Affirmations And Self Esteem
Positive Self Esteem
Positive self-esteem is very important for our general health and wellness.
Poor or low self-esteem on the other hand can be quite detrimental to our well-being and even our very existence.
Negative self-esteem can create anxiety, stress, loneliness, depression, problems with relationships, seriously impair academic and job performance and also can generate an increased vulnerability to drug and alcohol abuse and dependency.
On the other hand, a person with positive self-esteem tends to be more motivated in taking on and creating a life that he loves, living it powerfully and in this process be authentically related to others in his community.
Having positive self-esteem appears to be necessary for having a happy and healthy existence regardless of who we are or what profession we are taking on in life.
What Is Self Esteem
For every feeling or emotion that we have, either positive or negative, there is a corresponding thought that we have about ourselves that generates the experience of self-esteem.
Self-esteem is really about our thinking, and more specifically about the thoughts that we develop or create about ourselves.
We also tend to think of our self-esteem as being something that is shaped by the events that take place in our life.
We tend to think that the cause of how we think about ourselves and who we think we are (self-esteem), is due to circumstances, situations, people, places and things.
We do not tend to think that our self-esteem is something we create.
As meaning making machines we give meaning to everything in our life including and most importantly to ourselves.
While events do happen, it is not the events that are important but rather the meaning that we give them.
Given the fact that our thoughts determine our feelings and emotions and we are truly responsible for their creation, it also follows that it is within our capability to change or transform them and thereby our self esteem.
When we realize we are the real authors of our self image and self esteem, we will stop blaming something or somebody else and take responsibility for our own lives.