You can start by making a list of good things about yourself. List five things about your appearance, five things about your personality, five things you are good at. Post these up in a place where you will see them daily, and every time you are tempted to think or say a bad thing about yourself, make yourself look at the list of good things instead!
Decide on a theme song. This may seem silly to you, but you will be amazed at how simple repetition can sink into your brain. Then if you are feeling down all you have to do is start humming â??I Believe I can Flyâ??!
Likewise make up personal affirmation. This can be something wholly original, or you can choose a quote you particularly like that hinges on your ability to succeed. â??I am a smart, confident, beautiful personâ?? is a favorite - so is simply â??I am strong, I represent success, I am successful, I am a genius!â?? You can substitute any of a number of desirable characteristics!
Look in the mirror and repeat self praising sentences, such as â??I am proud of myself because_________â??. Tape record your voice speaking to yourself, using positive imagery and firm confidence to boost your feelings of competence and self worth.