Self Respect.

Posted in: Blog, Independence

The things we say to ourselves can have a huge effect on how we perceive ourselves. Whenever we think negative thoughts like; “I’m a loser” or “I’m not good at this” it changes our self-esteem and we slowly start to believe what we are telling ourselves. When things don’t go to plan, its good to try and change the ways in which we give ourselves feedback. Instead, we could try saying; “Next time I will win” or “I’m going to get better with practice”. Every time we complete a task, not matter how big or small, our self-esteem is rewarded. Whenever we go shopping, catch the bus, draw, read or cook a meal we are completing tasks and contributing to how we feel about ourselves. Remember, sometimes these tasks don’t always go to plan but it’s important to remain positive and optimistic about the situation, knowing that next time we will be better and more prepared.

People with good self-esteem:

  • feel liked and accepted
  • are proud of what they do
  • believe in themselves

People with low self-esteem:

  • feel bad about themselves
  • are hard on themselves
  • think they are not good enough

If you have low self-esteem, it’s never too late to feel better about yourself. Spend time with people who make you feel good and treat you well, say helpful things to yourself, accept what’s not perfect, help others, focus on the things that work well and the things you are good at and set yourself achievable goals.

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