Two Keys To Self-Esteem

7th Oct 2017
Two Keys to Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is vital to your emotional health and wellbeing. With strong self-esteem, you will be able to meet any challenge in life, and many problems will disappear along the way.

People are often confused about what self-esteem means. Is it to do with the way we look, how popular we are with other people, whether we're the right shape or size, what sort of clothes we wear, the type of car we drive, where we live, our talents or accomplishments?

It's none of these. Self-esteem is appreciating and valuing yourself, treating your needs as important. Problems will become less, as, if something is wrong in your life, you will able to sort it out, because you feel that you are worth it. You won't take problems lying down. You will tackle them head-on, and all this is done with the utmost respect for yourself and for others.

This doesn't mean that there isn't room for change or improvement. You can still value yourself, and be pleased about your qualities, talents and accomplishments, knowing that there may be one or two things that you are up for changing about yourself, and calmly working on them at the same time.

Self-esteem means being able to acknowledge your strengths and weaknesses, do something about them if you want, but you move through the world safe and content with the knowledge that this is who you are, and you like who you are. These are the two important keys to self-esteem. 

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