Here are my objectives on this specific share to help you:
- Understand what is Self Esteem.
- Make the difference on its process and self-care
- Uncover the 3 simple steps to build it daily.
Building your self-esteem equal loving yourself daily.
It’s a learning experience no matter what experiences you had in life. And you start by recognizing that self-esteem/self-love/self-worth—is a seed that grows if you water it. In fact, you grow it by recognizing that you deserve to be loved and start loving yourself first, so others will mirror it to you; also by being true to yourselves.
Which is really a challenge because when you’ve been hurt in the past, sometimes we hide parts of ourselves/as to protect ourselves from being hurt again. But loving yourself practice help develop trust, which bring you closer to being true to yourselves.
If you are finding that you’re saying/doing things just to appease others, then you’re denying yourself happiness. Or may be is finding that you’re unsure of yourself, second-guessing your decisions, or making them based on others around you? This is happening because you’re willing to trust others, but not yourselves? Knowing that you are unique and exceptional help you rise above all these petty ways of seeing yourself.
Here are some benefits of Being True to Yourself:
First of all, there is no wrong or right way to build self-esteem. Your inner compass is there to guide you. You just need to trust it and love yourself & always be true to the best version of yourself. This is a constant daily decision. And you’re not a failure because you’ve made a mistake.
Life is a learning experience. Sometimes we make decisions true to us, and sometimes we don’t. It’s OK because we learn from those situation; it’s important to release them and move on, allowing yourself to let go of negative self-talk and love yourself. Doing this leads to powerful shifts inside of you, such as:
- Compassion: loving yourself in any situation, help learn to be the best version of yourselves, more compassionate towards yourselves, stop judging yourselves based on past decisions or actions. Being compassionate with ourselves/others, ease our adapting to changes in our life and to bounce back from hardship faster.
- Bravery: Being your true self makes you courageous and strong. When challenges or anxieties mount, you might feel the pressure, but you face them with grace, because you’ve learned that you can count on yourself—to do your best, whether you fail or succeed!
- Comfort: expressing your true self, help become comfortable in your skin and a weight is lifted off our shoulders. Self-berating diminishes, and with time, we’re less worried about the future. We are comfortable in the present, and we no longer carry the past around.
- Positivity: practice trusting your inner voice that your relationships with others will change. You’ll start surrounding yourself with people who help you or encourage you to be yourself. You will not spend so much time around people who drain your energy, and you’ll gravitate towards others who inspire the best in you.
- We Get Our Needs Met: We live a happy, fulfilling life. We get our needs met because we trust what we’re doing each day in each moment. We know that we deserve to be happy, and the belief in the value of pursuing our dreams.
Here are the 3 Habits for Building Self-Esteem:
There are many ways to build self-esteem on your journey – But here are 3 of my favorite daily tools for loving myself:
- Keeping a journal:
Writing down your experiences, how you felt about them and whether you felt you dealt with it in way that aligned with your inner voice. If you felt upset toward someone, did you confront them or hide it? The more you write down and notice when you’re doing what’s best for you, the more you get close to expressing your true being more often.
2. Practice Meditation
- There is no better way than to relax, breathe and rest your thoughts. This is a great time to practice affirmations and reflect on what you want for your life.
- Build a habit of meditating. Self-esteem becomes a habit when you practice loving yourself every day.
- No person, place, or thing has any power over you unless you give it, because you are the only thinker in your mind, knowing that you have immense freedom in that you can choose what to think free you immensely and that is where laid your power anyway; in pivoting and finding clarity to bounce back stronger than before so you can continue your expansion.
- Practice Mirror Work.
- Looking into your eyes and expressing your true feelings is a great way to discover your underlying fears and finally face them with compassion.
- It’s necessary to resolve to release old judgments and love yourself unconditionally.
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Love and blessing to you, Cecile…