SELF ESTEEM - Importance and Ways to Boost it

IS IT SO? THEN READ THIS ARTICLE THAT GIVES   YOU CONFIDENCE........ 

What Is Self-Esteem?

          To understand self-esteem, it helps to break the term into two words. Let's take a look at the word esteem (say: ess-teem) first. Esteem is a fancy word for thinking that someone or something is important or valuing that person or thing. 


         And self means, well, yourself! So put the two words together and it's easier to see what self-esteem is. It's how much you value yourself and how important you think you are. It's how you see yourself and how you feel about your achievements.

         Self-esteem isn't bragging about how great you are. It's more like quietly knowing that you're worth a lot (priceless, in fact!). It's not about thinking you're perfect — because nobody is — but knowing that you're worthy of being loved and accepted.

Why Self-Esteem Is Important

       It gives you the courage to try new things and the power to believe in yourself. It lets you respect yourself, even when you make mistakes. And when you respect yourself, adults and other kids usually respect you, too.

         Having good self-esteem is also the ticket to making good choices about your mind and body. If you think you're important, you'll be less likely to follow the crowd if your friends are doing something dumb or dangerous. If you have good self-esteem, you know that you're smart enough to make your own decisions. You value your safety, your feelings, your health — your whole self! Good self-esteem helps you know that every part of you is worth caring for and protecting.

Boosting Your Self-Esteem

            Of course it's OK to have ups and downs in your feelings, but having low self-esteem isn't OK. Feeling like you're not important can make you sad and can keep you from trying new things. It can keep you from making friends or hurt how you do at school.Here are some easy ways to boost your self esteem........

Make a list of the stuff you're good at.


  • Give yourself three compliments every day. Don't just say, "I'm so great." Be specific about something good about yourself, like, "I was a good friend to Jill today" or "I did better on that test than I thought I would." While you're at it, before you go to bed every night, list three things in your day that really made you happy.



  • Remember that your body is your own, no matter what shape, size, or color it is. If you are worried about your weight or size, you can check with your doctor to make sure that things are OK. Remind yourself of things about your body that are cool, like, "My legs are strong and I can skate really well."



  • Remember that there are things about yourself you can't change. You should accept and love these things — such as skin color and shoe size — because they are part of you.



  • When you hear negative comments in your head, tell yourself to stop. When you do this, you take the power away from the voice inside that discourages you.



  • By focusing on the good things you do and all your great qualities, you learn to love and accept yourself — the main ingredients for strong self-esteem! Even if you've got room for improvement (and who doesn't?), realizing that you're valuable and important helps your self-esteem to shine.


  • 4 comments:

    1. Thanks a lot Karthiga... For sharing this article... I needed something like this :)

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    2. whenever i feel heart down...or perhaps angry i feel like breaking my head...now i got a solution from u.......thank u dear...thanks for boosting me up :D

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    3. It is good that you have brought a wonderful article. Low self esteem arises because of our constant comparison with others. One should understand that there are no unfits, but there are only misfits. God never creates human beings as a carbon copy. Each human being is unique in his/her own way. The moment one stop attempting to imitate others ,the self esteem will improve.

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    4. Nice points Karthi It will be quite useful ...

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