Updated: Jan 13, 2022
You may have noticed that something is happening on my website. Well, to be honest, maybe you saw it accidentally or you have in mind now ' what the snails is she talking about?'. BUT. For a while, I am talking about releasing the beast or keeping 'Lina Out'. Do you have a beast inside you?
Between 'Swiss Driving Licence', learning trumpet (finally got it), and working on passive income projects - I am releasing Lina from a leash. Yep. For a long time, I kept myself pretty much down. 'Don't be too loud, Don't say, Don't show because others maybe do better', Stop bragging because You are not good enough, etc. yeah ... I know... I really suck in mantras, mottos and affirmations.
Who is the beast? My 'beast' is 'what if'. What if I do share more? What if I do start doing the cold calling? What if I do push my content and share more work? What if I am more myself and see what happens next?
'Beast' to me it's not a negative word. It's an inner me, a creature that was on hold, and now it's the time to go out. Like in 'Monsters Inc' (I really watch too many children movies though ... ). There 'monsters' are like all of us - simple living creatures.
What I have noticed working with small businesses - we all are in the same boat when we speak about creativity, timing, and finding our way to speak up. My hidden beast -confidence.
Releasing your confidence to do more, is to release your beast out 599300!
How do you do that?
I guess I should be the last person to say you how to put your confidence up but maybe, on the other hand, I am the best one - as I was lacking it for a looooong time, and I am rebuilding it now.
It's always easier to tell your clients what and how to do but when we speak about our confidence. It's not that easy. Right?
Let's have a glimpse at some of the tips I found and started implementing.
Challenge Your bad thoughts. Replace them with more positive thoughts which celebrate things you’re good at. You can do this by writing down a list of at least three things you do well. I started journaling and writing at the end of the last year. And oh my, it is helpful.
Take care of yourself. Will be honest. This is the part where I still fail but am working on it! Eating well and exercising boosts endorphins, the body’s natural opiates, which make you feel good on the inside and stimulates a more positive mood. And choose whatever You think might help. I do ballet. :)
When you exercise, you’ll ease stress and feel better about yourself. Having a cheesy dance in your bedroom, or going for a jog around the block are great ways to boost your self-esteem. So, no pressure on moves!
Relax. Easy to say, right? The constant feeling of stress can play a huge role in low self-esteem. It makes you feel negative thoughts more often, it reduces your confidence and you’ll probably feel too tired to exercise, be social or do a lot of the things you love.
Reducing your stress by taking time out to do something you find relaxing is a great starting point to making yourself feel better. This can be anything from taking a bath, meditation, gaming, indoor dancing, singing… you name it; if it works for you, it works!
Set goals. Take the time every day to think about what you’d like to achieve. Then set yourself realistic goals for each day and keep track of your progress by writing down all your accomplishments.
Hey, and don't forget, we sometimes overpush with goals in careers or businesses. Well, maybe try out something just for yourself. One of my goals this year is a driving licence. Another one is learning trumpet. Both of them are achievable and enjoyable.
What do you think about the list? You can find even more ditchthelabel.org though organisation relates more for Youth but hey, we all go through similar feelings.
SO. Are you ready to release Your Beast?!