Be your own cheerleader.
Too many women get caught up in a mental fist fight, taking punch after punch of guilt, fear and self-loathing. When you think about it, you’re really just allowing yourself to live with self-inflicted domestic abuse, so make it stop now. Come up with a cheer for yourself: “I am strong, smart and powerful, no matter what mistakes I’ve made.” Chant it whenever your doubts start to creep in.
Set up self-love auto-texts as reminders of how awesome you are.
Taking up a cause and volunteering your time will remind you just how much you can affect your world.
Eat dark chocolate.
Go on... it’s OK. Chocolate boosts the feel-good chemicals in your brain while delivering a dose of antioxidants to your body. If you catch yourself feeling bad about it later, refer back to idea number 1.
Take a self-defense class.
...Or kickboxing, or weightlifting. These will remind you just how strong and powerful your body is.
Spend an hour soaking in a bubble bath, shaving your legs and painting your toenails. Do all of this while wearing a tiara and eating fresh fruit. Bonus points if you can talk your significant other into feeding the fruit to you,.
Have a girls' night.
Plan a girls' night and invite only the friends who are upbeat and make you feel good about yourself. Just because you’ve been friends with Sulky Suzie for years doesn’t mean you always need to put up with her moods.
Be a kid.
Revisit your childhood and spend an hour doing the one activity you truly miss, like horseback riding, painting or playing the piano. Don't give up beloved activities just because you’re an adult.
Do something that scares you. Nothing is quite so empowering as standing up to a personal fear and staring it down.
Wear clothes that make you happy. If you love sequins, wear them. More of a day-glo girl? Let your colors shine. When you love the clothes you put on your body, you’ll walk with a bounce in your step and your head lifted high.