Our existence these days is filled with gadgets and mechanisms that offer us ease and efficiency. We can find some apparatus that will address every problem we can possibly conceive of if we search for it long enough. The availability of all these living aids pretty much make our lives effortless because we know we can rely on them for some sort of improvement but what about our self-concept? It is not so easy to just recharge it overnight like we do our cell phones when they run out of juice. When we are running low and feeling under par we have to depend on ourselves to get back up to speed with our self-image and re-start our engines up again.
I have compiled a short list of some suggestions that we can try when we notice that our self-esteem needs to be recharged.
- Accept the truth about ourselves and work from there
- Start to use affirmations – being very specific and positive in their applications
- Lift up our eyes and scan the sky as a constant reminder that we are no less than the other natural wonders of this world
- Listen to criticism that is directed to us with an open mind and a receptive heart
- Take up a new study this coming year to expand our worth and to find new value to put on ourselves
- Find a place of peace within ourselves and visit it often
- Be less intense and serious, more spontaneous and definitely – more fun loving
- Keep in mind that when one insecurity disappears, one area of new confidence appears
- Embrace reality by consistently examining our false beliefs
- Find a way to escape as much as possible from toxic situations that make us feel compromised
- Use creative and innovative approaches to free up the weight of our entanglements and to express our inner spirit
- Let the concept of love abide in us
- Recognize the plights of others and do what we can, when we can, as much as we can to help persons in emotional or physical distress to feel supported by us
- Celebrate the spirit of our inner child and think of ourselves as ageless
- Smile in the face of personal misfortune and trust ourselves to be fearless trouble shooters and to launch successful turnarounds
Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem –
According to Dr. Marilyn J. Sorensen, author of – Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem, “Many people with low self-esteem suffer from psychological, emotional, personal and relationship issues.” And, it appears that a good number of these individuals go without the proper treatment. This is because the care they are given misses the mark since its focus is on other problems and rarely deals with the core issues involved. Take a few moments to see how you score on Dr. Marilyn J. Sorensen’s Self-Esteem Test http://www.theselfesteeminstitute.com/Files/Sorensen_Self-Esteem_Test.pdf and pay a visit to her website www.GetEsteem.com for additional information on this very intriguing topic.
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