Why do we need positive affirmations for self-esteem? To understand this we need to understand what self-esteem is completely and what the factors are for Low self-esteem. Once we understand the reason, we can work our way to boost our confidence with a list of positive self affirmations.
What is Self-Esteem?
Self-esteem is confidence in one’s own worth or abilities. It is the regard for one’s self-worth and self-respect. It is believing in yourself and having faith in your own abilities.
Without humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.Norman Vincent Peale
It is true at so many levels. If we do not respect ourselves for who we are then a sense of inferiority and inadequacy fills your life.
Self-esteem is a direct result of self-confidence which comes from self-realization.
People turn into friends, family, and in many cases to strangers to validate their ideas, opinions, and goals. By looking outward for validation, we often give the token of self-esteem to someone else. Our every move is in accordance to make others feel good about ourselves.
Why positive affirmations for self-esteem?
To accept the beauty and uniqueness of who you are is a magical thing. To boost your self-esteem, you will need to change how you feel about yourself.
It starts with you.
When you keep repeating negative things about yourself that you are no good, then this message gets passed to our subconscious. Now subconscious manifests what it receives. As a result, you will keep running into situations which will shake your beliefs in you abilities.
As with a child being told, they are stupid, worthless, and will never amount to anything. From a young age, we start believing it and it can ruin their life, but they keep fighting they can change, but you have to fighting.
You are jeoparding your own good when you talk about yourself (even casually) in a negative manner.
Think about these questions…
Do you often turn to your parents, friends, co-workers or others to validate your ideas?
Do you feel anxious about starting a new project, conversion, or relationship?
Is it that you blame yourself for the mistakes that happen in your life?
Are you confident about every decision that you are about to make?
Do you feel happy, content and full of enthusiasm all the time or is it just the opposite?
The above questions are not a complete list but if you even remotely agree to one of the above questions then it means that you are running low on self-esteem. Will you come to your rescue?
Affirmations, when practiced with full faith and conviction, will instill a new brief in yourself. You will realize that you are doing the best you can and that the higher powers are in a conspiracy to make you succeed.
I was told this way you have to have faith and hope that things will change. We should all have convictions when we have doubt that somethings in your life aren’t right. Which can lead to low self-esteem. Pay attention to that conviction and act on them until you are at peace with yourself.
The proof that affirmations work.
Try these practices are see if they bring a change to your life.
A recent study has shown that even brief self-affirmation activities for students can boost their grade point average in underperforming individuals by the end of the semester.