Greetings friend, in my previous post, Recognising Our Validity, I discussed the subject of self-esteem and how you evaluated your own life. If your self-esteem has you feeling good about your life and those you interact with, the following can be considered positive reinforcement. If you are struggling and are experiencing low-esteem, due to a number of environmental factors, the following may help inspire you to have the determination to make some choices for the benefit of your overall well being.
Positive Resources And Distractions To Improve Self-Esteem.
. Identify and accept your strengths and weaknesses. We all have them.
. Set yourself realistic goals and accomplish them by acquiring new skills.
. Be good to yourself. Thinking of others is wonderful, but not at the cost of your own personal wants and needs. This is not selfish, but a chance to look after your well being.
. Be happy in your own company and focus on positive distractions.
. Reinforce your right to say 'no'.
. Realise a 'can-do' approach to help develop and work on your personal goals and aspirations.
. Take pride in who you are. Delve into, acknowledge and appreciate your own personal differences, talents and achievements. Take pride in your accomplishments, both big and small.
. Accept and and learn from your mistakes. Do not overreact to your mistakes and become disillusioned by them. See mistakes not as a barrier, but an opportunity, a chance to grow and improve your life. Do not be discouraged by mistakes. Try to find the less serious side of an error.
. Remove negative 'self-talk', the negative 'inner critic' and replace such thinking with positive statements that validate your right to be happy.
. Practice positive affirmations. Reinforce them whenever you are having those moments of despair or for positive reinforcement. Everyday and in every way, you are getting better and better.
. If you experience rejection, step back and try and look at it from a different perspective. Try not to take it personally.
. Involve yourself with people who are conducive to a positive, healthy environment. Try to distance yourself from negative people who would undermine you, rather than respect your validity.
. Know that your personal rights, your opinions, your beliefs and ideas are just as credible as any other person.
To summarise, remember this is your life and you have the right to live it in a peaceful, positive, fulfilling way. An honest assessment of your life and what you wish to do to make adjustments, are there for the taking.
If you are content with your self-esteem, that is most encouraging, May you continue to realise a positive life and be of help to those who need some comfort. If you are struggling with low self-esteem, I hope some of the above points and some you can come up with yourself, are of inspirational value.