What is self-esteem? There are a few different theories.
A woman at the Video Discussion the other night, said that when she feels her passion, her self-esteem goes up. I asked her if that was the only time her self-esteem was high. She couldn’t tell me.
Self-esteem is not one of those things that come and go with an accomplishment, a win, or with passion. Self-esteem is more of a foundation upon which we build our self-image and our confidence.
We may have more confidence in one thing more than another; i.e., relationships vs. business transactions. When one gets a rush of confidence, it can be like a sugar rush. Up and down. Up and down. Up and down. When we have a success, our confidence goes up, which may then increase our self-esteem, making the foundation stronger.
Self-esteem lasts all of the time, 24 hours a day. That would be my preferred definition, and it is not always easy to make the 24 hour self-esteem a reality. It takes work.
Let’s look at what self-esteem can be: (more…)
The health and vitality and the level of emotional reward felt from our relationships a lot of times can be based upon the level of esteem or respect a person has for themselves. A person’s self-esteem can affect not only the harmony or health of a relationship but also the types of people a person would choose to relate to.
Trusting your Instincts
The dynamic of person-to-person relationships often times is a result of instinctual reactions a person may have about someone, the level of trust in that instinctual reaction and the behavior that results from that reaction.
The factor of poor or low self-esteem can cause a person who has an instinct to stay away from certain types of people because of a felt sense of a potential imbalance in a relationship or not being able to meet the expectations of the other person to undercut their natural instincts and engage in a relationship that is based on catering to another person’s needs or desires in order to maintain a false sense of peace. (more…)
Everyday there are many tasks and responsibilities to accomplish. Usually, taking time during the day to eat healthy meals or get an amount of sleep that gives us the rest needed to engage the activities during the day with vitality, but all too often time needed to relax and rest gets doesn’t get the emphasis that it deserves.
Many illnesses arise from the effects of over-stressing the mind and body. These illness can by physically catastrophic or chronically draining in an emotional or mental sense, but either way the effects of these illnesses can be lessened by taking time to relax and rest at some point every day.
Techniques for relaxation include more formalized activities like (more…)