Tips For A Positive Makeover
“Positivity nurtures and boosts your self esteem, makes you feel relaxed, gracious, creative, full of appreciation for others, courageous and brimming with self-confidence and focus”
If you look back and remember a day when you felt on top of the world, glowed with vitality and power, then that’s positivity and what it does to you. Positivity nurtures and boosts one’s self esteem. It makes you feel relaxed, gracious, creative, full of appreciation for others, courageous and brimming with self- confidence and focus. This positive self-image enhances performance, motivation, and success and is the embodiment of contentment and wellbeing.
Losing positivity and self-confidence
sometimes, is a reaction to a set-back in life or some such crisis or problems with regard to career, relationships, sibling and work rivalry, poor health etc. and can have destructive negative effects. Negativity can also foster uncontrolled anger and frustration.
At this juncture, you need to step out of this crisis to rediscover your positivity and self-esteem – not by putting aside or ignoring your problems but by recognising them, taking responsibility and learning to deal with them in a structured and constructive manner. This goes a long way in reversing the situation and helping the real YOU to emerge.
Steps To Boost Positivity And Self-Esteem
Have A Quiet Moment
List the things you like about yourself – your physical, emotional and mental make-up. Now write down the things that have upset this positive equation and robbed you of feeling high. Look at all the flaws, value them and let your inner dialogue help replace all the negativity in you, helping you to change the way you perceive and deal with the problems and appreciate yourself.
Value Your Own Entity
Emphasis on exercises and food has many positive aspects. Improve your health with regular and productive exercises and a healthy diet. Keep your mind and body youthful with vitality. The expert’s recommendation for strength, agility, flexibility and energy is to find your own exercises, even if it is for 20-30 minutes a day. The secret to your wellbeing is to make physical exercises a habit you enjoy. You can choose from exercises like calisthenics, cardio workouts, Pilates, yoga, boot camp, workout etc.
Do Yoga Regularly
This spiritual science can teach you to react skilfully to negativity, making you a positive force. The several aspects of negativity like anger, frustration, anxiety, jealousy and lack of self-confidence can be diffused with restorative or therapeutic yoga and mastered with pranayama and meditation. Incorporate asanas like gomukhasan or the cow- face pose, dhanurasana or the bow pose, pars vottanasana or the side stretch pose, virbhadrasana or the warrior pose, ustrasana or the camel pose, tadasana or the mountain pose, sethubandhasarvangasana or the bridge pose, shavasana or the corpse pose, to name a few.
In yogic theory, pranayama helps to clear the blockages at the mental, physical and energy levels. Breathe in deeply from the diaphragm allowing the air carried in the breath to penetrate the blocked areas and relax your breath to feel a spontaneous surge of energy. Breath is a powerful tool to bring about awareness, positivity and focus. It also soothes your emotions.
Meditation helps us to clear our sense of limitation, our idea of who we are and what we are capable of. It brings tranquillity, helps to widen our potential to the fullest, gives more energy, improves focus and relationships and an overall sense of wellbeing, creating a blissful state.
Keep A Watch on Your Food
It is essential to balance one’s doshas as It influences moods, thoughts and attitudes. Our fast paced life and excessive consumption of unhealthy and processed foods are the cause of many of our ailments and emotional and psychological imbalances. Therefore, it is recommended that one eat wholesome and natural foods, adopt an Ayurveda approach in planning daily meals and make intelligent food choices for harmonising and balancing one’s inner wellbeing. Foods must be selected on the basis of seasonal foods/fruits/vegetables and according to the various tastes like sweet, pungent, bitter, salty, acid etc.
Try To Get Good Sleep
This physiological need is extremely crucial for the functioning of one’s emotional, physical and mental health as it encompasses immense therapeutic values. Insufficient sleep leads to obesity, mood swings, fatigue, weakens immunity and hampers productivity. Hence, this aspect of overall wellness must be taken seriously.
Spend Time With Nature
Staying around nature and enjoying cosmic nutrition via sunlight, the smell of flowers, sounds of the chirping birds and the sea, helps to nurture positivity.
Laugh Often And A Lot
Mental well-being through laughter is a good tool to add dynamism to your lite and to unwind and shed your worries and anxieties. Laughter and smiles releases natural opiates or endorphins and reduces the effects of stress.
An optimistic attitude, positivity and creative thinking promotes a healthy mind and body and longevity. So, let not negativity discourage and pull you down. When you trip and fall, get up with renewed courage and continue to try. Not resisting the change and an attitude to achieve your goal with absolute belief in yourself is mandatory. Also, you must go with the flow and learn to accept. It could turn into a boon and help you transform and evolve.