High-Self-Esteem

Treat yourself the way you treat your favorite characters. Look into your back-story to understand your current plot. Sympathize with yourself. Recognize your flaws, and appreciate your strengths. Defend yourself. Cheer yourself on when you go into battle. Appreciate every relationship you make and always look for hidden potential. You’re the protagonist in your story. You’re the main character. You’re the hero.

Treat yourself like one.

Lewis, because you can be funny and still get stuff done

Simon, because you can cheer anyone up with a bit of effort

Hannah, because girls can be badass and like pirates too

Duncan, because we all have a little madness inside us

Sjin, because anyone can be create something beautiful

Sips, because high self esteem can be hilarious

Rythian, because it’s okay to have darkness within you

Nilesy, because you can be good and be funny simultaneously

Martyn, because we can overcome depression

Turps, because anyone can find sucess in whatever you do

Area 11, because you can be several kinds of nerdy

Strippin, because location shouldn’t stop you from doing what you want

Panda, because anyone can find where they belong

Zoey, because society shouldn’t bring you down

Kim, because you can make great friends by simply being you

Strife, because you can take pride in your intelligence

HatFilms, because friends make anything better

Dave, because your family matters too

Yogscast, because you can be whoever you want to be.

With Love, xx

I am in my mid 20’s, and I’ve finally just started to really figure out who I am, and what I want. It has taken until my current age to finally be ok with exactly who I am, who I want to be, what I want, and how I feel.  I am finally figuring everything out, and it is incredibly liberating. I just wanted to share this with anyone out there that is still trying to figure themselves out, it may take longer than you think it will, but I promise, one day, you will finally begin to figure out who you are. I certainly don’t have everything figured out, by any means, but I’m now on the road to self discovery. And although life is truly a journey and you’ll learn new things about yourself every day, every year, it’s truly freeing when you begin that journey of self acceptance, and self love. I just wanted to share this with everyone, sending this with love, love you all! xx

Sincerely,

KH

Positivity

Whenever I see people post body positive selfies, it makes me so incredibly happy!  I love to see people post pictures of themselves saying that they love the way they look, that they feel beautiful, that they’re happy and feel great.

I have struggled with my body and how I look for years. I’ve always had rather low self esteem, and been rather negative about my body for a long time. I’ve always been very hard on myself, and my shape, and it’s rather exhausting. I don’t want to go into all my issues here, but in general, it’s a daily battle, which is why it took me a year to even post a selfie of my face on here.

So, I truly, genuinely, honestly, love to see people post their selfies, and have so much pride in their bodies, I think it’s wonderful, I love it so much!  It makes me feel very happy. Everyone is so beautiful in their own way, and seeing such positivity and happiness makes me feel better about myself, and reminds me how much beauty there is in everyone around me.

Characteristics of High Self-Esteem
  1. Lives authentically
  2. Demonstrates self-responsibility - does not blame others
  3. Takes responsibility for life and consequences of actions
  4. Sets goals and is committed 
  5. Has purpose in life
  6. Is emotionally and intellectually honest with self and others
  7. Confronts and deals with fears
  8. Is aware of both strengths and weaknesses (self-objective)
  9. Is self-respectful and sets appropriate limits and boundaries 
  10. Does not lie about the choices he/she makes
  11. Self accepting and self-soothing (does not seek external sources to “make it okay”)
  12. Self-sufficient (thinks and makes decisions independently)
  13. Does not hold grudges
  14. Is persistent in all efforts
  15. Is genuinely grateful
  16. Positive attitude (cup is half full not half empty)
  17. Accepts others
  18. Genuinely pleased for the success of others
  19. Does not compare oneself to others
  20. Directs efforts toward being the best he/she can be (recognizes that life is about continual personal growth with an aim for excellence not perfection)
  21. Lives according to one’s own internal values, principles, and standards
  22. Chooses to see opportunity and challenges instead of problems 
  23. Is spontaneous and enthusiastic about life
  24. Is able to praise oneself and others for efforts and accomplishments
  25. Is able to see the big picture versus being trapped by stumbling blocks (mistakes have value)
  26. Appropriately asks for help and utilizes resources
  27. Is an active participant in life
  28. Is comfortable with self and can enjoy alone time
  29. Is true to oneself
  30. Has quiet self-confidence

you can never have too much self esteem. you can never love yourself TOO much. if you have a lot of self esteem, you just acknowledge how good you’re are at some things and you have the power to keep the bad comments of some people away. keep up like this I love you as much as you love yourself you go lil ray of sunshine ❤️

This picture is from a two years ago, when I was backpacking in Europe.  This was just outside the Austrian town Hallstatt.  I like this picture because I’m doing something that I love doing, traveling and seeing new places.  Also, the little things; my hair is all under a hat, because it was freaking cold, but you can see a bit of the crazy curliness that I love about it.  It doesn’t hurt that I’m wearing my Harry Potter shirt, and that is just a subtle representation of my nerdiness and my obsession with books of any kind!

-Sara Connor