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Self Esteem Issues
Self Esteem Issues

In psychology, self-esteem reflects a person’s overall subjective emotional evaluation on his or her own worth. It is a judgment of oneself as well as an attitude toward the self. Self-esteem is subjective and made up of the thoughts, attitudes, and feelings about ourselves.

One of the most common features of low self-esteem is negative self-talk. These negative messages are rarely true, but the thought patterns may be so integrated into a person’s behavior that he or she does not recognize the frequency with which they occur. In my opinion, if a client learns to be non-judgmental, self-accepting and self-assertive, it will already make a huge difference in improvement of self-esteem.

My clients make it a daily practice to recognize and replace negative messages about themselves by:

• Being kind to oneself and others
• Accepting themselves
• Loving themselves
• Thinking positively about own self and daily experiences
• Being mindful

“There are three important things in life –
The first is to be kind
The second is to be kind
And the third is to be kind.”
—Henry James