The Self-Esteem Make-Over
Karate chop! It’s time to whip your self-confidence into shape. Hasn’t anyone told you that you can learn to be fabulous? It’s not about your looks -- it’s your thinking. Your happiness, appearance and relationships all hinge on how you perceive -- and present -- yourself.
Tell Your Inner Nag to Shut Up!
Stop being so hard on yourself?
Try this: When you catch yourself listening to negative self-talk, stop. Picture something you adore about your life, your looks or your little quirks. Like the cool bond you have with your sister or how that blue dress looks so much better on you than it does on the hanger. Smile.
Believe in Your Own Greatness
Maybe you feel other girls are so much smarter, prettier, cooler.…Well, we can’t argue with the fact that there are a lot of great gals out there. But guess what: You’re one of ’em!
Try this: Instead of wishing you were a clone of someone else, realize that you have just as many good qualities as the girl sitting next to you. It’s just that each of you has a unique blueprint. Rock yours!
Give Ugly the Day off
Are you that girl who obsesses over her looks and thinks she looks terrible, although you look at cute as anything?
Try this: Do a single glance in the morning, then totally avoid mirrors and windows (no looking into shiny spoons either! That's vain!). Break free of the focus on your physical appearance so you can look within. To pump up your self-esteem, it’s time for inner reflection.