Tag: Self-Esteem

10 Beliefs that will help you through life

1.I believe that people, strong and resilient though they may be, sometimes
require guidance

2.I believe that we, as social beings, require social relationships for our
well being. These relationships however, are a double-edged sword; they
are often the source of much of our heartache and struggle.

3.I believe that pain and tribulation is inevitable and necessary for growth.
However, I also believe that we have an innate and an enormous capacity
to heal and emerge even stronger from such experiences.

4.I believe that a low level of self-esteem is often at the heart of our
emotional struggle.

5.I believe that change is inevitable. It is a process and not

usually a quick fix. It requires time, effort, courage, awareness and openness.

6.I believe that unless we are in harmony with ourselves, we cannot be in
harmony with others.

7.I believe that people must be treated as a whole-and therefore, it is
critical to address issues of mind, body, spirit and environment.

8.I believe that a deeper understanding of oneself, a higher level of
awareness, and new ways to live more meaningful, happier lives are
possible through therapy.

9.I believe that a “victim mentality” is unhealthy, regardless of whether one
is a victim of trauma or unfortunate circumstances. This mentality leads to
blaming others, which does not help us to emotional well-being.

10.I believe that above all we all need to be heard, understood, accepted,
and validated.
Therapy can help us achieve this.

Personal Empowerment

Personal Empowerment: The Basics

Personal Empowerment is something that all of us chase, at least to some degree and to some extent. And yet, many people fail to understand what the concept really means. Many people chase personal empowerment from the outside. They read books, they attend classes, and they seek out people who make them feel better about themselves.

All of these activities are certainly positive and worthwhile—but maybe it’s time to start looking at what personal empowerment really means.

To truly find empowerment, you need to develop it within yourself. This, unfortunately, isn’t achieved in a monumental, profound moment of enlightenment or a miraculous healing event—but rather, is something that we live and demonstrate on a day-to-day basis. It’s a process that takes time, dedication, hard work, and devotion.

The biggest challenge that we all face, when it comes to finding our own sense of empowerment and self-worth, is that we’re usually habitual in our self-judgement and self-criticism. We reject ourselves out of habit, not because we have real, rational reasons to do so.

Please don’t misunderstand—self-doubt and self-criticism aren’t always so easily explained. Sometimes, these issues are very deep-seated and complicated. But in the words of the famous Sean Covey, “we become what we repeatedly do.”

If you make an effort to live an empowered life, and wake up every morning with a sense of intentionality and dedication concerning this goal, then you’ll find yourself much more likely to be successful.

The hard, cold truth is that self-empowerment really needs to be self-taught—and we can only teach it to ourselves by becoming what we wish to be. This means that you need to visualize the ‘you’ that you wish to be one day—and then create that person with your words and actions.

This doesn’t mean that you pretend to be something you’re not. It means that you habitually correct one negative behavior at a time, until the process becomes automatic. And when this happens, you’ll realize that the change wasn’t an act. It was real, genuine, and effective.

Six Practical Steps to Build Your Self-Esteem

  1. Stop putting yourself down to other people and yourself. You may want to keep a journal of how your negative self-talk is for one week. You may be surprised to notice you are not treating yourself in a loving manner. When you catch yourself doing this STOP and see a stop sign in your mind, the colors of the red background, the white letters and the shape of the sign. Say to yourself. “That is the old me, OMG, I used to be sooooo negative.” This is extremely helpful.
  2. Schedule pleasant events and activities. Meet up with a friend for lunch, a walk on the beach. Make art. Take a class you have been wanting to take. Plan a vacation. Do something FUN.
  3. Exercise daily. A walk around the block, go to the gym, play tennis whatever you enjoy. People who exercise a few times a week enjoy a greater sense of self-value. Your body was designed for movement. Find some physical activity that you enjoy and do it regularly.
  4. Get back in touch with your passion. get involved in creating your dream life. Our mind is always giving us new ideas. Listen and pay attention.
  5. We take care of what we love. Start treating yourself like someone you love.
  6. Be kind to yourself, you deserve it.

Good luck on your journey!

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