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6 Tips on How to Improve your Self-Esteem

Post by Glimmer on Thu May 26, 2016 5:31 pm

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/10/30/6-tips-to-improve-your-self-esteem/

Nothing can kill our self-esteem more than setting unrealistic expectations. I remember when I was in my 20s, I had thought, “I need to be a millionaire by the time I’m 30 or I’m going to be a failure.” (Don’t even get me started about how many things are wrong with that statement.) Needless to say, 30 came and I was nowhere close to being a millionaire. I was more in debt than ever, and owning a home was still a distant dream. My expectation was unrealistic, and my self-esteem took a blow when I turned 30 and saw how far away such a goal was.

Sometimes our expectations are so much smaller, but still unrealistic. For instance, “I wish my mom (or dad) would stop criticizing me.” Guess what? They never will! But that’s no reason to let their criticism affect your own view of yourself, or your own self-worth. Check your expectations if they keep disappointing you. Your self-esteem will thank you.

This may also help you to stop the cycle of negative thinking about yourself that reinforce our negative self-esteem. When we make set realistic expectations in our life, we can stop berating ourselves for not meeting some idealistic goal.
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Re: 6 Tips on How to Improve your Self-Esteem

Post by Night Eyes on Mon May 30, 2016 2:26 pm

Hmmm i can relate to that quote, i always thought i'd be totally together, financially secure and married by my age.... i'm none of these things haha infact i'm probably where i felt i should have been in my early 20's.

It can be so hard to not let it get to you, and to not feel like a failure, i do get some really down days about my situation but then i always remind myself, its an Ideal society wants me to live up to, i've been taught that i have to do these things and in a certain order to feel like i've accomplished something, when the reality is, i've brought up 3 wonderful children, studied, had some great and not so great relationships... and i've had life experiences, just not all of the ones society expects from me.
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