“Honor your feelings and don’t try to be something you are not,” my wise friend B said. Work on self. Be true to self with self-awareness.
Your integrity is your reputation. Self esteem and self approval come with knowing the whole of you; warts, flaws, errors and shortcomings, too.
Celebrate self and praise yourself. “Stop, Cancel, Change” when you have a negative, ugly thought, an instructor told me.
Take contrary action. You get better results to your negative thoughts when you take positive action.
Your intention and your passion for change causes the shift. Praise, acknowledgement and sincerity brings joy to those who honor themselves consistently.