Is there a better way to celebrate the Day of Love than by pampering yourself? The truth is, no. We know that the first step to lead a life of well-being and fulfillment, as well as to establish a healthy affective relationship with friends, partner or family, is necessary to develop emotional stability as well as personal integrity that allows us to remain firm in the face of any negative circumstance. .
Strengthening self-esteem is a task that may seem simple, but before reaching this point where we believe that we have a solidity and objectivity when assessing ourselves, we must understand that a careful and exhaustive analysis is required to determine if we are really in a panorama healthy about how we perceive ourselves. To achieve this, we must know what a healthy self-esteem consists of.
To achieve this goal, it is necessary for a person to have a bodily, intellectual and emotional self-image that is as close to reality as possible, it must be evaluated in a positive way when considering its capacities and limitations, and it must also have a deep respect for itself, for their feelings, their values and needs, as indicated by Laura Somarriba Rocha, professor at the Faculty of Psychology at UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico).
Here are some factors to consider to build a strong and healthy self-esteem:
- Live consciously. It is necessary to keep your feet on the ground when setting expectations, as well as being consistent with the circumstances when judging ourselves, which implies realizing who you are and what you are doing before taking a new step.
- Self-acceptance. It may be the most obvious goal, but also the most complex. Recognizing the things that are inherent and immovable in our person is the only way to begin a process of emotional strengthening and the development of new capacities.
- Self-affirmation. Unlike the previous point, here it is necessary to establish an objective awareness about your professional, emotional or any other capacities based on day-to-day activities, achievements or failures.
- Responsibility for oneself (body, thoughts, behaviors and emotions). Attributing personal discomfort to outside sources is a more common practice than it may seem. Remember that only you have the power to change the way you feel and face unbalancing situations, no one, no matter how difficult it is to accept, is responsible for your well-being or the consequences of your decisions.
- To establish objectives. Being productive is the most natural way to build confidence and confidence. Each time a goal is completed we grow internally and it is a way of evaluating ourselves with tangible elements.
So now you know, this February 14 celebrate it in a different way and strengthen your personality through introspection. Consider reaching a level of awareness about your vulnerability and also about your most outstanding abilities, without neglecting the search for possible ways to cope with stumbling blocks with intelligence.