Great advise!! I can so relate, I tired to be what those around me wanted me to be. I didn’t want to embarrass family more, that I wasn’t successful, looked liked those they compared me too. I also wanted them to see how very important my writing was to my soul. Maybe I would’t be the next JD Robb, but I going to be the best damn ME I can!
I still struggle with self-esteem, but the climb is a little less
defeating with every step.
I’ve struggled with low self-esteem for as long as I can remember. Being a highly sensitive person, the taunts of bullies have hurt me more than they should have.
Very rarely have I been happy with the person I am. But over the past year I have tried to change that. I have learnt to love myself and be proud of who I am. I still struggle to be happy with myself on most days, and I do need to remind myself many a time that I do not have to always be so self-critical .
This TED talk reminded me about how important it is to be proud of who we are.
Niko Everett really gives amazing advice about jotting down things we are proud of about ourselves. That exercise really helps increase one’s confidence.
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