Source: Attitudes & Attire, Dallas, Texas, USA. www.attitudesandattire.org
Self-esteem is the internal experience of one’s own worthiness and value as a person. It comes from inside a person and moves outward into relationships. People with positive self-esteem know they are valuable and worthy even when they make a mistake, are confronted by an angry person, are cheated or lied to, or are rejected by a lover, friend, parent, child, or boss.
Self-esteem vs. Other-esteem.
Other-esteem is fragile and undependable because it relies upon outside factors beyond your control rather than inside factors like self-esteem.
Other-esteem can be based on:
Developing healthy self-esteem is a very personal project that requires a commitment to one’s self. No-one else can bring positive self-esteem to you. Positive self-esteem begins with positive self-talk. The conversation that plays in your head is self-talk. When you notice that your self-talk is judgmental about what you say and do, then you are ready to acknowledge that this self-talk is not lifting your self-esteem, only dragging yourself down. Make it a habit to listen to your self-talk and keep it positive!
Exercises to improve positive self-esteem:
Rewrite these lines from time to time and you will notice that the more you build your self-esteem, the easier it is to list positive traits about yourself.
PRACTICE POSITIVE ESTEEM!
Statements of healthy self-esteem:
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