Surround yourself with
The people you regularly associate with can and do have a huge impact on your self esteem, your self-love, your self-acceptance and your overall self-respect.
That’s why you should really limit the amount of time you spend with toxic people. You will do better and go farther if you consistently hang around loving, positive and uplifting individuals.
They will provide support, love and encouragement.
Nourishing people will also provide you with acceptance and honest which are two things people with low self esteem need a lot of.
Now don’t worry if your current family and friends do not fit in the categories listed above. Because you do not have to rely on them to support you with your self esteem building. If they do, that’s great. But if not, don’t fret.
Also if your co-workers are less then energetic and upbeat stop going to break with them. You can say no. You’ll do better and feel better if you skip break and focus on growing as a person. Instead of spending the entire 15 minutes gossiping.
Use the 15 minute break to read this article, or to complete a worksheet, or to read a quote or write in a journal. All of these alternative break activities with help boost your self esteem not lower it.
You need people in your life who just flat out make you feel good!
Once you begin to feel comfortable with yourself, start actively building a new circle of friends. Don’t worry about your family at this point. Your family is your family, nothing you can do about that.
Nourishing people on the other hand, have a very powerful impact on the people around them. Whether they know if or not they help a lot of people just by naturally being who they are.
What do nourishing people look like?
Well look for people who are…
• Joking around
These people are easy to spot. There easy to talk to and their easy to be around. Believe me it only takes about 5 minutes in the same room with these people to start to feel the effects of their positive energy.
These are the people you want to spend most of your time with. They will help you build your self esteem faster than trying to do it all by yourself.
And don't be afraid to be around these people, they're usually very open and accepting. They enjoy making others feel good not bad.
Toxic people on the other hand, will do whatever they can to bring you down and make you feel terrible about yourself becasue that is how they feel. Misery loves company, right?
Top ten worst personality traits of toxic people and why you should avoid them
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