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Accepting Responsibility for Your Self-Esteem

Accepting Responsibility for Your Self-Esteem

Accepting responsibility for your self-esteem is crucial for overcoming low self-esteem. That means taking ownership and being accountable for your own life. If you don’t take responsibility, you’re disempowering yourself. You may be self-sabotaging your self-esteem by your words, thoughts and actions that effectively shift the responsibility elsewhere. You may not even realise it. However, you have the power to change that. Accepting responsibility for your self-esteem is the key to moving forwards with your life.

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Why Your Self-Esteem Isn’t Improving

Do you wonder why your self-esteem is still low? You’ve been doing work to increase confidence but it still feels like you are stuck? There are a few reasons why you are having trouble improving your self-esteem.

Why Your Self-Esteem Isn’t Improving

There are many articles, books, and resources on improving self-esteem and confidence. The problem for many people out there, is that these tips just don’t stick. There is something deeper or something in their lives right now that is keeping them from adopting these tools. You may have been working diligently on your self-esteem but are finding that you still feel pretty down in the dumps. Maybe you were feeling confident but recently you’ve been more critical or unhappy with who you are. There are some surprising reasons why you are having trouble developing self-esteem.

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What Can You Do To Improve Your Self-Esteem?

What can you do about your self-esteem? More than you may think. Emily Roberts provides you with an effective exercise to help you get active on your self-esteem goals.

What Can You Do To Improve Your Self-Esteem?

To improve your self-esteem, first you must understand your self-esteem is greatly influenced by two things, your thoughts and actions. Neither one, alone, is sufficient. Movement towards a goal or way of thinking is done through actions; not just physical actions, such as working out, but you need to take a mental step in the right direction.

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5 Steps To Building Self-Esteem

Therapist, Emily Roberts will teach you how to build self-esteem and confidence with five simple steps.

5 Steps To Building Self-Esteem

One of the misconceptions about building self-esteem is that it can be achieved by outside influences. Many times, we hear that if one “wears the right clothes”, “has better posture” or “updates their look,” it will increase your self-esteem. Although these changes may have the power to boost your mood, they are not long-term solutions. A safety pin can temporarily hide a hole in your favorite sweater, but you need to thread a needle and sew it up in order to fix it for the long haul. The same is true for building self-esteem; outside features can help you hold it together but will not build a solid foundation for life.

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What is “Healthy” Self-Esteem?

Defining healthy self-esteem and simple tools to achieve healthy self-esteem.

What is “Healthy” Self-Esteem?

When I picture someone who defines “healthy self-esteem,” this is a person who accepts that life isn’t perfect and rolls with the punches. Someone who is comfortable with who they are and can get through things that don’t turn out the way they expected. For example, someone who is late due to the subway having issues. Rather than going into a cycle of self-blame and fear about what their boss thinks, they accept it, knowing they got there on time and did the best they could. I think that is the short-term version of healthy self-esteem; someone who truly believes they are doing the best they can.

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Depression and Building Self-Esteem: The Power of Awareness

This weeks vlog gives insight into the role that self-esteem plays in depression and how becoming aware of your depressive symptoms can help you build your self-esteem for life.

Depression and Building Self-Esteem: The Power of Awareness

Many readers ask me how self-esteem can be improved if they suffer from depression or have in the past. Frustrated and confused,  they have tried to increase their sense of self and fell short due to underlying symptoms of depression.

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and in the following vlog, I talk about how depression and low self-esteem are related, but also can stand alone.

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Choosing Happiness

Learn how to choose to live a happier lifestyle that increases your confidence and healthy with 6 simple steps that you can practice now.

Choosing Happiness

For years, research has suggested that the happier and less stressed we are, the less likely we are to get sick, develop long-term health issues and lead more fulfilled lives. The more pessimistic, stressed out, and lacking in self-confidence we are, the more health hazards come our way. From stroke, heart attacks, depression, even cancer, many studies suggest that a happier life leads to lower risks for developing such health problems.

It can be habitual for some to look at the glass half empty, going through each day as if it is a burden, and consequently impacting their relationships with others and themselves. A lack of self-confidence leads to low self–esteem, fear of failure, negative expectations, self doubt, and unhappiness.

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My Path to Positive Thinking

Learning to think positively can be a difficult task, and hinder growth and self-esteem. Our author talks about how to overcome negative thought patterns and embark on a path to positive thinking.

My Path to Positive Thinking

It usually takes a journey for positive thinking to consistently become a part of your life.

My Positive Thinking Journey

For many years, I pretended to be happy. I read all the books, consulted with many professionals and had the blueprint for a positive, happy persona. On the outside, I appeared to be happy and confident, and on many occasions I was. Yet these feelings were fleeting. They were based on how I was feeling with others or in what I doing at the moment. However, the conversation I was having with myself was not constructive. It did not build my self-esteem.

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Mental Health Awareness: How Early Experiences Shape Self-Esteem

How self-esteem affects mental health conditions in adulthood and why developing healthy self-esteem is important in combating mental health conditions.

Mental Health Awareness: How Early Experiences Shape Self-Esteem

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, I am vlogging on the topic of self-esteem and how early experiences affect the self-esteem we have today.

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Speaking Up Will Increase Your Self-Esteem

Do you assert yourself? Is your self-esteem suffering due to the inability to communicate you needs? Discover new assertiveness techniques that can help increase your self-esteem and confidence.

Speaking Up Will Increase Your Self-Esteem

Speaking up and the ability to act assertively is a common challenge for anyone struggling with self-esteem. Assertiveness is expressing ones needs and desires in an effective and respectable manner. When we avoid speaking up and expressing how we feel or what we need, we are sabotaging our self-esteem and allowing negative feelings to build up internally.

The way we communicate with others is a direct reflection of how we feel about ourselves. When you don’t speak up for yourself, it gives others the impression that you have little self-respect. The same is true when you express yourself in a flippant or aggressive manner, people stop listening  and lose respect. However, when feelings are effectively communicated, others hear you. This creates healthy relationships and increases confidence to manage feelings, thus building self-esteem.

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