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Self Esteem Ice Breakers
See below: You can do positive self-affirmation. You can also make an inventory of your own self -- what makes you a good person; what can you do well, or skilled at. You can also set up small goals for yourself to do during the day and do the summary at the end of the day -- will help you with the sense of accomplishment, which helps with self-esteem. ...Read more
Help someone daily: I firmly believe that one of the best ways to help self-esteem is to make sure that not a day in your life passes that you do not reach out to say something kind to someone else or help someone else. I think if you start there you willl find your self-esteem will start to lift. Also make sure that you are very centered in your spirituality. Volunteering to help. Cognitive behavioral therapy can help as can most forms of psychotherapy. If you are in a depression please get professional help from a psychiatrist or your family practitioner if medication is necessary. Include a healthy dose of laughter in your life daily. Learn the joy of laughing at yourself as you learn to not take yourself so seriously. Also do something every day to make yourself feel better. ...Read more
Act on values: Act according to your values, time after time. Set small goals, and meet them. Break larger goals down into doable portions, and get there step by step. As you live up to your own values and goals, your view of yourself becomes more positive. "i am a person who gets up and gets a shower in the morning." "i pay my bills on time, " etc. Avoid those who belittle you. Psychotherapy helps too! ...Read more
Not likely: Insofar as I know, self-esteem is not a medical issue, it is an emotional one. Find a recommended therapist to discuss where your question comes from, so to speak, what self-esteem means to you. If you have poor self-esteem, medications alone cannot cure it. If medications are warranted, as in the cases of anxiety or depression, psychotherapy is highly recommended. ...Read more
Changes: Self esteem is a result of how one interprets the environment as it applies to the person. As different things happen we reassess ourselves. My guess is that you do not have a solid understanding or your particular strengths and weaknesses. You may need counseling to clarify these and feel better about yourself. ...Read more
Start Small: Start small. I often tell patients who are struggling with self-esteem issues that, "you need a win." That means finding some small but achievable task that you can focus on and build off of. For longer term solutions to self-esteem problems consider talking with a therapist who can help you explore and address the root causes of your self-esteem issues. ...Read more
Self Esteem: Many studies have confirmed that giving people seem to have higher self esteem and tend to live healthier lives. Taking care of yourself is also critically important as you need balance and energy to give to others. We tend to get what we give in life, read "the psychology of goodness" a blog on soundmindz. Org website for specific recommendations. Best. ...Read more
Self Esteem: You probably need to uncover the roots of your loss of esteem and development of anxiety. Try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz. Org web site for daily and ongoing support and eduction. Consult a clinical psychologist if your esteem does not rise as psychotherapy can be very effective in combating low self worth. Best. ...Read more
See Below: Start small -- look at things you do well, doesn't matter how small they seem to you (cooking, cleaning, focusing on something, being a good employee). Add one thing to your list each day. Start from small accomplishments -- create small goals that are achievable (e.g. Exercising for 20 min/day); listen to positive feedback that people give you and enjoy compliments you receive. ...Read more
Be good, and learn!: There are many ways to have healthy self-esteem. Most agree that there are two broad components to self-esteem: (1) the view that I am a worthwhile or good person; and (2) the view that I have some competence (i know things or know how to do things). If people continue to strive to be virtuous or good and to learn and develop skills they will tend to have a positive self-concept. Striving is key. ...Read more
See below: There are no particular medication that will raise self-esteem. Psychotherapy will help you build up self-esteem and it's a long journey. If you're very depressed and can't focus or function, then medication might be prescribed for managing sx of depression. To raise your self-esteem -- do positive affirmation, look at things that make you a good human being, look at things that you do well, etc. ...Read more
This is tough: Since I don't know you or what you have going on medically or what stressors you face. Writing down a list of compliments and good things in your life/people is helpful. Try to draw out how you want your life to be and remember you can do anything. You need to try and get some help and education about what needs to be done and how to go about it. Don't give up, you are worth it. ...Read more
Let him know u care: This is tricky but common. Then refer him to therapy for his issues. After you tell him how much love and appreciate it and make it clear its hard to be with him due to his self esteem issues. Point some examples gently and then he will understand and agree and hopefully start feeling better. ...Read more
Positive Thinking: Self-esteem can be nurtured and built. It requires daily practice. Focus on strengths, successes, blessings, and positive events during the day. Consider keeping a positive journal to track these things. Plan to make at least one positive statement about yourself a day. Practicing any new skill builds confidence. Balance exercise, nutrition, sleep, & school to build a healthy YOU. ...Read more
Reframing thinking: Reframe/restructure your negative thinking by challenging each negative statement--asking if there is any concrete evidence to support the negative statement as being true. Eliminate the words "should" and "must" from the way you think; substitute "like" or "want". Example "i would like to be married by the age of 30" not I must be married by the age of 30". Reduce feeling like a failure. ...Read more
Attitude: Self-esteem is the basis for how we interpret the things that happen to us and our response to these. If you feel you are worthless, you do not take care of yourself and may put yourself in risky situations. In addition, there may be a mind-body connection in that a positive attitude causes the physical mechanisms of your body to function more effectively. ...Read more
Build Mastery: Do something every day that you are good at and makes you feel confident...Like "i got this or I'm improving" it can be anything from giving your pet a good pat to making a tasty meal. Fyi: I took this concept from a type of therapy called dialectical behavior therapy (dbt). ...Read more
Self Esteem: Uncover how you came to think less of yourself, likely developed early in life by how you thought others perceived you, re-write your story through objective feedback from people who can see you clearly today. Read my latest book, "changing your inner voice" featured on soundmindz. Org and consult with a clinical psychologist for help in this process. Best. ...Read more
Yes: Your mind and body are connected. In addition, you treat yourself better or worse depending on how you perceive yourself. ...Read more
Shrinks are great!: Wow, is that ever a loaded question! My advice would be 2-fold: 1) There's a great free course on eDx by Dr. Dacher Keltner about pursuit of happiness - I'd start there. 2) Talk to a psychiatrist to help in realizing your full potential. Hang in there & good luck! ...Read more
Suggest therapy: Probably the best thing is to suggest that your friend see a good therapist who will learn about who she is and what her background is and what her problems are and then will be in a position to begin to work with her to help her feel more comfortable about herself and to feel more confident about herself. Helping your friend make that step would be a great thing to do for her. ...Read more
Do something everyday and it build self confidence.
Every body can do something to help others all the time. ...Read more
Self esteem: It is very important to uncover the reason for loss of esteem and then you need help understanding how to work through this difficulty and recover from whatever effected you. Read the articles on depression and stress on the soundmindz. Org website for ongoing support and it this low mood persists seek out a mental health professional. Best. ...Read more
Self-esteem: If you raise your self-esteem you will look different. When you are able to see your authentic strengths and abilities you are able grow and attend to the neglected parts of yourself; both physically and mentally. The fact that you know you need to raise your self-esteem shows that you have a lot of potential! Look for a therapist who can help you see yourself more objectively. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
I've terrible self esteem. Have tried everything to fix it, now I seriously don't know what to do?
See below: You can do positive self-affirmation. You can also make an inventory of your own self -- what makes you a good person; what can you do well, or skilled at. You can also set up small goals for yourself to do during the day and do the summary at the end of the day -- will help you with the sense of accomplishment, which helps with self-esteem. Please find a mental health provider to help you. ...Read more
Does anyone know, after being knocked down a lot how do you rebuild your confidence and self-esteem?
Do things that: You love and can do well. Take up or return to a hobby where you can build confidence. Spend time with people who like and support and encourage. Your growing edge. ...Read more
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