Your self-esteem defines the boundaries of what is possible for you. These boundaries are not based on fact. Rather, they are based on how you think and feel about yourself. There is no better tool than hypnosis to remove self-imposed barriers. By improving your self-esteem, you improve your capacity for a happy, successful life.
In this article, I discuss types of self-esteem, signs of low self-esteem, and the benefits of achieving high self-esteem.
What is self-esteem?
Self-esteem is your inner self-portrait. It is how you see yourself, what you believe about yourself, and what you expect from yourself.
Signs of low self-esteem
- Do you blow up easily?
- Do emotions control your behavior and decisions?
- Does the voice inside your head criticize you endlessly?
- Do you replay your past mistakes over and over in your mind?
- Do you see nothing but flaws when you look in the mirror?
Low self-esteem is excessive self-criticism, focusing on your flaws rather than your strengths, and continually reminding yourself of your shortcomings.
Fortunately, low self-esteem is nothing more than a series of bad mental habits. You can unlearn these habits and enjoy the benefits of high self-esteem.
A common misconception about self-esteem
Some people are afraid of having “too much” self-esteem. They are worried about being perceived as egotistical. However, egotistical behavior doesn’t result from high self-esteem. It results from low self-esteem. Such behavior is a mask worn to hide feelings of inadequacy.
Two types of self-esteem
Characterological self-esteem is your basic identity as a person. For clients starting self-esteem work, this is the best place to start. A better self-concept gives you a boost in all areas of life.
Another type of self-esteem is situational self-esteem. Despite good characterological self-esteem, some people lose confidence in certain situations, such as public speaking or performing on stage.
Improving your self-esteem in relation to your sport always has a positive impact on playing.
The benefits of high self-esteem
Think of how your life might improve with higher self-esteem. Just by learning new mental habits, you can:
- Easily accomplish higher and higher goals
- Live in alignment with your values
- See your mistakes as stepping stones to success (no longer regret mistakes)
- Maintain an optimistic outlook
- Have compassion towards yourself and others
- The voice in your head is a helpful coach, rather than an unrelenting critic
- Be aware of your own worth regardless of what anyone else thinks
- Be happier!
Regardless of where you are in life, you can benefit from improving your self-esteem. Give me a call and get started on your new self-image today!by Sean Maness, CHP