2020 emotional wellness inventory: boosting self-esteem
Continuing the theme for 2020, the year of emotional wellness, let’s address self-esteem. Webster defines self-esteem as “a reasonable or justifiable sense of one’s worth or importance.” It’s more than just liking yourself and it’s certainly not arrogance or narcissism.
Having healthy confidence in your value directly links to all aspects in life, good relationships, purpose, satisfaction, and achievement. Possessing low self-esteem makes us more vulnerable to dealing with failures, disappointments and those psychological “wounds” in daily life, big and small.
It is also a way of improving your mental health. In fact, for those with existing mental health struggles, such as severe depression and anxiety, boosting self-esteem can increase feelings of worth and help manage feelings of sadness or a lack of purpose.