Wednesday, December 31, 2008

'09 resolution: Boost self-esteem

Obviously, one of my New Year's resolutions is to be less anxious in '09. Part of my strategy involves boosting my self-esteem. My counselor sees my low self-esteem and self-worth as feeding into my anxiety. This makes sense, especially since I have a lot of anxiety about "failing" in life. So I'm ending '08 and beginning '09 with a self-commitment to appreciate and value myself.

4 comments:

Bookworm said...

Thanks for checking out my blog. I have added your site to my blogroll. I have enjoyed reading your posts and hopefully we can help each other overcome our anxious minds. All the best for 2009! :)

D said...

Thanks, Bookworm! I firmly believe that the more we reach out to each other, the more we exponentially increase our chances of living less anxious lives.

Mike Nichols said...

I can really empathize about low self-esteem and self-worth. But you have a unique blend of talents, abilities, and experience that no one else has. Part of the journey toward self-esteem is realizing that and working toward maximizing them for the good of others.

My therapist thinks that my blog has helped me tremendously. Maybe yours will too!

D said...

Good point, Mike. Thanks for sharing! I need to remember that there's only one me :)