Healthy self-esteem vs. High self-esteem
Self-esteem means how you view your own worth or abilities, as well as your level of self-respect.
We all know that having a good-self esteem is important and it’s what pushes us to be better than we were before, and to achieve the things we dream about. But did you know that a high self-esteem isn’t always healthy? Here’s how:
What is a high self-esteem?
High self-esteem is when you put too much value on your opinions and ideas. This can be unhealthy because it’s based on unrealistic expectations and ego. Choma, self confidence is good, but not when it crosses the line into arrogance.
Here are some common signs of an unhealthy, high self-esteem:
1. Generally rude or disrespectful to others you see as “below” you.
2. Rely on social media popularity or material things (like money) to feel good.
3. Think you’re always right and don’t like to hear anyone else’s opinions.
4. Don’t take responsibility for your thoughts or actions.
5. Lack self-discipline.
What is a healthy self-esteem?
A healthy self-esteem means that you have a positive relationship with yourself- your mind, your body and your soul. Even though you know that life won’t always go the way you want it to, you don’t let the bad times define your attitude. Instead, you use your experiences as lessons for the future, and you look forward to the future with positivity and hope.
There are so many benefits to developing a healthy self-esteem, here are just a few of them
- You don’t compromise on your value, your worth and what you want for your future.
- It becomes easier to move on from the past and live in the present.
- You are able to overcome disappointment & failures easily.
- You can forgive yourself and others.
- You take better care of your physical and mental health.
A healthy self-esteem gives you freedom to truly live up to your potential, Choma. When you start making choices that are healthier for yourself, you’re setting yourself up to live a life you can truly be proud of. It won’t always be easy to keep yourself motivated, there’ll be some days where you might feel let down by a lot of things, but it’s how you pick yourself back up that counts.
Look out for my article, “6 steps to a better self-esteem” [Link to article in future] where I’ll be sharing tips on how you can develop a healthy self-esteem.
Remember, if you or a friend need advice or help, you can contact me here on Ask Choma, send me a Facebook Message, a Twitter DM, or a WhatsApp Message (071 172 3657).
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