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Nov 13

Three things you can do to raise your self-esteem and self-worth

It is important to learn from our past, but not to live there. I think that everyone of us has made choices that we wish we hadn’t or would have handled differently, and that’s okay. I love this quote: “In the spirit world, there is no time.” Spiritual teacher Stuart Wilde often says, “We have all the time in the world.” Learn from the past, honor the past, but live in the now and delight in what is to come. You might be hoping that your soul mate will show up soon, but there is no rush. Value yourself and what you have to offer while putting out the right energy in attracting the right partner.

Here are three things you can do to raise your self-esteem and self-worth:

1. Have more compassion for yourself. Know that your past “failures” in relationships are in the past. Everyone makes mistakes or has bad judgment at some time or another. Learn from those times.

2. Find your personal strengths. Make a list of all of the things that you love about yourself—those things that make you unique and special, such as your sexy long legs, gorgeous shiny hair, or killer smile. If there is something that you aren’t so crazy about, be more accepting, or find a way to change it. If you need to lose a few pounds, exercise more. If you hate that mole on your chin, have it removed, or learn to love it!

3. Avoid comparing yourself with others. With all of the images in the media showing us that we should be super skinny and wealthy, sometimes we compare ourselves and feel that we aren’t good enough. Keep in mind that those often air-brushed images are just out there to make money. You are special just the way you are. Enjoy being you!

What have you learned to love about yourself?

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  1. August McLaughlin

    Beautiful post, Marla. I couldn’t agree with you more! Taking that finding our personal strengths bit further, I find that pursuing work I’m passionate about makes all the difference. Surrounding myself with supportive, like-minded people, and dodging naysayers, also helps.

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