Low self-esteem does not have to be part of your life. You can improve your self-esteem and feel better about who you are and what you desire in life. Having positive self-esteem is all in your power. I know that saying you have the power to have positive self-esteem might sound impossible to you, but the truth is, positive self-esteem is achievable if you want to achieve it. I will not kid you though; it takes practices and persistence.
Positive self-esteem is the immune system of the soul or spirit so speak. When this part of your immune system is healthy, you begin to have a great defense toward the negativity in your life. That is because positive self-esteem is your heart and soul in action. It is the belief we need in order to feel good about who we are.
Healthy self-esteem leads to independence, happiness, flexibility, the ability to adapt easily to change, co-operation and a positive outlook on any situation. Unhealthy or low self-esteem on the other hand leads only to irrational thoughts, unhappiness, and fear of the new, rigidity, defensiveness and a negative outlook on life in general.
Somewhere along the line, we began to believe we were not good enough, pretty enough, smart enough resulting in poor self-esteem. Core beliefs about who you are can have an important effect on your personal worth. You may have some beliefs that are not conducive to a healthy image and are not encouraging a healthy personal value. Beliefs are subtle but powerful; they tie us up in knots until we are so caught in our own self that we believe these beliefs define who we are or who we aren’t. Sometimes we need to change our belief systems in order to move ahead and grow.
We form a belief based on something that was told to us either by someone like a parent, teacher, friend, relative, or our own self. Your belief system gives you a framework that helps you interpret and understand the experiences you face in life. A belief is something you accept as truth. This means you can expect that every day it will seem just as true as it was the day before. As part of your overall belief system you may have developed negative beliefs about yourself. To rebuild our self-esteem requires that we dismantle our limiting beliefs about ourselves and find a way to change how we link pain and pleasure to our life experiences.
Offering ourselves positive self-affirmations is another way to dismantle negative beliefs about ourselves. Positive affirmations can help replace negative thoughts that help create low self-esteem. Affirmations are a key ingredient to changing old belief systems and negative self-thoughts. Affirmations allow us to say wonderful things about ourselves and believe in them. Affirmations help replace a negative with a positive thus building better esteem.
Out of all the judgments we make on a daily basis, I believe that no judgment is more important than those we make about ourselves. This evaluation we make on ourselves directly affects the way we act and react, the way we love ourselves and others, the values we choose, the people we hang out with, and the goals we set. Our belief system about our own self determines how we meet the challenges that we must face daily, and the key to our basic beliefs is feeling worthy of happiness.
Low self-esteem does not have to be part of your life. One of life’s greatest gifts comes when we realize that we have the power to make our own choices in directing our lives. You can improve your self-esteem and feel better about who you are and what you desire in life by just using simple tools that can help you feel good about you.