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.
It’s no doubt that without trust in other people we wouldn’t be able to live a normal life. We have to trust while we drive that the other drivers are driving as cautiously as we are. Even more important is our trust in the people who share our lives.
Change is the only constant in life. Knowing this life wisdom we can be accepting and even happy toward each change we undertake in our life. It’s the subtle changes we make in our life, rather than the big changes that I’m referring to.
What does change mean to you? Through change we develop understanding of ourselves by going through various life moments. We learn from our mistakes and we address them as we see fit.
Self-esteem is the way we feel about ourselves. Do you feel generally good about yourself, then your self-esteem is considered to be high. Self-compassion on the other hand is about how kind we treat ourselves.
We sabotage ourselves when we procrastinate for example. We get in our own way – sometimes more and sometimes less subtle. We also could call it our inner critical voice that keeps us from having a good self-esteem.
Have you considered that music can have a very strong boosting effect on our self-esteem? Playing an instrument, singing or just listening to music can create this positive effect.
It may sound odd to connect self-esteem with pets. But let’s take a closer look at the effect pets have on us. Pets make us feel good, no doubt about that. But where is the connection to our self-esteem? There are two points that bring self-esteem and pets together.
There are numerous studies proving that healing of illnesses increases when pets are around patients. It’s also known that only stroking the silky fur of a cat or bunny can lower our blood pressure.
Are you thinking about the summer fashions you want to buy when money is an issue? Each season new fashion trends are rolled out to meet our presumed need of change and a new look. If you look closely fashion trends are speaking to you about our economic situation, they show the society’s beauty dictate.
I want to suggest to you something which isn’t new or sensational but effective and very calming.
Trust yourself, trust your self-esteem and even your loved ones. You don’t need to be caught up in one-season trends because you’ll radiate self-sureness and happiness with your clothes.
Self-dignity has to do with our being unique. We can’t compare ourselves to others because there is nobody else like us. When we say this we don’t mean it in a selfish and competitive way. When we acknowledge our being unique we also acknowledge the uniqueness of everybody else.
When I started loving myself!
Charlie Chaplin wrote a poem on his 70th birthday on April 16, 1959. It’s a great text about finding himself and growing his self-esteem. I love to share with you his wise words. Here they are: