Saturday, September 7, 2013

Self Respect and Self Esteem

Hello Everyone!

I realized that I haven't written an inspirational post lately, so today I want to focus on self respect and self esteem. Self Respect is defined as: due respect for oneself, ones character, and ones conduct. I've always felt that self respect can highly affect ones self esteem and vise versa. If you think about it, they go hand in hand. I think that in order to have self respect for yourself, a person must love oneself. Even if you're going through a difficult time in your life, you have to value yourself. When a person doesn't love and value themselves the ugliness of negative self esteem occurs.

Negative self esteem usually comes from maladaptive thoughts i.e. "I hate the way I look" or "I'm not good enough" etc. We all have insecurities, but continuously dwelling on them can lead to negative results. Another reason for low self esteem, is due to negative outside influences. I've noticed that teenage girls sometimes struggle with this. However, anyone at any age can struggle with low self esteem. You should never let anyone affect the way you feel about yourself. Whether if it's a guy you're dating turns out to be a jerk, a friend who tries to get you in trouble, or whatever the reason may be, don't let anyone or anything make you feel devalued because in the end it's not worth it. In a nutshell know that you are special and always value yourself.

What are your thoughts on self respect and self esteem?

Pilar


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10 comments:

  1. I've nominated you the liebster award, I know you've been nominated a few times. You've got a great blog! This post was be great too, I've been feeling like kind of a dud lately, this was a nice reminder to focus on the positive. :)

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    1. Thanks Nicole for the kind comment and the nomination! I think your blog is great too! I'm glad that my post today could help you focus on being positive!

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  2. This is amazing and I am glad you do posts like this, it made me smile. I think everyone suffers from bad self-esteem and I always try to give out compliments every day to help people see themselves the way they really are

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I think at some point everyone can feel down at times, we're only human. However, sometimes when we have to remind ourselves and others just how terrific we are. People have to know and realize they're special and important.

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  3. Great post! So glad you do such inspirational posts. You just never know who's day you will make. Keep it up! :)

    Lily | beautywithlily.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! That's so true, and I plan on continuing writing my inspirational post :)

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  4. Love this! :) It's always good to be reminded of your worth. Thanks!

    Ash | ciaobella0816.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! And your welcome! I agree sometimes people need that reminder :)

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  5. it is so important for people, especially young people to remember that you should always respect yourself because if you do then others will to and when it comes to self-esteem they need to remember they are worthy of everything life offers them as long as you put your mind to anything is reachable. love these inspirational posts that you do.

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    1. Thanks! I agree people have know and realize they are worth it.

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