It's all about how we see ourselves.
Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have. ~ Doris Mortman ~
She didn't even know that she had what she needed all along...........
You don't have to do it all at once!
HIT THE HELP BUTTON
It's really hard to know what to do when we are angry or frustrated. Sometimes it helps to talk to a friend, sometimes we don't have to do anything at all. When we don't say or do anything, we don't risk getting backed into a corner. If you feel like things aren't changing and need professional help, do not feel alone and do not feel ashamed. Millions of people seek professional help.
THE TRUTH ABOUT SELF ESTEEM
Self Esteem is just an emotion based on the feelings that you have. How you feel about yourself isn't based on facts, it's decided by what you believe. Contrary to what most people believe, just because we think something doesn't mean it's true. We all have beliefs about way we think things "should" be. These thoughts are the result of our own experiences and life situations which are unique for everyone. So, If you think you're not good enough, how can you be sure that this is true?
You could compare yourself to other people, but how do you decide which people to compare yourself to? There will always be someone better at something and there will always be someone worse. Constantly comparing yourself to other people would send you on a never ending roller coaster ride and you still wouldn't have any real proof that your not good enough.
Since it's unlikely that we're right about everything we think, then it's possible that when we think we aren't good enough, we're wrong! I guess we aren't really even qualified to decide we aren't good enough! We may need to change some of our beliefs before we can change the way we feel about ourselves. The next time you find yourself thinking negative thoughts about yourself, isn't there always something good to think instead!
You'll never hit the ball if you're thinking about all the possible ways to miss it!
LIFE IS 10% ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU AND 90% HOW YOU REACT TO IT!
BOOKS TO READ
Finding Happiness Stumbling On Happiness - Dan Gilbert
The Happiness Project - Gretchen Rueben
The Gifts of Imperfection - Brene Brown
Authentic Happiness - Dr. Martin Seligman
WEBSITES TO VISIT
Moving Forward is a free, on-line educational life coaching program that teaches problem solving skills to help you to better handle life’s challenges. It is an interactive online program that helps people to see alternatives and better ways to deal with problems. Before I posted this on the website I completed the exercises and I can honestly say I was impressed. It is designed to be helpful for Veterans, and people in the military however, Moving Forward teaches skills that are useful to anyone with stressful problems. http://www.veterantraining.va.gov/apps/movingforward/index.html http://www.veterantraining.va.gov/aims/plan.asphttp