Self Esteem

Self-esteem vs self-appreciation

Posted by Denise Welsh on October 12, 2015  /   Posted in Self Appreciation, Self Esteem

Self-esteem is passé. And comparison is dumb.

Self-esteem, self-appreciation and comparing yourself to others

Brilliant illo by Sachi Swick ~

I know I’m supposed to be talking – and writing – about self-appreciation rather than self-esteem. Well, Albert Ellis the American psychologist who developed Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy is quoted (as an early voice, now among many) saying: “Self-esteem is the greatest sickness known to man or woman because it’s conditional”.

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Self-worth from inside-out

Posted by Denise Welsh on September 23, 2015  /   Posted in Self Esteem

Are you planning to change your circumstances
with the hope of building your sense of self-worth?

Build self-worth through self-acceptancePerhaps you are hoping that making external changes will add to your level of self-worth. Maybe you want a better job with a higher salary, or new clothes, or a different neighbourhood, or change in the reflection you see in the mirror. True, your wish change and expansion may be appropriate. And the things you hope will bestow you with added value may have the feel-good factor.

However, to build unshakable belief in your self-worth, work on initiating change from within. Working from ‘inside-out’ means changing how you think about yourself and how you treat yourself. A sense of self-worth that comes from genuine positive regard for yourself gives you a firm foundation on which to build in all areas of your life.

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