The self-concept is what we think about the self (ourself); self-esteem, is the positive or negative evaluations of the self, as in how we feel about it.
Abraham Maslow states that psychological health is not possible unless the essential core of the person is fundamentally accepted, loved and respected by others and by her or his self. Self-esteem allows people to face life with more confidence, benevolence and optimism, and thus easily reach their goals and self-actualize.
“The good life is a process, not a state of being.”How many of you suffer or know someone who suffers from mental illnesses? If you raised your hand, then we have something in common.For those of you who struggle with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or another mental illness, stop and ask yourself a simple question. Am I happy with my life?If the answer to that question is no, then let’s do something to change that. There’s a world of opportunities to explore, and some can be life changing. This is your chance at a fresh start, one that would make you infinitely more confident. Change your daily routine, get involved, do a good deed; the possibilities are endless.For those who know someone struggling with mental illness, stop and ask yourself a different question. How can I help?It’s okay to be unsure. It’s frustrating to be left in the dark, to not be able to understand what’s going on. You don’t need to use words to be helpful. A simple hug or gesture can go a long way. Just be an encouraging social support.Mental illness is difficult to live with and can often result in external and internal struggles. Depression and anxiety are the most common and lead to low self-esteem (internal). Low self-esteem impacts how you interact with others (external).The most important thing is never put yourself down. You’re too good for that. Everyone is unique in their own way, so find who you are. Rise to the challenge and open up your positive thinking. Find a way to step out of your comfort zone and into your stretch zone. This will be how you build your self-esteem.For more information on how you can find your stretch zone, click the link below. And don’t forget, build that self-esteem; don’t let it crumble. You can do it!
Kahaani 2 is really hitting hard on the issue of child abuse and it’s life long impact on the personality of the person. Such things distort the personality and self-esteem. POSCO Act is a law for protection of children from sexual offences . Thanks Kahaani 2 for spreading awareness.
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Ye raatein nayi purani, aate jaate kehti hai koi kahaanii sings Lata Mangeshar’s silvery voice in the background as Vidya Sinha writes in her diary, reliving past days filled with laughter and contentment, with her wheelchair-bound daughter, Mini. The sunny day in the sleepy little town of Chandan Nagar pulls you in as mother and daughter cook, laugh and cheat over a game of ludo. Vidya feels that things are falling into place after years. You find her admission of wanting to write in her diary after a long time cryptic, but you leavePlease click here to continue reading