Self-Esteem – Do You Like Yourself?

  • That’s a difficult question to answer. It’s designed to make you think about your ‘self’. What is a ‘self’? Your self is a bit like your fingerprints – nobody else in the world has the same ‘self’ as you. Your self is your individuality, your uniqueness, and the way you experience life and all its experiences.
Happy to be a duck…
  • Self-esteem issues plague many people. Even those who might seem as though they “have it all together” can still suffer from low self-esteem occasionally – or chronically. These down and negative views of oneself can be quite damaging to the psyche and the overall health of the person. While esteem problems can be troublesome, they do not have to be debilitating. You can find ways to improve your self-esteem and become a stronger and happier person for it. The information included in this blog can help you to boost your self-esteem and help you understand just what it is that is causing you to feel the way you do.
  • We can all have insecurities about our personal value. We judge and compare ourselves and often put ourselves down as a result. Everyone is guilty of this at some point. Every one of us, male or female, young or old, makes comparisons with others from time to time. Whether you are wondering why your stomach is not as flat as a celebrity’s stomach, or why you did not get the same attention as someone else at work when you got your hair cut, or why you don’t have as much money as your brother, comparisons slip into our minds. When we compare, what we are really doing is accepting and embracing negative thoughts. You have to stop trying to build your life around the ideals of who someone else is! Trying to change yourself so much that you are trying to become another person is madness. What you need to do is work on becoming the best you possible!
  • I don’t see many animals indulging in such destructive behaviour. As a psychologist, nearly every client I see is telling me, in some way or another, that he doesn’t like himself, or she doesn’t like some part of her personality or appearance. We are able to do this because we have a self-concept. This is a part of the human condition.

“Why compare yourself with others? No one in the entire world can do a better job of being you than you.”