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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Attempting To Get Some Self-Esteem

2017 was one of the most awful years to date, so I've decided some changes need to be made as I don't want to go through any of that again any time soon!

Whilst it was hard, I also spent a lot of time finding ways to grow my mind and strategies to deal with a lot of things. This has included refreshing my knowledge in neuro-linguistic programming, mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy. Not to mention completing a beginners sewing class, getting an allotment and starting one to one yoga sessions which have all been great!

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One to One Yoga Has Been Amazing For Me

So now my head is getting back on track and mentally I feel stronger than ever, because funnily enough nearly losing your mind strengthens it beyond belief.


My remaining issue now is the body. I lack self-esteem because I have always been tall and chubby, but the older I have got, the less I've cared about how I look and what people think. Whilst this is a good attitude to a degree, it has meant I have stopped caring to the extent that I only ever wear jogging bottoms and baggy tops. It's nice and comfy, but I see why I am not top of many men's fun imaginations at the moment.

To try to feel a bit better about my body I have been a lot more active since we got our new puppy a couple of months ago, as he loves his walks. I have been looking into trying veganism again, to be healthier, but I do get scared of not getting enough B12 so I am still researching and debating this one.

I have started to look at clothes that are a bit more "pretty" to wear to see if it improves my confidence. I've come across a few nice bits at Simply Be which have been a good start. I got a couple of black tops that are cut in ways that show off my shape in a nice way, and they have some rather comfortable boot cut jeans which have reminded me that I do have a rather nice, Jamaican butt that I should show off more often!

Simply Be Clothing
My New Simply Be Shirts & Jeans Are Helping The Esteem!

This has helped a lot, but I think I will feel a lot better when I start to eat a lot more healthy again and as my yoga continues, because it's really empowering (and hard work) to do a lot of the positions. Warrior poses are great for anxiety and confidence, so whilst my thighs are not enjoying them, my mind is!

How do you build your self-esteem?

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