Positive self-esteem is critical for teenage girls. It's so important that no matter what happens to you at school, home or work you need to keep a positive self-esteem with you wherever you go.
How can you keep a positive self-esteem when you have to face mean girls at school, or when your friends tease you or your boyfriend leaves you? Maybe the following conversation can help.
It was Saturday. Lunch was made and we were sitting quietly on the deck when I happened to ask tmy husband what, in his mind, was the origin of the species.
Not the average Saturday lunch time question.
Nor was the answer. "We are all made of star dust ..."
Wow! It wasn't the answer I was expecting but if we are all made of stardust then we all deserve a positive self-esteem, don't we?
I'd always thought we had shining lights inside us. Yet what can happen is that this star can be covered up by mind sludge, gossip, dirt, anger, negativity, critical judgements, tension, stress, put-downs, bitterness, viscousness or meanness. In fact, by any number of negative and destructive emotions and behaviours.
So one thing we can do to keep a positive self-esteem is to remember we are made of star dust. We can feel the light sparkling inside no matter how difficult the people are around us.
You can keep this as your inner secret. No-one else need know. But you know. You are beautiful star dust. What a difference it could make to your self-esteem.
You wouldn't need to tell anyone you are made from star dust. It would be showing. So would your positive self-esteem.
Written by Rachel Green: Motivational Speaker | Director, The Emotional Intelligence Institute.
Copyright Rachel Green, 2011.
NB: This article is for your information only and does not constitute individual advice. Everyone is different. It is not provided as an alternative to obtaining professional advice from an appropriately qualified practitioner. Please seek the help you need to give yourself a positive self-esteem.