Self Esteem

“It’s not what you are that is holding you back. It’s what you think you are not.”
-Anonymous

Self-esteem is something most people struggles with in one way or another. It’s not always easy to feel good about ourselves, and building self-esteem can be work. Making the time to develop solid self-esteem can help us feel more comfortable in who we are.

So, what is self-esteem anyway?

Self-esteem is shaped by your thoughts, beliefs, relationships, and experiences. It can be helpful to think of self-esteem as existing on a spectrum. This means that there is a wide range of ways people can feel about themselves. Self-esteem is how confident you feel about your talents, gifts, and presence in the world. The way we feel about ourselves can shift day to day and even moment to moment, and solid self-esteem allows us to be more resilient. In other words, healthy self-esteem means we can have a challenging moment or day but we don’t get lost in it. In fact, we remember how to return to the trust and knowing that we are okay and good enough.

Here at The Anxiety Relief Center we believe that acknowledging and accepting that you are complex, dynamic, flawed and, therefore, human, offers relief from the pursuit of perfection. As well as the space to recognize the ways you rock!

The Anxiety Relief Center and it’s psychotherapists offer a space where you can have a more honest and loving sense of yourself.

Want to learn more about self esteem? Check out this great article from psychology today:

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-integrationist/201308/building-healthy-self-esteem

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