- The psychology of negative thinking
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- A Practical Guide To Nurturing Your Self-Esteem
- The Praise Paradox: when well-intended words backfire
- The 11 Disguises of Low Self-Esteem
There are no quick fixes for low self-esteem: There’s no profound insight your therapist can give you that will suddenly improve your self-esteem There’s no secret mantra that will unlock your inner…
«If you spend your entire childhood learning that you’re not good enough or not lovable, that’s not something that’s going to change overnight.»
Chock-full of goofy and irreverent metaphors, this post from self-help author Mark Manson is a fun read. Don't let the irreverent tone fool you - Manson has sharp insights into what self-esteem is, why it has such a hold on the popular imagination, and why that hold is perhaps misplaced. His casual style, and adult language might not appeal to everyone, but it's certainly not boring. He helpfully includes footnotes to deeper reads if you're interested in a more in-depth approach and provides essential tips for cultivating a healthy sense of self-appreciation.
When it comes to improving self-esteem, being encouraged to “be more positive” without having the tools to do so isn’t always effective. So here are five practical ways to start nurturing your self…
When negative thinking becomes the norm, it can contribute to mental health problems including social anxiety, low self-esteem, and even depression. To avoid falling into that pattern, let’s explore…
«when you’re already feeling anxious or depressed, succumbing to negative thought patterns is unfortunately likely to worsen the way you feel.»
Sometimes self-hatred doesn't look like self-hatred.
«Low self-esteem is a painful belief system; sufferers create habits, even entire lifestyles, based on managing those beliefs and that pain.»
Most people would agree: praise is one of the most effective ways to build children’s self-esteem. We are told to be generous with our praise, and to find as many opportunities as possible to praise…
«Adults are inclined to give children with low self-esteem person praise (e.g., “You’re smart!”) and inflated praise»
Self-handicapping is an insurance policy for our public personas. When we don't have the confidence to take on challenges in our lives, we put obstacles in our way.
«Humans are very good at getting in their own way. We make our lives more challenging than they need to be, often without realizing it.»
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