If you look in the mirror in the morning and see a winner, chances are you are a winner in life. On the other hand, if you can’t help but point out every one of your flaws, chances are you may be possibly limiting your own life.
How we feel about and see ourselves is known as our self-esteem. High amounts of self-esteem lead people down paths of blessed lives and abundances of opportunity and happiness. The reason behind this is likely the fact that in order to create a good life for ourselves, we must first feel as if we are worth it.
However, the situations and people we experience on a daily basis can cause damage to our self-esteem, especially when our self-esteem levels are already low.
The lower our self-esteem levels get, the harder it becomes to raise them once again. This, over long periods of time, can actually begin to cause serious issues such as depression and even suicidal thoughts at times.
Sadly, the world will likely never be a place where everyone gets along and follows the timeless saying, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”.
We can create defenses for our self-esteem though, the more protected the better. As well, the stronger you can build your self-esteem, the harder it will be for it to get torn back down.
Building self-esteem is a rather simple process, however it may take a bit of time. There are many different methods to help boost the process of building self-esteem, the list literally goes on and on.
However, I find these methods in particular to be quite effective:
• Remember, you are a person and you will make mistakes
It would be awesome if we were perfect and none of us made mistakes or had any flaws. However, we are human beings and none of us are perfect. The sooner we are able to accept that all of us have flaws, the sooner we will be able to accept our own.
• Forget what the media says!
It seems like the media is constantly brainwashing people into thinking they have to look or act a certain way to be accepted by society. Whether this is intentional or not, I have no idea. What I can tell you is that it causes a lot of people’s self-esteem to be damaged.
Forget what the media says and just be you! Trust me, being yourself is a great way of building self-esteem. Don’t worry that people won’t accept you. After all, if someone does not accept you for the real you, are they someone you want in your life anyways?
Every person is beautiful in their own way, despite what certain magazines and celebrities may say!
Affirmations are amazing and if you have never tried them before, you may seriously want to consider checking into them.
Basically, affirmations are statements that a person repeats to their self. These statements will be related to whatever issue a person happens to be facing in life such as low self-esteem.
• Chakra balancing
Our chakras can be closely related to our self-esteem levels as well as many other important personality traits. This is something that many people are unaware of. In fact, many people are unaware of what chakras even are.
Basically, our chakras are energy centers that are responsible for providing us with certain things in life. However, in order for the chakra to work properly, it must be balanced. Luckily, balancing chakras is not an overcomplicated task, especially when you know effective ways to balance them.
If you are interested in balancing your chakras for the purpose of boosting self-esteem, I recommend you begin with the solar plexus chakra as this is the home of our confidence and self-esteem.
Low self-esteem isn’t something that has to rule your life, at least if you don’t let it. The sooner a person creates a good image of their self, the better.
Think about it, you may have already passed up on awesome opportunities and shut doors on yourself, especially if you have been suffering from low self-esteem for an extended period of time. I’m sure that you don’t want to pass up any more opportunities, right?
There is no reason to feel badly about yourself, ever! If there is a person in your life who tends to kick your self-esteem to the curb, ask yourself, what room do they have to judge you?
If it happens to be past mistakes that hold you back, let it go! We cannot change the past, the best we can do is shape the future.
You are a good person so you have no reason to believe you are not!