Simple Ways To Boost Your Self-Esteem
June 24, 2008 3:31pm CST
I know that I have struggled with low self-esteem and depression most of my life. I also know that many people suffer from this. So I thought that I would share this with everyone on Mylot. Let me know if this article was at least a little helpful for you. http://www.everydayhealth.com/depression/treating/tips/battle-low-self-esteem.aspx?xid=nl_EverydayHealthEmotionalHealth_20080624
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24 Jun 08
I just had a quick look at that page. It certainly seems to have some very practical suggestions. I've bookmarked it for later reading as there are several of their suggestions I think will be very useful for me at this time. Thnx for posting this.
24 Jun 08
This first attracted me because for years now, I have been battling self esteem too. I'm a major insecure and I can get really depressed too and go into emo-stages. I read the article. I could do what's listed in there. But I'm also a lazy person. I just wanted to share how I've been battling my insecurities and self- esteem for some time now. 1. Music. Music of all types, usually classic, have this melody that somehow makes you relax just listening. Relaxing is very important in dealing with self issues. 2. I help out. I sometimes give spare food, pennies to the homeless, etc. I don't really know how this helps out, but it gives me that slight feel of thankfulness, helping me to realize how lucky I am. 3. I look for ways to improve myself. I do yoga, I study well, I smile a lot, I make sure I look good when I show myself to others. 4. I be the best of me. Being the best that I am in my everyday helps me to gain a little self-esteem from myself for myself. I stop thinking about what others think of me, and start doing things for myself. This way, I realize I am of value and become a better person because I know my worth. These are just my own practices. It's a hard battle. So when you fall, its always best to lean on some true friends, your inspiration or your family. They'll be there to help out and to help you stand again.
• Garden Grove, California
24 Jun 08
hi Rozie thanks for the tips I will study them and practice some of them too. I know that I have used something I got out of an old Lindsy Wagner bionic woman series on televsion. I like myself, I am unique, I love myself, I am Patsie Hatley, I am somebody, and you say them outloud and mean it. By loving yourself then you know how to love all your family and friends, by loving yourself, you become positive and outgoing so you make others happy around you, by knowing you are unique and one of a kind you act positive and then you feel good about yourself'as god did not make any rejects.
4 Jul 08
I suppose it does work, but it goes by the old adage that low self esteem and depression are the same thing and that is caused by what we did or what we did not do. I have told so many times do something good for someone else and you will forget all about your troubles, or the reason for them and they do not. Because if they did, you really were upset for nothing, but if your depression is increased by not being able to complete your high school education, helping someone else would not get you to increase your goal. If someone is not suffering from regular or low grade depression these would help. You see we seem to think that someone is way much better than us. So telling me that I have to list all my singing ability and my writing, it is nothing compared to what I hear or read. They did give me some suggestions so I can at least pat myself on the bat.