Not a day has gone by lately where I haven’t heard at least one person say something like “I need to get back into shape” or “I really need to start eating better.” Generally this stems from a feeling of lowered self-esteem, and the desire to improve their lives in a more complete way. My […]
From my previous Blog… Forget Perfection and Embrace your Accomplishments. Perfection is simply unattainable. Let it go. You will never be perfect. This is simply an artificial creation of our society. It doesn’t exist. Instead, focus on all of the accomplishments in your life, both big and small.
In today’s society, self-esteem is perhaps more elusive than ever. All day long we are bombarded with images of what we should look like, drive, wear, etc. Women and men feel extreme pressure to live up to the standard of Hollywood’s idols—movie stars who have unlimited access to trainers, chefs and yes, plastic surgery.
If you are depressed, anxious, addicted to drugs or alcohol, in a domestic violence relationship or suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, you may have low self-esteem. In fact, low self-esteem plays a role in many mental health disorders. However, you can have low self-esteem without having a specific disorder.
A family friend once said, “Goals that are not written down are rarely achieved.” When I first heard this statement I did not think much of it. Nevertheless, I decided to give it a try. About a year ago, I started writing my goals down and then referring back to them periodically to track my […]
Most people will make one or more “new year resolutions” on or before January 1st. Unfortunately, many of these people will never fully realize their goals, even though they try their hardest to do so.