Self-Love, Self-Compassion, and Self-Esteem

The Differences and How We Can Help

Self Esteem vs. Self-Love

As human beings, we all struggle with our self-esteem from time-to-time. For some, however, it is a constant, never-ending battle. There are definitely similarities between self-esteem and self-love. And although they do work hand in hand, they are not quite the same thing.

Self-Esteem

This is HOW you feel about yourself, or your overall sense of self-worth.

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Self-Love

This is when we embrace ourselves through all of our phases; the good and not-so-good. When we have a true sense of self-love, we not only accept but appreciate all aspects of ourselves, even the parts we don’t particularly like-- flaws and imperfections alike. It is loving and respecting yourself unconditionally, and not letting outside opinions and remarks phase you or deter you from living your best life and being completely happy.

Where To Begin

  • Be Mindful
  • Practice Self-Care
  • Set Boundaries
  • Have Self-Compassion
  • Protect yourself
  • Forgive yourself
  • Live with intention

Power of Positive Thoughts

How would you talk to a friend that is struggling or making mistakes? Why do we talk to ourselves any differently? Self-criticism can deplete our happiness and create tension. Negative self-talk can follow the path of typical cognitive distortions: catastrophizing, blaming, etc. It can create significant stress and even prevent you from reaching your true potential. This is where the power of positive self-talk comes in. If you learn to harness the power of positive thoughts, you’ll attract more positive circumstances. Likewise, negative thoughts attract negative circumstances.

How We Can Help

Loving ourselves can be challenging. We are constantly faced with images in society that tell us we are not enough. Trust me, you are enough. You are more than enough- right now, in this very moment. You have all that you need to be happy within yourself. You deserve to have a deep, loving connection with yourself. Let us be your guide to revealing your true potential.

Ready to Embark on the Journey to Improved Well Being?

Get in touch by emailing msamar@mindwellnesscounseling.com or calling 248-692-4013. You can visit our office located at 25600 Woodward Ave, Suite 200, Royal Oak, MI 48067