This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Burt’s Bees. All opinions are 100% mine.
Sadly it can be too easy to allow yourself to get caught up in the negativity in the world and find yourself depressed due and searching for ways to boost your self-esteem. Let’s face it, the world doesn’t make things easier for us to mainstain good self-esteen all of the time which is it’s important to find things to do to boost your self-esteem. It doesn’t help that we have to watch all the sexual objectification the media presents every time we turn on the TV or listen to certain songs for that matter. However, we MUST be strong, fight back and find things that help us increase our self-esteem because you are worth it.
I have suffered from major self-esteem issues and still do at times, but I have to stop it before I allow myself to get sucked into feeling depressed or allowing something to damage my self-esteem because I have three girls who I’m raising to be strong, confident young ladies. They can’t see their mom depressed because she isn’t happy with herself.
Things To Do To Boost Your Self Esteem
Here are a few things I do to help me and I hope you’ll find a few things that will help you boost your self-esteen when you feel yourself going down that road.
1.) Take time to relax and allow you mind to take a break
Seriously, STOP and relax because stress is toxic to not only your mental health but your physical health as well which can easily result in damaging your self-confidence. I tend to be a thinker, which can get me into trouble if I don’t stop. The best way I have found to do that is meditation. Not long ago I decided to give really meditation a try and WOW, I was surprised how well it helped me feel calm, relaxed and helped my brain to restart without all the fog. Meditation might not be for you, and you might benefit from a walk down the beach or sitting alone on your front porch watching cars. It doesn’t matter how you do it but make yourself relax at easy twice a week. I think you’ll be surprised how much it helps. If you have not ever given meditation a fair shot, I suggest it. You never know it could be the one thing that helps you start over with a clear mind.
2.) Spend time with people who love you that you have fun with
When I’m feeling down I like to spend time with my husband and my kids. It never fails they make me smile, laugh and remember I am important, beautiful, and loved by all the people that matter to me. Plus, my kids are darn crazies and my husband isn’t far behind them and I wouldn’t have them any other way, just as they wouldn’t have me any other way. It’s amazing how quickly things can change when you realize just how important you are to people in your life and how important they are to you. If anything that should boost your self confidence, it does mine anway becasue I tend to think my kids and husband are pretty awesome. I think it’s safe to say I must be alright because they seem to think so.
3.) Do not allow yourself to idle! Stop procrastinating and do it!
If you have been meaning to join a new moms group, go on a romantic getaway with your spouse, or even something small such as a new outfit stop procrastinating and do it. Procrastination and negative self-confidence seem to go hand in hand when I’m feeling down. Sometimes I have to make myself get up and go after something, which isn’t always easy but the results are always worth it.
4.) Do something for yourself
Do something nice for yourself, just because you are awesome. As a mom, wife, sister, daughter and all the other roles we play in other people’s lives it’s easy to forget about ourselves. Sure it’s important to do things for your loved ones, but it’s also important to do things for yourself too. It doesn’t have to be anything huge, maybe it’s getting your nails done every few weeks.
5.) Be proud of yourself and celebrate your accomplishments
You can be proud of yourself and celebrate your accomplishments without being seen as selfish or greedy so be proud and celebrate the things you’ve done and will continue to do.
6.) Stop comparing yourself to other people
Seriously, stop it! Don’t allow yourself to get sucked into that game. Remember we are all unique and extraordinary. And if you’re comparing yourself to one of those girls on TV, remember you could look like too if you had Photoshop, but you are a REAL women and in my opinion real is better. Plus, there is so much more being a good mom, sister, wife, daughter, or person for that matter than the way you look. I’m going to bet they think you are perfect just the way you are. Remember those are the only people you should worry about what they think of you because they are the only people who love you unconditionally. If they think you’re awesome than you are awesome!
7.) Don’t stop doing things that make you feel good
Gosh, it’s so easy to stop getting dressed up, doing your hair or even putting on makeup when you don’t feel good about yourself. NOW, I’m not one to put on makeup or do my hair daily because I work from home and well honestly don’t think women need all that to be beautiful. However, it feels good to wake up each day, shower, get dressed and ready for the day. Don’t allow yourself to spend the day in your jammies or forget to brush your teeth. Take care of yourself, and don’t let things slip.
8.) Do things that make you feel good about yourself
What makes you feel good about yourself? Maybe it’s doing your hair a certain way, coloring it, cutting it or even putting on that special red lipstick you have tucked away in your makeup bag. Whatever it is, do it for a little pick me up. When I find myself feeling down a spend a little extra time on me because it makes me feel good. I’ll spend some time doing my nails, maybe even a paid, do something different to my hair, put on makeup or even just a little lipstick to give my lips some color. Lipstick is by far my favorite piece of makeup; it’s amazing what a little lip color can do, and there is a color for every season, mood, and occasion.
I enjoy doing things that make me feel like a women and I’ll admit it feel nice when my husband comes home and tells me I look beautiful. It’s almost an instant pick me up and husband helps seal the deal. He tells me I’m beautiful all the time, but it’s different when I hear it and I’m feeling good about myself. It’s horrible what poor self-esteem does because when I’m struggling with confidence and self esteem I tend to think he is only telling me I’m beautiful because he feels bad, which isn’t true but it’s truely what I think when I’m depressed. And when I’m feeling good I know he is saying it because it’s the way he feels, besides our life would be a lot different if he didn’t love me and think I was beautiful, I just don’t stop to think of the obvious when I’m Which is why I try to catch myself before I get depressed. I believe him when I feel good about me.
I love lipstick, the right color lipstick can certainly add a little something to a women’s look. Now, I’m in no way someone who thinks a women has to wear makeup to be considered beautiful and I leave the house all the time without makeup. However, I also enjoy wearing makeup because it makes me feel good. I especially like wearing lipstick because a little lip color does amazing things and now that one of my favorite brands makes lipstick that not only provides a beautiful color but moisturizes and conditions my lips I’m doing the happy dance.
When you think of Burts Bees what do you think of? I think of soft lips because they have the BEST lip products but it’s important to remember Burts Bees has so much more than lip balm, they have hair products, skin products, and now they have Burts Bees 100% Natural Lipstick that deliver beautiful, luscious, bold colors that every lady is sure to love. Of course each natural lipstick is accompanied with naturally moisturizing ingredients that your lips will love.
I know I’m super excited about the NEW Burts Bees 100% Natural Lipsticks too! I actually grabbed some this morning while I was at Target. You can find the natural lipsticks in 14 beautiful and versatile shades and still get that soft feeling that only Burts Bees can deliver all day long. It’s true, finally a lipstick that not only soften’ s but hydrates and moisturizes dry lips for 8 hours thanks to Burts Bees natural formula featuring Beeswax, Moringa Oil which is loaded with essential fatty acids that help to condition and soften skin and Raspberry Seed Oil which works to improve skin elasticity to keep those lips feeling fabulous.
I also picked up some Burts Bees BB Cream, which is another new product that I am super excited to give the new BB Cream a try. You can grab it in light, medium-light, and medium mineral rich shades and it offers NINE benefits – works to even skin tone, protects with much needed SPF 15, moisturizes, reduces appearance of those fine lines and wrinkles so many of us want covered, visibility firms, smoothes, conceals, perfects skin and even illuminates.
I am super stocked to know that I can add a little color to my lips and still get the same smooth lips I get when using Bur’s Bees lip balms. I don’t know about you but I’m already loving all the NEW products from Burts Bees.
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