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Importance of high self-esteem


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Nothing is more important than what you think and how you feel about yourself. Your self-esteem can impact your life and choices. Valuing yourself is the source of your mental health. However, people often miss or have very little self-esteem in today’s society.

Maintaining high self-esteem ensures the following:

Increased inner stability: When your opinion of yourself goes up,  you will stop trying to get validation and attention from others.

Increased happiness: Being satisfied with yourself makes it easier to accept circumstances that do not turn out as you expected or hoped for.  When things go wrong,  you will decrease chances of staying unhappy or sad about your mistakes, for example.

Less self-sabotage: By increasing your self-esteem, you will feel like you deserve good things in life.  A high self-esteem leads to increased motivation; you will make better decisions, and go after the things you want to achieve in life more often.  Peoples’ worst enemies are actually themselves, and raising their self-esteem helps fight through moments of doubt.

Additional tips that will help you maintain a high self-esteem include:

Setting realistic expectations: Setting unrealistic expectations leads to self-disappointment, and feelings of defeat.  People end up devaluing themselves with feelings of unaccomplished goals, when the real reason behind feelings of defeat were caused by setting unrealistic goals.

Exploring yourself: Opening yourself up to new opportunities, new thoughts, new viewpoints and new friendships by allowing you to explore yourself, will lead you to positively learn from the interactions and experiences you have with others and new situations.  People often feel like they have nothing to offer to the world, when in actuality,  they simply have not discovered how they have, or can be an influence to others yet.

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11 Responses to “Importance of high self-esteem”

  1. CJ on January 11th, 2017 10:36 am

    This is true because we need self esteem to be better and have a more happier life

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  2. Jose Gomez on January 11th, 2017 11:55 am

    Having a high self esteem is very important to feel like a better human and also affects other people contaminating them with the good vibes and happiness. a bad esteem can take you to depression or bad situations without a need, it is all mental. This article is good advice for people who don’t know about this and don’t conform with themselves. We have to think of ourselves and know how we feel and find a way to make us feel better and to make life easier.

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  3. Erika Neddermann on January 11th, 2017 12:34 pm

    Self confidence is a really important thing to have, and I hope that everyone can achieve it one day.

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  4. Michael Sera on January 11th, 2017 12:36 pm

    I really enjoy articles like these that really push people and open their eyes to what having low self-esteem can do.

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  5. Miguel Hidalgo on January 11th, 2017 12:37 pm

    This is important in life because we have to be comfortable with ourselves. Also we have to be with good vibes in life to succeed.

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  6. Carlos Zorrilla on January 11th, 2017 12:38 pm

    I’ve never dealt with too much hardship, so I can’t even imagine how hard it can be for some people. It’s good that there’s articles like these to help them out!

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  7. Maria Pineda on January 11th, 2017 12:42 pm

    It’s really important to have a good self-esteem, but not everyone has it, so it is very good that we have articles like these, so that people can start feeling better towards themselves.

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  8. isabella rincon on January 11th, 2017 1:43 pm

    Very good point of opinion, I think they knew how to express very well and gave a very clear idea of what it is to have a good self-esteem which is what we should all work, to care for ourselves and to love ourselves with all our details do not matter that.

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  9. Claudia Echeandia on January 11th, 2017 1:50 pm

    High-self esteem is important in everybody’s life without it I believe we would all be shy,sad, antisocial ect… this article can help people who have low self-esteem.

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  10. Amanda Escudero on January 11th, 2017 1:53 pm

    I believe that this article can change people’s mind cause many of us to doesn’t have a good self-esteem, because not all of us are happy or comfortable with our selves and creating more articles like these, can develop a positive feeling about themselves. A good self-esteem give us good vibes to face life and the choices we made.

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  11. Maria Zambrano on January 11th, 2017 1:54 pm

    This article not only explained why self esteem is such an important aspect in ones mental health, but it also gave me some tips on how to increase a persons self esteem level. I would mainly recommend this article to teenagers because low self esteem is very common between those ages.

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