Self Esteem: Understanding Yourself - Self-Awareness - Balancing Basic Needs
Looking at basic needs helps you to recognize what you, with all your individuality and uniqueness, need in order to feel in control, productive, motivated and happy.
Low self-esteem often leads to over-focusing on meeting everyone else's needs - to avoid risk of further rejection. When you stop asking for what you need, you lose touch even with survival needs (air, food and water, rest and activity, safety and shelter). It is fair and right to balance your needs with the needs of those you care about. This serves you better and those you care about.
- How are you caring for yourself and balancing your basic needs?
- When your needs are met fairly consistently
- Believing in Yourself: Re-thinking values