Worthy blogger Anneli Rufus says, "Taking our minds off ourselves is a radical act, an open revolt and a blessed relief."
Luxury anxiety bringing you down? Embrace it—you are worth it.
One of the most tragically classic aspects of low self-esteem is that it makes us blame ourselves for things that aren't our fault.
One of the most crushing and crippling side effects of low self-esteem is the sense of helplessness with which it saddles us.
What if, upon being praised, we could set aside our seemingly overpowering urge to deflect, reject, conflict, contradict, resist, react and attack?
For people with low self-esteem, Anneli Rufus says, "We've learned to use others to help us silence ourselves—without their knowledge, much less will."
How can we keep low self-esteem from sabotaging our friendships?
In a "Just Do It" society, low self-esteem makes us chant a darker mantra: "Don't Do It."
It's a crucial step on the road to self-acceptance.