Tuesday, April 5, 2011

"Soul" Food Mondays || Addressing Low Self Esteem

Addressing low self esteem. Part I.

"You'll naturally have better self esteem as a by-product of living well."  A major part of "living well" involves fulfilling eight core human needs, according to the articles below:

The need to look after your body (e.g., eat well, care for you hair and nails)
The need for meaning, purpose and goals (e.g., set a goal to pay down debt)
The need for a connection to something greater than ourselves (e.g., God, nature)
The need for creativity and stimulation (e.g., paint, exercise, learn to knit)
The need for intimacy and connection to others (e.g., friends, your pet)
The need for a sense of control (e.g., spring cleaning)
The need for a sense of status and recognition from others (e.g., recognition that you are a daughter, mother, sister, and/or friend)
The need for a sense of safety and security

For more insight on addressing low self esteem, I encourage you to read this article.  (Sorry about the format.)

For more on the core human needs, read this article.


Ms. Cee C said...

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Anya Posh said...

Thanks for posting this!
I think I'm a pretty confident person but on some days my self-esteem takes a deep. For example, after moving to a new city and trying to navigate the new spaces, sometimes I feel inadequate about making decisions but I keep reminding myself that I've come too far to start feeling inadequate now with my self/my life. So I psych myself back to confidence! Sometimes it takes a conscious effort to stay on top of your mind and not let it run the show.

Healthy self-esteem is a beautiful thing.

Loo said...

@Ms. Cee C: Really!?! Thank you! :o)

@Anya Posh: You're welcome! I totally feel ya. Yes, "healthy self esteem is a beautiful thing". :o)