Self-esteem is the ability of human beings to feel good about themselves. A person who has a well-established self-esteem will be able to cope better with different adverse situations that may arise in life.
It is important to start building self-esteem from childhood so that in adulthood it can serve as a fundamental pillar in all of our experiences, but this is not always the case.
When is it self-esteem dynamics for adults are a good therapeutic alternative for adults who are not safe and who do not trust each other.
Self-esteem dynamics in adults
In this article, we’ll take a look at some self-esteem dynamics in adults that can be very helpful in boosting self-esteem. Note that the effectiveness of these dynamics depends largely on the personal characteristics of each subject.
1. Stand in front of a mirror
The most common is that every day we look at ourselves in the mirror casually, without it representing anything in particular, to brush our teeth, or perhaps comb our hair … But with this dynamic we can do it. that looking in the mirror every day is a transformative experience for us.
What we’re going to do is pick a schedule in which we’ll look at ourselves in the mirror every day, and we’ll smile when we see each other. We are going to focus on the person in front of us and say nice phrases, which make that person feel good (ourselves).
In this way, we strengthen our self-esteem and our autonomy, highlight our virtues and realizing that we can be our best motivator ourselves.
2. Write a letter addressed to your version of the past
It works as a way to connect deeply with who we really are. It allows us to thank ourselves for what we have done to get to where we are, always focusing on the positive.
Although the whole journey has not been pleasant, we must learn to value our virtues and see that they they served us to become what we are now. That is why we are going to write this letter as if it were for someone very special; that someone we ourselves are in an earlier version.
3. Reward yourself for your accomplishments
After studying hard for an exam, after completing an overwhelming day of work, or after passing your college exam you studied so much for, reward yourself! And don’t just do it based on your performance.
Do this based on the fact that you have taken the initiative to do things. Even though the results weren’t as expected, you gave your best and it’s rewarding, you deserve to be celebrated.
4. Reading as a boost in self-esteem
When we read, we not only exercise our brains, but also we allow ourselves a moment of personal encounter with ourselves. Reading helps us get to know ourselves better through the literature we discover.
When we see a sentence that made us feel good, a sentence that motivated us, we write it down in a diary, which we take care of filling in with sentences that we find and do not make you feel positively identified.
5. Reserve a space for you in the routine
One thing that often happens is that we let our routine consume us to the point that we don’t have time to stop and think about ourselves and our personal interests. It’s not all about work or academia, it is also important to be mentally well.
What we’re going to do to realize this self-esteem dynamic is to be left alone to think about the things that make us happy and that we want to do in the future. No matter how long, with fifteen minutes a day you will be fine.
6. List your virtues
This option consists of making a ranking of your virtues and skills yourself. Act like it’s a description of yourself that you are giving to someone elseBut pay particular attention to the areas where you are good at and where you could become.
This practice will boost your self-esteem and motivation, keeping in mind that by writing down things that you might be good at, you are setting goals for the future.
7. Giving and receiving
This dynamic is based on choosing a specific group of people and telling each of them three positive things that they have. The goal of this dynamic is that the people to whom you express their virtues feel good about themselves.
On the other hand, see your reaction of joy too you will feel good about yourself and your power to do good to others, And your self-esteem will increase.
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