Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Self-Esteem

Self-Esteem- An individual’s sense of his or her value or worth. The extent to which an individual appreciates, prizes, or likes himself or herself.

Having a healthy sense of self allows one to enjoy a greater quality of life. A healthy self-esteem allows a person to take measured risks, which allows them the opportunity to grow personally and professionally.

What is High Self- Esteem?
It is a very important aspect of your life. If you have a high level, you will be confident, happy and sure of yourself. You would be highly motivated and have the right attitude to succeed.

Self- esteem is therefore crucial to you and is a cornerstone of a positive attitude towards living.

Tips for improving self-esteem:

  • Use visualization to achieve your dreams and increase your self- esteem!
  • Develop and work at achieving your goals. If you do this, your confidence will increase and you will feel positive.
  • Be aware of and make a conscience effort to change negative/self sabotaging self-talk.
  • Identify and embrace your feelings; even those you do not like.
  • Be aware of how you compare yourself to others.
  • Clarify your values and make decisions that are in alignment with these values.
  • Identify your strengths.
  • Focus on your strength.
  • Make a point to learn something new everyday.
  • Make an effort to start your day on a positive note.
    Make a list of accomplishments and put them in a file labeled successes.
  • Learn to reframe perceived failures and don’t be afraid to “fail” in the future.
  • Exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet and generally take good care of yourself.
  • Cultivate a social life and associate with people who help promote your overall well-being.
  • Utilize positive affirmations and/or meditations on a daily basis.
  • Practice gratitude.
  • Congratulate yourself as often as possible. PTC

1 comment:

ANAD Broward County Chapter said...

Hi Amanda, Lisa and Jeff,
Would one of you like to be a guest speaker at one of our upcoming ANAD meetings? We have Sunday, September 23rd at 7:00 pm available in September.

You can email me at browardanad@gmail.com

Thanks! Look forward to hearing from you.

Lily