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Self Esteem - Mended Hearts

Self Esteem

Self Esteem

According to the Mayo Clinic:

“When you value yourself and have good self-esteem, you feel secure and worthwhile and have generally positive relationships with others. You feel confident about your abilities and tend to do well at school or work. You’re also open to learning and feedback, which can help you acquire and master new skills.

With healthy self-esteem you’re:

  • * Assertive in expressing your needs and opinions
  • * Confident in your ability to make decisions
  • * Able to form secure and honest relationships — and less likely to stay in unhealthy ones
  • * Realistic in your expectations and less likely to be overcritical of yourself and others
  • * More resilient and better able to weather stress and setbacks
  • * Less likely to experience feelings such as hopelessness, worthlessness, guilt and shame
  • * Less likely to develop mental health conditions, such as eating disorders, addictions, depression and anxiety

Self-esteem affects virtually every facet of your life. Maintaining a healthy, realistic view of yourself isn’t about blowing your own horn. It’s about learning to like and respect yourself — faults and all.”