Self Esteem 2
esteem does not mean seeing yourself as
the greatest person in the world. It's
not the same as being conceited. Healthy
self esteem means liking yourself, for
the most part, as you are. You can have
OK self esteem and still have occasional
bouts of self doubt. How you feel about
yourself depends on who you compare
yourself with. Healthy self esteem means
thinking as highly of yourself as you
think of your peers. Excessive self
esteem = being over confident or
complacent. OK self esteem is compatible
with humility. Humility is not the same
as self-effacement. The right balance
should place you mid-way between
grandiosity and self-effacement.
To maintain healthy self esteem:
- Forgive yourself for your mistakes.
- Celebrate your strengths and
- We are so used to negative feedback
that we are more aware of our
- Set achievable targets and get
- Change the way you talk to yourself
- stop putting yourself down.
- Be sure that you are not judging
yourself against unreasonable
- Beating yourself for your
weaknesses is self-defeating.
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