In order to boost our self-esteem, we must recognize our own good qualities. In order to do this, we start by making personal inventories of our positive characteristics. Then we add the individual accomplishments that we have achieved. When we combine this list with an understanding of how others perceive us, we will begin to see the whole of who we are.
In other words, it’s time to get your pen and paper out and start listing all of your good qualities. Make sure you do not stop until you have filled at least a page, go down to the minutest detail if you have to. Be sure to list all the good things about yourself. For example, “I am a very kind person,” “I am very gentle with others,” and so on down the list. These are all your personal strengths, and as a result, listing them will make you understand how important you are to the world. Therefore, it will help you realize that you are a part of the greater picture.
Now that you have this list of your good qualities, take the time to read it over and over throughout the next week. As a result, each “I am” statement of your good traits will re-affirm to yourself that you are a person of worth and that you are valuable to others.
Part One of our Self Esteem series can be found here.
Affirmation for Boosting Self Esteem:
I now see that I contribute a great deal to this world and this society. As a result, I recognize that I am a valuable and important person. Henceforth, I count my blessings and rejoice in the growing awareness of myself. Therefore, I take pride in my past performance and have a positive expectancy for the future. I am successful, and I am actively in charge of my life.
“I choose to feel good about myself!”
I chose this hand-tinted photo of oranges in an orange tree because it highlights some of the attractive characteristics of this fruit. The bright orange of the citrus is contrasted by its support system of leaves and branches. The simple tinted overlay has isolated the oranges – similar to a personal inventory.