Reflect More on Everything that You are and Less on What You are Not

We spend too much time wishing we were at a different place in our lives or wishing we were more like somebody else. We’re not content with how things are going or with who we are.

We long for things to come, instead of living in the present. Setting goals, chasing dreams, having high hopes, and working on self-improvement are healthy habits, but our focus can too heavily be on thinking about everything we are not.

It is easy to fall into a negative thinking pattern. When stuck in that negative-like pattern, “I’m not good enough,” we usually become bogged down.

We may even struggle with low self-esteem or depression if self-defeating thoughts take hold. Take time to reflect on everything that you are.

There are great things about yourself to reflect upon, like personality, characteristics and things that you have already accomplished.

When we spend time reflecting on everything that we are, we feel and function better, we are happier, and maybe in less of a hurry to get to where we’re going. Live in the present and be thankful.

Reflect on everything that you are, instead of bogging yourself down by thinking about everything that you are not.

If you feel like this article describes you, or if you are having difficulty with low self-esteem and self-worth, contact me to see how I can support you.

Like I mentioned above, it can be easy to fall into this thought trap. I’ve personally been there, in fact, an estimated 85% of people worldwide (teens and adults) have low self-esteem. It’s a common problem and you can change it.

There is a related article (2019) on Psychology Today called, The Relationship With Yourself: Notes on self-confidence and authenticity, if you would like to learn more, it is about how childhood influences our self-confidence, identifying the symptoms of low self-esteem, and how to take action.

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