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Building Self Esteem

Emily Roberts MA, LPC
If you struggle with body image issues it's likely that you feel insecure in other areas of your life, too. When you fixate and over-focus on what you don't like about your body it bleeds into your self-esteem. No matter your shape or your size you deserve to have the skills to combat body image issues and feel confident in the skin you're in.
Emily Roberts MA, LPC
Positive people have some secrets to share with you. Whether you struggle with negative thinking, low self-esteem or too many bad days, you can learn something from people who look at the world through rose-colored glasses. Positive people aren't just born this way, they, too, have endured bad days and many have struggled with feeling good about themselves. That's why the secrets of positive people are valuable, they've been in your shoes.
Emily Roberts MA, LPC
It may seem scary or even impossible to change your thoughts but you can change your thoughts to improve your self-esteem. The automatic thoughts you've had for years are familiar and served a purpose at one point in your life. However, think about how many of these are negative and hurtful. The more negative thoughts you have, the lower your self-esteem will be (How I Recovered From A Self-Esteem Setback). So wouldn't it be nice to change your thoughts and improve your self-esteem?
Emily Roberts MA, LPC
A self-esteem setback can happen to anyone, even this therapist. Here's what to do to prevent and heal from a self-esteem setback
Emily Roberts MA, LPC
Here are five TED Talks for confidence building and motivation. These short TED talks have helped millions of people and can help you, too.
Emily Roberts MA, LPC
Wouldn't it be nice if you could trust yourself and feel confident in decision-making? You may question every single thing you do, hesitate or feel like nothing you do is good enough; but there was a time when you did trust yourself. How great would it feel to reclaim that trust?  These simple tips can help you learn to trust yourself again and feel more confident when making decisions than ever before.
Emily Roberts MA, LPC
Do you make excuses instead of choosing to nurture your self-esteem? Making excuses for your behavior or the behavior of someone else drastically depletes your self-esteem and self-respect. It actually makes other people lose respect for you, too. Making excuses leads to blame, which makes harder to start accepting the reality of a situation and moving on with your life. So, stop making excuses and improve your self-esteem. 
Emily Roberts MA, LPC
Radical acceptance can help your self-esteem. Radical acceptance is a skill in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) that helps you move from anger and pain to accepting the realities of life. You don't have to like the situation but you don't have to torture yourself about it. When you are stuck in blame and can't accept, it makes it harder to find compassion and love for yourself. Help build self-esteem with radical acceptance.
Fay Agathangelou
A healthy self-esteem means approving yourself unconditionally. That does not mean you have to like everything about yourself and your life, but it does mean loving yourself as a whole person, as you are right now. If you're like many people, you might be sabotaging your self-esteem by attaching conditions to your self-approval. It’s important to let go of those conditions, and learn how to approve yourself unconditionally.
Emily Roberts MA, LPC
Do you want to feel like a more likable person? Do you know what traits make someone likable? Here are five ways to become a more likable person instantly.