Self-esteem is what you think about yourself. It is your opinion of yourself.
Your level of self-esteem reflects how much you love, value, and believe in yourself.
In my experience, healthy self-esteem means that you like yourself, flaws, and all. You encourage yourself, your self-talk is positive, and you believe in your decisions and choices. You treat yourself like you would treat your best friend, and you sure as hell have your own back. You are not overly concerned about other people’s opinions of you, and you know that your own validation is what matters most. Because truly, other people can think the world of you, and tell you so, but unless you believe in yourself, you will always feel insecure under the surface. And worst of all, if you depend on other people’s validation, and those people decide to take their validation away, you will be left feeling worthless. Don’t let anyone ever have that power over you.
In the words of Steve Maraboli-
“I appreciate people’s opinions, but I am not attached to them. I learned a long time ago that if I give them the power to feed me, I also give them the power to starve me.” ~ Steve Maraboli
Believe in yourself. Take your power back.
Your affirmation today is: ‘I love, approve, and believe in myself.’ (Say it three times and feel it)
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Why express gratitude? How can a gratitude practice change your life?
A daily gratitude practice can help to keep our minds in balance by reminding us to notice and appreciate all of the good things that are occurring in our lives and is especially helpful when we are going through tough times. A gratitude practice is not about toxic positivity and ignoring that we may be going through challenging events that really suck, it’s about seeing the positives and light in dark times, all of which help us to make it through and to keep going. For example – who’s helping us, who’s hugged us, who’s supported us, who made us feel loved, who messaged us? Which are all examples of love and support that we should appreciate and feel grateful for in good times and in bad times.
Regularly expressing gratitude trains our minds to see the positive side of life, and to focus on the good things that are occurring for us that we may have otherwise overlooked. A gratitude practice can help you to develop a new and positive perspective about your life, which in turn can increase your happiness, motivation, resolve, and change your life for the better. As a breast cancer and natural disaster survivor, I know that there is always, always, always something to be grateful for, and a gratitude practice helped me to get through my worst days, even if all I wrote down for one day was a hug from my little girl (daughter).
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