How’s Your Self-Esteem These Days? 4 Ways to Elevate Your Self-Esteem!

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We have all been given many messages in childhood from our significant caretakers. Some of the messages were positive and others not so much. Unfortunately, we take in this negativity and it makes us feel like we’re “not good enough”.

Often during the schools years we are teased and judged and often we take these hurtful comments and it becomes what we believe  about ourselves.

Societies message are full of “should”s and it can make us feel like we don’t measure up.

4 Things To Do To Improve Your Self-Esteem

1. Write down all your positive traits and successes.

2. Be genuine with people and speak your truth.

3. Take on some new challenges.

4. Review those negative messages in your head and decide if they are true. If not, take Taylor Swift’s advice and Shake It Off!

To get inspired listen to her song, Shake It Up at ITunes

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About Ilissa Banhazl

Ilissa Banhazl is a licensed marriage and family psychotherapist, former grade school teacher and holds a masters degree in reading. She has a private practice in Glendora, CA and lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children. She specializes in adult, adolescent, individual, couple, and family relationship counseling as well as eating disorder treatment and recovery. She facilitates a Women’s Support Group in Glendora as well as a Women’s Disordered Eating & Body Image Group. Ilissa authors 3 therapy blogs, Marriage and Family, Eating Disorders and Group Therapy. You can follow her at FB and Twitter. http://www.ilissabanhazlmft.com or http://www.eatingdisordersgroup.com
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