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How to Build Self-Esteem
In keeping with the theme of Adventurous Single Living, I’ve decided to address something that many of us are dealing with – self-esteem. What exactly is self-esteem? The dictionary defines it as, “confidence in one’s own worth or abilities” If you are a divorced, single-mom, your self-esteem may have suffered a major blow.
That doesn’t mean it has to stay that way. How will you live a life of adventure if you don’t have any confidence or value in your own being? I will teach you how to build self-esteem because I’ve been there and done that.
Anyone can build their self-esteem if they take it one step at a time. If you look in the mirror and don’t like what you see, who can change this for you? YOU and only YOU. Please do not build your personal value around the opinions of others. This is not going to help you one bit. The only opinion that matters is yours.
Your Value is not Dependent on Others’ Opinions
When you ask, how to build self-esteem, the first step is to look at yourself and admit that you are not broken, you are not beyond help, and you are okay. Yes, you are. I know that you’ve been through something but don’t let that define you or steal the beautiful future that you have waiting for you.
How do you build self-esteem? One truth at a time. Tell yourself a truth that maybe is hard to admit but you know it is a fact. The fact is – you are _______________________________.
For me, the statement goes like this: I am loyal, honest, kind, and generous.
Is this something that I learned overnight? No, it is not. In fact, my whole life I’ve suffered from low self-esteem and it sucks. It has had a negative impact on my entire life. I’ve never felt strong enough, tall enough, smart enough, pretty enough, thin enough, and the list goes on. If this sounds all too familiar, then do what I did:
As loudly as you can, say these words: Enough is Enough! I am enough, and I am okay.
With that being said, take it into your heart and mean it. When someone or something tries to tear you down, say NO! I am enough, and I am okay, because the truth is, you ARE.
Did you get divorced? Did your spouse reject you? Did your mother belittle you? Did your peers bully you? Perhaps they did but please don’t let that ruin your future. Maybe they have taken away a part of your past that you will never get back, but they cannot take your future because it belongs to you.
How to Build Self-Esteem?
Take your future back by reminding yourself that you are enough, and you are okay. Please allow me to help you build self-esteem with my free 10-page workbook.