Each chapter of our ebook 10 Key Steps to Building Self-Esteem in Difficult Times is one of 10 key points to building self-esteem, including taking care of the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of your life. If you follow these steps and really put them to work, you will discover an amazing transformation toward a life of self-esteem.
Some of our past experiences can be helpful in certain moments of our present or future life.
People with a strong self-esteem know that and use it for their development.
Our self-esteem gives us enough inner strength and conviction to know which part of our past we need to leave behind us and which parts should be retained.
Having preferences in life such as eating, sports or hobbies is deeply human.
There are as many preferences as there are people.
Some like football while others like baseball. This doesn’t mean that diehard football fans don’t give esteem toward baseball.
It just means they have preferences.
It might be hard to smile and to give esteem to other people when times are difficult.
It’s nevertheless worth giving esteem in difficult times as well as in good times.
It definitely helps the other people and ourselves.
Sometimes speaking about esteem includes also speaking about the opposite.
The opposite of esteem or with other words respect can be humiliation.
But much more often the opposite of esteem is simply experienced as “non-esteem”.
This means people doesn’t get esteem without being humiliated just by being ignored or disdained.
Our daily mood affects our judgment of ambiguous events. We experience this for example at our job. If we’re having a bad day and we’re presented with an ambiguous cue such as our boss calling us into his office, the first thing that goes through our head is what have I done wrong? We call this a negative cognitive bias. But on a good day we greet the same ambiguous event far more positively, we might look forward to a pay rise.
Experts from the Newcastle University’s School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development have shown for the first time that a pig’s mood can lead to similar reactions showing that pigs are capable of complex emotions which are directly influenced by their living conditions. Pigs living in an enriched environment (more space, freedom to roam and play) were optimistic toward an unknown noise. While pigs placed in a smaller, boring environment showed pessimistic reactions toward the same unknown noise.
We line ourselves up with our fellow men in order to receive love.
This is the reason why we assess our own intrinsic value according to how our fellow men value us.
When we are praised we feel good.
When we’re reproached our self-confidence decreases immediately and we feel bad.
The so called Valeria organ was built at the beginning of the 15th century and was extended in 1687. Around the middle of the 19th century it fell into oblivion.
The former curator of the basilica of Valeria, Maurice Wenger, revived the instrument in the first half of the 20th century bit by bit.
Think rather of what you have, than that what you lack.
Today we want to give esteem to World Habitat Day which is held on the first Monday of the month of October.
In recognition of World Habitat Day, Habitat for Humanity raises awareness of the need for improved shelter and highlight Habitat’s priorities: the worldwide connection between human health and housing, and, in the United States, neighborhood revitalization.
When we give esteem to the persons around us it helps them as well as ourselves. Giving esteem encourages us in our own self-esteem and good feelings.
When we are stereotyping others it has the same negative impact on us as it has on the persons being touched by it. The team of Michael Inzlicht, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Toronto found that stereotyping has a lasting negative impact on us.