HOW TO NURTURE SELF- ESTEEM
To have genuine self-esteem: having the knowledge, awareness and appreciation of my uniqueness, beauty, and value. Some tips to nurture slef-esteem:
Know your real nature. Know, respect and love yourself.
I am originally and innately good
Love, peace, happiness, purity and truth are my original virtues
Remember: Past is past
Never mind whatever history you have or dark secrets you keep, always remember your original nature
Don’t hang on to your false identities.
Don’t hide your weaknesses.
Don’t attach yourself to anything that is temporary in the world. (e.g. possessions, prestige, people)
Don’t compare yourself with anyone.
Each one has a unique role to play in this drama of life.
Love begets love. Respect begets respect.
All good actions return to me
In a state of love, only love comes back to me.
You are the creator of your own thoughts!
It is always our choice: whether we get on with our lives & live in the now, or whether we chain ourselves to the grudges & guilt of the past.
Do everything in moderation.
Have a healthy and balance lifestyle.
Be a cheerful giver. Share blessings and receive more blessings.
Devote personal time for self care. (meditate)
Think positive. React positively.
Nurture and cultivate productive relationships as they serve as buffers in times of need.
Past is past. Take the learnings and not the sorrow.
Check and change.
Reappraise- Become aware of what triggers your anger
Relax- Breathing (count to ten….), positive self talk… “relax take it easy”
Respond Assertively- Don’t suppress but express in a non aggressive ways
Communicate Better- Listen carefully and take your time before answering; don’t blame
Change Your Environment- Take a break, go for a walk
Use Humor- Learn how to laugh at yourself and see humor in situations
Relinquish Your Anger- Most difficult of all… Let it go
Interrupt the cycle of negativity
Reframe your memories; perspective
Reconsider how you feel about past events…learn
Insert new information and new thoughts into your consciousness during the time that it is receptive.
Value yourself from inside out, not outside in.