I logged out of my Instagram today and plan on limiting my activity on it. Logging out of social media meant me logging out of everyone else’s life. I was starting to compare my life to others and comparing how I look to other women. Social media isn’t the only way that a person can put themselves down, also our own personal obstacles. In between all of this, women become overwhelmed and start to limit themselves. I know I do!
I hold myself to high standards and knowing that I was comparing myself to other people made me feel less beautiful. It made me less confident and it led me down the road of self-destruction. My mind was filled with what I could do and be rather than what I am doing now.
I turned on Beautiful by Christina Aguilera and started singing and dancing and all that I was worried about was gone. My mind became clear.
Nothing in this life will be easy, we will cry, laugh, scream and be silent. What you do to get over that wall is what defines you. There’s more than one way over a wall! Remember that!
We learn after our hard times what it means to love ourselves whole heartedly and how important it is to look in the mirror and say to yourself, “You are beautiful.”
Thinking positive thoughts enhances self-love and confidence. See how I told you that I was comparing myself, those thoughts resulted in me feeling less confident. I put down the phone and did things that made me feel beautiful and competent.
Thinking positive is not easy! With everything we as women go through already, positive thinking takes a lot of discipline. Your body regenerates itself with new cells creating new thinking and new habits.
Practice positive thinking and start doing things that make you feel like you are enough. If you think you can change the world, you probably will be the one to do it. Put your social media to rest and appreciate what’s here, right now, in front of you.
There’s nothing better than maturing and knowing that you are enough. All that you have is what the Creator gave you. Nothing more and nothing less.
You are what the creator made you to be and that’s perfection. You are no mistake and the mistakes that you do make, help you become the person you were meant to become.
Think of this when you’ve hit a wall, I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be. That helps me not stress myself with where I am in life. Instead of us encouraging women to be and act what they see on reality shows, we should be encouraging our women to love what they see first. Then love what you do and carry yourself with dignity and know that no one can take that away from you.
Trust yourself and work hard. Life gives no promises; all that the universe recognizes is your energy. You give out good energy, you will be given exactly what you give out.
A Child's Self Esteem Essay
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A Child's Self Esteem
Many factors contribute to the mental state that forms as a child grows to become a young adult. His/her self-esteem, or lack of, is a key factor. Unfortunately, low self-esteem is more common than high self-esteem. Most cases of low self-esteem begin during the pre-teen and teenage years of a child’s life. These are the years containing the overwhelming pressures of high school. Teenagers are forced to cope with unmotivated teachers, ignorant peers, doubting parents, and possibly not knowing, or not being able to afford, the trends of the time. Such burdens are unmistakably the main causes of low self-esteem. Too often, teachers of all subjects lose their patience and desire to teach. When this…show more content…
The most dangerous and influential type of peer pressure is found in high school among teenagers. That is the age when groups are distinctly labeled as the “jock group,” the “geek group,” the “popular group,” the “skater group,” or the “I-don’t-really-belong-to-a-group group.” These labels are unfortunate because they subtly, or sometimes directly, eliminate the individuality that teenagers are just discovering. Such labels also give certain groups superiority over others, in turn causing the others to feel inferior. More often than not, members of the “inferior” group are the ones to lose their self-esteem first. The “popular” students are surprisingly ignorant when it comes to the terms in which they discriminate against their “inferior” peers. “Name calling” begins as the incredibly smart kids are made fun of by being called “nerds” or “geeks,” the skaters are spoken of as “losers” or “weirdos,” and the jocks are deemed “stupid airheads.” All the while, every negative remark is directed toward a teenager who was already struggling to survive in the jungle that is high school. The opinion of a peer means a lot to all teenagers, and even more to those with little confidence, harsh words and actions only inflict more pain onto an already tormented person. However, not all pain is inflicted by words, sometimes it is the words not spoken that leads a teenager to doubt