• Laura Bonzil

Be Your Own Cheerleader

Often times, we can be our hardest critic. Have you ever looked in the mirror and began to notice various flaws about your physical appearance? To your surprise, when you get to work that day or go run some errands around town, people are giving you genuine compliments about the same things you doubted.


I have learned in the recent months that although it is essential to identify both your strengths and weaknesses, you need to be your own cheerleader. You must learn to love yourself, encourage yourself, and believe in your own abilities. Whether you decide to start your day with positive affirmations, self-reflection, or quiet meditation; it is necessary to tune out all of life's noises and take some time to refocus and put things in place so that your goals and aspirations can become a reality. Don't let circumstances, experiences, or people discourage you and make you feel inadequate in any way.


To maintain a positive mindset, you can start off by making a short list of all of your positive qualities and accomplishments. This list can be printed and placed in various locations at home or work as a reminder of your strengths and admirable traits. You can accomplish whatever you put your mind to. Just like a cheerleader, take up your pom pom and shout out your name and believe in yourself!



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