A positive self-image begins at birth with much love and kindness from parents. Often parents will choose to have their baby photographed. The maternity photography is then a keepsake as well as a foundation for high self-esteem for the rest of a person’s life. It tells them you started beautiful, you are beautiful now, and in the end you will always be beautiful. People so often forget this simple fact.
What is self-esteem
In the simplest terms possible self-esteem is the option you have about your own self. High self-esteem means that you regard yourself very highly and you feel that you are important while on the other hand low self-esteem is where you look down upon yourself or you simply do not have a good opinion about your own self. Low self-esteem in most case cause depression and one should learn to avoid it. Self-esteem is not all a matter of pride, but it is how much regard yourself as important and how much you see yourself being worth.
Self-esteem affects virtually every individual aspect of life and it is important for one to have high self-esteem. There are so many reasons to why one should have high self-esteem.
Factors that affect self-esteem
It is arguable whether or not a child is born with high or low self-esteem. The way one interacts with the environment around them is what will determine is they grow having high self-esteem or lose it. For instance, a baby is not ashamed of walking naked or burping after a meal, but as they grow they become cautious about such things and that evidently affects their self-esteem.
The people around the child when they are young are responsible for his or her well being. If a child grows in an environment where they are encouraged, where they are appreciated, then they will naturally have a high self-esteem. Other things factor into how a child feels, such as what foods they eat, vitamins, minerals, supplements, self-perception, and many, many other factors.
How people speak about a child is another factor that contributes to how someone grows to see and feel about themselves. If the parents, siblings’, friends speaks well of the child, then they will develop a positive attitude about themselves.
There are some situations where one can begin with a high a high self-esteem, but can suffer considerable damage at the hands of others or themselves. These situations can be of a physical or, often overlooked, purely emotional nature. Many people do not give credence to emotional damage and will often dismiss it without considering it fairly.
In a nutshell one should learn to have a high self-esteem. If you ever felt low about yourself then it is time to build that sense in yourself. It all requires one to take the necessary steps of loving and appreciating themselves to develop a high self-esteem. This can be often incredibly difficult.