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In sociology and psychology, self-esteem reflects a person’s overall subjective emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. It is a judgment of oneself as well as an attitude toward the self. Self-esteem encompasses beliefs (for example, “I am competent”, “I am worthy”) and emotions such as triumph, despair, pride, and shame. Smith and Mackie (2007) defined it by saying “The self-concept is what we think about the self; self-esteem, is the positive or negative evaluations of the self, as in how we feel about it.”:107 Self-esteem is attractive as a social psychological construct because researchers have conceptualized it as an influential predictor of certain outcomes, such as academic achievement, happiness, satisfaction in marriage and relationships, and criminal behaviour. Self-esteem can apply specifically to a particular dimension (for example, “I believe I am a good writer and feel happy about that”) or a global extent (for example, “I believe I am a bad person, and feel bad about myself in general”). Psychologists usually regard self-esteem as an enduring personality characteristic (“trait” self-esteem), though normal, short-term variations (“state” self-esteem) also exist. Synonyms or near-synonyms of self-esteem include: self-worth, self-regard, self-respect, and self-integrity.
You must learn to love yourself. Did you realize that the key to successful relationships is to first love yourself? Lucille Ball even said this herself, “You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” In order to achieve anything in life, we have to know our goal, we have to know how to get there, and we have to know where to start. This is the foundation to achieving what we desire. This includes the mind, body and the soul. Health and Positive Vibes can help you clear limiting beliefs that may be holding back your positive self-esteem.
Ask yourself these questions for self-love for the body:
- Do I eat healthy foods?
- Am I drinking plenty of pure water throughout the day?
- Do I eat at regular times?
- Am I getting enough sleep every night?
- How well am I managing stress?
- Am I getting enough exercise daily?
- Do I have quiet time or take the time to meditate?
- Do I receive daily affection or hugs?
Ask yourself these questions for self-love for the mind:
- Do I nourish my mind with inspiring thoughts?
- How is my ability to remain grounded in the face of chaos?
- How am I able to handle fear and anxiety?
- Do I ask myself throughout the day how I am feeling emotionally right now?
- Do I learn new ideas and concepts?
- Am I growing spiritually?
- Am I comfortable with change?
- Do I take responsibility for what I am attracting into my life?
- How judgmental am I towards myself and others?
- Can I forgive easily?
Ask yourself these questions for self-love for the soul:
- Do I make time for creativity and play?
- Do I feel loved right now for who I am?
- Can I cry whenever and wherever I need to?
- Do I laugh often?
- Do I take the time to serve others?
- Are my spiritual practices a priority in my life?
- Am I able to ask for help when I need it?
If you have answered No to the even a few of these questions, let a life coach help you to believe in yourself. You are worth it! Call today 610-844-1811 to set up a free consultation.