What is self-esteem? Self-esteem can be defined as how you think about yourself, how important you think you are and how worthy you think you are. You can have positive high self-esteem or negative low self-esteem.
So where does self-esteem come from? Are you born with it? The answer to that is “no”. We form our self-image with our internal thoughts, feelings and our experiences. And the way we interpret an experience determines how we think about it.
If you have low self-esteem, it probably started when you were very young. You may have had an overly critical parent or teacher who made you feel bad about yourself. When this happens, a child often hypnotizes himself into believing that he or she is not important or worthless.
The good news is that this can be reversed, by—you guessed it—hypnosis!
If you have low self-esteem you may:
- Have difficulty accepting praise from others. You always deny or negate what the person says.
- Seem to hear only negative things about yourself. For example, if you receive a compliment about your work, you forget it. All you remember are the things you did wrong.
- Choose companions that have a negative view about life, rather than positive thinking people.
- Feel nervous or anxious when someone likes you.
- Allow someone else to abuse you physically or emotionally, because you think you deserve it.
- Compare yourself to others, always feeling that other people are nicer, prettier, better at what they do.
- Even though you expect people to be critical of you, you are very sensitive to their negative comments.
- Set your goals low, and expect to do poorly at anything you do.
Having a poor self-image doesn’t mean that you are worthless. It just means that you’ve had previous experiences that give you that perception.
Changing how you think about those past experiences can change your self-perception!
On the other hand, if you have high self-esteem, the world is at your doorstep. You can do so much more, including find friendships and relationships that are good for both of you.
If you have high self-esteem, you may:
- Like other people and see the good in them.
- Expect other people to like you.
- Accept compliments graciously, knowing that they are true.
- Feel confident when you start on a new project, knowing that you will do a good job.
- Do well under pressure and feel motivated when your goals are set high.
- Enjoy doing something nice for yourself, knowing that you have earned it.
- Have healthy friendships
- Choose a significant other who is good for you.
While our feelings about ourselves have roots in our childhood years, they can change. A most effective way to improve your self-esteem is by using a quality self-esteem program from Hypnosis Downloads.
With a great track record for success, they offer several top notch programs. You can choose the one that most closely fills your needs.