Written by Charlene Hartung

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8 Apr, 2024

What is self-esteem, and how do we take care of it in the world we live in today?

Self-esteem refers to a person’s overall sense of self-worth and value. It involves how a person perceives themselves and their abilities and their belief in their own worthiness and capabilities. Self-esteem can significantly impact a person’s mental and emotional well-being, relationships, and overall quality of life.

It is important to cultivate healthy self-esteem through positive self-talk, self-compassion, and confidence in your abilities.

Improving self-esteem can be a gradual process, but there are several strategies that can help.

Here are some ways to improve self-esteem:

1. Practice self-compassion: Be kind and understanding to yourself, especially during difficult times.

2. Set realistic goals: Break larger goals into smaller, achievable steps to build confidence and a sense of accomplishment.

3. Challenge negative thoughts: Replace self-critical thoughts with more realistic and positive ones.

4. Surround yourself with supportive people: Spend time with friends and family who appreciate and encourage you. Who live positively and give their best. Only through positive energy and examples do we feel inspired to do the same. 

5. Take care of yourself: Engage in activities that promote physical and mental well-being, such as exercise, hobbies, and relaxation. Do things that make you happy. 

6. Celebrate successes: Acknowledge and celebrate your achievements, no matter how small they may seem.

7. Seek professional help if needed: If low self-esteem significantly impacts your life, consider seeing a therapist.

By incorporating these strategies into daily life, you can gradually improve your self-esteem and develop a more positive self-image.

 

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