Self-esteem can be defined in many ways. One way is confidence. Confidence is regarded as a value that is held in a significantly positive way. Confidence correlate’s with a sense of satisfaction, achievement, and also in positive relationships. On the other hand, having little self-regard, individuals can fall short of their potential and become depressed and may even fall into abusive relationships or situations.
Self-esteem can influence lives in many ways, in relationships, mental health, and having professional success. Unfortunately, people will have feelings of low self-esteem, do to a steady stream of disproval from important people in their lives.
When our basic needs are met, self-actualization occurs. While achieving self-actualization, we begin adding meaning to life, social fulfillment, and personal growth.
Here are signs of healthy self-esteem:
- Not afraid of conflict
- Can set boundaries
- Can voice needs and opinions
- Is assertive, but not pushy
- Is not afraid of feedback
- Does not people please or seek approval
- Is not a slave to perfection
- Does not feel inferior
- Is not scared of failure
- Accepts who they are
If you need help with self-esteem, confidence, relationships, or emotional health, please reach out to me. I am holding a safe place for you of unconditional love and acceptance.