SOULF (Self) Esteem Awareness:


Hi Readers

Today I am going to blog some awareness around ''Self-esteem''. I thought this blog may spray some inspiration, awareness and empowerment for those they may need it. Please read on if you feel this is for you.

For those that aren't aware of this; Self-esteem is your opinion of yourself. People with a strong and healthy self-esteem love themselves and value their achievements.

It is quite normal to lack confidence occasionally. Unfortunately people with low self-esteem feel unhappy or unsatisfied with themselves most of the time. This can be managed better, but it takes some close attention and daily practice/training to boost low self-esteem.

low self-esteem Awareness:

A person with low self-esteem (typically):

  • Can be extremely critical of themselves.

  • Ignores their positive qualities.

  • Judges themselves to be inferior to their peers.

  • Uses negative words to put themselves down (stupid, fat, ugly, not good enough).

  • Alot of self-talk around blame and failure.

  • Doesn’t believe a person who compliments them.

The root of low self-esteem:

Some of the many causes of low self-esteem may include:

  • Extremely critical environment growing up from friends, parents, teachers, etc.

  • Poor academic/sporting performance in school/sport resulting in a lack of confidence.

  • Stressful life events such as relationship breakdowns.

  • lack of love from a partner, parent, eg; abusive or neglect relationship.

  • Ongoing medical problem such as chronic pain, serious illness or physical disability.

  • Mental illness such as anxiety or depression.

SFTM Self-esteem building/training:

Self-esteem is strongly related to how you view and react to the things that happen in your life. Check out some SFTM training/building suggestions for building up your self-esteem:

  • Positive Self Talk & Empowerment – treat yourself as you would with your best friend or gym partner. Be supportive, kind and understanding; Don’t put to much pressure on yourself when you make a mistake and fail at something.

  • Man Up and Challenge negative self-talk – every time you find yourself criticizing and putting yourself down, stop and take a minute to breathe and think things through. You’ll realise that most of your negative self-talk is unfounded or is an over-reaction.

  • You Vs YOURSELF; Don’t compare yourself to others – recognise that everyone is different and that everybody has their own strength & weaknesses. Make an effort to accept everything about yourself.

  • Acknowledge the positive (Focus all your ENERGY on the positive) – Don’t brush off compliments or dismiss your achievements as ‘it was luck’, and NEVER ignore your positive traits and strengths.

  • Forget the past (Move On and BEAT THE BS) – concentrate on living in the here-and-now; don't keep reflecting on the disappointments and pain.

  • Tell yourself a positive message everyday (Read Inspiring books or quotes) – feed your mind and spirit wisdom and positive power.

  • Stop worrying and over thinking shit – ‘worrying’ is a massive barrier to your future. Accept that you can’t see or change the future and try to keep your thoughts in the here-and-now.

  • Have fun and enjoy the journey – do more of the things you love and enjoy.

  • You have to Exercise – Get out, sweat and breathe more (walk, run, meditate, lift heavy shit; do anything that is going to keep you active)

  • Practise the above SFTM training suggestions every day – it is going to take effort and a NO EXCUSES attitude to replace the negative thoughts and behaviours with stronger, happier and healthier versions. Remember, like all things - Give yourself time to establish the new habits. Keep a diary or journal to watch your progress.

Reminder:

  • Self-esteem is your opinion of yourself.

  • Everyone lacks confidence occasionally but people with low self-esteem are unhappy or unsatisfied with themselves most of the time.

  • It takes attention and daily practice to boost a low self-esteem.

Note: Always see your doctor for more information, advice and referral if you’re having trouble improving your self-esteem or if low self-esteem is causing problems such as depression, etc.

I hope you have find this latest SFTM blog useful.

'GET STRONG AND BEAT THE BS'

Regards

J


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