Have you ever thought about the way our self-esteem was developed? It’s a process takes place from childhood. When we received all care and attention we need, our self-esteem levels were pretty healthy. Somewhere along the way, we faced the real world. We got to practice our social skills in a brutal environment. Other kids were not always nice to us. The teachers also affected our self-esteem in a negative way.
If you think about it and you start digging deep through your suppressed memories, you’ll probably catch the moments that brought your self-esteem to where it is now.
Is it overly high? Non-existent?
The important thing is to find a balance. That’s when you can start living a meaningful life. When you start your own self-development program, you’ll be developing good habits. You’ll be making a change not only in your own life, but in the lives of others as well.
We’ll share few tips on how to start living a meaningful life, based on healthy levels of self-esteem.
1. Wake Up with Love in Your Soul
When you open your eyes, don’t jump onto the phone. Take 5-10 min to remind yourself of everything that you are grateful for.
Take 10-15 mins every day to let yourself wonder the unknown or contemplate on your goals.
3. Be Positive
Whenever you are talking to yourself, try and focus on the positive things in your life. Have a pleasant conversation with yourself, and think positively.
4. Be Honest About Your Emotions
Whenever you feel sad or miserable, your first instinct is to get a drink or eat something that might alleviate your pain. Replace this habit with a ten minutes introspection.
5. Increase Your Awareness
This can be done by exploring new places, learning new languages or doing things you haven’t done before.
6. Make Nutrition a Priority
There are two kinds of diets, those which fill you with energy and those which drain your energy. Try eating more green food than dead food. This includes animal meat and junk food.
7. Stop Resisting What You Can’t Control
Stop fighting the unknown. Understanding that not every event can be controlled is an important step in your development. The sooner you understand it, the better.
8. Take Time to Work on Your Spiritual Development
Read 30 minutes every day. If you want to make the reading more productive, meditate on what you’ve previously learned.
9. Spend Time Alone
Spending time alone represents the only way in which you can learn about yourself and grow both mentally and spiritually.
10. Let your Intuition Be Your Guide
As within so without. Answers always come from within, so be quiet and listen.
11. Patience – The Lost Quality of Our Generation
Being patient is what every human should strive for. This life we are experiencing right now is just one of many. You have enough time!
12. Be True to Yourself
Be sure that every word you speak is in accordance with your values.
13. Cause and Effect
Live with this principle in mind, every action has a reaction.
14. Make Conscious Choices
Be sure that every choice you make is yours and yours only.
15. Offer Without Expecting Something in Return
When you want to help somebody, don’t do it for a future reward.
16. Everything is Dual
“Everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled.”– The Kybalion.
All we adults know is work, work, and work. Take some time to play and be creative, your inner child needs it.
18. Forgive Yourself
We are here to experience life, so don’t take everything too seriously. Without mistakes, we won’t be able to grow.
19. Stop Judging Other People
Instead of judging someone, try to understand them. Everyone has something to offer, so learn from each person you meet.
20. Practice Loving
If you want to be loved, start loving yourself. People will treat you exactly how you treat yourself.
21. Talk to Your Higher Self
Everyone embodies two personalities which are fighting for the “crown”. Uniting them is the ultimate objective. Get to know each of the two.
“Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can kind of pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate towards you.” – Lilly Singh