Self-esteem is one of the key ingredients for self-growth to emerge and make my life more satisfying. Feeling comfortable with oneself and living in the truth can only build self-esteem. I believe self-esteem is the only way to live life to its fullest where I have to embrace the good and bad parts of self. Acceptance and congruency come to mind as well as becoming honest with my feelings. When I feel at peace and have a balanced life I have a better opportunity to be emotionally open. However, on a bad day, I will be wasting my time on unimportant things that may include jealousy, envy or filling myself up with external activities (food, shopping, drinking). As soon as I compare myself to others my self-worth will decrease because I would only compare myself to people that are 'better' than me. And, if I use my time to put down other people, I am constantly lowering my self-esteem, which will translate into negative and wasted energy. Consequently, I can be trapped in a vicious circle of anxiety and insecurities, which will only lead to bad connections with people around me.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am a Career and Talent Coach. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty.