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#BOOSTYOURSELFESTEEM

Hi so today i will explain to you what is Self-Esteem and how can you boost your self esteem, In psychology, the term self-esteem is used to describe a person's overall subjective sense of personal worth or value. In other words, how much you appreciate and like yourself. It involves a variety of beliefs about yourself, such as the appraisal of your own appearance, beliefs, emotions, and behaviors.

Self-esteem includes all of the various beliefs that people hold about themselves including those related to how they look and feel, as well as how they feel about specific attributes or abilities ("I am a great painter," "I'm a terrible friend," etc.).

Other terms that are often used interchangeably with self-esteem include self-worth, self-regard, and self-respect.
Signs of Healthy Self-Esteem
There are some simple ways to tell if you have healthy self-esteem. You probably have healthy self-esteem if you are more likely to:

Avoid dwelling on past, negative experiences
Express your needs
Feel confident
Have a positive outlook on life
Say "no" when you want to
See overall strengths and weaknesses and accept them
Signs of Low Self-Esteem
You may need to work on how you perceive yourself if you tend to experience these common problems caused by low self-esteem:

You believe that others are better than you
You find expressing your needs difficult
You focus on your weaknesses
You frequently experience feelings such as shame, depression, or anxiety
You have a negative outlook on life
You have an intense fear of failure
You have trouble accepting positive feedback
You have trouble saying "no"
You put other people's needs before your own
You struggle with confidence
Influences
As you might imagine, there are many factors that can potentially influence self-esteem. Some of the many things that might impact your self-esteem include:

Age
Disabilities
Illness
Physical limitations
Your inner-thinking
Your job
Racism and discrimination have also been shown to have negative effects on self-esteem.1
Additionally, genetic factors that help shape a person's personality can play a role, but it is often our experiences that form the basis for overall self-esteem.

Those who consistently receive overly critical or negative assessments from family and friends, for example, will likely experience low self-esteem.

Here are some ways to help you boost your self esteem
There are a number of ways in which you can improve your self-esteem.

1. Identify and Challenge Your Negative Beliefs
The first step is to identify, and then challenge, your negative beliefs about yourself.

Notice your thoughts about yourself. For example, you might find yourself thinking ‘I’m not clever enough to do that’ or ‘I have no friends’. When you do, look for evidence that contradicts those statements. Write down both statement and evidence, and keep looking back at it to remind yourself that your negative beliefs about yourself are not true.

2. Identify the Positive About Yourself
It is also a good idea to write down positive things about yourself, such as being good at a sport, or nice things that people have said about you. When you start to feel low, look back at these things, and remind yourself that there is plenty of good about you.

In general, positive internal dialogue is a big part of improving your self-esteem.

If you catch yourself saying things like ‘I’m not good enough’ or ‘I’m a failure’, you can start to turn things around by saying ‘I can beat this’ and ‘I can become more confident by viewing myself in a more positive way’.

To begin with you will catch yourself falling back into old negative habits, but with regular effort you can start to feel more positive and build your self-esteem as well.

3. Build Positive Relationships—and Avoid Negative Ones
You will probably find that there are certain people—and certain relationships—that make you feel better than others.

If there are people who make you feel bad about yourself, try to avoid them.

Build relationships with people who make you feel good about yourself and avoid the relationships that drag you down.

4. Give Yourself a Break
You don’t have to be perfect every hour of every day. You don’t even have to feel good about yourself all the time.

Self-esteem varies from situation to situation, from day to day and hour to hour. Some people feel relaxed and positive with friends and colleagues, but uneasy and shy with strangers. Others may feel totally in command of themselves at work but struggle socially (or vice versa).

Give yourself a break. We all have times when we feel a bit down or find it harder to maintain our self-belief.

The key is not to be too hard on yourself. Be kind to yourself, and not too critical.

Avoid criticising yourself to others, because this can reinforce your negative views—and also give other people a (possibly false) negative opinion of you.

You can help to boost your self-esteem by giving yourself a treat whenever you succeed in doing something hard, or just for managing a particularly bad day.

5. Become More Assertive and Learn to Say No
People with low self-esteem often find it hard to stand up for themselves or say no to others.

This means that they may become over-burdened at home or at work, because they do not like to refuse anyone anything. However, this can increase stress, and make it even harder to manage.

Developing your assertiveness can therefore help to improve your self-esteem. Sometimes acting as if you believed in yourself can actually help to increase self-belief!
There are a number of ways in which you can improve your self-esteem.

6. Take On Challenges
People with low self-esteem often avoid challenging and difficult situations.

One way to improve your self-esteem can actually be to take on a challenge. This doesn’t mean that you need to do everything yourself—part of the challenge might be to seek help when you need it—but be prepared to try something that you know will be difficult to achieve.

By succeeding, you show yourself that you can achieve.

This challenges your negative beliefs and will therefore improve your self-esteem.
The Importance of Small Steps
It is very unlikely that you will go from poor to good self-esteem overnight.

Instead, you will probably find you make small improvements over a period of time. The key is to look over the long term, rather than day-to-day, and focus on the big picture, not the detail of how you felt at a particular moment yesterday.

When you feel good, or you do something good, celebrate it—but don’t beat yourself up if you occasionally slip back into negative patterns of thinking. Just pick yourself up again and try to think more positively. Eventually, this will become a habit and you will find that your self-esteem has quietly got better. dont be afraid to take a step, and always remember that change comes within you.

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