Dove are launching a series of six animated films, you can read more about their launch here. The series is about raising self-esteem and body confidence. Whilst it’s focused at the younger generation, this is so relevant to people of all ages. Your self-esteem is your responsibility, act now!
There seems to be a big push on supporting young people with their mental health, self esteem and confidence. I think this is great but adults were once young people. What happens to them?
Focusing on supporting adults that have endured some kind of trauma in their lives, lived with someone’s addiction and experience very distressing times is something I’m passionate about. When you live it yourself, it makes you more empathetic to what others are going through.
Words have Power
In the Dove animation it refers to the people that are making the comments are the ones that have their own issues, it’s projection. I agree with the point they’re raising here. Other people’s words can have so much power over us. It’s easy to say, “don’t let it get to you”, “Ignore them, their the one with the issue” but in reality it’s not that easy.
That said, there is hope, you can wash yourself of the power they have over you!
Your Self-Esteem is Your Responsibility
Whilst I agree, when others say things to you it can hurt and often they’re projecting their own hurt onto you. It’s the only way they know how. So how can you stop letting others words negatively affect you? I did a video about giving away your personal power, you can watch it here.
Ultimately, you are the only one that can make yourself feel better about who you are. Imagine getting that self-esteem. When someone says something that use to be hurtful to you, it’ll just glide over you without so much as a blink.
When we have resilience and we’re strong in who we are and what we stand for, what others say doesn’t matter to us. We don’t live our lives based on their opinions. When you notice what others say and do getting to you, you need to look at yourself and see if deep down you agree with them.
The above image is a helpful reminder about our basic human needs in life. You’ll see you reach self-esteem when the other areas are met. I believe the best way to raise your self-esteem is by facing the issues from your past or at least how you perceive them in the present.
The thought of the above may scare a lot of people, but I truly believe you have to do more than just tell yourself you’re worthy.
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