Self-esteem is an important concept for anyone who is struggling with self-worth, or with finding what he or she is good at.
For many of us, self-confidence is something we feel is our default setting, which is usually to be assertive, and we try to push ourselves to the limit and become that person.
If we fail to do this, then we have a sense of being unlovable, a sense that we are not valued or appreciated.
As a result, we feel inadequate, we have low self-acceptance and feel insecure about ourselves.
So what is the ideal balance between self-assurance and self-love?
According to psychologist Mary Jo Peacock, a psychologist at University of Connecticut, self confidence is the ability to accept yourself for who you are.
This is something that can come from a range of different sources.
For instance, if we have the right self-talk, like “I am fine” or “I love myself,” we can be confident that we will get through any challenges that come our way.
And if we are open and honest about what we are struggling with, it can help us develop self-compassion.
And finally, if self-image is a big part of our identity, it is important to have positive self-views.
And the good news is that we can develop positive self images ourselves through self-help.
There is an excellent article in Psychology Today about how to get your self-images to match with your personality, and this is the key to getting your self esteem back.
But it’s important to remember that you can’t just put your self image to work.
To actually be happy, you have to accept that you are not perfect, that you might not be perfect in everything, that your needs might be different, that there is more to you than meets the eye.
So the next time you are struggling, or when you feel self-doubt, remember that the answer is not to become a perfectionist, or to be self-critical.
That is not how to be happy.
The only way to be able to live your life with self esteem is to give yourself permission to be who you want to be.