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The difference between self-esteem and self-compassion

Self-compassion Kristin NeffWell, the main question is: is there a difference at all between self-esteem and self-compassion. It depends on how we define the two.

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.

 

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Self-esteem vs. self-sabotage

self sabotage get out of your own waySelf-sabotage is one of the many ways that keeps us from having a healthy and strong self-esteem. What does self-sabotaging mean?

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.

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Self-esteem and music

Teaching Music to Children BielawskiMusic is one of the fundamental constants of society and has a universal effect on people.  From classical to rap, and everything in between, it’s a fact that music is important to humans.

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.

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Self-esteem and pets

Happy Play Between People and DogsIt 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.

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Fashion and self-esteem

Prendergast In touchAre 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.

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Self-esteem and self-dignity

Influential Habits for Mental Change and DignityWe can explain self-esteem as the feeling of dignity we have about ourselves.  Self-dignity is something we can’t get or lose through an outer force.  It’s at the untouchable core of our being.

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.

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Self-esteem in each cell of our body

Heston Unlimited SelfIn Wikipedia I read that self-esteem encompasses beliefs, emotions and behavior, it comprises our whole personality.

Self-esteem doesn’t depend on external actions or experiences.  Contrarily, it is the manner of handling external actions.  How you act, how you think, how you feel, every move of your personality is an expression of your self-esteem.

I like the picture of having self-esteem in each cell of our body. It makes self-esteem corporal and mental at the same time. With all our cells we live and express self-esteem. Everybody should have a highly developed self-esteem.

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Self-esteem consists of three elements

Schiraldi The Self-Esteem WorkbookSelf-esteem consists of three elements: unconditional love, unconditional worth and growth This means a deep, quiet inner security that is not easily shaken under duress or after a disappointing performance. Individuals with healthy self-esteem are humble and recognize all people’s worth, according to Glenn R. Schiraldi, Ph.D., author of The Self-Esteem Workbook.

His good news are that there are these successful strategies for strengthening self-esteem.

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Learn to tolerate your self-esteem

Brown Gifts of ImperfectionThis might sound a little out there “Learn to tolerate your self-esteem”, but it actually nails it.

Low self-esteem is usually due to a psychological attachment to being perceived in a negative light. By constantly seeing you in a negative light you learned a powerful lesson – that your existence is a negative.

The real problem though lies in the fact that as child you trusted the opinion of others and now you continue to trust the judgments of others. At this point, the black hole of negativity in your psyche is quite powerful and you may have a very difficult time shaking the emotional attachment to all the negativity.

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