Many of the topics I blog about could be explored for hours, and therefore choosing which path to go down is always a challenge in itself... That is certainly the case with this one! A number of the courses we run merely touch on self-esteem however I want to highlight it this month because it directly correlates with emotional well being.
According to some studies, us Brits rank one of the lowest in self-esteem (especially relating to body image). I find that pretty concerning and one can only assume that therefore our emotional well being must be pretty low down too!
Now, there's not a lot we can do about the weather which is clearly a factor, but what other things influence our self-esteem and therefore well being? Here are a few:
Do you have a tendency to criticize yourself? If so, stop now - it does more damage than you may think! Become more aware of the language you use to talk about yourself, value yourself and make a conscious decision to pay yourself compliments... It's not a quick process to alter your self-concept but changing the way you talk about yourself will in time change the way you feel about yourself.
I'm Jemima, founder of Olive Branch Consultancy and passionate about delivering excellence with sensitivity and care.