Journaling can be a powerful tool for organization, motivation, and self-reflection. Take ten minutes to free-write about your current feelings or try a prompt.
Do Some Introspective Journaling
Sit up tall with your hands in your lap or lightly braced on your legs. Try to lengthen your spine while simultaneously relaxing your shoulders and jaw. Take a few big breaths. Notice any points of tension or tightness and gently relax them, too.
Work on Your Posture
When negative self-talk pops up, try challenging it. If the thought claims, “Everyone hates you,” recall that you have several friends, family members, and coworkers who like you. The more you challenge these thoughts, the less power they’ll have over you.
Challenge Your Negative Self-Talk
Is there a task on your list that you could tackle right now in less than twenty minutes? Do it! Once you get rid of whatever was hanging over your head, you’ll feel so much better.
Take Care of a Quick Task You’ve Been Putting Off
Whether it’s jeans and a t-shirt or evening clothes, wear whatever makes you feel like the best version of yourself. Treat yourself to whatever little rituals of self-care that make you look and feel great.
Put on Your Favorite Outfit
Unfortunately, all those experts were right. Exercise really is good for you. While burning calories won’t directly impact your self-esteem, fifteen minutes of exercise can help improve your mood and make you feel better about yourself.
Exercise for Fifteen Minutes
Talk to the people who lift you up. You don’t need to let them know why you’re feeling down if you don’t want to. I’d also advise against blatantly fishing for compliments. Just give a loved one a call or text or arrange to meet them somewhere for a chat.
Check in with Your Tribe
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