve your self-image by putting following steps into practice. When you apply these principles on a daily basis you will see amazing results.
Self-diagnosis Make a list of all negative thoughts you have about yourself. Things like “I always eat ‘bad foods’, my life is always a mess, I procrastinate, I am no good at this, what if it doesn’t work?” etc. When you have finished write another list including everything you like about yourself. Make this list longer than first. Only use positive language. “I am a good listener, I dress well, I understand nutrition, I am always on time” etc. Now take every item on your negative list and create its positive opposite. “I always eat bad foods” becomes “I can choose to eat healthy foods”. This new list becomes your active List for Improvement. This is a very important step. The brain will accept as true all information you feed it.
Decide on your new Self Image Now that you have an improvement list, create a new image for yourself. Regularly visualize yourself doing and being everything on your list. Vividly depict areas of your life you are changing or improving. When you go to bed at night spend 5-10 minutes watching new you. You may be thinner, have a great body shape, very fit, fantastic friends and social life. These mental images retrain your self-image and reinforce your desires. The brain doesn’t know difference between what is real and what is vividly imagined. You can turn your desired images into reality. Decide you want a new image and get busy mentally creating it.
Focus on success. Keep a daily diary listing all your successes. As you progress number of entries will grow. Your self-image will strengthen and mirror your list of improvements, giving positive reinforcement to new you.