Deflect Negative Emotions to Bolster Self-Esteem

Deflect Negative Emotions to Bolster Self-Esteem Your self-esteem begins to develop in early childhood, through seeking the approval of your parents and feeling bad about yourself when they disapprove of what you’ve done. This pattern can continue into adulthood, when you take any negative comments that you hear as though they were directed at you. You then take ownership of …

Self-Care Leads to Self-Worth

Self-Care Leads to Self-Worth The dictionary defines self-worth as: “the sense of one’s own value or worth as a person.” Self-worth is a feeling that comes from within. You can’t get it by having a sporty car, a high-paying job, or a fancy house. It comes from feeling good about yourself, just as you are. If you aren’t feeling good …

Stress Can Be Good for You

Stress Can Be Good for You Stress has a major influence over the body’s fight-or-flight response, which is meant to be protective, not harmful. Therefore, when stress helps you make a difficult decision, and it is the right one, it is having a positive influence on you, and reinforcing your good feelings about yourself. It is when stress makes you …

Self-Reliance Isn’t Selfishness

Self-Reliance Isn’t Selfishness Self-reliance and selfishness are vastly different from one another. To be self-reliant is to take responsibility for one’s own existence, to learn how to do things without relying on others. Being selfish is just the opposite. A selfish person will take what they need from life, asserting that their needs trump those of others. Instead of even …

Egocentric Thinking

Egocentric Thinking Egocentric-thinking people are self-centered and consider only their own interests. Many people don’t even recognize this trait in themselves and are unaware that they think this way. Despite having these traits, many people go on to become successful in business, with careers as politicians, lawyers or business executives. Jean Piaget, who studied childhood development, believed that egocentrism was …

Self-Love and Self-Responsibility

Self-Love and Self-Responsibility Self-love is about learning to love yourself for who you are by maintaining a healthy level of positive self-esteem. It allows you to have empathy for others. Self-responsibility means that you must rely only on yourself to achieve self-love by valuing yourself. Only when you possess the self-confidence to value yourself, without relying on others for validation, …