I'm learning more about low self esteem right now, and in particular what I'm wondering about is Ways people can improve on their low self esteem? As i was reading in my Google Reader, this blog post caught my attention because it is very intriguing and useful to those who have a low self esteem. What i have read is 12 steps for overcoming low self esteem, and yes at first the title did catch my eye, then i read the different steps that, to me, are very helpful.
The quote steps that i chose here is basically saying:
8. Respect Your Emotions
Acknowledge how you feel and allow yourself to feel it. Never suppress your feelings, but allow them release through expression. If you keep your feelings bottled up they will not disappear but build up until they have to be let out, and this can end up in anger, violence or even a nervous breakdown.
9. Respect Your Mind
Your mind is far more powerful than we ever give it credit for. Keep it full of positive thoughts and focus on solutions rather than problems. Learn as much as you can about yourself, other people and the world for knowledge is power, and you can use it to achieve whatever you want.
10. Respect Your Opinion
Never think that your own opinion is less valuable than anyone else's. Everyone has a right to an opinion, and you are no different. Be aware of your own opinions and respect yourself for having them. Remember to respect other people's opinions too.
11. Respect Your Skills
We all have a unique set of skills. You have your own set that is completely different to anyone else's. Be proud of the skills that you have and improve on them and use them. Do not hide them away or de-value them. Your skills have developed out of your own unique experiences and education and no-one else has that special combination.
12. Know Your Purpose
Every single person on this planet was born with a special purpose. Understand who you are, what your passions are and use and work on them. Never suppress the things you love. When you work with them, you will be moving towards your life purpose and when you have discovered that you can lead a complete and satisfied life.
Overcoming low self esteem is the first step in earning self respect and the respect of others. You cannot gain respect from others without achieving self respect first. Follow these 12 steps to boost self esteem and you will find your life will change for the better.
I completely and utterly understand as well as ponder over how much these steps may help those specific people that have a low self esteem.