What Is Self-Esteem?
Self-esteem defines as your overall sense of self-worth. Self-esteem includes: how much you appreciate yourself, how much you like yourself, and what are your beliefs about yourself.
Why Self-Esteem Is Important
Self-esteem can play a significant role in your motivation and success throughout your life. Signs of low self-esteem might be: negative evaluation about your actions and your future, believe that others are better than you, focus on your weaknesses, intense fear of failure, struggle with confidence. Low self-esteem may hold you back from succeeding at school, work or relationship because you don’t believe yourself to be capable of success.
By contrast, signs of healthy self-esteem might be: positive evaluation of your actions and your future, avoid dwelling negative experiences, express your feelings and needs, and acknowledge your strengths and weaknesses.
Healthy self-esteem can help you achieve your goals because you can acknowledge your strengths and weaknesses and still feel you are a worthy human being.
Factors That Influence Self-Esteem
Many external or internal factors can influence self-esteem like, issues in school, at work, changes in life span, your thoughts process, any potential illnesses, disabilities, or physical limitations. Additionally, genetic factors that help shape a person’s personality can play a role. However, it is often our life experiences that form the basis for overall self-esteem.
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- Identify and acknowledge your thoughts and feelings
- Recognize that mistakes can happen
- Be more compassionate with yourself
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