Category Archives: About Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is a Feeling

You can raise your self-esteem by changing your thoughts about yourself using affirmations and other brainwashing techniques. However, self-esteem is a feeling, not a thought, and it is eventually your feeling about yourself that needs to be changed. The way … Continue reading

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Being Without Doing

Most of us spend most of our time doing things. We make breakfast, we work, we keep the house tidy, we go shopping, we improve our homes, we travel, we develop ourselves. We are so used to doing that we … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence (EQ) – What is it and why do we need it?

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is about being aware of your emotions. If you have a high emotional intelligence you know what you are feeling from moment to moment, and in most cases you also know why you are feeling as you … Continue reading

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What is your body trying to tell you?

To raise your self-esteem you need to develop self-awareness. You can only do this if you learn to listen to your own body. Take a moment right now to listen to your body. What is it trying to tell you? … Continue reading

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Teaching Children about Self-Esteem Using the Simile of a “Self-Esteem Bank Account”

Stephen R. Covey, author of the best-seller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, writes in his books about the idea of an emotional bank account. The idea is that you have one emotional bank account with each other person … Continue reading

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7 Parenting Mistakes That Can Give Children Low Self-Esteem

The more parents love their children, the more likely it is that the children will develop high self-esteem. However, loving your children is not always enough. Some parents genuinely love their children but unknowingly make certain parenting mistakes that prevent … Continue reading

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Morality vs. Self-Esteem

   To raise your self-esteem you should always put yourself first. Is it ever morally wrong to do so? Can the struggle to keep your self-esteem high turn into selfishness? Some people misunderstand the concept of self-esteem and believe that … Continue reading

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Self-esteem and identity – Who do you want to be?

We all have an image of what a “good person” is like. But where do these images come from? Do we create our own role models or are they created for us? How does society shape the ideal that you’re … Continue reading

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Self-Esteem is a BASIC HUMAN NEED

Self-esteem is not just an extra bonus that can make our lives easier and more enjoyable. It is actually a basic human need. In other words, self-esteem is something that all humans need in order to function properly. We all … Continue reading

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