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Unveiling Your Best Self: Everyday Strategies for Optimal Well-Being!

Image by  Freepik    Unveiling Your Best Self: Everyday                     Strategies for Optimal Well-Being      In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it's easy to neglect our well-being. However,                 incorporating simple yet effective strategies into our routines can significantly enhance       how we look and feel each day. From gratitude practices to mindful movement, let's             explore a holistic approach to nurturing our physical, mental, and emotional health,             courtesy of  Redefining the Face of Beauty .     Cultivate Gratitude         Embracing a mindset of gratitude  can transform how we perceive the world around us.       Take a moment each day to reflect on the things you're thankful for, whether it's a               supportive friend, a delicious meal, or a beautiful sunset. Cultivating gratitude can               enhance your overall outlook on life and contribute to a sense of contentment and                fulfillment.    
IS LOW SELF-ESTEEM 
 AN ILLNESS?

"I hate myself.."

"My thighs are too big!"

"Janice has it all, why can't I be her? Totally not fair!"

"She really deserved what I said to her, maybe now she will understand how it feels to be me...ha!"

"I hate me!"


Do some of these thoughts sound familiar? Remember, this is your opportunity to come clean on how you truly feel about yourself. A negative outlook, such as the example above, has the potential to destroy you and anyone who comes in contact with you. It is important to recognize if you have a self-esteem problem for several reasons.
 
Q/A
 
#1
What is Self-Esteem?
 
1. A realistic respect for or favorable impression of oneself; self-respect. 


 
 
 


  
 
#2
How do I know if I have low Self- Esteem?

If you are actually pondering this question, the answer is "yes." A person with self-esteem will automatically know that  certain feelings should not  coincide with their everyday belief. We are all human beings, and everyone at one point,  has thought the previous statements, but  a person with a positive self-image is able to turn these thoughts off and get back in the game.
 
 
 
#3
Why do I have hate myself?

Suffering from personal perception issue can be detrimental (as mentioned earlier). There are several factors that could be the cause of your self -worth or "image" problems:
  • Being constantly criticized  as a child. Usually a  parent to a child.
    • This is a  dangerous situation to be in. If you are a child currently living with a parent who is abusive (emotional or physical), this should be handled immediately.
Is love blind? (Abuse hotlines included)
  • Comparing your life with your friends/family. "Competition"
  • Mental illness, such as Anorexia, Depression and Bipolar Disorder.
  • Learned behaviour from a close parent, friend or loved one.


Therapy/Counseling online Worldwide!
Dr. Phil on
How to improve Self-Esteem!

How can I improve my self-esteem (kids health)?
Self-Esteem Mayo Clinic. Boost your Self-Esteem!
Low Self-Esteem can be cured! Read how!



#4
Why do I need to fix my personal issues? It will not affect anyone else!
 
Right????

WRONG!

Low self esteem
can result in the following:
  • Unemployment status.
    • You feel like you are too good or not good enough for any job you take.
  • Criticising other people.
    • This type of behaviour or belief in oneself can lead to bullying others. Bullies often take on the role of being hard and tough because they feel the need to hide behind their pain. Misery loves company..."Why not make people feel as low as you do?"
  • Depression and other mental disorders.
  • Hormonal Changes (i.e. menopause, puberty and pregnancy).
  • Life changing events (marriage, divorce, childbirth).
  • Getting involved in an abusive relationship.
  • Health problems, such as heart disease.
  • Violence or criminal activity.
  • Passing down negative self-image to your children.
  • Promiscuous behaviour.
    • Unwanted pregnancies and having sex to obtain a momentary feeling of love.
  • Attempted Suicide.
  •  Premature death.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255
 
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Detox
1-800-559-9503
 
List of life changing events!
(Ranked from highest stress level to lowest)
 

 

Perception is said to be reality. This is only partially true. People see us in the light that we choose to expose. A person with a negative self-image, will automatically display the bad qualities and they are usually completely oblivious that they are doing this. Rarely is the perception of a human being "completely" accurate, but for an individual to ignore personal  responsibility for some of their perceived behaviour, can lead towards an "unhealthy" life and negative self-image.




Oprah! Oscar Special.
 Battling with low Self-Esteem!
 
 
 

#5
Am I a bad person
 if I have a low self-image?

No. we all have our weaknesses in life. Many people suffer from low self-esteem  at some point in our lives. Society puts immense pressure on us to hide our true feelings and create self-hatred. The media chooses to define beauty and perfection one way, and you may not fit their standard of beauty. This form of self-hatred can be social. But, there is hope!

"With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God (Mark 10:27)."


Redefining the Face of Beauty in America
responds to ABC/Good Morning America!
http://tehaskett.blogspot.com/2012/08/response-to-abc-newsgood-morning.html
How to deal with special people!
http://tehaskett.blogspot.com/2012/06/how-to-deal-with-special-people.html
Do you feel like a failure? READ!
http://tehaskett.blogspot.com/2012/07/i-like-welcome-to-failure-tree.html
Why do bad things happen to good people?
http://tehaskett.blogspot.com/2012/07/why-bad-things-happen-to-good-people.html


If you want to change, you can. However, change is a process. It takes time, energy and support. Work on changing your outlook on life and NEVER attempt to change another person.
 

HOW TO IMPROVE SELF-ESTEEM!
 
This article was written in an effort for a person to understand self-image and its importance. If you are not suffering from this problem, this is a great opportunity for you to learn how to deal with a loved one who is a victim of this "illness." If this is not acknowledged, you will eventually fall victim to losing a family member and emotional support. Do not expect ANY relationship to be sustainable with any individual who has a low self-image. If a person cannot love themselves, then they are incapable of treating any one right, this includes you! If you are taking this from a spiritual stand point then it was instructed that we as human beings should love our neighbors as our self. How is it possible for someone to love you if they have not learned the greatest Commandment? 

 According to a biblical stand point...it is not possible.
 
The Greatest Commandment!
36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments (Matthew 22:35-40).”
 

 
Before you choose to develop an intimate relationship with someone who has low self-esteem, these are things that you should understand. However, below are several ways a person can improve how they feel about themselves.
  • Tell yourself you are beautiful.
  • Stay away from people who are negative.
  • Stop comparing you life with others.
  • Treat yourself to a special dinner and shopping.
  • Exercise at least 3 times a week.
  • Surround yourself with positive people!
  • Replace the negative thoughts with  positive ones.
  • Make a list about what is fantastic about yourself. Keep it in your pocket. Whenever you feel discouraged, take a peek!
  • DO NOT FOCUS ON THE ONE BAD THING A PERSON SAID TO YOU!
  • Anyone who deliberately tries to hurt another human being, probably lacks in this area as well.
  • Set realistic goals.

RECOGNIZE...
NO ONE IS PERFECT!

"As it is written: "There is no one righteous,
not even one (Romans 3:10)."

 SIDE NOTE: If you are trying to help a loved one through this difficult time, these are also some steps you can take to encourage positive behaviour.



These are just a few areas to start with. Forming a positive self-image is a life-long journey. Never get discouraged. Sometimes it takes a life time of healing to overcome the terrible obstacles that have how we feel about ourselves. Get the help you need.You are not alone


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For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth
 (Psalm 139:13-15)."


 

 
 

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