Self-esteem and Self-image: Importance of Self-affirmations
Research has shown that positive self-affirmations – if not too unrealistic – actually work, reducing negative effects of stress and improving performance!
So try to find at least 10 positive traits that describe you. For many this is surprisingly difficult, 3 is normal to be able to come up with.
If difficult, you can try to stimulate your thinking by 1. interviewing people around you, 2. describe a person that you admire and see if you share any of the traits. It doesn’t matter that you sometimes do not show the traits due to circumstances – either you have the capacity or not – be kind and loving towards yourself.
You will be able to use these traits in future exercises…