Something I came across today, that I thought was extremely useful and I wanted to share this with my readers.
Here is a brief recap for those who are just now reading about our recent self-esteem discussion. Self-esteem is our opinion of who we are as a person. It is not based upon fact. Instead it is based upon who we think we should be…our idea of the ideal person. When we feel that we are not meeting this standard, we run the risk of developing low self-esteem.
The thoughts we have about ourselves fluctuate throughout the day, depending on what is happening around us. It is when our negative self-regard becomes fixed, and mostly negative, that we develop low self-esteem. Abuse, being bullied, a failed relationship, an extended illness or accident are several examples which can lead to someone having low self-esteem. Experiences later in life can also contribute to low self-esteem, such as a bad job experience, a failed marriage, or financial problems, for example.
Fortunately, we can…
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