MSMAKEOVER   148,237
SparkPoints
100,000 or more SparkPoints
 
 
MSMAKEOVER's Recent Blog Entries

Build your Self Esteem

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Self-esteem is how you see yourself as a person. If you value the type of person you are, you have a good sense of self-esteem and you're proud to be you. You value your skills and talents, respect your own intelligence and act on your beliefs and feelings. But if you could feel better about yourself, these tips might give you some ideas about how to start.

Listen to Self Talk

We all carry on a steady mental dialogue. Do you ever listen to what you're saying to yourself? Do you put yourself down or call yourself names? Learn to hear the things you say about yourself, then replace that dialogue with positive images. Stop negative self-talk and take the first step toward a more positive self-image.

Recognize Accomplishments

Make a list of your accomplishments, no matter how small they may seem to you. Maybe you won't win a Nobel Prize, but your accomplishments have worth to you. By recognizing them, you can begin to understand that you are important and that you have self-worth.

Be Assertive

Learn to be assertive and to practice clear communication. Say what you mean and respect what others have to say. Remember that you have rights, too.

Be Tolerant

Be tolerant of yourself and others. Nobody's perfect! Try not to criticize yourself or other people and don't expect others to criticize you. Recognize that a mistake is only a mistake and don't dwell on it.

Know Good Friends

Spend time with people who value you. Listen to what they say about you. If others are constantly putting you down, you might want to reconsider those relationships. People you choose to be around are often mirrors of how you feel about yourself. You can find the best in yourself and others by expecting it.

-author unknown-

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SOUL4REAL 10/28/2009 9:12AM

    Thanks Janisse, sometimes I need to hear this.

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIE_C 10/28/2009 3:27AM

    ... and the church said, "AMEN".

Report Inappropriate Comment
SEASHELL71 10/27/2009 8:25PM

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING!
I AM SO THANKFUL FOR THE SUPPORT
OF SPARK PEOPLES BLOGS, IT HELPS NOT
JUST ME, IT HELPS MY WHOLE FAMILY!!

THIS IS GREAT KNOWLEDGE FOR TEENAGERS!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PALMTREEGIRL1 10/27/2009 7:10PM

    Well said Janisse! That is some very good advice!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BELLESTARR1 10/27/2009 10:47AM

    I have good self esteem...I love ME...and what other's say about me is really secondary.

emoticon Janisse I love this blog!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CATLUVR1 10/27/2009 10:45AM

    Thank you for these reminders about supports for self-esteem. Much appreciated!

Report Inappropriate Comment


SELF ESTEEM....

Monday, October 26, 2009

Self Esteem

There really is not that much difference between a spectacularly successful person and a dismal failure. But the little difference there is, is crucial. And the difference is self esteem. People who succeed are people who believe in themselves and value themselves. Successful people value their own time and they don't waste it. They value their health and they don't fill their bodies up with poison.

A well developed self esteem creates a confidence that enables successful people to avoid wasteful conflicts with others. Successful people sincerely respect and value other people, and that trait alone draws success to them like a magnet.

People who believe in themselves are willing to take responsibility for themselves. The losers in life blame their troubles on someone else, and by so doing they give control of their lives to others. I see so much of this, and it is painful to watch. People who refuse to take responsibility for their own lives are always frustrated and depressed. They are professional victims.

Success does not take a long time to achieve. In fact, you can go from failure to success in an instant. All in takes is an attitude adjustment. All it takes is a willingness to believe in yourself and to take responsibility for yourself. As soon as you can do that, then you are a success. You may not have a lot of money or fame or whatever, but that really doesn't matter. Because once you are truly successful, once you sincerely take responsibility for your own life, you can have whatever it is you want.

Nothing make you successful if success is not inside of you. Love the person you are enough to give love and respect to others, and your achievements will be unlimited.

-- Ralph Marston

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Believe in yourself and think positively of yourself. You are worth it.

Have a good Monday.

J~

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

QUESTIONLADY 10/27/2009 8:09AM

    AMEN to the additude adjustment and I think I found mine......... emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BRAVENANGEL 10/27/2009 12:41AM

    I think I am going to make my son read this one! He so needs it right now. Thanks for being such an awesome person! God is so good!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SEASHELL71 10/26/2009 10:13PM

    THANK YOU FOR THIS POSITIVE MESSAGE!!
VERY MOTIVATING, ESPECIALLY FOR A MIRACLE MONDAY! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ASLNUT 10/26/2009 9:57AM

    This is so motivating and beautiful!! So you're not just a team mate but a cheerleader too!!! I love it! You should post it directly in your team! Thanks

Report Inappropriate Comment
FERGSGIRL2 10/26/2009 9:45AM

    Wonderful Blog! Being the best I can be, that is SELF esteem. Thanks J emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PALMTREEGIRL1 10/26/2009 6:57AM

    It is funny that you would post this - when I met my boyfriend for the first time, he asked me if I had self-esteem. I DO!!!! Self-esteem is a very valuable trait, gift, belief (in yourself)...Thank God for all of us (YOU!) who have it!.

You seem like a very confident and successful type of person - my life is richer by knowing you - thank you for being YOU!!!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIE_C 10/26/2009 6:36AM

    emoticon I can... emoticon I will... emoticon I must... emoticon I am!

Great blog... emoticon

Have a blessed Monday and a successful week! Debbie

Report Inappropriate Comment
BLESSEDBRNEYEZ 10/26/2009 4:31AM

    emoticon thanks for the blog !!

Report Inappropriate Comment
IWILLREACHIT 10/26/2009 3:36AM

    Thank-you emoticonand you
have a POSITIVE day too!
Blessings~Linda

Report Inappropriate Comment


MY GOALS FOR THE WEEK OF 10/25/09

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Here are my goals for the week of 10/25/09....

I met all of my goals for last week except 2. I didn't do the 30D Day Shred EVERYDAY (and I'm glad about that!!) and I didn't "pack my shoes" because I had a change of plans...which is okay too!!!

Some of these goals are repeats...others are additions...

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

1. Balance my input (eating) and output (workouts)...

2. PLAN and PREPARE my meals ahead of time...(this always works for me!!!!)...

3. Be very mindful of what I'm eating to make sure I'm eating "enough" on a daily basis...

4. Complete Level 2 of The 30 Day Shred Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday...

5. 60 minutes of cardio Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday...

6. Cross at least 20 miles with the use of WATP...

7. Concentrate more on my form, balance and coordination...

8. Take time out for myself (even if that means turning OFF my phone for however long I need to) when I feel the need WITHOUT feeling badly or guilty about it hurting someone else's feelings or upsetting them. I need time to myself...everyone does...

9. Do not allow anyone else's stress to become my stress...

10. Enjoy my 4 day weekend 10/30/09 - 11/2/09...

11. Make sure to do something nice (mani, pedi, eyebrow wax & lunch) for myself on the anniversary of my Mom's passing on Friday 10/30/09...

12. Select my classes for the Spring...

13. Accomplish the 12 goals above...

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon




emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

emoticonby posting this I have reached my overall goal for October which was.....

"My goal for October is to simply post a blog EVERY Sunday in October with my goals for the week."

I didn't meet ALL of my goals that I set each week, but I met most of them. Some weeks I did meet them all and I'm very proud of that.

Thank you all for your support and encouragement!!!!
emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FERGSGIRL2 10/25/2009 10:30PM

    wonderful, I think I need to do this....You have inspired me twice today! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BEAR128 10/25/2009 8:28PM

    Great goals and you can do it. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PHONEBUG 10/25/2009 6:36PM

    WTG, you have made such a difference in my life in the short time that I have met you! I am so proud of you.

Report Inappropriate Comment
PALMTREEGIRL1 10/25/2009 6:23PM

    I'm so happy you are my challenge partner - we're going to be good for eachother!!!! Congratulations on meeting your goals!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIE_C 10/25/2009 6:07PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
YOU ARE SIMPLY... THE BEST!!!

Be blessed,
Debbie

p.s. Thanks for introducing me to the IMPORTANCE of goal setting & putting it in writing!

Comment edited on: 10/25/2009 6:08:48 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment


The Will To Win....

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Will To Win...

If you want a thing bad enough
To go out and fight for it,
Work day and night for it,
Give up your time and your peace and
Your sleep for it

If only desire of it
Makes you quite mad enough
Never to tire of it,
Makes you hold all other things tawdry
And cheap for it

If life seems all empty and useless without it
And all that you scheme and you dream is about it,

If gladly you’ll sweat for it,
Fret for it, Plan for it,
Lose all your terror of God or man for it,

If you’ll simply go after that thing that you want.
With all your capacity,
Strength and sagacity,
Faith, hope and confidence, stern pertinacity,

If neither cold poverty, famished and gaunt,
Nor sickness nor pain
Of body or brain
Can turn you away from the thing that you want,

If dogged and grim you besiege and beset it,
You’ll get it!


– Berton Braley

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FERGSGIRL2 10/25/2009 10:28PM

    love this! it motivates!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SUESMITH73 10/25/2009 9:57PM

    Loved this! Thanks for sharing it. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BEAR128 10/25/2009 8:31PM

    I want it and it's mine. Thanks emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PALMTREEGIRL1 10/25/2009 6:24PM

    I want it too.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIE_C 10/25/2009 6:11PM

    I WANT IT! Beautifully put. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SOUL4REAL 10/25/2009 4:47PM

    I love this!!

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BELLESTARR1 10/25/2009 12:02PM

    I want it!,I want it!,I want it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
AWIL298 10/25/2009 10:03AM

    Thanks for posting - Food for Thought!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KMPS24 10/25/2009 9:47AM

    CAN I COPY THIS? I LIKE THE POEM. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PASTORJEFF2 10/25/2009 9:47AM

    Thanks for sharing with us, have a greeat sparky day.

Report Inappropriate Comment


GET OK......

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Get OK.....

One way to lower your stress level is to get away from it all. Another way is to get ok with it all.

Stress becomes more stressful the more you fight against it. Keep in mind, though, that you don't have to fight it.

You can actually choose to welcome and accept whatever is going on. As soon as you do, you put yourself in a position of power and control.

By accepting the stressful situation instead of running away or fighting, you give yourself more positive options. You become able to make use of whatever is going on and to direct it toward a worthwhile purpose.

Accepting the presence of a difficult situation does not mean that you're in favor of it having it continue. It means that you're ready to clearly see and deal with reality.

Instead of making the stress worse by fighting it, step calmly and confidently forward to make the best of it. Choose not to let it get to you, and you'll be able to accomplish so very much more.

-- Ralph Marston


emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I have had a long tiring and stressful week. Today, I will try my best to have a fun stress-free day.....and I hope you all do the same...

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BLESSEDBRNEYEZ 10/26/2009 4:35AM

    Let Go & Let GOD!!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
FERGSGIRL2 10/24/2009 10:58PM

    great blog--I am going to take heed to that more often. Try to relax some this weekend--

Report Inappropriate Comment
BEAR128 10/24/2009 6:00PM

    Stress free day and things will work themselves out and be OK. Thanks emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MS_REDDY 10/24/2009 5:48PM

    I like the blog emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BELLESTARR1 10/24/2009 2:58PM

    I'm to blessed to be stressed emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KAMCCLARY 10/24/2009 2:20PM

    Dearest Janisse,

Thanks so much for your words of encouragement and prayers this week. I am going day by day, moment by moment. I appreciate you so much and I just wanted to take a moment that I, too, am lifting you up in prayer. Have a stress free weekend.

Kelly

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIE_C 10/24/2009 3:57AM

    Sorry to hear that you had a stressful week! Declare it over & done with! Victory is in your getting through it.

Wishing you love, laughter, & fun... Have a wonderful weekend!

Debbie
emoticon ...the winner and still champion... emoticon MSMAKEOVER!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CASSIE9912 10/24/2009 3:53AM

    Great blog, it's something I need to do a lot more of. Thanks for posting it. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 Last Page