Whenever I need a confidence booster, I go create something I can be proud of. It’s a weird little way to increase self esteem, but knowing you made something with your own hands can be pretty empowering.
The same goes for daily routines. There’s nothing better than the feeling of accomplishing all your daily tasks, especially when they involve your health. Take your teeth, for example. Guess how you feel once you’ve brushed thoroughly, flossed well, used your mouthwash, and then smile big in the mirror? That’s right, you feel absolutely great about yourself and your looks. And your health!
This is the power of health, to put it forward. Knowing that you’re on top of your health and have great health in general can really boost your confidence in life, and honestly, it can motivate you to do more things than you normally would.
For example, have you ever created your own things out in the shop or somewhere in your home and felt extremely accomplished and proud of your work? To me, it’s one of the best feelings simply because you with your own money and on your own time. The best part is that it’s all outside of your job, meaning you’re doing these things as a hobby. And it’s a good feeling to be proud of your sweat equity.
That’s all it takes. Whether you’re doing something for your home, gardening outside, making vast improvements on your own dental health, you need to look at it as a hobby you love and a passion you don’t want to live without. When you’re passionate about something, no matter what that may look like, well, you feel great about what you do.
Lacking passion for hobbies or interests, though, can mean you grow complacent with your life and you never end up pushing yourself to do the good things. As weird as it sounds, you could even be passionate about owning a nice set of teeth. Because you worked for your teeth and you’re working to keep them great. It’s the same as anyone who lifts weights. They are directly responsible for their health and their increases in muscle mass, and they should be proud of those changes in their physique. It’s the same for you if you choose to do whatever it is you’re pursuing health wise.
Ultimately, if more people were passionate about what they did, there would be a lot more life in the world, a lot more caring. That’s a bit too much to ask for though, I think.