How are you today?
I hope you’re having a great day.
And that is self-esteem.
Self-esteem is how you view yourself.
How you value yourself.
How you believe you come across to others.
If you have poor self-esteem, you will not feel very good about yourself.
But if you have good self-esteem, you WILL feel good about yourself.
Good self-esteem will help you cope and deal better not only with your loved one’s bipolar disorder, but with your life in general.
For example, at a job:
A person with low self-esteem will probably not get promoted, because they will not be very assertive…
May not think they have good ideas…
May be somewhat shy…
May not think they’re good enough, etc.
While someone with good self-esteem will be just the opposite.
They will be the one who gets promotions at work, because:
6. They are self-confident
7. They believe they have good ideas
8. They will get along well with others
9. They will be outgoing
10. They will believe in themselves
Among other things, you need to have good self-esteem to be a good supporter for a loved one with bipolar disorder, like I teach in my courses/systems:
SUPPORTING AN ADULT WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
SUPPORTING A CHILD/TEEN WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
HAVE BIPOLAR DISORDER?
If you don’t have good self-esteem, negative things will happen.
You will not be a positive person.
You will not be optimistic about your loved one’s recovery from bipolar disorder.
You will not be the best supporter you can be.
You will not have a good social life.
You may struggle with family relations.
You may even become depressed, and then you won’t be able to help your loved one or your family.
See, a lot depends on how you see yourself.
It’s very important that you have a good self-image.
A good self-image promotes good self-esteem.
There are several ways to improve your self-esteem.
Here are some suggestions:
11. Do things you are good at doing.
12. Do things that make you feel good.
13. Have some good friends.
14. Maintain good family relations.
15. Take up a hobby that interests you.
16. Help other people.
17. Try to be as positive a person as you
18. Take things one day (one problem)
at a time.
19. Don’t dwell on the past or mistakes
20. Be optimistic about the future.
If you have poor self-esteem, using some of these suggestions will help you improve it.
The better your self-esteem is, the better you will be in your role as a
Do you have any suggestions on how to improve your self-esteem?
What are they?